Global Ethylene Outlook – Continuing Global Expansion of Ethylene Capacity through 2020 Led by the US and China

Pages: 33 Published: November 30, 2014 Report Code: GDCH0007MAR

The global ethylene industry is witnessing a change in the supply scenario in various parts of the world. In North America, ethylene supply is expected to boom in coming years as abundant and inexpensive natural gas liquids (NGLs) feedstock form shale gas is attracting companies to establish their plants in the region. In contrast to North America, ethylene industry in Europe is suffering from high cost of production due to high crude oil prices as most of plants in the region are based on naphtha feedstock. The Middle East and Africa have also seen tremendous growth in ethylene supply. These increases have seen the region surpass overall capacity of North America in 2013. Middle East producers still have the advantage of cheaper and subsidized NGLs feedstock and proximity to demand rich Asian markets. Asia-Pacific will remain the growth engine of the global ethylene industry. It makes up almost half of the annual growth in 2013, predominantly from China.


Report provides information and insight on:

•Historic and forecast global ethylene capacity by region

•Ethylene planned plants details

•Global ethylene capacity by feedstock

•Capacity share of the major ethylene producers in the world

•Information on ethylene market size, demand volume and production volume by region

•Global ethylene demand by end-use sectors

•Ethylene price forecast by region

•Details of three largest company in the ethylene industry

Reasons to Buy

The report will clarify:

•Understand the key trends and challenges in the global ethylene industry

•Understand the regional ethylene supply scenario

•Identify opportunities in the global ethylene industry with the help of specific insights on demand and supply dynamics

•Increase future revenues and profitability with the help of insights into future opportunities and critical success factors in the global ethylene industry

•Understand the current and likely future competitive scenario

Table of Contents

1Table of Contents

1Table of Contents2

1.1List of Tables3

1.2List of Figures4

2Global Ethylene Industry5

2.1Global Ethylene Industry – Key Findings5

3US and China to boost capacity additions6

3.1Naphtha Remains Key Feedstock for Global Ethylene Installed Plant Capacity15

4China and India Continue to Drive Demand for Ethylene17

4.1Global Ethylene 2013 Demand by End-Use Sector20

4.2Global Ethylene Prices21

5Major Companies Active in the Global Ethylene Industry23


5.2Dow Chemical25

5.3ExxonMobil Corporation27



6.1.1Installed Capacity29


6.3GlobalData’s Research Methodology29


6.3.2Secondary Research30

6.3.3Primary Research31

6.3.4Expert Panel Validation31


List of Tables

1.1List of Tables

Table 1:Global Ethylene Capacity and Production by Region (mmty)8

Table 2:Global Ethylene Major Planned Plant Details11

Table 3:Global Ethylene Major Planned Plant Details (Contd.1)12

Table 4:Global Ethylene Major Planned Plant Details (Contd.2)13

Table 5:Ethylene Capacity Share of Top 10 Companies (%) 201314

Table 6:Global Ethylene Capacity by Feedstock (%) 201316

Table 7:Global Ethylene Market Size by Region ($bn)18

Table 8:Global Ethylene Demand Volume by Region (mmty)19

Table 9:Global Ethylene Demand by End-Use (%)21

Table 10:Global Ethylene Average Price by Region ($/Ton)22

Table 11:SABIC’s Active Ethylene Complexes24

Table 12: Dow Chemical’s Active Ethylene Complexes26

Table 13:ExxonMobil’s Active Ethylene Complexes28

Table 14:List of Abbreviations29

List of Figures

1.2List of Figures

Figure 1: Global Ethylene Capacity and Production by Region (mmty)7

Figure 2: Global Ethylene Planned Capacity Additions by Country (mmty), 2013–20189

Figure 3: Global Ethylene Planned Capacity Additions by Company (mmty), 2013–201810

Figure 4: Ethylene Capacity Share of Top 10 Companies (%) 201314

Figure 5: Global Ethylene Capacity by Feedstock (%) 201315

Figure 6: Global Ethylene Market Size by Region ($bn)17

Figure 7: Global Ethylene Market Size Growth by Region ($bn), 2012–201318

Figure 8: Global Ethylene Demand Volume by Region (mmty)19

Figure 9: Global Ethylene Demand by End-Use (%)20

Figure 10: Global Ethylene Average Price by Region ($/Ton)22

Figure 11: SABIC’s Installed Ethylene Capacity (mmty)23

Figure 12: Dow Chemical’s Installed Ethylene Capacity (mmty)25

Figure 13: ExxonMobil’s Installed Ethylene Capacity (mmty)27


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