The Malaysia Chemicals Report

    • Independent 5 year Chemicals industry forecasts for Malaysia.
    • Original Chemicals market research and Chemicals sector trend analysis for the Malaysia Chemicals industry.
    • Competitive intelligence, Malaysian Chemicals company rankings and SWOT analyses on international and domestic Chemicals companies in  Malaysia.

The Malaysia Chemicals Report has been researched at source, and features latest-available data and BMI’s independent 5-year industry forecasts for basic and speciality chemicals, covering industry value, production, demand, imports, exports and investment, and backed by BMI’s 5-year macroeconomic forecasts and assumptions.


Basic Chemicals – Covering inorganic and organic feedstock such as ethylene, propylene, ammonia, benzene and chlorine, and inorganic chemical raw materials including sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, soda ash and caustic soda.
Fine & Speciality Chemicals – Covering pesticides, dyestuffs, pigments, coatings, printing inks and reagents, photo-sensitive and magnetic recording materials, food and feed additives, adhesives, surfactants, catalysts and speciality additives, carbon fibre and pharmaceuticals.The Reports also analyse recent and pending changes in the regulatory environment, and profile leading multinational and national chemicals companies, their main products, investments, market share, partners and regional expansion strategies.

Business Monitor International’s Malaysian Chemicals Reports provide industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Malaysian chemicals industry.

Key Benefits of Report

    • Benchmark BMI’s Independent 5-year Chemicals Industry Forecasts on Malaysia to test other views – a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the Malaysian strategic Chemicals market.
    • Target Business Opportunities & Risks in the Malaysian Chemicals Sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Malaysia.
    • Exploit the Latest Competitive Malaysian Chemicals Intelligence & company SWOTS on your competitors and peers through company rankings by sales, market share and ownership structure – includes multi-national and national companies in Malaysia.

Coverage

Executive Summary
Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis, covering basic chemicals, fine and speciality chemicals markets, regulatory changes, major investments, projects and company developments.

Market Overview
Structure, size and value of industry sector; overview of industry landscape and key players; assessment of business operating environment and latest regulatory developments.

BMI 5-Year Industry Forecast
Historic data series and 5-year forecasts to end-2011 for all key industry indicators, including industry value, production, demand, sales, imports and exports and total investments, supported by macroeconomic forecasts and assumptions. Key products covered:

Basic Chemicals – Covering inorganic and organic feedstock such as ethylene, propylene, ammonia, benzene and chlorine, and inorganic chemical raw materials including sulphuric acid, hydrocholoric acid, nitric acid, soda ash and caustic soda.

Fine & Speciality Chemicals – Covering pesticides, dyestuffs, pigments, coatings, printing inks and reagents, photo-sensitive and magnetic recording materials, food and feed additives, adhesives, surfactants, catalysts and speciality additives, carbon fibre and pharmaceuticals.

BMI Macroeconomic 5-Year Forecast
BMI forecasts for all headline macroeconomic indicators, including real GDP growth, inflation, fiscal balance, trade balance, current account and external debt.

Competitive Landscape and Rankings
Comparative company analyses and rankings by US$ sales, % market share, employee size, registration date and ownership structure.

Company Profiles and SWOTS
Company profiles, including SWOT analyses, senior executives and full contact details, business activity, products and services, foreign direct investments and projects.

Executive Summary

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Executive Summary

Market Overview

The chemical sector is one of Malaysia's most important industries – the nation has substantial oil and gas feedstock. There are about 100 companies in the Malaysian chemical industry. Malaysia is the world's largest producer and exporter of palm oil. It is also the largest producer and exporter of basic oleochemicals, and accounts for about 17% of the world's output. Further, Malaysia is the fourth-largest producer of rubber in the world, the fifth-largest rubber consumer and among the world's largest exporters of rubber products.

Projects And Expansions

In September 2006, Japanese Mitsui & Company, in collaboration with Singapore-based Hexa Chemicals, formed a company called Hexa Malaysia. The new entity has been formed to acquire Japanese Nippon Steel Chemical's wholly owned compounds production base in Malaysian NSCC Compounds. In the course of the same month, Germany-based BASF Aktiengesellschaft and Japan-based Toray Industries commenced operations on their 50:50 joint venture on polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) resin production in Kuantan, Malaysia. SGL Carbon, a German company, finalised plans to establish a US$188.12mn integrated carbon graphite centre in Banting, Malaysia.

Free Trade Agreements

A free trade agreement (FTA) is being negotiated between Malaysia and Pakistan. The talks are likely to be concluded by end of 2006, with implementation of the FTA scheduled in early 2007. This agreement is the first bilateral free trade initiative by Malaysia with an Islamic country. In a separate agreement, Malaysia and Japan aim to encourage the liberalisation of trade and investment in goods and services between the two countries and further strengthen economic activities of both the nations. The Japan- Malaysia Economic Partnership Agreement (JMEPA) came into force from July 13 2006.

Industry Forecast

In 2006, it is expected that the sales of chemicals in Malaysia are likely to be MYR49.77bn (US$13.55bn). The country's chemical imports are likely to touch MYR30.50bn (US$8.3bn), while exports are expected to be MYR29.74bn (US$8.1bn). Fuelled by robust demand for plastics parts, components and packaging materials in the global market, the Malaysian plastics industry is expected to reach MYR8bn (US$2.16bn) in 2006.

Contents

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Chapter 1 - Executive Summary

Market Overview

Foreign Direct Investment

Business Environment

Industry Forecast

Malaysian Chemicals Industry SWOT

Malaysian Business Environment SWOT

Chapter 2 - Market Overview

Market Structure

Petroleum Products and Natural Gas

Chemicals And Chemical Products

Plastic Products

Rubber Products

Chapter 3 - Regulatory Developments

Responsible Care Programme (RCP)

Chapter 4 - Industry Trends and Developments

Business Environment

Foreign Direct Investment

Trade Agreements

Projects and Expansions

Table: Number of Approvals Granted for Establishment of Manufacturing Projects by Industry

Chapter 5 - Industry Forecast Scenario

Table: Imports & Exports of Chemicals

Chapter 6 - Macroeconomic Forecast

Table: GDP, Population and Output

Chapter 7 - Company Monitor

BASF (Malaysia) Sdn

Chemical Company of Malaysia Sdn

WR Grace & Co

Scientex

Chapter 8 - BMI Forecast Modelling

How we generate our industry forecasts

Chemicals & Petrochemicals Industry

Cross Checks

Competitive Landscape for Asia chemicals Reports: Sample of
   Companies Ranked

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Comparative company analyses and rankings by US$ sales, % market share, employee size, registration date and ownership structure. Company SWOTs on all leading international and national operators in each market, including competitive intelligence on the following: Overall geographic presence, competitive positioning against local companies; production capacity, sales and market share; joint ventures, foreign direct investment, projects and acquisitions strategy.

 

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