The chlor-alkali industry refers to the production of basic chemical products including caustic soda, polyvinyl chloride and chlorine as significant chemical raw materials.
According to CRI, China is a leading power of the production capacity and volume of caustic soda, polyvinyl chloride and chlorine in the globe.
Up to the end of 2015, the number of existing caustic soda manufacturers was 163 and the total production capacity was 38.73 million tons per year with an increase of 28.2% compared to that of 2010 in China, of which the production capacity of ion-exchange membrane was 38.18 million tons with a proportion of about 98.6%. Caustic soda manufacturers mainly concentrate in Shandong, Jiangsu, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, Henan and Zhejiang with an aggregate production capacity proportion of 61.5% of the total.
There were 81 operating polyvinyl chloride manufacturers with a total production capacity of 23.48 million tons per year, of which the calcium carbide method was 19.18 million tons with a proportion of about 81.7% of the total by the end of 2015. Major production capacity was distributed in Inner Mongolia, Shandong, Tianjin, Shaanxi and Henan with an aggregate proportion of 62.2% of the total.
The chlor-alkali industry transfers in terms of development trend and structural problems for the slump growth rate of economy in China and the international financial crisis in 2008.
In recent years, the production capacity of new caustic soda and PVC experienced a significant growth with the rapid development and project investment in various areas. Meanwhile, the downstream consumption increased rapidly and stably while the growth rate was smaller than that of the production capacity with an intensifying overcapacity for the imbalance between supply and demand.
In addition, the production capacity of caustic soda and PVC is surplus and imbalanced in different regions. New expansion of the production capacity of caustic soda is to balance chlorine resources.
However, the production capacity of major auxiliary chlorine consuming products is surplus such as methane chloride, epichlorohydrin, chlorine-containing aromatic products, chloroethanoic acid, chlorinated paraffin, trichlorosilane, trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene. Central and western regions are major supply areas of caustic soda and PVC while eastern and southern regions are major consumption ones.
Large amount of PVC and solid caustic soda in central and western regions need to be sold to major consumption areas in east and south China due to the mismatch between the production capacity expansion and the distribution. According to incomplete statistics, the annual production capacity of about 800 million tons of caustic soda and 600 million tons of PVC were phased out of the market from 2011 to 2015.
The concentration rate of the chlor-alkali industry increased in China in recent years. The proportion of the production capacity scale of caustic soda enterprises under 10 million tons per year decreased from 15.4% in 2010 to 9.08% in 2015. The number of enterprises with a production capacity scale of over 40 million tons per year increased from 17 in 2010 to 23 in 2015 and the proportion increased from 27.1% to 37.7%. Meanwhile, the proportion of the production capacity scale of PVC enterprises under 10 million tons per year decreased from 9.4% in 2010 to 4.8% in 2015. The number of enterprises with a production capacity scale of over 40 million tons per year increased from 17 in 2010 to 22 in 2015 and the proportion increased from 45.8% to 55.8%.
According to CRI, the annual export volume of caustic soda was over two million tons from 2011 to 2015 with destinations such as Australia, the U.S.A., Southeast Asia and Africa. PVC is exported to over ten destinations including India, Russia, Southeast Asia and Central Asia. Meanwhile, major export destinations of China PVC include India, Russia, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Malaysia and Thailand.
In terms of environment protection, the Chlor-Alkali Industry is numerous in product and by-product varieties and discharge of waste water, gas as well as solid wastes, which leading to environment pressure. PVC is the most chlorine-consuming product with a consumption rate of about 40% of national chlorine output volume. Major factor influencing the sustainable development of calcium carbide PVC is the prevention and control of mercury pollution due to the increasingly exhausted mercury resources and the future implementation of international Minamata Convention about Mercury.
Products of the chlor-alkali industry are applied in various fields, and are closely related to national economy. Meanwhile, the annual growth of output volume is closely related to that of GDP. The economy growth rate declined after years’ of rapid increase while it is expected to remain over 6% in the next few years, leading to certain development space of the chlor-alkali industry in China.
Readers can obtain the following information or more through this report:
-Overview of Chlor-Alkali Industry in China
-Development Environment of Chlor-Alkali Industry in China
-Trend of Production Capacity of Chlor-Alkali Industry in China
-Development Status of PVC Industry in China
-Competition Status of Chlor-Alkali Industry in China
-Major Manufacturers of Chlor-Alkali Industry and Their Operation Status in China
-Import and Export Status of Chlor-Alkali Industry in China
-Price trend of Chlor-Alkali in China
-Forecast on Development Trend of Chlor-Alkali Industry in China
Table of Contents
1 Overview of Chlor-Alkali Industry in China, 2011-2015
1.1 Relevant Concepts of Chlor-Alkali Industry in China
1.1.1 Definition of Chlor-Alkali
1.1.2 Classification of Chlor-Alkali Industry
1.2 Operation Status of Chemical Industry in China, 2011-2015
1.2.1 Overall Operation Status of Chemical Industry in China
1.2.2 Operation Status of Chemical Sub-industries in China
2 Analysis on Development Environment of Chlor-Alkali Industry in China, 2011-2016
2.1 Environment of Macro Economy
2.2 Policy Environment
2.2.1 Tax Policies
2.2.2 Domestic and Foreign Policies Concerning Dumpling and Anti-dumping
2.2.3 Environment Friendly Policies Concerning Chlor-Alkali Industry in China.
2.2.4 Industry Plan Policies
3 Analysis on Chlor-Alkali Industry by Region in China, 2011-2015
3.1 Analysis on Chlor-Alkali Sub-industries in China
3.1 Caustic Soda
3.1.1 Overview of Caustic Soda Industry in China
3.1.2 Market Competition Status of Caustic Soda Industry in China
3.2.1 Overview of PVC Industry in China
3.2.2 Market Competition Status of PVC Industry in China
4 Analysis on Factors Influencing Development of Chlor-Alkali Industry in China, 2011-2016
4.1 Raw Materials and Energy Supply
4.1.1 Market Analysis of Crude Salt
4.1.2 Market Analysis of Calcium Carbide
4.2 Import and Export Status
4.2.1 Import and Export Status of Caustic Soda in China
4.2.2 Import and Export Status of PVC in China
4.3 Production Technology and Technical Progress
5 Analysis on Chlor-Alkali Market in China and the Globe, 2011-2020
5.1 Analysis on Global Chlor-Alkali Market, 2011-2020
5.1.1 Overview of Global Chlor-Alkali Market
5.1.2 Prediction on Global Chlor-Alkali Market
5.2 Analysis and Predication on Demand in Chlor-Alkali Market in China, 2011-2015
5.2.1 Analysis and Predication on Demand for Caustic Soda
5.2.2 Analysis and Predication on Demand for PVC
5.3 Analysis on Hydrochloric Acid Industry in China, 2011-2015
5.3.1 Status of Hydrochloric Acid Industry in China
5.3.2 Prediction on Development of Hydrochloric Acid Industry in China, 2011-2015
5.4 Analysis on Liquid Chlorine Industry in China
6 Analysis on Major Chlor-Alkali Manufacturers in China, 2011-2015
6.1 Tianjin Dagu Chemical Co., Ltd.
6.1.1 Enterprise Profile
6.1.2 Operation Status
6.1.3 Enterprise Development Strategies
6.2 Yuntianhua Group Co., Ltd.
6.2.1 Enterprise Profile
6.2.2 Operation Status
6.2.3 Enterprise Development Strategies
6.3 Juhua Group
6.4 Shandong Haihua Co., Ltd.
6.5 Yibin Tianyuan Group Co., Ltd.
6.6 Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co., Ltd.
6.7 Xinjiang Tianye Co., Ltd.
6.8 Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Co., Ltd.
6.9 China Pingmei Shenma Energy Chemical Group Co., Ltd.
6.10 Hubei Yihua Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
7 Prospect of Chlor-Alkali Industry in China, 2016-2020
7.1 Prediction on Development of Chlor-Alkali Industry in China, 2016-2020
7.1.1 Supply Trend
7.1.2 Demand Trend
7.1.3 Import and Export Trend
7.2 Development Trend of Chlor-Alkali Sub-industries in China, 2016-2020
7.2.1 Caustic Soda Industry
7.2.2 PVC Industry
7.3 Prediction of Investment Opportunities in Chlor-Alkali Industry in China
Chart Output Volume of Basic Chemicals in China, 2011-2015
Chart Output Volume of Agrochemicals in China, 2011-2015
Chart Output Volume of Synthesize Materials in China, 2011-2015
Chart Export Rebates of Caustic Soda and PVC in China, 2005-2016
Chart Output Volume of PVC in China, 2011-2015
Chart Top 10 Enterprises of Production Capacity of Polyvinyl Chloride in China, 2015
Chart Capacity Structure of PVC in China, 2015
Chart Structure of Production Volume of Polyvinyl Chloride in China, 2015
Chart Import and Export Volume of PVC Powders in China, 2011-2015
Chart International Trade Frictions of Polyvinyl Chloride Industry in China in Recent Years
Chart Operation Status of Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co., Ltd., 2011-2015
Chart Operation Status of Hubei Yihua Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., 2011-2015
Chart Forecast on Production Volume of Caustic Soda in China, 2016-2020
Chart Forecast on Production Volume of PVC in China, 2016-2020