The chemicals market is a multifaceted, competitive market involving varying plant scales, feedstocks, chemical routes, by-products, technologies, cost structures, end-use markets and regional nuances.
To assess opportunities with the highest returns, define margin improvement priorities, and understand long-term supply trends it’s important for companies to benchmark against their competitors. Stakeholders demand robust portfolios, which are more likely to withstand market fluctuations and satisfy long-term commitments.
However, gaining an integrated view of competitive positioning and profitability for petrochemical assets is challenging. Market conditions and installed capacities are constantly changing, impacting the competitive positioning and profitability of plants. Viewing economic performance for individual plants is not enough to fully understand an asset’s strengths, weaknesses and future ability to perform.
Benchmarking is more imperative than ever. At Wood Mackenzie, we deliver a detailed and comprehensive global view of petrochemical assets for informed industry benchmarking and valuations.