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2017-2018 China LPG Market Annual Report

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China’s LPG (Liquefied petroleum gas) market bottomed out in 2017 from previous years of downturn. The LPG price continued the high level at the beginning of the year, making triumphant in the first battle. Then, the market fluctuated ups and downs, but the overall performance was over-expected, despite the crush in the lull season.

The crude oil output reduction benefited the downstream markets, and the propane and butane import prices were rising in most time, both giving strong support to China’s LPG market. From the supply and demand circumstances, the supply-side structural reforms, such as the de-capacity and de-stock reforms, had become the new normalization in the accelerating economic structure reform of the nation, and this brought great opportunities to China’s LPG market. In 2017, China’s LPG supply increased moderately. Although the conventional civil-use gas was deeply impacted by the emerging alternative energy, the LPG deep-processing industry still gained phenomenal development in various applications. The barycenter of China’s LPG industry was shifting from the civil-use field to the industrial-use field in succession.

In 2017, the environmental protection supervision and production safety control kept harsh, influencing both state-owned and independent refineries by low utilization, operating rate or even forced downtime. China’s LPG market ushered in a more environment-friendly and orderly competition circumstance, accordingly. Then, will the supervision and control continue in the coming year? Will the gasoline standard upgrade bring more opportunities to the feed gas C4 raffinate II development? Will the shrinking of the civil-use LPG market benefit the industrial-use LPG market? Will the LPG import volume continue to increase in line with the development and maturity of China’s import trading system? Will the state-owned refineries continue to lead China’s LPG market or the independent refineries to intervene the market more deeply?

This report brings comprehensive industrial chain knowledge and information of China’s LPG industry and market, including the past and the future, based on SCI’s detailed and objective market monitoring data and study research. From perspectives of the supply, demand, margin, outlook, etc., this report offers authentic market information and scientific decision-making foundation for strategic investors and company leaders.


Part 1 Methodology and Related Definition

1.1 Methodology and Definition

1.1.1 Report Reliability and Statement

1.1.2 Data Interpretation and Annotation

1.2 Definition and Abbreviation

1.3 Forecast Model Explanation

Part 2 China’s LPG Market Overview

Part 3 2017 China’s LPG Supply and Demand Balance Analysis

Part 4 2017 China’s LPG Supply Pattern Analysis

4.1 LPG Output Analysis

4.2 LPG Commodity Availability Analysis

4.3 LPG Import Analysis

4.4 2018 China’s LPG Supply Forecast and Analysis

Part 5 2017 China’s LPG Demand Pattern Analysis

5.1 LPG Downstream Industry Capacity Analysis

5.2 LPG Downstream Industry Output Analysis

5.3 LPG Downstream Industry Operating Rate Analysis

5.4 LPG Export Analysis

5.5 2018 China’s LPG Demand Forecast and Analysis

Part 6 2017 China’s LPG Market Price Trend Analysis

6.1 Domestic LPG Market Price Analysis

6.2 Imported LPG Market Price Analysis

Part 7 2018 China’s LPG Price Forecast and Driving Forces Analysis

7.1 2018 LPG Market Price Tendency Forecast

7.2 Macro-Economy and Industrial Policies Interpretation & Impacts

7.3 Supply and Demand Balance Forecast

7.4 LPG Deep-Processing Industrial Technology Development Tendency

7.5 Crude Oil Price Trend and Its Influence to LPG

7.6 Alternative Products and Market Competition Analysis

7.7 LPG Industrial Value Chain Analysis

Part 8 China’s LPG Relative Products Review and Outlook

8.1 Dimethyl Ether

8.2 Propane and Butane

8.3 Ethylene


         Contents of Tables & Charts

Legal Statement


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