|Title:||China and global bisphenol A, epoxy resin, and polycarbonate production and consumption in tons for 2008 to 2010|
|Source:||China Chemical Reporter|
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Production and consumption of BPA, epoxy resin and PC in
China and the world from 2008 to 2010
(thousand t/a, thousand tons)
BPA Epoxy PC resin
World China * World China World China
2008 XXXX XXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX Production capacity
2008 XXXX XXX/XXXX * 2000 XXX XXXX XXX Consumption
2009 XXXX XXX - XXXX XXXX XXXX Production capacity
2009 XXXX XXX/XXXX * - XXX XXXX XXXX Consumption
2010 XXXX XXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX Production capacity
2010 XXXX XXX/2000 * XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX Consumption
* Potential demand (including the amount of BPA consumed by imported
In 2010, there were four bisphenol A (BPA) manufacturers in China, with a total production capacity of XXX XXX t/a (see Table X). The four producers are operating at full capacity, but they still cannot meet the domestic market demand, of which about XX% to XX% is still satisfied with imported BPA.
In China, XX% of BPA is used for the production of epoxy resin and polycarbonate (PC). And epoxy resin accounts for XX% to XX% of China's total BPA consumption. In 2010, the country's total BPA consumption for epoxy resin was about X.X million tons, of which XX.X% was imported. The BPA consumption for PC was X.XX million tons, of which almost all was imported. Thus, the nation's apparent consumption of BPA was XXX XXX tons in 2010. If the amount of BPA consumed by imported epoxy resin and PC is taken into account, China's total potential demand for BPA reached about X million tons in 2010 (see Table X).
From 2004 to 2006, China's apparent consumption of BPA grew XX.XX%, XX.XX% and XX.XX% annually, respectively. From 2006 to 2010, BPA prices in China basically were in a steady upward trend. BPA manufacturers' margins increased significantly, leading to a substantial reduction in BPA imports. In 2010, BayerMaterials (Shanghai) expanded its BPA capacity to XXX XXX t/a, ensuring the steady supply of BPA in China, and significantly raising the nation's self-sufficiency rate of BPA. The net imports and potential demand of BPA and its major downstream products in China from 2006 to 2010 are listed in Table X.
From 2008 to 2010, China's production capacity of BPA rapidly increased from XXX XXX t/a to XXX XXX t/a. Production and consumption of BPA, epoxy resin and PC in China and the world from 2008 to 2010 are listed in Table X.
Table X China's major manufacturers of BPA in 2010
Wuxi Resin XX Plant
Sinopec Mitsui XXX Chemical (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
BayerMaterials XXX (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Kingboard XX Chemical Holdings Limited in Guangdong
Table X Net importstnd potential demand of BPA in China from
2006 to 2010
Year BPA Epoxy PC resin
Net Domestic Net Equivalent Net Equivalent Imports output imprts of BPA imports of BPA
2006 XXX XX XXX XXX XXX XXX 2007 XXX XXX XXX XXX XXXX XXX 2008 XXX XX XXX XX XXXX XXX 2009 XXX XXX XXX XXX XXXX XXX 2010 XXX XXX XXX XXX XXXX XXXX
Year Potential demand for BPA
2006 XXXX 2007 XXXX 2008 XXXX 2009 XXXX 2010 1996
Table X Production and consumption of BPA, epoxy resin and PC in
Chain and the world from 2008 to 2010