Naperville, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/19/2013 -- Reportstack, provider of premium market research reports announces the addition of United Arab Emirates Petrochemicals Report Q3 2013 market report to its offering
The UAE petrochemicals industry is continuing on its drive towards increased capacity and
diversification, but BMI warns that it will have to deal with increasing competitive pressure on crucial
export markets, as China and India ramp up production and developed markets remain in the doldrums.
China will be the principal source of sales for the UAE petrochemicals industry in the long term, with
polyolefins consumption set to reach 60mn tonnes by 2020, almost double the level reached in 2012. As a
result, by the end of the decade the country could account for around 60% of Asian demand. However, the
ability of UAE producers to profit from that will depend on whether Chinese producers are able to take
advantage of low-cost coal resources as feedstock in coal-to-methanol production for use in the
petrochemicals chain. These resources have the ability to compete effectively against Middle Eastern
petrochemicals, but plant construction is more expensive and coal resources are located far from the main
markets within China. If the UAE is able to maintain the competitive cost of its olefins production, it will be
able to sustain its presence in Asia.
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