|Title:||China imports of selected chemicals from Japan as a percentage of total for 2010|
|Source:||China Chemical Reporter|
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Proportion of some other chemicals form Japan in China
Chemicals Japan's proportion in China (estimated)
Acrylic acid and esters XX.XX% PVA XX.XX% Neoprene XX.XX% Carbon fiber XX% PPS (polyphenylene sulfide) and fibers Over XX% Aramid fiber Over XX% High strength high modulus PVA fiber XX% Polyimide XX% LCP (liquid crystal polymer) Over XX% Fluoropolymer XX%
Since a massive earthquake hit Japan, followed by a tsunami, both basic organic chemical materials and synthetic materials markets across the globe have witnessed rapid changes as a response to this disaster. According to market sources, the catastrophe has resulted in a XX% reduction in refining capacity in Japan which makes up X.X% of Asia's and X% of the global refining capacity as well as that numerous polyethylene plants and facilities in Japan were either shut or running at low rates following the deadly earthquake and devastating tsunami.
The earthquake in Japan will indeed affect China's petrochemicals import because Japan is the third largest import source for China and China imports a mass of synthetic materials and monomers from Japan every year. In the short term, the shortfall in electricity supply and power outages may lead to a sharp reduction of Japan's basic petrochemicals production, which directly affects related products outlet for the Chinese market, and low operating rates of synthetic material plants in Japan will indirectly reduce the supply of synthetic material to the Chinese market.
In addition, the startup schedule of new-built & expansion plants including basic petrochemical materials and synthetic materials in Japan have been delayed due to the earthquake. And power shortage might be a factor that brings a long term impact to the supply of China's organic chemical material.
A big impact to basic organic chemical materials and synthetic materials markets
China spent US$X,XXX billion for purchasing Japan's basic organic chemical materials in 2010, accounting for XX.XX% of China's total chemicals import value, which was the first big variety of imports. The synthetic materials came after by US$ X.XXX billion in 2010, accounting for XX.XX% of totals.
TABLE X and TABLE X show the detail of China's import for these two varieties of materials from Japan.
Table X Key basic organic chemicals sourced from Japan in 2010
Product Import Import Total Total Japan's Japan's Value Volume Import Import Proportion Proportion From From Value Volume in Total in Total Japan Japan (kt) Import Import (kt) Value (%) Volume (%)
Vinyl XXX XXX.X XXX XXXX.X XX.XX XX.XX Chloride
Pure MDI XXX XX.X XXX XXX XX.XX XX.XX
Methacrylate XX XX.X XXX XX.X XX.XX XX.XX
Crude xylene XXX XXX.X XXX XXX.X XX.XX XX.X
Methionine XXX XX.X XXX XXX.X XX.XX XX.XX
Paraxylene XXXX XXXX.X XXXX XXXX.X XX.XX XX.XX
Ethylene XXX XXX.X XXX XXX.X XX.XX XX.XX
Propylene XXX XXX.X XXXX XXXX.X XX.XX XX.XX
Styrene XXX XXX.X XXXX XXXX.X XX.XX XX.XX
Octanol XXX XX XXX XXX.X XX.X XX.XX isomers
Phenol XXX XXX XXX XXX XX.XX XX.X
Acrylonitrile XXX XX.X XXX XXX.X XX.XX XX.XX
Methylbenzene XXX XXX.X XXX XXX.X XX.XX XX.XX
X-caprolactam XXX XX XXXX XXX.X XX.XX XX.XX
Other XXX XXX.X XXXX XXXX.X XX.XX XX.XX terephthalic acid
BPA (bisphenol XX XX.X XXX XXX.X XX.XX XX.XX A)
PTA XXX XXX.X XXXX XXXX.X XX X X.XX
Other XX XX.X XXXX XXXX.X X.XX X.XX Aromatics mixture
Ethylene XX XX.X XXXX XXXX.X X.XX X.XX Glycol
Subtotal XXXX XXXX.X XXXXX XXXXX.X
Others XXXX XXXXX XXXXX.X
Total XXXX XXXXX XXXXX.X
Table X Key synthetic materials sourced from Japan in 2010
Product Import Import Total Total Japan's Japan's Value Volume Import Import Proportion Proportion From From Value Volume in Total in Total ...