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2017-2018 China PS Market Annual Report

Annual Report Overview


The bulk commodity market was unstable in 2017. At the beginning of 2017, the feedstock market moved upwards, and end users built the stock actively, boosting the PS market. Besides, the co-movement among commodities was strong in 2017. Although PS market prices dropped after climbing, the gross profits hit the highest level in recent five years. In addition, China PS production mounted up steadily in 2017, and was supposed to increase by about 4% YOY, leading to the continuous decline in PS import volume. If the PS import volume from Taiwan Area increases, the one from South Korea will decrease and vice versa.

On the supply-demand side, China PS capacity expansion speed slowed down in 2017, and the demand for PS turned better from 2016. That shows that China industry pattern is optimized step by step, and the effective utilization of capacity is enhanced. SCI predicts that operating rate in PS industry will increase by 1%–2% YOY. In recent years, the demand for PS from export market was soft, but China end users’ demand for PS improved steadily due to the rapid development of China’s emerging consumption fields. In H1, 2017, the PS import volume grew. Will this growth stop the downward momentum in recent years? In addition, will HIPS develop better to stop being substituted by ABS? Please pay attention to SCI’s 2017–2018 China PS Market Annual Report.

The report is based on original data of SCI survey, as well as authoritative data released by NBS, China’s General Administration of Customs and NDRC. SCI, together with senior specialists, China mainstream suppliers, traders and downstream large-scale producers, makes detailed review to China PS market, and analyzes the supply-demand change, price trend, import & export and global supply & demand status.

Report Value

  1. To show new changes of the PS industry structure, by analyzing PS supply-demand fundamentals.
  2. To help you better understand China PS producers’ production status and development trend, by showing the capacity & output of China PS producers in recent five years.
  3. To help you clearly understand the import pattern, by analyzing PS import market from multiple angles of origin, customs, cost and trade mode.
  4. To analyze influential factors of price changes from multiple angles; to objectively evaluate the change of PS market.


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

Part 2 China PS Market Overview

Part 3 2017 China PS Supply and Demand Balance Analysis

Part 4 2017 Supply Pattern Analysis

4.1 Global PS Supply Pattern Analysis

4.2 China PS Producers’ Capacity Statistics

4.2.1 China PS Producers’ Capacity Statistics

4.2.2 2017 China PS Producers’ Capacity & PS Units Maintenance Status

4.2.3 2017 China PS Producers’ Capacity Distribution Statistics

4.2.4 2017 China PS Producers’ Nature Analysis

4.2.5 2017 China PS Resource Flow Direction Analysis

4.3 China PS Output Statistics

4.4 China PS Operating Rate Statistics

4.5 China PS Import Data Analysis

4.5.1 China PS Import Data Analysis

4.5.2 China PS Import Statistics (by Trade Mode)

4.5.3 China PS Import Statistics (by Port)

4.5.4 China PS Import Statistics (by Origin)

4.5.5 China PS Import Cost Analysis

4.6 2018 Supply Forecast

Part 5 2017 Demand Pattern Analysis

5.1 China PS Apparent Consumption Volume Statistics

5.1.1 2013–2017 China PS Apparent Consumption Volume Detailed Statistics

5.1.2 2017 China PS Apparent Consumption Volume Change Analysis

5.1.3 2017 PS Consumption Structure

5.1.4 2017 PS Regional Consumption Structure

5.1.5 2017 PS Regional Consumption Structure (by Output)

5.1.6 2017 PS Regional Consumption Structure (by Import Volume)

5.2 2017 PS Downstream Main Demand Region Development Status Analysis

5.2.1 2013–2017 China Household Refrigerator Output Analysis

5.2.2 2013–2017 China Household Air Condition Output Analysis

5.2.3 2013–2017 China Household Color TV Output Analysis

5.3 China PS Export Data Analysis

5.4 2018 Demand Forecast

Part 6 2017 China PS Market Trend Analysis

6.1 2017 China PS Market Trend Review

6.2 2017 China PS Market Characteristics Analysis

6.3 2013–2017 China PS Market Comparison & Analysis

6.4 2017 China PS USD Market & East China Market Trend Analysis

6.5 2017 China PS Market’s Gross Profit Analysis

Part 7 2018 China PS Price Forecast & Influential Factors Analysis

7.1 2018–2020 China PS Market Trend Forecast

7.2 Macro Environment Interpretation & Its Influence on the PP Market

7.3 Industrial or National Policy

7.4 China PS Supply-Demand Pattern Forecast

7.4.1 2018–2020 China PS Supply & Demand Forecast

7.4.2 2018–2020 China PS Capacity Layout

7.5 Feedstock and Related Products Review & Forecast

7.5.1 2017 International Crude Oil Trend Review & Forecast

7.5.2 2017 Styrene Market Review & Forecast

7.5.3 2017 ABS Market Review & Forecast

7.5.4 2017 EPS Market Review & Forecast

7.5.5 2017 Recycled PS Market Review & Forecast


Tables and Charts (Company Names)


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