Africa Fertilizer Market Development

This report, developed in collaboration with consultancy Integer, provides an overview of the African fertilizer market, tracking the development of agriculture and demand. It also includes supply side fundamentals, including an overview of N, P and K feedstocks, locations and capacity building projects. It further lays out expectations for Africa’s fertilizer market and likely implications.…

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Sustainable value chain as a strategic advantage

In line with growing requirements to improve their environmental footprint both globally and within the Arabian Gulf region, companies are increasingly having to look for more sustainable practices. The white paper developed in partnership with Navigant Research examines the business value and need to embed sustainability in the chemical industry’s supply chain and operations. Download…

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Circular Economy and Plastics

This report, developed by GPCA in collaboration with Nexant, addresses the relationship of plastics with the circular economy concept and helps to understand how plastics can be better integrated into a new produce-reuse-recycle model that minimizes waste generation. It also touches upon the global initiatives launched to achieve a systematic shift towards a new plastic…

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Accelerating organizational performance in the Arabian Gulf chemical industry

The report produced in collaboration with Heidrick & Struggles Consulting is based on the results from “Organization Accelerator Questionnaire” (OAQ) run with GPCA member companies. The survey looked at 13 drive factors such as: Energizing Leadership, Customer First, Clarity, Ownership, Simplicity, Winning Capabilities, Innovation, Collaboration, Challenge, Foresight, Learning, Adaptability and Resilience, that can help companies…

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The threat of free trade and the effect on chemicals

The report developed with ICIS Consulting examines the recent initiative by China seeking to establish a network of railways, roads, pipelines, and utility grids that would link China and Central Asia, West Asia, and parts of South Asia. This initiative, better known as the One Belt and One Road (OBOR), aims to create the world’s…

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Consolidation as a route to transformation

The report developed with Boston Consulting Group looks at transformation opportunities for the GCC region in their aspiration to improve competitiveness and support the economic development of the region. The report suggests that consolidation can be a route to transformation for GCC producers. Industry consolidation will help GCC producers build strategic, operational and capability-based foundations,…

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Thermoplastic Elastomers Industry in the GCC Region

The publication developed with Nexant offers an up-to-date outlook on the thermoplastic elastomer market in the GCC region and globally, including new thermoplastic elastomer plants in the Arabian Gulf, supply/ demand by region and main supply industries. On the topic of regional industry growth, the report elaborates in detail about future projects and producers as…

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A Regional Leadership Perspective on Sustainability

In 2016, GPCA in collaboration with Sustainability Excellence, conducted a survey with CEOs of GPCA member companies to gain a regional leadership perspective on sustainability and the sector. The responses from the survey were compiled into a summary report, with some of the results shared at the 3rd GPCA Sustainability Conference held in October 2016…

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Global Rules Of Competitiveness

MandA is providing an important alternative to global chemical companies as growth is less and less nurtured by breakthrough innovation. To provide more insight into the topic, GPCA , in collaberation with KPMG Strategy, released a report entitled ‘Global Rules of Competitiveness Embrace GCC Chemicals’ which looks at the challenges and opportunities of this growing…

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