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2017-2018 China PP Market Annual Report

Annual Report Overview


In the polypropylene (PP) market, the price spread between its highest price and lowest price was RMB 700/mt in the first three quarters of 2017. The fluctuation range diminished by 80% YOY. Meanwhile, the mid-May was the demarcation point. At the beginning of 2017, the demand was weaker than expectation, so PP prices couldn’t stop dropping until mid-May. Then PP prices fluctuated upwards. The supply-demand fundamentals as well as capital strength were main factors that impacted the PP market trend in 2017.

The growth rate of PP capacity slowed down in 2017. From January to August, only two new units at Full-Tech (Changzhou) Energy & Chemistry Development and Fujian Zhongjing Petrochemical Phase II were put into operation. The capacity of these two units was respectively 400kt/a and 350kt/a. In addition, the newly-added capacity in 2017 is supposed to be 1,500kt, decreasing by 37.5% YOY. By rough estimate, the contribution production will be only 450kt in 2017. In terms of import, China’s PP prices are low, and China’s self-sufficiency rate of general-purpose materials is improved. So it is predicted that the import volume for PP in 2017 will be slightly lower than that in 2016, and the import dependence degree will decrease to 12%. In terms of export, it is predicted that export volume for PP in 2017 will increase by 33% YOY and reach 320kt.

SCI has been absorbed in bulk commodities for 13 years and accumulated abundant industry data. Based on original data of SCI survey, as well as authoritative data released by NBS, China’s General Administration of Customs and NDRC, this report makes analyses and outlook on correlation between supply & demand, import & export, diversified PP feedstock competition, adjustment of product structure, upstream & upstream impact factors, market competition, price trend, etc. What is the impact of environmental protection inspection this year? Will the prohibition on waste plastics import bring chances to virgin plastic market? These issues will be also explained in detail in this report.

With the industry pattern changing continuously, the PP market is facing new opportunities and challenges. The issues of how to seize the opportunity, to adapt to the market development and to increase the enterprise competitiveness become the urgent problems to be solved in every section. SCI will try its best to meet customers’ demand and help to provide most comprehensive and feasible suggestions for customers’ future business operations.

Report Value

  1. To learn about PP supply-demand pattern clearly, by analyzing PP supply-demand balance in recent years.
  2. To learn that global supply-demand pattern is changing, and China’s global influence is rising, by analyzing global PP supply-demand pattern.
  3. To help you better understand import & export pattern change, by analyzing PP import & export market in detail.
  4. To help you find new trend of PP market, by analyzing the origin of PP’s feedstock and diversified development of PP products.
  5. To help you better understand the global PP price trend and its influential factors, by showing PP prices in a few years.
  6. To analyze the impact of environmental protection inspection on the PP market.
  7. What is the effect of prohibition on waste plastic import on China PP market?
  8. To analyze influential factors of price changes from multiple angles; to objectively evaluate the transmission of PP value chain.
  9. To help you better understand future PP market trend & supply-demand pattern, by the interpretation of macro environment & industrial policy.


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 PP Market Overview

Part 3 2017 PP Supply and Demand Balance Analysis

Part 4 PP Supply Pattern Analysis

4.1 2017 Global PP Capacity, Output & Operating Rate Analysis

4.2 2017 Global PP Capacity Layout

4.1.2 2018 Global PP Capacity & Output Forecast

4.2 China PP Capacity & Capacity Distribution (by Region)

4.2.1 2017 China PP Capacity & Capacity Distribution (by Region)

4.2.2 2017 China PP Capacity Proportion (by Origin)

4.2.3 2017 China PP Capacity Proportion (by Enterprise Nature)

4.3 China PP Output Analysis

4.3.1 2013–2017 China PP Output and Operating Rate Analysis

4.3.2 2018–2021 China PP Output and Operating Rate Forecast

4.4 China and Overseas Units Maintenance & Capacity Expansion

4.4.1 2017 China PP Units Maintenance Status

4.4.2 2017 China PP Units Capacity Expansion Plan

4.4.3 2017 International PP Units Maintenance Status

4.4.4 2018–2021 China PP Units Capacity Expansion Plan

4.5 2013–2017 China PP Import Statistics

4.5.1 2013–2017 China PP Import Data Analysis

4.5.2 PP Import Statistics (by Origin)

4.5.3 PP Import Statistics (by Customs)

4.5.4 PP Import Statistics by (Trade Mode)

4.6 China PP Stock Data Change Analysis

4.6.1 2017 PP Producers’ Stock Data Analysis

4.6.2 2017 Traders’ Stock Data Analysis

4.6.3 2017 PP Port Stock Data Analysis

4.7 2018 PP Market Supply Outlook

Part 5 PP Demand Pattern and Change Trend Analysis

5.1 2017 PP Demand Structure Analysis

5.1.1 2017 Global PP Demand Structure Analysis

5.1.2 2017 China PP Demand Structure Analysis

5.2 2017 China PP Export Data Analysis

5.2.1 Export Market Review

5.2.2 Export Destination Analysis

5.2.3 Export Market Outlook

5.3 PP Downstream Industries Development Status

5.3.1 2017 China Plastic Products Industry Development Status

5.3.2 2017 China Plastic Woven Products Development Status

5.3.3 2017 China BOPP Products Development Status

5.3.4 2017 China Injection Products Development Status

Part 6 PP Feedstock and PP Spot Prices’ Co-movement Analysis

6.1 2017 Crude Oil and China PP Spot Prices’ Co-movement Analysis

6.2 2017 Propylene and China PP Spot Prices’ Co-movement Analysis

6.2.1 2017 China Propylene and PP Spot Prices’ Co-movement Analysis

6.2.2 2017 Far East Propylene and China PP Spot Prices’ Co-movement Analysis

6.3 2017 Coal and China PP Spot Prices’ Co-movement Analysis

Part 7 China PP Diversified Competition Pattern Analysis

7.2 2017 China PP Cost & Gross Profit from Diversified Feedstock Analysis

7.3 2017 China PP Products Diversity Development Analysis

Part 8 2017 PP Price Trend Analysis

8.1 China PP Market Analysis

8.1.1 2017 China PP Market Analysis

8.1.2 2017 China PP Futures Market Analysis

8.1.3 Analysis of 2017 Price Spread Between China and Overseas PP

8.2 International PP Market Review

8.2.1 2017 PP Market Analysis in Asia

8.2.2 2017 Market Analysis in Europe & the U.S.

8.3 PP and Related Products’ Co-movement Analysis

8.3.1 2017 Granule PP Material and Powder PP Material Co-movement Analysis

8.3.2 2017 Granule PP Material and Recycled PP Material Co-movement Analysis

8.3.3 2017 Competitiveness Analysis of Granule PP Material, Powder PP Material and Recycled PP Material

Part 9 2018 PP Price Forecast & Influential Factors Analysis

9.1 PP Feedstock Trend Forecast

9.1.1 Crude Oil Market Fluctuation & Impact

9.1.2 Propylene Market Fluctuation & Impact

9.1.3 Coal Market Fluctuation & Impact

9.2 PP Trend Forecast

9.3 Macro Environment Interpretation & Its Influence on the PP Market

9.4 China PP Industrial Policy Analysis

9.5 2018–2021 China PP Supply-Demand Balance Pattern Forecast

9.6 China PP Future Market Competiveness Analysis


Tables and Charts

Legal Statement

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Impact Analysis of Environmental Protection Inspection on PP Market

Virgin and Recycled Materials Comparison: Impact of Waste Plastic Import Prohibition on China PP Market

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