|2020-09-23 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
GlobalData石油和天然气分析师John Paul Somavarapu表示：“该地区的产能增加主要集中在中国，目标是实现自给自足，以满足该国现有和不断增长的石化产品需求。其次是印度和印度尼西亚，它们也在利用它们不断增长的需求。疫情爆发和原油价格下跌促使两地区的石化巨头宣布项目推迟。处于早期开发阶段的项目可能会被推迟，因为企业希望重新评估自己的投资策略。”
曹海斌 摘译自 天然气资讯
Growth across major Asian economies to drive petrochemicals demand in the region, says GlobalData
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the global economy in 2020. Growth across key Asian economies is expected to rebound in 2021, as the containment measures and stimulus packages are likely to increase economic activities and drive petrochemicals demand in the region, says GlobalData.
John Paul Somavarapu, Oil and Gas Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The regional capacity additions are largely concentrated in China, targeting self-sufficiency to meet the country’s existing and growing petrochemicals demand. China is followed by India and Indonesia, also capitalising on their growing demand. The COVID-19 outbreak and lower crude prices have prompted petrochemical majors in the region to announce project delays. Projects under early stages of development are likely to be postponed, as companies look to re-evaluate their investment strategies.”
Polymer demand in Asia was affected due to lockdown measures undertaken by governments to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. However, recent uptick in industrial/ business activities and gradual re-opening of economies are set to strengthen the demand for polymers. The demand from key end-use segments such as construction and automotive have been affected, as sluggish demand and manufacturing supply chains have lowered the growth. However, demand from packaging and healthcare sectors would sustain the growth of the industry.
Somavarapu concludes: “The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented and companies have responded by developing strategies and implementing stringent measures to battle this economic uncertainty and weakened growth. Companies are channeling their capital investments towards maintaining existing asset base and are undertaking strategic review of the current scenario and scheduling their growth projects accordingly.”