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2017-2018 China Styrene Market Annual Report

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2017–2018 China Styrene Market Annual Report


China’s styrene market has presented great volatility and unpredictability in 2017. Spot styrene prices once increased to RMB 12,000/mt after the Spring Festival holiday, driven by the breakdown of some units, despite the traditional demand off season. However, the styrene market kept going lower in April and May, the traditional demand peak season, with prices reaching an annual low.  

The styrene capacity expansion continues in 2017. Four sets of styrene units with total capacity of 735kt have been put into use this year. China’s styrene capacity is expected to reach 8,979kt/a by the end of 2017, up by 8.9% year-on-year. The operating rate of styrene units hits a new high in 2017 in line with high profits. China’s styrene capacity will keep growing fast in the next three years, according to SCI study. Capacity expansion of downstream industries also brisks up. However, some small and medium-sized downstream plants are shut down or running at lower loads due to the strict environmental protection inspection. Downstream industries are faced with a round of shuffle.

How will China’s styrene market supply and demand go against the backdrop of rapidly growing supply and much slower growth of demand? How will foreign suppliers to deal with the growing market share of Chinese-made styrene resources? Will the imported resources from South Korea, Taiwan area and U.S. maintain the cost advantage once China’s anti-dumping conclusion on these resources are established?

2017–2018 China Styrene Market Annual Report will analyze and capture the market state in 2017 and forecast the market up to 2022, based on first-hand data collected by SCI and official data announced by China authorities.

Report Value

1. Presenting the influence of China’s styrene market on the international one through analyzing the global styrene supply and demand pattern.

2. Capturing China’s styrene production state and development trend based on capacity and output statistics by regions and producers.


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 Styrene Market Overview

Part 3 2017 Styrene Supply-Demand Balance Analysis

Part 4 Styrene Supply Pattern Analysis

4.1 China’s Styrene Market Operation Analysis

4.1.1 2017 China’s Styrene Capacity Statistics

4.1.2 2017 China’s Styrene Capacity Statistics (by Enterprise Nature)

4.1.3 2017 China’s Styrene Capacity Statistics (by Region)

4.1.4 China’s Styrene Units Layout Change

4.1.5 China’s Styrene Manufacturers’ Matched Downstream Units Statistics

4.1.6 2012–2017 China’s Styrene Industry Operating Rate Comparison

4.1.7 China’s Styrene Manufacturers’ Gross Profit Analysis

4.1.8 2017 Merchantable Styrene Stocks at Ports of East China

4.1.9 2017 China’s Styrene Trade Flow

4.1.10 2018–2021 China’s Newly-Added Styrene Units Statistics

4.2 2013–2017 China’s Styrene Import Data Analysis

4.2.1 2013–2017 China’s Styrene Import Data Statistics

4.2.2 2013–2017 China’s Styrene Import Data Statistics (by Origin)

4.2.3 2013–2017 China’s Styrene Import Data Statistics (by Customs)

4.2.4 2013–2017 China’s Styrene Import Data Statistics (by Trade Mode)

4.2.5 China’s Styrene Import Dependence Degree Analysis

4.2.6 2013–2017 China’s Styrene Import Cost Statistics

Part 5 Styrene Demand Pattern and Change Trend

5.1 2017 Major Styrene Downstream Industries Operation Analysis

5.1.1 EPS

5.1.2 PS

5.1.3 ABS

5.1.4 SBR

5.1.5 SBS

5.1.6 SBL

5.1.7 UPR

5.2 2017 Styrene Supply-Demand Analysis and Demand Structure

5.2.1 2017 China’s Styrene Supply-Demand Balance Table

5.2.2 2017 Styrene Demand Structure

5.3 2017–2021 Major Styrene Downstream Industries Demand Forecast

Part 6 Upstream Feedstock and Spot Styrene Price Co-movement Analysis

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

6.2 2017 Benzene and China’s Spot Styrene Prices Co-movement Analysis

Part 7 China’s Styrene Feedstock Diversification Competition Analysis

7.1 2017 China’s Benzene Feedstock Diversified Development Status

7.2 2017 Oil-based and Coal-based Benzene Price Comparison

Part 8 China’s Styrene Sales Mode Diversification Competition Analysis

8.1 2017 China’s Styrene Sales Mode Diversified Development Status

8.2 2017 China’s Diversified Styrene Sales Mode Competition

Part 9 2017 Styrene Price Trend Analysis

9.1 2017 China’s Styrene Market Trend Analysis

9.2 2017 European, U.S. and Asian Styrene Markets Analysis

9.2.1 Asian Styrene Capacity Statistics

9.2.2 2017 Asian Styrene Market Review

9.2.3 2018 Asian Styrene Units Maintenance Plan

9.2.4 European and U.S. Styrene Capacity Statistics

9.2.5 2017 European and U.S. Styrene Market Trends Analysis

Part 10 2018 Styrene Price Forecast and Driving Factors Analysis

10.1 Macro Environment Interpretation and Its Influence on the Styrene Market

10.2 Industrial or National Policy Interpretation

10.3 2017–2021 Supply-Demand Pattern Forecast

10.3.1 2017–2021 Styrene Market Supply-Demand Pattern

10.3.2 2017–2021 China’s Styrene Downstream Consumption Structure Change

10.4 China’s Future Styrene Market Competition Analysis


Charts and Tables

Leal Announcement

Related Annual Reports

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2017-2018 China PS Market Annual Report

2017-2018 China ABS Market Annual Report

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