Evidence-based analysis for the chemicals sector
As a provider of materials for a wide range of industrial activities that are central to the world’s economy, the chemical industry is sensitive to changes in the global operating landscape. Factors such as economic shifts, energy prices, changes in regulation, geopolitical uncertainty and technological advancement will transform the sector over the coming decades. To prepare for the future, chemical firms need access to reliable data and forecasts for key economic drivers, as well as analysis of trends in global industrial production, energy prices, government and consumer spending, and the performance of key end-use-sectors such as construction and automobile manufacturing.
To help executives and government leaders understand the challenges, opportunities and risks that loom ahead, Oxford Economics’ team of economists and industry experts draw on the latest models and analytical tools to provide valuable decision support on some of today’s most critical issues that face the chemical industry, including:
Long-term forecasts of macroeconomic and consumer trends in more than 200 countries and 7,000 cities and regions worldwide.
Forecast data and trend analysis for all major manufacturing sectors in 74 countries (including six chemical subsectors plus pharmaceuticals), as well as the impacts of alternative scenarios.
Regular analysis of trends in industrial manufacturing, and the effects of key macro drivers.
The likelihood and impact of economic, political, market, and regulatory changes.
The outlook for energy prices under a base forecast and alternative scenario.
How Chemical firms use our analysis
Assess drivers of energy demand. Draw on our timely analysis of the macroeconomic environment, to monitor external drivers and shocks that will have an impact on supply and demand of industrial raw materials
Track economic prospects in country and regional markets under a base forecast and alternative economic scenarios, using our country, industry and city-level forecasts
Apply Oxford’s global and industry models to run scenarios for external shocks—such as a China hard landing or a deeper Eurozone crisis—and the impact on chemical and industrial manufacturing companies
Incorporate Oxford Economics’ country and industry analysis in annual forecasting and strategic planning, and as part of the due diligence process.
Include Oxford scenario analysis in their long-term strategic planning, hedging strategies and risk management.
Measure the economic impact to the national economy of an investment or infrastructure project, tax, or legislation, or the impact a on the sector of policy changes or economic shocks.
Our clients include leaders in the chemicals sector:
Air Products, Akzo Nobel, BASF, BOC, BP, Brenntag, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Dow Corning, Dynea Erkner, Elantas Beck, ExxonMobil, Fenner Precision Polymers, Ferro, FMC Corporation, Grupa Azoty Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy, Huntsman, INEOS, Kale Group of Companies, Lucite International, Owens Corning, Petrobras, Phillips 66, Shell, Syngenta, Total.
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