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Where Are Shell’s Chemical Sales Focused?

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Shell’s chemical sales

In this article, we’ll look into the geographical spread of Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDS.A) chemical product markets. North and South America form the largest market for Shell, accounting for 36% of its total chemical products sold. Europe and Africa follow with ~33% of chemical products sold, and Asia forms ~31% of chemical products sold.

In 3Q16, the sales of Shell’s chemical products in Asia fell 11% YoY (year-over-year) but rose in Europe and Africa and North and South America by 14% and 8% YoY, respectively. Overall, the company’s chemical product sales rose 3% YoY to 4.6 million tons in 3Q16.

The SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) has ~6% exposure to integrated energy sector stocks.

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