Market Report, "Algeria Petrochemicals Report Q4 2014", published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Tue Sep 02 2014

We continue to anticipat e market growth within the petrochemicals sector , although we caution that plans to bring onstream new petrochemicals capacities that promise to transform the sector could be delayed. In 2014, the country is likely to see increased petrochemicals imports .

Our strong outlook for household consumption and fixed investment, combined with Algeria's limited manufacturing industry, means that we see the country increasingly dependent on finished petrochemical products. We expect Algeria's economy to see moderate growth in the coming quarters, underpinned by robust consumer spending and public investment activity. However, difficulties in expanding hydrocarbon exports, combined with high and rising imports mean that we see real net exports weighing on headline growth for the first time in decades. We forecast real GDP growth of 3.2%% this year and 3.4% in 2015, from an estimated 2.9% in 2013.

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* Algeria's slow movement towards shale gas exploration has seen other global unconventional plays gain greater investment interest. At the end of May 2014, the Algerian cabinet approved plans to move forward with exploration of the country's shale gas resources. Development of Algeria's shale resources would offer large upside to the country's long-term gas production outlook as well as providing a solid basis for petrochemicals expansion and improved competitiveness.
* While the domestic market will absorb some of the rise in output that is due to come from new plants, the successful expansion of the sector is predicated on growth in the European market, which has remained in the doldrums. New capacity will still be rudimentary by contemporary standards and will lack sufficient processing capacity, leaving the country dependent on imports of semi-finished and finished plastic products.
* Algeria has retained its ninth place in BMI's Middle East and Africa Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Ratings (RRRs) matrix, even though its score has...

The Algeria Petrochemicals Report has been researched at source, and features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and independent forecasts for key petrochemicals sub-sectors. The report also analyses the impact of regulatory changes, recent developments and the background macroeconomic outlook and features competitive landscapes comparing companies by products and services, sales, market share, investments, projects, partners and expansion strategies.

BMI's Algeria Petrochemicals Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Algerian petrochemicals industry.

Key Benefits

* Benchmark BMI's independent petrochemicals industry forecasts to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the Algerian petrochemicals market.

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