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2018-2019 China Ethylene Market Annual Report

Annual Report Overview


China’s ethylene industry achieved great development in 2018, supported by the short supply and high profits of downstream products. Ethylene prices in Asia remained at high levels in 2018, and this resulted in serious competition between domestic and overseas resources.

China’s ethylene industry is suffering short supply, and the capacity of downstream products is increasing rapidly. Accordingly, there will be many ethylene projects to be built in China. PE is the biggest application field of ethylene, and the followings are EO, EG and styrene. China’s import dependence degrees of the above products range from 30% to 50%. China is the biggest ethylene importer in the world, and the strict requirements in the ethylene storage and logistics determine that China can only import ethylene from several specific origins.

China’s ethylene capacity will increase greatly from 2019 to 2020. What will happen to China’s ethylene supply-demand balance? What feedstock will be more popular among the newly added ethylene projects? Which ethylene projects will be matched with integrated downstream units? China’s ethylene demand-supply balance will be analyzed in this report, based on SCI’s long-term data collection. In addition, the forecast of downstream markets and suggestions of investment in ethylene projects will be provided.

Report value

1. China’s ethylene supply-demand balance is reported according to changes in ethylene capacity and output in the past five years and future newly added projects.

2. Strategic basis for investment in ethylene projects and downstream projects are provided through analysis of ethylene demand structure and downstream products’ profits.

3. China’s ethylene prices are forecasted through detailed analysis of ethylene imports and price driving factors.

4. Sufficient information on China’s ethane cracking projects.


Part 1 Ethylene Market Overview

Part 2 2014-2018 Ethylene Supply and Demand Balance Analysis

Part 3 Ethylene Supply Pattern and Trend Analysis

3.1 Global Ethylene Supply Pattern Analysis

3.1.1 2018 Global Ethylene Units Maintenance Statistics

3.1.2 2018-2019 Global Ethylene Capacity Analysis and Forecast

3.2 2014-2018 China Ethylene Supply Analysis

3.2.1 2014-2018 China Ethylene Capacity Changes and Layout Analysis

3.2.2 2014-2018 China Ethylene Output and Operating Rate Analysis

3.3 2014-2018 China Ethylene Import Volume Analysis

3.3.1 2018 China Ethylene Import Volume Analysis (by Origin)

3.3.2 2018 China Ethylene Import Volume Analysis (by Customs)

3.3.3 2018 China Ethylene Import Volume Analysis (by Trade Mode)

3.3.4 2014-2018 China Ethylene Import Volume Comparison

3.4 2019 China Ethylene Market Supply Forecast

3.4.1 2019 China Newly Added Ethylene Projects

3.4.2 2019 China Ethylene Market Supply Forecast

Part 4 China Ethylene Demand Pattern and Trend Analysis

4.1 2014-2018 China Ethylene Consumption Characteristics Analysis

4.1.1 204-2018 China Ethylene Consumption Structure Comparison

4.1.2 204-2018 China Ethylene Consumption Volume Comparison

4.2 2014-2018 China Ethylene Downstream Markets Analysis

4.2.1 2014-2018 China Ethylene Downstream Products Prices Analysis

4.2.2 2014-2018 China Ethylene Downstream Products Profits Analysis

4.2.3 2014-2018 China Ethylene Downstream Industries Operating Rates Analysis

4.2.4 2018 China Ethylene Downstream Products Consumption Structure Analysis

4.3 2019 China Ethylene Demand Forecast

4.3.1 2019 Downstream Industries Capacity Expansion

4.3.2 2019 Downstream Products Consumption Forecast

Part 5 2018 Global Ethylene Price Trend Analysis

5.1 Asia Ethylene Price Trend Analysis

5.2 Europe Ethylene Price Trend Analysis

5.3 U.S. Ethylene Price Trend Analysis

Part 6 2019 China Ethylene Industry Forecast

6.1 2019 Global Ethylene Price Trend Analysis

6.2 Macro-Environment Interpretation and Influences

6.3 Supply-Demand Balance Pattern Forecast

6.4 China Ethylene Technology Evolution and Project Investment Suggestions

6.5 Main Feedstock Changes’ Influences on Ethylene Prices


Appendix 1 Progress of China Ethane Cracking Projects

Appendix 2 Methodology and Related Definition

2.1 Statistics Standard and Calculation Methodology

2.2 Forecasting Model Interpretation

2.3 Definition and Abbreviation

Appendix 3 Tables & Charts

Appendix 4 Related Annual Reports

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