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The future of the global basic petrochemical market looks good with opportunities in construction, transportation, agriculture, textile, industrial, electronics, healthcare and consumer goods industries. The global basic petrochemical industry is expected to reach an estimated $603.2 billion by 2021 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% from 2016 to 2021. The major growth drivers for this market are growing demand for basic petrochemicals in end use industries. Technological innovations aimed at improving manufacturing processes to increase product yield with higher quality are expected to have a positive impact on the petrochemical industry. 

Emerging trends, which have a direct impact on the dynamics of the market, include capacity migration to low cost locations and US shale gas boom has renewed competitive advantage to the sector. 


 
A total of 61 figures / charts and 37 tables are provided in this 137-page report to help in your business decisions.  Sample figures with some insights are shown below. To learn the scope of, benefits, companies researched and other details of basic petrochemical market report, download the report brochure. 
Basic Petrochemical Market Trends
Basic Petrochemical Market Forecast
Growth Opportunities in Basic Petrochemical Market
 
The study includes a forecast for the global basic petrochemical industry by chemical type, application type, and region, as follows: 
 
Basic petrochemical market by chemical type [Volume (Million Tons) and $ Billion Shipment from 2010 to 2021]: 
  • Ethylene
  • Propylene
  • Butadiene
  • Benzene
  • Toluene
  • Xylene
  • Methanol           
  • Ammonia 
Basic petrochemical market by application type [Volume (Million Tons) 2015]: 
  • Ethylene market by application
  • Polyethylene
  • Ethylene Oxide
  • Ethylene Dichloride
  • Others
  • Propylene market by application
  • Polypropylene 
  • Propylene Oxide 
  • Acrylonitrile 
  • Others
  • Butadiene market by application
  • Butadiene Rubber
  • Styrene Butadiene Rubber
  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
  • Styrene Butadiene Latex
  • Hexamethylenediamine/Adiponitrile
  • Others
  • Benzene market by application
  • Styrene 
  • Cumene 
  • Cyclohexane 
  • Aniline 
  • Others
  • Toluene market by application
  • Benzene
  • Xylene
  • Gasoline Blending
  • Toluene Diisocyanates
  • Solvent
  • Others
  • Xylene market by application
  • Para-Xylene
  • Ortho-Xylene
  • Mixed –Xylene & Others
  • Methanol market by application    
  • Formaldehyde
  • Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether
  • Fuel Blending
  • Acetic Acid
  • Methanol to Olefins
  • Dimethyl Ether  
  • Biodiesel
  • Other    
  • Ammonia market by application
  • Fertilizers
  • Polyamides
  • Nitric Acid
  • Others
Basic petrochemical market by region [Volume (Million Pounds) and $ Billion Shipment from 2010 to 2021]: 
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • The Rest of the World 
Basic petrochemical companies profiled in this market report include Saudi Basic Industry Corporation, LyondellBasell, Exxon Mobil, and Royal Dutch Shell.
 
Lucintel predicts that the demand for ethylene is likely to experience the highest growth over the forecast period due to the growth in the polyethylene film for the food and non-food packaging applications.
 
Ethylene is expected to remain the largest segment due to increasing demand from various end use applications such as packaging and construction.
 
Asia Pacific is expected to remain the largest region and is expected to witness above average growth over the forecast period due to economic expansion in India and China and increasing usage of chemicals in different sectors, such as healthcare, automotive, construction, and others. 

Some of the features of this report:

 
  • Market size estimates: Global basic petrochemical market size estimation in terms of value ($B) and volume (Million Tons) shipment.
  • Trend and forecast analysis: Market trend (2010-2015) and forecast (2016-2021) by region and segments.
  • Segmentation analysis: Global basic petrochemical market size by various applications such as chemical, application in terms of value and volume shipment
  • Regional analysis: Global basic petrochemical market breakdown by key regions such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World.
  • Growth opportunities: Analysis on growth opportunities in different applications and regions.
  • Strategic analysis: This includes M&A, new product development, competitive landscape, and expansion strategies of global basic petrochemical suppliers. 
  • Analysis of competitive intensity of the industry based on Porter’s Five Forces model.

This report answers following 11 key questions:

 
Q.1. What are some of the most promising, high-growth opportunities for the basic petrochemical industry by chemical type (ethylene, propylene, butadiene, benzene, toluene, xylene, methanol, and ammonia), application type, and region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World)?
Q.2. Which product segments will grow at a faster pace and why? 
Q.3. Which region will grow at a faster pace and why? 
Q.4. What are the key factors affecting market dynamics? What are the drivers and challenges of basic petrochemical market ? 
Q.5. What are the business risks and competitive threats in this market?
Q.6. What are emerging trends in this market and the reasons behind them? 
Q.7. What are some changing demands of customers in basic petrochemical market? 
Q.8. What are the new developments in the market? Which companies are leading these developments? 
Q.9. Who are the major players in basic petrochemical market? What strategic initiatives are being implemented by key players for business growth? 
Q.10. What are some of the competitive products and processes in this area and how big of a threat do they pose for loss of market share via material or product substitution? 
Q.11. What M&A activity has occurred in the last 5 years? 
 


Table of Contents
1. Executive Summary
 
2. Industry Background and Classifications
2.1: Introduction
2.2: Industry Served
2.2.1: Classification of the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry by Segment
2.2.2: Comparison of Basic Petrochemicals with Substitutes
2.3: Supply Chain
 
3. Market Trends and Forecast Analysis
3.1: Market Analysis 2015
3.1.1: Global Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume
3.1.2: Global Basic Petrochemical by Region in Terms of Value and Volume
3.2: Market Trends from 2010 to 2015
3.2.1: Macroeconomic Trends
3.2.2: Trends of the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume
  • Ethylene market by application
  • Polyethylene
  • Ethylene Oxide
  • Ethylene Dichloride
  • Others
  • Propylene market by application
  • Polypropylene 
  • Propylene Oxide 
  • Acrylonitrile 
  • Others
  • Butadiene market by application
  • Butadiene Rubber
  • Styrene Butadiene Rubber
  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
  • Styrene Butadiene Latex
  • Hexamethylenediamine/Adiponitrile
  • Others
  • Benzene market by application
  • Styrene 
  • Cumene 
  • Cyclohexane 
  • Aniline 
  • Others
  • Toluene market by application
  • Benzene
  • Xylene
  • Gasoline Blending
  • Toluene Diisocyanates
  • Solvent
  • Others
  • Xylene market by application
  • Para-Xylene
  • Ortho-Xylene
  • Mixed –Xylene & Others
  • Methanol market by application    
  • Formaldehyde
  • Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether
  • Fuel Blending
  • Acetic Acid
  • Methanol to Olefins
  • Dimethyl Ether  
  • Biodiesel
  • Other    
  • Ammonia market by application
  • Fertilizers
  • Polyamides
  • Nitric Acid
  • Others
3.2.3: Trends of the North American Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume
3.2.4: Trends of the European Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume
3.2.5: Trends of the APAC Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume
3.2.6: Trends of the ROW Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume
3.2.7: External Forces Shaping the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry
3.2.8: Industry Drivers and Challenges
3.3: Market Forecast from 2016 to 2021
3.3.1: Macroeconomic Forecast
3.3.2: Forecast for the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume
  • Ethylene market by application
  • Polyethylene
  • Ethylene Oxide
  • Ethylene Dichloride
  • Others
  • Propylene market by application
  • Polypropylene 
  • Propylene Oxide 
  • Acrylonitrile 
  • Others
  • Butadiene market by application
  • Butadiene Rubber
  • Styrene Butadiene Rubber
  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
  • Styrene Butadiene Latex
  • Hexamethylenediamine/Adiponitrile
  • Others
  • Benzene market by application
  • Styrene 
  • Cumene 
  • Cyclohexane 
  • Aniline 
  • Others
  • Toluene market by application
  • Benzene
  • Xylene
  • Gasoline Blending
  • Toluene Diisocyanates
  • Solvent
  • Others
  • Xylene market by application
  • Para-Xylene
  • Ortho-Xylene
  • Mixed –Xylene & Others
  • Methanol market by application    
  • Formaldehyde
  • Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether
  • Fuel Blending
  • Acetic Acid
  • Methanol to Olefins
  • Dimethyl Ether  
  • Biodiesel
  • Other    
  • Ammonia market by application
  • Fertilizers
  • Polyamides
  • Nitric Acid
  • Others
3.3.3: Forecast for the North American Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume
3.3.4: Forecast for the European Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume
3.3.5: Forecast for the APAC Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume
3.3.6: Forecast for the ROW Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume
 
4. Competitor Analysis
4.1: Product Portfolio Analysis
4.2: Market Share Analysis
4.3: Operational Integration
4.4: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
 
5. Growth Opportunities and Strategic Analysis
5.1: Growth Opportunity Analysis
5.1.1: Growth Opportunities for the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry by Region
5.1.2: Growth Opportunities for the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry by Chemical Type
5.1.3: Innovations in the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry
5.2: Emerging Trends in the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry
5.3: Strategic Analysis
5.3.1: Capacity Expansion in the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry
5.3.2: Certification and Licensing
5.3.3: Technology Development
5.3.4: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures in the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry
5.4: Opportunities for the Basic Petrochemical Industry across the Globe
 
6. Company Profiles of Leading Players
6.1: SABIC
6.2: LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
6.3: Exxon Mobil Corp. (ExxonMobil)
6.4: Sinopec Limited (China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation)
6.5: Royal Dutch Shell
 
List of Figures
 
Chapter 2. Industry Background and Classifications
Figure 2.1: Some of the Petrochemical Products Used in Daily lives
Figure 2.2: The Use of Butadiene for Car Tires
Figure 2.3: High-Density Polyethylene Replacing Corroded Steel Pipework
Figure 2.4: Petrochemicals Uses in Fertilizers
Figure 2.5: Preservative Benzoic Acid Synthesized From Petroleum Intermediates in Cranberries
Figure 2.6: Petrochemical-Derived Astaxanthin, Fed to Farmed Salmon
Figure 2.7: Petrochemicals in Synthetic Fabric
Figure 2.8: Use of Petrochemicals in Electronics is the Plastic Coating on Wiring in Danish Telephone Exchange
Figure 2.9: Supply Chain of the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry
 
Chapter 3. Market Trends and Forecast Analysis
Figure 3.1: Global Basic Petrochemical Industry ($ Billion) Distribution by Segment in 2015
Figure 3.2: Global Basic Petrochemical Industry ($ Billion) by Segment in 2015        
Figure 3.3: The Global Basic Petrochemical Industry (Million Tons) Distribution by Segment in 2015                     
Figure 3.4: The Global Basic Petrochemical Industry (Million Tons) Distribution by Segment in 2015 
Figure 3.5: Global Ethylene Market (Million Tons) Distribution by Segment in 2015 
Figure 3.6: Global Propylene Market (Million Tons) Distribution by Segment in 2015 
Figure 3.7: Global Butadiene Market (Million Tons) Distribution by Segment in 2015 
Figure 3.8: Global Benzene Market (Million Tons) Distribution by Segment in 2015
Figure 3.9: Global Toluene Market (Million Tons) Distribution by Segment in 2015 
Figure 3.10: Global Xylene Market (Million Tons) Distribution by Segment in 2015
Figure 3.11: Global Methanol Market (Million Tons) Distribution by Segment in 2015 
Figure 3.12: Global Ammonia Market (Million Tons) Distribution by Segment in 2015 
Figure 3.13: The Global Basic Petrochemical Industry ($ Billion) Distribution by Region in 2015
Figure 3.14: Global Basic Petrochemical Industry ($ Billion) by Region in 2015                                                                
Figure 3.15: The Global Basic Petrochemical Industry (Million Tons) Distribution by Region in 2015
Figure 3.16: The Global Basic Petrochemical Industry (Million Tons) by Region in 2015
Figure 3.17: Trend of Global GDP Growth Rate
Figure 3.18: Trend of Global Population Growth Rate
Figure 3.19: Trends of Regional GDP Growth Rate 
Figure 3.20: Trend of Regional Population Growth Rate
Figure 3.21: Trend of Regional Per Capita Income
Figure 3.22: Trends of the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry ($ Billion) by Segment from 2010 to 2015
Figure 3.23: CAGR of the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry ($ Billion) by Segment from 2010 to 2015
Figure 3.24: Trends of the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry (M tons) by Segment from 2010 to 2015
Figure 3.25: CAGR of the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry (Million Tons) by Segment from 2010 to 2015 
Figure 3.26: Trends of the North American Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value ($ Billion) and Volume (Million Tons) from 2010 to 2015
Figure 3.27: Trends of the European Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume from 2010 to 2015
Figure 3.28: Trends of the APAC Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume from 2010 to 2015
Figure 3.29: Trends of the ROW Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume from 2010 to 2015
Figure 3.30: External Forces Shaping the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry
Figure 3.31: Drivers and Challenges of the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry 
Figure 3.32: Forecast of Global GDP Growth Rate
Figure 3.33: Forecast for Global Population Growth Rate
Figure 3.34: Forecast for Regional GDP Growth Rate 
Figure 3.35: Forecast for Regional Population Growth Rate
Figure 3.36: Forecast for Regional Per Capita Income 
Figure 3.37: Forecast for the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry ($ Billion) by Segment from 2015 to 2020
Figure 3.38: Forecast for the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry (Million Tons) by Segment from 2015 to 2020 
Figure 3.39: Forecast for the North American Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume from 2016 to 2021
Figure 3.40: Forecast for the European Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume from 2016 to 2021
Figure 3.41: Forecast for the APAC Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume from 2016 to 2021
Figure 3.42: Forecast for the ROW Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume from 2016 to 2021
 
Chapter 4. Competitor Analysis
Figure 4.1: Market Share Analysis of the Global Basic Petrochemical Manufacturers in 2015
Figure 4.2: Major Basic Petrochemical Manufacturers 
Figure 4.3: Porter’s Five Forces Market Analysis for the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry
 
Chapter 5. Growth Opportunities and Strategic Analysis
Figure 5.1: Growth Opportunities for the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry by Region
Figure 5.2: Growth Opportunities for the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry by Segment
Figure 5.3: Emerging Trends in the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry
Figure 5.4: Strategic Initiatives by Major Competitors in 2015
Figure 5.5: Strategic Initiatives by Major Competitors in 2014 
Figure 5.6: Capacity Expansion of Basic Petrochemical by Major Players
Figure 5.7: Global Basic Petrochemical Industry across the Globe
 
 
List of Tables
 
Chapter 1. Executive Summary
Table 1.1: Global Basic Petrochemical Industry Parameters and Attributes
 
Chapter 2. Industry Background and Classifications
Table 2.1 Properties of Ethylene
Table 2.2 Properties of Propylene
Table 2.3 Properties of Butadiene
Table 2.4: Properties of Benzene
Table 2.5: Properties of Methanol
 
Chapter 3. Market Trends and Forecast Analysis
Table 3.1: Trends of the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume from 2010 to 2015
Table 3.2: Average Growth Rates for One, Three, and Five Years of the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry in Terms of $ Shipment
Table 3.3: Market Size and 2014-2015 Growth Rates for the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry by Segment in Terms of Value and Volume Shipments
Table 3.4: Market Size and Annual Growth Rates during Last Five Years from 2010 to 2015 for the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry by Segment in Terms of Value and Volume Shipments
Table 3.5: Trends of the North American Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume
Table 3.6: Average Growth Rates for One, Three, and Five Years of the North American Basic Petrochemical Industry in Terms of $ Shipment
Table 3.7: Trends of the European Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume
Table 3.8: Average Growth Rates for One, Three, and Five Years of the European Basic Petrochemical Industry in Terms of $ Shipment
Table 3.9: Trends of the APAC Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume from 2010 to 2015
Table 3.10: Average Growth Rates for One, Three, and Five Years of the APAC Basic Petrochemical Industry in Terms of $ Shipment
Table 3.11: Trends of the ROW Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume from 2010 to 2015
Table 3.12: Average Growth Rates for One, Three, and Five Years of the ROW Basic Petrochemical Industry in Terms of $ Shipment
Table 3.13: Forecast for the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume from 2016 to 2021
Table 3.14: Average Growth Rates for One, Three, and Five Years of the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry in Terms of $ Shipment
Table 3.15: Market Size and 2015-2016 Growth Rates of the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry by Segment in Terms of Value and Volume Shipments
Table 3.16: Market Size and Annual Growth Rates from 2016 to 2021 of the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry by Segment in Terms of Value and Volume Shipments
Table 3.17: Forecast for the North American Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume from 2016 to 2021
Table 3.18: Average Growth Rates for One, Three, and Five Years of the North American Basic Petrochemical Industry in Terms of $ Shipment
Table 3.19: Forecast for the European Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume from 2016 to 2021
Table 3.20: Average Growth Rates for One, Three, and Five Years of the European Basic Petrochemical Industry in Terms of $ Shipment
Table 3.21: Forecast for the APAC Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume from 2016 to 2021
Table 3.22: Average Growth Rates for One, Three, and Five Years of the APAC Basic Petrochemical Industry in Terms of $ Shipment
Table 3.23: Forecast for the ROW Basic Petrochemical Industry by Value and Volume from 2016 to 2021
Table 3.24: Average Growth Rates for One, Three, and Five Years of the ROW Basic Petrochemical Industry in Terms of $ Shipment
 
Chapter 4. Competitor Analysis
Table 4.1: Product Mapping of Basic Petrochemical Manufacturers Based on Segments
Table 4.2: Market Share of Global Basic Petrochemical Manufacturers in 2015
Table 4.3: Relative Presence of Basic Petrochemical Manufacturers across the Value Chain
 
Chapter 5. Growth Opportunities and Strategic Analysis
Table 5.1: Innovations in the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry
Table 5.2: Market Expansion Activities of the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry Players 
Table 5.3: Certification and Licenses Acquired by Major Competitors in the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry
Table 5.4: Technology Advancement in the Global Basic Petrochemical Industry
 
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Lucintel has been in the business of market research and management consulting since 2000 and has published over 600 market intelligence reports in various markets / applications and served over 1,000 clients worldwide. This study is a culmination of four months of full-time effort performed by Lucintel's analyst team. The analysts used the following sources for the creation and completion of this valuable report:
 
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Extensive research and interviews are conducted in the supply chain of this market to estimate market share, market size, trends, drivers, challenges, and forecasts in the market. Some of the intermediary and derivatives companies in global basic petrochemical industry are Dow Chemicals, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation and others. 
 
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