Major markets for Shell’s chemical products
Now let’s discuss the geographical spread of Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDS.A) chemical products markets. North and South America is the largest market for Shell, accounting for 38% of total chemical products sold. It’s followed by Europe and Africa at ~35% and Asia at ~27%.
In 1Q16, Shell’s sales of chemical products fell in Asia and America by 23% and 1%, respectively, compared to 1Q15. In Europe and Africa, Shell’s chemical product sales rose by 16%.
Shell’s peer ExxonMobil’s (XOM) largest market is the non-US market, which accounts for 61% of its chemical sales volumes. The remaining ~39% of its chemical products are sold in the United States.
The SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) has ~7% exposure to integrated energy sector stocks.