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2017-2018 China Ethylene Market Annual Report

Annual Report Overview


China’s ethylene market developed fast with various hotspots in 2017. With the supply gap in the downstream industries and high ethylene profitability, the ethylene industry obtained quicker development and more attention in previous years. The ethylene prices in Asia showed a “V”-shape movement in 2017. The market players should pay more attention to the downstream industries in Q4, 2017, and the prices of ethylene are expected to remain at a high level. Considering the newly-added capacity and unit maintenance, the annual output of ethylene is expected to rise by 4%-5%. The total import volume may break through 1.9 million mt, up 15% from 2016.

Many 1,000kt/a ethylene units are under planning or construction in 2017 and 2018. How will China’s ethylene supply and demand change during the 13th Five Year Plan? Facing increasing industrial competition, how will the ethylene enterprises choose raw materials and matched downstream units?

2017-2018 China Ethylene Market Annual Report will focus on China’s ethylene market in the supply-demand structure and downstream markets by virtue of the data accumulated by SCI in past years. This report will provide you suggestions on the new investment direction of ethylene projects in the future and is an important material to learn about China’s ethylene market.

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(1) Highlight the influence of China’s ethylene supply by analyzing the changes in China’s ethylene capacity pattern

(2) Present the change tendency of China’s ethylene supply structure, and forecast the future development of ethylene industry by analyzing the changes in ethylene capacity and output in the past 4 years

(3) Clearly learn about the ethylene import structure by analyzing the import customs, origins, and trade modes

(4) Learn the ethylene demand structure and change tendency in order to find new investment direction by analyzing major downstream products

(5) Analyze the influencing factors on ethylene prices from different aspects and objectively assess the ethylene industry chain


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 Forecasting Model Interpretation

Part 2 2017 Ethylene Market Overview

Part 3 China’s Ethylene Supply and Demand Balance

Part 4 Global Ethylene Supply Pattern Analysis

4.1 2017 Global Ethylene Supply Pattern

4.2 2017 Global Ethylene Unit Overhaul Statistics

4.3 2018-2022 Global Ethylene Industry Development Outlook

Part 5 China’s Ethylene Supply Pattern Analysis

5.1 2013-2017 China’s Ethylene Supply Analysis

5.1.1 2013-2017 China’s Ethylene Capacity and Supply Pattern Analysis

5.1.2 2013-2017 China’s Ethylene Output Change Analysis

5.2 2013-2017 Ethylene Import Market Analysis

5.2.1 Ethylene Import Volume Analysis (by Origin)

5.2.2 Ethylene Import Volume Analysis (by Customs)

5.2.3 Ethylene Import Volume Analysis (by Trade Mode)

5.3 2018-2022 China’s Ethylene Supply Trend Forecast

5.3.1 2018-2022 China’s Ethylene Newly-Added Capacity and Technology Analysis

5.3.2 2018-2022 China’s Ethylene Supply Outlook

Part 6 China’s Ethylene Demand Pattern Analysis

6.1 2017 China’s Ethylene Consumption Structure Analysis

6.2 China’s Ethylene Consumption Volume Statistics

6.2.1 2013-2017 China’s Ethylene Consumption Statistics Analysis

6.2.2 2017 China’s Major Outsourcing Ethylene Enterprises

6.3 2017 China’s Ethylene Downstream Markets Analysis

6.3.1 2017 PE Market Analysis

6.3.2 2017 MEG Market Analysis

6.3.3 2017 EO Market Analysis

6.3.4 2017 SM Market Analysis

6.3.5 2017 EVA Market Analysis

6.3.6 2017 PVC Market Analysis

6.4 2018-2022 Main Downstream Industries’ Capacity Outlook

6.4.1 2018-2022 China PE Capacity Expansion

6.4.2 2018-2022 China MEG Capacity Expansion

6.4.3 2018-2022 China EO Capacity Expansion

6.4.4 2018-2022 China SM Capacity Expansion

6.4.5 2018-2022 China PVC Capacity Expansion

6.4.6 2018-2022 China EVA Capacity Expansion

Part 7 2017 International Ethylene Markets Analysis

7.1 Asia Ethylene Market Analysis

7.2 Europe Ethylene Market Analysis

7.3 U.S. Ethylene Market Analysis

Part 8 2018 Ethylene Forecast and Influential Factors Analysis

8.1 2018 International Ethylene Prices Forecast

8.2 Macro Environment and Industry Policy Interpretation

8.3 Supply-Demand Balance Pattern Forecast

8.4 Main Production Technologies and Cost Comparison

8.5 Influence of Feedstock Change

Appendix 1 Focus: How do Downstream Users Choose Against Various Feedstock?

Appendix 2 Company Names

Appendix 3 Tables & Charts

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 Appendix 3 Tables & Charts


Table 1 Ethylene Properties

Table 2 Geographic Terms

Table 3 Abbreviations

Table 4 2013-2017 China’s Ethylene Supply-Demand Balance

Table 5 2017 Global Ethylene Unit Status

Table 6 2013-2017 Ethylene Import Volume Statistics (by Origin)

Table 7 2013-2017 Ethylene Import Volume Statistics (by Customs)

Table 8 2013-2017 Ethylene Import Volume Statistics (by Trade Mode)

Table 9 2018-2022 China’s Ethylene Capacity Expansion Statistics

Table 10 2013-2016 China’s Ethylene Supply Statistics

Table 11 2017 Ethylene Downstream Outsourcing Enterprises Statistics

Table 12 2018-2022 China PE Capacity Expansion Statistics

Table 13 2018-2020 China MEG Capacity Expansion Statistics

Table 14 2018-2020 China EO Capacity Expansion Statistics

Table 15 2018-2020 China SM Capacity Expansion Statistics

Table 16 2018-2019 China PVC Capacity Expansion

Table 17 2018-2022 China EVA Capacity Expansion Statistics

Table 18 2017 Asia Ethylene Monthly Average Prices

Table 19 2013-2017 Asia Ethylene Annual Average Price

Table 20 2018-2022 China’s Ethylene Market Supply-Demand Balance


Chart 1 2013-2017 China’s Ethylene Capacity Statistics

Chart 2 2013-2017 China’s Ethylene Output Statistics

Chart 3 2017 China's Ethylene Consumption Structure Analysis

Chart 4 2015-2017 (Jan-Nov) China's PE Market Price Trend

Chart 5 2015-2017 (Jan-Nov) MEG Price Trend in East China

Chart 6 2015-2017 (Jan-Nov) EO Price Trend in East China

Chart 7 2015-2017 (Jan-Nov) Jiangsu SM Price Trend

Chart 8 2015-2017 (Jan-Nov) EVA Price Trend

Chart 9 2015-2017 (Jan-Nov) PVC Price Trend

Chart 10 2015-2017 (Jan-Nov) Asia Ethylene Prices Trend

Chart 11 2015-2017 (Jan-Nov) Europe Ethylene Prices Trend

Chart 12 2015-2017 (Jan-Nov) U.S. Ethylene Price Trend

Chart 13 2018 Ethylene Price Trend (CFR Northeast Asia)

Chart 14 2018 Steam Coal Q5500 (Qinhuangdao Port) Price Trend

Chart 15 2014-2018 International Oil Price Trend


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