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2017-2018 China SBR Market Annual Report

Annual Report Overview


The styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) market trend in 2017 had obvious features. In early 2017, China’s SBR price maintained a strong growth momentum, boosted by the price surge in Q4, 2016. Later, feedstock butadiene prices and related product prices including natural rubber prices at the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) moved downwards. Thus, SBR prices followed the downtrend, dropping by around 50%. Yet, the annual average price rose by 30% Y-O-Y, and the highest point hit a 4-year peak. The total SBR capacity was 1,700kt/a in 2017, unchanged Y-O-Y. It was estimated that the output, import volume and apparent consumption volume went up over 8% Y-O-Y.

Against the background of price downswing, what were the changes in trading manners? How did the changes influence the SBR market? Did the stable production arrangement at Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical influence the supply pattern in East China or even the whole country? With the development of China’s green tire labeling regulation, are there any changes in supply-demand pattern of solution styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR)? Environmental-friendly oil-extended SBR 1723 is becoming more and more popular because of deeper understanding of environmental protection. More and more producers start to produce SBR 1723. What are the new features of China’s SBR 1723 market in recent years?

Sublime China Information Co., Ltd. (abbr. as SCI) has worked on the synthetic rubber industry for 12 years. As a neutral, fair and impartial third party, SCI adheres to data statistics approach and provides actual market dynamics objectively. After years of accumulation, SCI offers SBR price, output, trading volume, inventory, operating rate, profit, etc. Besides, SCI also intensifies study on new focuses such as the SSBR industry and provides players with help and guidance.

Report Value:

(1) Clearly show the production status and development trend based on nearly 5-year’s capacity and output changes at China’s producers.

(2) Analyze the SBR import market by origin, customs and trade mode in detail with nearly 5-year’s SBR import and export trend.

(3) Clearly show the market focuses at present and in the future, on the basis of next 5-year’s newly-added SBR units status in and out of China.

(4) Analyze China’s environment-friendly oil-extended SBR 1723 market changes oriented by the green tire market policies.

(5) Comprehensively analyze the price-driving factors to show the features of the SBR market in 2017 and provide objective assessment of SBR industry chain.

(6) Present the demand structure changes in SBR and downstream industries which are influenced by the environmental protection inspections.


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 2017 SBR Market Overview

Part 3 SBR Supply-Demand Balance

Part 4 SBR Supply Pattern Analysis

4.1 SBR Capacity Distribution & Statistics

4.2 SBR Output & Operating Rate Analysis

4.3 China’s Newly-added SBR Capacity Statistics

4.4 SBR Import Status Analysis

4.4.1 Import Statistics (by Origin)

4.4.2 Import Statistics (by Customs)

4.4.3 Import Statistics (by Trade Mode)

4.5 Supply Forecast

Part 5 2017 SBR Demand Pattern Analysis       

5.1 SBR Downstream Demand Structure Analysis

5.2 SBR Apparent Consumption Analysis

5.3 SBR Downstream Industries’ Performance Analysis

5.3.1 Tire Industry Analysis

5.3.2 Car Industry Analysis

5.3.3 Non-tire Rubber Industry Analysis

5.4 SBR Export Status Analysis

5.5 2018 Demand Forecast

Part 6 2017 SBR Price Trend Analysis

6.1 2017 SBR Market Price Analysis

6.2 SBR Gross Profit Analysis

6.3 SBR, Polybutadiene and Natural Rubber Prices Co-movement Analysis

Part 7 2018 SBR Price Driving Factors Analysis

7.1 SBR Price Forecast

7.2 Macro-economy and Crude Value Forecast

7.2.1 Macro-economy Forecast

7.2.2 Crude Value Trend Forecast

7.3 Feedstock Price Trend Forecast

7.3.1 Butadiene Price Trend Forecast

7.3.2 Styrene Price Trend Forecast

7.4 Natural Rubber Price Trend Forecast

7.5 Supply Status Forecast

7.6 Downstream Demand Status Forecast

Part 8 China’s Environmental-Friendly Oil-Extended SBR 1723 Industry Development Status


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2017–2018 China Butadiene Market Annual Report

2017–2018 China SSBR Market Annual Report

2017–2018 China Polybutadiene Market Annual Report

2017–2018 China SBS Market Annual Report

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