|Title:||China azo-dicarbonamide (ADC) production, imports, exports, and consumptionin tons with growth rate percentages for the period 2001 to 2009|
|Source:||China Chemical Reporter|
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Consumption of ADC in China during 2001-2009 (thousand tons)
Year 2001 2007 2008 2009
Output XX XXX XXX XXX Import volume X.X X X X Export volume XX.X XX XX XX Apparent consumption XX XXX XX XXX Growth (%) - XX.X -XX.X XX.X
Capacity is becoming surplus
ADC (azo-dicarbonamide) is a blowing agent. By the end of 2009, China's ADC capacity reached XXX XXX t/a, and its annual ADC output was around XXX XXX tons, accounting for over XX% of the global total ADC output (see Table X). China-made ADC products are mainly in the form of powder, and their selling prices are constantly declining.
Table X Prdocution and consumption of ADC in China in 2007-2009
Year 2007 2008 2009
Capacity (thousand t/a) XXX XXX XXX Output XXX XXX XXX Import volume X X X Export volume XX XX XX Apparent consumption XXX XX XXX Operating rate (%) XX.X XX.X XX.X
At present, there arc XX ADC producers in China, of which major ones include Jiangsu Sopo Chemical Co., Ltd., Weifang Weipeng Chemical Co., Ltd., Jiangxi Electrochemical (Group) Co., Ltd., Ningxia Risheng Industrial Corporation and Fujian Longyan Longhua Group Corporation (see Table X). Except for Weifang Weipeng Chemical Co., Ltd. and Chongqing Otsuka Huayi Chemical Co., Ltd. that use the ketazine process to produce ADC, others all use the traditional urea process.
Table X Capacity of major ADC producer in China in 2009 (thousand t/a)
Producer Capacity Process
Jiangsu Sopo Chemical Co., Ltd. XX Urea process Jiangxi Electrochemcial (Group) Co., Ltd. XX Urea process Ningxia Risheng Industrial Corporation XX Urea process Chongqing Otsuka Huayi Chemical Co., Ltd. XX Ketazine process Fujian Nanping Rongchang Chemical Co., Ltd. XX Urea process Fujian Longyan Longhua Group Corporation XX Urea process Shandong Weifang Weipeng Chemical Co., Ltd. XX Ketazine process Shandong Zibo Haiming Chemical Co., Ltd. XX Urea process Ucngyang Jinxuan Chemical Co., Ltd. XX Urea process Kaifeng Dongda Chemical Co., Ltd. XX Urea process Nanchang Hongdi Chlor-Alkali Co., Ltd. X Urea process Yibin Tianyuan Group Co., Ltd. X Urea process Total XXX
ADC projects under construction or planned to be constructed in China recently include:
a) Chongqing Otsuka Huayi Chemical Co., Ltd. plans to build the world's largest hydrazine hydrate and blowing agent production base in Fuling District of Chongqing, of which the XX XXX t/a ADC unit was completed in 2009;
b) A XX XXX t/a ADC project in Alashan Economic Development Zone, Inner Mongolia;
c) A XX XXX t/a ketazine-process-based ADC project of Henan Fangsheng Chemistry Co., Ltd. in Jiyuan, Henan Province;
d) A XX XXX t/a ADC project of Gansu Yinguang Juyin Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. in Gansu Province;
e) A XX XXX t/a ADC project using the hydrogen peroxide oxidation process in Xingan County, Jiangxi Province.
Most of China's ADC output is for export
With increasing strict environment requirements in developed countries in recent years, major ADC powder suppliers there have shifted their production bases to developing countries like China. They only make the deep-processing of products for exports. These developed countries then purchase blowing agents from China, driving up the demand for ADC in China.
It is learned that the export volume of ADC accounts for around XX% of that of diazo-compounds, azo-compounds and azoxy-compounds in China (see Table X).
Table X Import and export of diazo-compounds, azo-compounds and
azoxy-compounds in China in 2007-2009
Year 2007 2008 2009
Import volume (tons) X XXX X XXX X XXX Import value (US$ million) XXX.XXX XXX.XXX XXX.XXX Average import price (US$/t) XXXX.X XXXX.X XXXX.X Export volume (tons) XX XXX XX XXX XX XXX Export value (US$ million) X XXX.XXX X XXX.XXX X XXX.XXX Average export price (US$/t) X XXX.X X XXX.X X XXX.X Export volume of ADC (tons) XX XXX XX XXX XX XXX
After ADC made in China is exported to China's Taiwan region and Japan, it is processed into specialized ADC-based blowing agents with much higher profit margins. In 2009, a total of XX XXX tons of ADC and other azo-compounds made in China was exported, mainly to Korea (XX. X%), Indonesia (X.X%), the United States (X.X%), China's Taiwan region (X.X%) and Italy (X.X%.).
In recent years, China imports about X XXX - X XXX tons of ADC-based blowing agents each year. The imports are mainly processed ADC-based blowing agents produced with ADC powder imported from China. For example, in 2009, the average price of ADC powder exported from China to South Korea was US$X XXX /t, but the average price of ADC-based blowing agents exported from South Korea to China reached US$X XXX It, and both had a price difference of US$X XXX It. ADC products exported from South Korea to China are mainly modified XLPE and medium-temperature blowing agents, mainly used in chemical cross-linking, automobile interior decoration, PE (polyethylene) materials and medium-temperature MODLE sole foaming. Most of high-grade blowing agents, especially those for automobile interior decoration, arc imported ADC-based blowing agents (see Table X).
Table X Top XX import sources and export destinations of
diazo-compounds, azo-compounds and azoxy-compounds in China in 2009
Source Import volume Proportion (%) Average CIF (thousand tons) (US$/t)
China X XXX XX.X X XXX Korea X XXX XX.X X XXX Indonesia X XXX XX.X X XXX India X XXX XX.X X XXX Japan X XXX X.X XX XXX ...