Energy & Chemicals Industry Analysis

Operation Analysis on China’s Polysilicon Industry in 2017

(1) The industry scale grew steadily. In 2017, the production volume of polysilicon was 242,000 tons, increasing by 24.7% YOY; the wafer production reached  87 GW, going up by 34.3% YOY; the solar cell output was 68 GW, with an increase of 33.3% YOY; the solar module output reached 76 GW, increasing by 31.7% YOY. The production scale of each joint along the industry chain accounted for more than 50% of the world’s total, ranking first in the world. Related report: Research Report on China’s Solar Polysilicon Industry, 2018-2022 (2) The technology…

Read More
Energy & Chemicals Industry Analysis

Analysis on Supply and Demand of Electrolytic Aluminum in China, 2018

In 2017, the supply-side reform brought aluminum to the spotlight and also constantly lifted its price. Since 2000, the global supply and demand for electrolytic aluminum has increased significantly, from 24 million tons that year to the current volume of 63 million tons, with an increase of 160%. More than 80% of the increase came from China. Now China’s electrolytic aluminum production and sales account for over 50% of the world’s total. In 2017, the output of electrolytic aluminum in China was 14.8 times of that in 2000, with the…

Read More
Energy & Chemicals Industry Analysis

Overview of Power Generation in China

Power generation by sources of energy in China in 2016 In 2016, thermal power plants constituted the largest share in the power generation mix in China, accounting for approximately 71.6% of the total national power generation. Hydropower takes the second highest share, accounting for approximately 19.7% of the total power generation. Of the thermal power generation fleet in China, combined heat and power generation is an important sub-segment. In 2014, combined heat and power (“CHP”) generation capacity in China reached approximately 280.1 GW, accounting for approximately 30.3% of the total…

Read More
Energy & Chemicals

Analysis on Production Volume and Market Concentration Rate of Global Cobalt Industry

Congo-Kinshasa has the world’s largest reserves of cobalt ores, representing 50%. The country also ranked first in terms of production volume of cobalt ores. Its annual production volume of cobalt maintained between 70,000 tons and 90,000 tons for the previous three years, accounting for over 70% of the global volume. The ore grade of cobalt in Congo-Kinshasa is mainly evaluated between 0.3% and 0.5%, much better than that in other places of origin. Generally, 8%-10% of local ores are for open-pit mining. It is estimated that the added global production…

Read More
Energy & Chemicals

Overview of China Plastic Component Manufacturing Market

Plastic is defined as a synthetic material made from a wide range of organic polymers that can be melted and moulded into a desired shape and set into a stable form with the use of plastic mould. In general, plastic can be categorized into thermoplastic and thermosetting plastic. The former one can be remelted into liquid while the latter one always remains a permanent solid state. Common characteristics of plastics include (i) chemical resistance, (ii) outstanding insulating properties, (iii) light, (iv) ease of processing and (v) wide range of application.…

Read More
Energy & Chemicals

Overview of Oil Industry in China

Due to continuous modernization and urbanization over the past years, China experiences huge energy demand and is one of major oil and petroleum consuming economies in the world. The following figures set out China’s production, consumption and import profile over the 5-year period from 2011 to 2015. While China’s oil production grew at a CAGR of approximately 1.4%, it could not catch up the consumption growth at a CAGR of approximately 5.0% over the same period, resulting in the shortfall being fulfilled by import. In 2015, the oil import in…

Read More
Energy & Chemicals

China’s Municipal Water Industry

Despite having a massive volume of water resources at around 2,831 billion tons, China is one of the world’s most water deficient countries. Its per capita freshwater resource of 2,059 tons is less than a third of global average. Exacerbating this water shortage is China’s growing demand for water driven by China’s rapid economic development as well as growing and increasingly urbanized population. Between 2010 and 2015, China’s population grew from 1,340.9 million to 1,374.6 million. Frost and Sullivan estimates that by 2020, China’s population will grow to 1,411.2 million.…

Read More
Energy & Chemicals

Municipal Water Industry Outlook in China

China’s municipal water industry used to be highly fragmented. In recent years, a few integrated and large-scale water companies expanded their business into new regions through mergers and acquisitions. Companies with a good reputation, a brand name, advanced technologies, and good financial health are more likely to benefit from larger operation scales and higher efficiency and to speed up their pace of expansion through the acquisition of smaller operators, leading to a higher concentration rate in this industry. China’s current water tariff still remains at a relatively low level, and…

Read More
Construction Energy & Chemicals Industry Analysis

China’s Landscaping Market

Introduction Landscaping refers to the modification and improvement of outdoor public areas, composed of green planting, landform reconstruction, sightseeing facility building and road planning, to achieve environmental outcomes. Landscaping is divided into two segments, namely (a) municipal landscaping, which is generally led or initiated by the government or state-invested enterprises for the purpose of improving city appearance and the living environment; and (b) private and non-governmental landscaping, which serves individuals and non-governmental parties in private construction. Market size The size of landscaping market in the PRC, which is measured in…

Read More
Energy & Chemicals

China’s AMR Application Market

Smart Grids and AMR Systems The power distribution sector in China (except for middle and western Inner Mongolia) is controlled by State Grid and Southern Grid, the two state-owned enterprises established both in 2002 in connection with the reform of China’s power system to separate power generation from power transmission and distribution. State Grid is the largest power grid company in China which invests in, constructs and operates power grids in 26 provinces2, covering approximately 85% of electric power users in China as of December 31, 2016, while Southern Grid…

Read More
RSS
Follow by Email