There continue to be mixed results in the Philippines petrochemicals industry with plastic output contracting in H115, although rubber and basic chemicals reported strong growth. Problems associated with the start-up of new plants have not helped matters, but BMI's latest Philippines Petrochemicals Report envisages strengthening performance in 2015 as JG Summit Petrochemicals Corporation (JGSPC) ramps up capacity utilisation at its new cracker complex and economic prospects improve.
In H115, the value of production index (VaPI) for basic chemicals and rubber improved following a poor performance in 2014 with growth of 52.9% and 5.9% y-o-y, respectively. However, plastic fell by an average of 7.2% y-o-y in the first half. Production was lower than expected due to problems bringing into operation JGSPC's complex with 320,000tpa ethylene and 190,000tpa propylene.
The outlook for 2016 is more positive, with the JGSPC complex set to ramp up production and the local market expected to see stronger growth. Both domestic consumption and the export of manufactured goods, as well as a rise in construction materials should spur demand for polymer products. In the long term, the development of the automotive supply industry could boost demand for a wide range of polymers and synthetic rubbers, potentially laying the basis for investment in new capacity.
There is potential to double JGSPC's capacity in the future, but this depends on both access to competitive feedstock supplies and a recovery in regional and global demand.
The Bataan Refinery upgrade 2 project came into full operation in Q215 with a new fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) unit, which has a propylene production capacity of 250,000tpa. The project will also produce other by-products, such as petrochemicals feedstock - particularly propylene - which is to be sold to plastic producers. As a result, propylene production will grow by 200%.
In BMI's Asia Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index, the Philippines ranks 11th...
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