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2017-2018 China PE Market Annual Report

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2017–2018 China PE Market Annual Report


The global PE capacity is still expanding in 2017. The feedstock is more diversified. A large number of newly-added units in North America will be put into use. The trades of PE along the Belt and Road will continue to be improved. The scale of China’s PE industry continues to grow. It is preliminary estimated that the annual growth rate of PE capacity will be 9.3%. As of H1, 2017, China’s PE output grew by 7% year on year, and the consumption volume grew by 10%. In 2017, China’s PE prices were mainly affected by the supply and demand fundamentals, as well as the national policies, finance and etc.

The PE industry has become increasingly complex because of rising capacity and feedstock diversification. How do the new enterprises choose feedstock? In case of structural overcapacity, how can enterprises choose the product structure? How do the traders develop and innovate sales strategies in the buyer’s market? How do processing enterprises upgrade and transform under the normalization of environmental protection supervision? What opportunity will the virgin PE industry get facing the prohibition of importing waste plastic? 2017–2018 China’s PE Market Annual Report will give you the answers.

This report is based on the raw data of 13 years of investigation from SCI, the authoritative data published by National Bureau of Statistics, General Administration of Customs, National Development and Reform Commission and etc., and the industry data from domestic major suppliers, traders and downstream factories. Scientific analysis methods and data models are used by senior industry experts to review the 2017 China PE market and forecast future PE market.

Report value:

1. Showing the international influence of China's market changes through the analysis of global and China’s PE supply and demand pattern.

2. Showing the changing trend of PE supply pattern in China based on the capacity, output and operating rates at PE producers in the past five years.

3. Analyzing the PE import pattern from the aspects of origin, customs and trade mode.

4. Keeping track of inventory data of upstream, midstream and downstream markets, and clarifying the driving factors for market price fluctuation.

5. Analyzing the cost and profit status of each production path under diversification of feedstock. Guiding the direction of feedstock selection for new entrants.

6. Analyzing the operating index of PE downstream plastic processing enterprises and looking for the trend of industry development change under high environmental protection standards.

7. How will the virgin PE and recycled PE compete with each other in the future after the prohibition of importing waste plastics is implemented?


Part 1 Methodology & Related Definition

1.1 Methodology & Definition

1.1.1 Report Reliability & Statement

1.1.2 Data Interpretation & Annotation

1.2 Definition & Abbreviation

1.3 Forecast Model Introduction

Part 2 PE Market Review

Part 3 2017 PE Supply and Demand Balance Analysis

Part 4 PE Market Supply Pattern Analysis

4.1 2017 Global PE Capacity Layout Pattern

4.1.1 2017 Global PE Capacity Layout (by Region)

4.1.2 2017 Global PE Capacity Proportion (by Enterprise)

4.1.3 2018 Global PE Capacity and Output Forecast

4.2 China’s PE Capacity Layout Pattern

4.2.1 2017 China’s PE Capacity Layout (by Region)

4.2.2 2017 China’s PE Capacity Proportion (by Feedstock)

4.2.3 2017 China’s PE Capacity Proportion (by Enterprise)

4.3 China’s PE Output Analysis

4.3.1 2013–2017 China’s PE Output and Operating Rate Analysis

4.3.2 2018–2021 China’s PE Output and Operating Rate Forecast

4.4 Global PE Unit Maintenance and Capacity Expansion Statistics

4.4.1 2017 China’s PE Unit Maintenance Statistics

4.4.2 2017 International PE Unit Maintenance Statistics

4.4.3 2017 Global PE Unit Capacity Expansion Plan Statistics

4.4.4 2018–2021 China’s PE Unit Capacity Expansion Plan Statistics

4.4.5 2018–2021 International PE Unit Capacity Expansion Plan Statistics

4.5 2015–2017 China’s PE Import Review

4.5.1 2015–2017 China’s PE Import Analysis

4.5.2 Import Analysis (by Origin)

4.5.3 Import Analysis (by Customs)

4.5.4 Import Analysis (by Trade Mode)

4.6 PE Inventory Data Change Analysis

4.6.1 2017 PE Inventory Analysis (by Enterprise)

4.6.2 2017 PE Inventory Analysis (by Trader)

4.6.3 2017 PE Inventory Analysis (by Port)

4.7 2018 PE Market Supply Trend Forecast

Part 5 PE Demand Pattern and Change Analysis

5.1 2017 PE Demand Structure Analysis

5.1.1 2017 Global PE Demand Structure Analysis

5.1.2 2017 China’s PE Demand Structure Analysis

5.1.3 2017 China’s PE Demand Structure Analysis (by Region)

5.2 PE Downstream Industry Development Status

5.2.1 2017 China’s Plastic Products Industry Development Status

5.2.2 2017 China’s LLDPE and LDPE Downstream Products Industry Operation Analysis

5.2.3 2017 China’s HDPE Downstream Products Industry Operation Analysis

5.3 2017 China’s PE Export Data Analysis

5.3.1 Export Market Review

5.3.2 Export Analysis (by Destination)

5.3.3 Export Market Forecast

5.4 2018 PE Market Demand Forecast

Part 6 2017 PE Price Trend Analysis

6.1 China’s PE Market Analysis

6.1.1 2017 China’s PE Market Trend Analysis

6.1.2 2017 Crude Oil Market and China’s Spot PE Price Co-Movement Analysis  

6.1.3 2017 Ethylene Market and China’s Spot PE Price Co-Movement Analysis   

6.1.4 2017 Coal Market and China’s Spot PE Price Co-Movement Analysis   

6.1.5 2017 PE Price Spread Analysis between Domestic and International

6.2 International PE Market Analysis

6.2.1 2017 Asian PE Market Trend Analysis

6.2.2 2017 European PE Market Trend Analysis

6.3 China’s PE Futures Market Analysis

Part 7 2018 PE Price Forecast and Influence Factor Analysis

7.1 2018 PE Market Price Trend Forecast

7.2 Macro Environment and Policy Interpretation and Impacts

7.3 PE Supply-Demand Pattern Forecast

7.4 China’s PE Products Diversity Development Process

7.5 China’s PE Major Production Technology Economy Analysis

7.5.1 Major Production Technology Cost Comparison

7.5.2 Oil-Based PE Profit Analysis

7.5.3 Coal-Based PE Profit Analysis

7.5.4 Methanol-Based PE Profit Analysis

7.6 Upstream Feedstock Market Trend Forecast

7.6.1 Crude oil Market Volatility and Influence

7.6.2 Ethylene Market Volatility and Influence

7.6.3 Coal Market Volatility and Influence

7.7 Substitute Goods Market Competition Analysis

7.7.1 Imported PE Competitiveness Analysis

7.7.2 Recycled PE Competitiveness Analysis


Tables and Charts

Legal Statement


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