Saudi Arabia - Petrochemicals

4Q2017

Saudi Arabia - Petrochemicals

This quarter, TBY Intelligence looks at:

- Innovation and digitalization that spells out increased profits in downstream sectors
- Saudi Aramco's IPO, environmental commitment
- The 15th Edition of the Saudi International Petrochemicals Expo


WHAT’S INSIDE

SECTOR REVIEW

This quarter, TBY Intelligence analysts have been watching the petrochemical prices with fervor. This review provides the main price points, and takes note of how the petrochemical companies performed in light of the Keystone pipeline shutdown. We also provide some insights on the plethora of upgrades and announcements of new JVs for repairs and construction bids. With the government keen to increase production capacity across the Kingdom, we keep track of the development of infrastructure on the ground to support those ambitions.

TBY ANALYTICS

This quarter, interviewees were keen to emphasize the role they are playing in adding value to the economy, not just in terms of greater GDP from non-oil sectors, but the development of human capital, too. Alongside that, they provided our analysts with further insights into the five primary challenges faced by Saudi Arabia's petrochemical producers. We also discussed the room for innovation and where interviewees would like to see investment, before concluding with a discussion about how long this appetite for new petrochemical products will continue in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

PEOPLE TO WATCH

With exports on top of the agenda, this quarter TBY Intelligence focuses on three petrochemical executives that are leading the campaign. This quarter we have highlighted three individuals bringing their extensive experience to bear on three of the largest companies in the Kingdom's petrochemical sector. We review what forward momentum they have brought to their respective organizations.

COMPANIES TO WATCH

This quarter TBY Intelligence points to three companies that have made substantial investments in increasing their capacity for producing petrochemicals this past year. These three companies are all set to play a more involved role in the sector's evolution. Our analysis this quarter focuses on why these companies have been making the news, their key partners, and the opportunities for business and service providers already operating in the market.

MARKET PROFILE

Subscribers will be provided with an extensive market profile that includes over 50 of the largest businesses involved in the Saudi Arabian petrochemical sector. Each of the companies listed is accompanied by a brief description of its operations, as well as a short profile of the businesses respective business leaders.

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