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2022-2023 China PE Market Annual Report

Annual Report Overview


In 2022, the global economic growth slowed down, and the world financial market was relatively unstable. The changing trend of the overall global economy exerted a huge impact on the international situation, economic trade, and foreign investment. In this context, the development environment for the PE industry became more intricate. In 2022, the crude oil prices continued to run at highs, and China’s refineries faced great pressure amid high costs but low profits. Meanwhile, the PE industry was greatly affected by the newly added PE capacity and low-priced imported PE as well as the sluggish demand caused by decreased end orders. With the PE capacity further expanding, the PE industry will gradually see structural overcapacity, so how will the supply and demand patterns of PE change in the future? By continuously tracking the development of the industry and market changes and relying on 18 years of industry analysis experience, SCI monitors the whole process from supply to demand, from upstream to downstream, from global to China, etc. Based on the massive data and scientific analysis model, SCI constantly granulates the data and deeply interprets the driving factors of the PE market, aiming to present customers with a comprehensive and fresh perspective on the forward-looking value.

Report value

1. To show the changes in global PE trade patterns based on the analysis of PE supply and demand patterns in China and overseas markets.

2. To display the change trends in China’s PE supply pattern through the detailed analysis of LDPE/LLDPE/HDPE supply data, based on multi-dimensional capacity, output, operating rate, import and export data in the last 5 years.

3. To present the clear PE demand distribution for the industry through the analysis of PE demand structure and detailed LDPE/LLDPE/HDPE demand structure.

4. To discover future demand growth points by analyzing PE key downstream industries and to grasp the key downstream procurement factors by combining the peak and off demand seasons and end uses’ procurement factors.

5. To clarify the driving factors of market price fluctuations by continuously tracking upstream, midstream and downstream inventory data.

6. To point out the direction of feedstock selection for new entrants by comparing and analyzing the cost and gross profit status of each production method.


Part 1 PE Market Overview

Part 2 2018-2022 PE Supply and Demand Balance Analysis

Part 3 PE Supply Pattern and Change Trend Analysis

3.1 2022 Global PE Capacity Layout Pattern

3.1.1 2022 Global PE Capacity and Layout

3.1.2 2022 Global LDPE/HDPE/LLDPE Capacity Proportion

3.1.3 2023 Global PE Capacity and Output Forecast

3.2 China PE Capacity Layout Pattern

3.2.1 2022 China PE Capacity and Layout by Region

3.2.2 2022 China PE Capacity Proportion by Feedstock

3.2.3 2022 China PE Capacity Proportion by Enterprise Nature

3.3 China PE Output Analysis     

3.3.1 2018-2022 China PE Output and Operating Rate Analysis

3.3.2 2022 China LDPE/HDPE/LLDPE Monthly Output Analysis

3.3.3 2023-2027 China PE Output and Operating Rate Forecast

3.4 International and China PE Unit Shutdown and Capacity Expansion

3.4.1 2022 China PE Unit Maintenance

3.4.2 2022 International PE Unit Maintenance

3.4.3 2022 International and China PE Unit Capacity Expansion

3.4.4 2023-2027 China PE Unit Capacity Expansion Plan

3.4.5 2023-2027 International PE Unit Capacity Expansion Plan

3.5 2018-2022 China PE Import Review  

3.5.1 2018-2022 China PE Import Analysis     

3.5.2 LDPE/HDPE/LLDPE Import Analysis by Trader partner    

3.5.3 LDPE/HDPE/LLDPE Import Analysis by Trade Mode 

3.6 PE Inventory Data Change Analysis

3.6.1 2022 PE Inventory Analysis by Producer

3.6.2 2022 PE Inventory Analysis by Trader

3.6.3 2022 PE Inventory Analysis by Port

3.7 PE Warehouse and Logistics Status Analysis 

3.7.1 PE Packaging Change Analysis 

3.7.2 PE Warehouse and Logistics Change Analysis    

3.8 2023 PE Market Supply Trend Forecast   

Part 4 PE Demand Pattern and Change Analysis 

4.1 2022 PE Demand Structure Analysis 

4.1.1 2022 Global PE Demand Structure Analysis

4.1.2 2022 China PE Demand Structure Analysis 

4.1.3 2022 China LDPE/HDPE/LLDPE Demand Structure Analysis by Grade

4.1.4 2022 China PE Demand Structure Analysis by Region     

4.1.5 2022 China LDPE/HDPE/LLDPE Demand Structure Analysis by Region

4.2 Major PE Downstream Industries Demand Change Analysis

4.2.1 2022 China Plastic Industry Development

4.2.2 2022 PE Downstream Industries Development LDPE and LLDPE Downstream Industries Development HDPE Downstream Industries Development

4.3 2022 PE Export Data Analysis

4.3.1 PE Export Market Review

4.3.2 Export Destination Analysis

4.3.3 Export Market Outlook

4.4 2022 PE Application Analysis in Slack and Peak Seasons

4.5 2022 PE Downstream User Key Procurement Factor Analysis

4.6 2022 PE Operator Risk and Barrier Analysis   

4.7 2023 PE Demand Outlook

Part 5 PE Price Trend Analysis

5.1 China PE Market Analysis

5.1.1 2022 China PE Market Trend Analysis

5.1.2 2022 Crude Oil and PE Spot Price Co-Movement Analysis     

5.1.3 2022 Ethylene and PE Spot Price Co-Movement Analysis

5.1.4 2022 Coal and PE Spot Price Co-Movement Analysis

5.1.5 2022 China-Origin PE and Imported PE Price Spread Analysis     

5.1.6 2022 China Virgin PE and Recycled PE Price Analysis     

5.2 2022 PE Futures Price Impact on Spot Market

Part 6 PE Market Outlook     

6.1 2023-2025 PE Market Price Trend Forecast   

6.2 Macro Environment and Industry Policy Analysis  

6.3 2023-2027 PE Supply-Demand Balance Forecast

6.4 China PE Product Differentiation Development     

6.5 Major China PE Production Method Economic Efficiency Analysis  

6.5.1 Naphtha-Based PE Profit Analysis  

6.5.2 Coal-Based PE Profit Analysis 

6.5.3 Methanol-Based PE Profit Analysis

6.6 Upstream Feedstock Trend Forecast 

6.6.1 Crude Oil Market Fluctuation and Influence 

6.6.2 Ethylene Market Fluctuation and Influence 

6.6.3 Coal Market Fluctuation and Influence 

6.7 Market Competition Analysis      


Appendix 1 Industry Focus   

Appendix 2 Methodology and Related Definition

2.1 Data Collection and Methodology

2.2 Forecasting Model Interpretation

2.3 Definition and Abbreviation

Appendix 3 Tables and Charts

Appendix 4 Related Annual Reports

2022-2023 China Ethylene Market Annual Report

2022-2023 China LDPE Market Annual Report

2022-2023 China HDPE Market Annual Report

2022-2023 China EVA Market Annual Report

2022-2023 China PP Market Annual Report

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