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2018-2019 China Styrene Market Annual Report

Annual Report Overview


The year 2018 witnessed extraordinary changes in the styrene industry. The anti-dumping duties ranging from 3.8% to 13.9% on styrene resources originated in South Korea, Taiwan Province of China and the U.S. were finally collected. It not only caused changes in the flow of the supply sources between regions, but also directly led to the extreme inventory levels at main ports in East China, resulting in huge price fluctuations in China’s market. In 2018, the styrene capacity continued to expand. The 500kt/a unit at Haiwan Chemical and the 260kt/a unit at Anhui Haoyuan went into operation in succession, up 9% Y-O-Y. Thus, the proportion of the imported resources dropped continually following China’s styrene capacity expansion. In 2018, China’s styrene import independence degree declined again. The benzene price remained at a low level for the whole year due to the inventory pressure, while the styrene industry maintained strong momentum. The styrene producers gained substantial profits in 2018. Influenced by more complicated and changeable factors, the styrene market went through fluctuations with wider ranges and higher frequencies in 2018 than those in the previous years.     

From 2019 to 2020, China’s styrene industry will enter an intensive capacity expansion period. The blowout growth of the newly added capacity will completely reverse the supply pattern of China’s styrene market. According to SCI, China’s styrene industry will achieve complete self-sufficiency and even turn to the export around 2020. Facing with radical changes in the styrene industry, this report will provide you with future market trends on whether the imported resources will completely withdraw from the Chinese market, whether the trade circulation space between China and foreign countries will shrink further, and how participants in the styrene industry will respond.

SCI has engaged in commodity research for 15 years, and the styrene market information service has lasted for 14 years. SCI has earned widespread acceptance by virtue of the accurate and reliable data as well as the professional researches on the styrene industry. According to the original data investigated by SCI, combined with the authoritative data released by the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC), China Statistics Bureau etc., this report makes detailed analysis of the styrene market in the recent 5 years, including the supply-demand structure, variation tendency, core competitiveness, etc. and provides scientific forecast on market trends in the next 3-5 years.

Report Value:

1. To provide detailed and accurate data including the styrene capacity, output, and the operating rate from 2014-2018.
2. To provide the primary inventory data of the styrene at main ports in East China for participants to make judgement and analysis.

3. To present abundant information and data to help participants to make a comprehensive understanding of the styrene market.

4. To offer detailed and accurate data for participants to forecast the development trend of the styrene industry in the next 5 years. 







Part 1 China Styrene Market Overview

Part 2 2014-2018 China Styrene Supply-Demand Balance Analysis

Part 3 China Styrene Supply Pattern and Variation Analysis

3.1 China Styrene Capacity Variation Analysis

3.1.1 2018 China Styrene Capacity Statistics

3.1.2 2018 China Styrene Capacity Statistics by Enterprise Nature

3.1.3 2018 China Styrene Capacity Statistics by Region

3.1.4 China Styrene Producers’ Downstream Matching Units Statistics

3.1.5 China Styrene Capacity Variation Trend

3.2 China Styrene Output and Operating Rate Variation Analysis

3.2.1 2014-2018 China Styrene Operating Rate Comparison

3.2.2 2018 China Styrene Monthly Operating Rate Statistics

3.3 2018 China Styrene Import Volume Variation Analysis

3.3.1 2014-2018 Styrene Import Data Analysis 

3.3.2 China Styrene Import Dependence Degree Analysis

3.3.3 2014-2018 Styrene Import Cost Statistics

3.4 Styrene Inventory Variation Analysis at Main Ports in East China

3.5 Styrene Storage and Logistics Status Analysis

3.6 2019 Styrene Supply Forecast

3.6.1 2019-2022 China Newly Added Styrene Unit Statistics

3.6.2 2019 Styrene Capacity, Output and Import Forecast

3.7 China Styrene Producers’ Profit Analysis

Part 4 China Styrene Demand Pattern and Variation Analysis       

4.1 2018 Styrene Major Downstream Industries Operation Analysis

4.1.1 2018 China EPS Industry Analysis      

4.1.2 2018 China PS Industry Analysis

4.1.3 2018 China ABS Industry Analysis

4.1.4 2018 China SBR Industry Analysis

4.1.5 2018 China SBL Industry Analysis

4.1.6 2018 China SBS Industry Analysis

4.1.7 2018 China UPR Industry Analysis

4.2 China Styrene Consumption Volume Variation Analysis

4.3 China Styrene Consumption Structure Analysis by Industry

4.4 China Styrene Downstream Main Customers Size and Demand Variation Analysis

4.5 China Styrene Downstream Main Customers Size Statistics in Major Consumption Industries

4.6 2019 China Styrene Major Downstream Industries Consumption Growth Forecast

4.7 2019 China Styrene Consumption Volume Forecast

4.8 Styrene Key Procurement Factors for Downstream Customers

4.9 Styrene Major Downstream Industries Peak Season and off Season Analysis

4.10 Operators’ Management Risks and Barriers Analysis

Part 5 2018 Styrene Price Trend Analysis

5.1 2018 China Styrene Market Trend Analysis

5.2 2018 Europe, the U.S. and Asia Styrene Market Analysis

5.3 Related Products Co-Movement Analysis

5.3.1 Crude Oil and China Styrene Spot Price Co-Movement Analysis

5.3.2 Benzene and China Styrene Spot Price Co-Movement Analysis

Part 6 2019 China Styrene Market Forecast Analysis

6.1 Market Price Driving Factors Future Development Trend Forecast

6.1.1 Macro-Economic Environment Interpretation and Influence       

6.1.2 China National and Industrial Policy Interpretation

6.1.3 Production Technology Development Trend

6.1.4 Supply-Demand Balance Forecast

6.1.5 Market Competition Analysis and Forecast

6.1.6 Styrene Value Chain Analysis and Forecast

6.1.7 Related Products Price Co-Movement Influence Forecast

6.2 2019 Main Price Driving Factors Influence Analysis

6.3 2019 Styrene Price Tendency Forecast



1. Styrene Annual Events

2. Methodology and Related Definition

2.1 Data Statistical and Calculative Methodology

2.2 Forecasting Model Interpretation

2.3 Definition and Abbreviation

3. Distributor List

4. Tables & Charts

5. Related Products Annual Reports

2018-2019 China Benzene Market Annual Report

2018-2019 China EPS Market Annual Report

2018-2019 China ABS Market Annual Report

2018-2019 China PS Market Annual Report

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