|Title:||China acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR) imports by source country in tons and proportion percentages for 2011|
|Source:||China Chemical Reporter|
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Import Sources of NBR in China in 2011 (thousand tons. %)
Source NBR in primary NBR in plates, Total forms sheets
(excluding latex) and strips
Import Proportion Import Proportion Import Proportion volume volume volume
Korea XX.X XX.X XX.X XX.X XX.X XX.X Japan X.X XX.X XX.X XX.X XX.X XX.X Russia X.X X.X XX.X XX.X XX.X XX.X France X.X XX.X X.X XX.X XX.X XX,X Xthers X.X XX.X X.X X.X X.X X.X Total XX.X XXX.X XXX XXX.X XX.X XXX.X
The production Increases rapidly
In recent years, the rapid development of China's automobile industry has offered a new opportunity for the development of rubber industry and also a good chance for the capacity release of acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR) units. As of the end of 2011, China had four NBR (solid) producers with a total capacity of XXX.X thousand t/a. Of which, PetroChina Lanzhou Petrochemical Co Ltd had three sets of NBR units (one set of hard rubber unit and two sets of soft rubber units) with a total capacity of XX.X thousand t/a, Zhenjiang Nantex Chemical Co Ltd owned a XX thousand t/a. NBR unit and PetroChina Jilin Petrochemical Co Ltd had a XX thousand t/a NBR unit. Ningbo Shunze Rubber Co Ltd started up its XX thousand t/a NBR unit in June 2011, making the company the fourth NBR producer in China.
In 2011, domestic NBR producers had a good economic performance. Especially Ningbo Shunze Rubber Co Ltd completed a XX thousand t/a NBR unit and put it into operation, making China's NBR output reach a new historical level of XXX.X thousand tons, up XX% year-on-year.
Table X China's NBR unit in 2011
Producer Capacity Product brands Output Operating (kt/a) (kt) rate (%)
PetroChina XX NBR-XXXS, - - Jilin NBR-XXXXH, Petrochemical NBRXXOS, NBR-XXXSL and NBRXXOS
PetroChina X.X(hard NBR-XXXX, - - Lanzhou rubber) NBR-XXXX and Petrochemical NBR-XXXXX
XX (X# Brands of XX.X XXX soft products using rubber) continuous method: N-XX, N-XX, N-XX arid N-XX Brands of products using intermittent method: DNOOX, DNXOI, DNXXX, DNXXX and N-XX
XX (X# XX.X XX.X soft rubber)
Zhenjiang XX General type, XX.X XX.X Nantex fast-vulcanizing Chemical Co type and special Ltd type (carboxyl NBR, N[XR/PVC copolymer and dioctylphthalate (DOP) plasticizing NBR, etc.)
Ningho Shunze XX XX XX Rubber Co Ltd
Total XXX.X XXX.X
Domestic NBR units maintain a high operating rate and have good economic benefits. Along with the good expectations on the future development, the enthusiasm of domestic and foreign enterprises for investing in NBR production has been stimulated. For example, in early 2012, Zhenjiang Nantex Chemical Co Ltd expanded the capacity of its NBR unit in Zhenjiang of Jiangsu province from XX thousand t/a to XX thousand tla. LANXESS-TSRC will start up its XX thousand t/a NBR unit in Nantong of Jiangsu province in 2012, and the unit will produce medium and high grade NBR products. INSA GPRO (Nanjing) Synthetic Rubber Co Ltd, a joint venture between Kuo SAB of Mexico and Jiangsu GPRO Group, will hopefully start up a XX thousand t/a NBR unit in the first quarter of 2014. China BlueStar (Group) Co Ltd also plans to construct a XX thousand t/a NBR unit. If these units can be completed and put on stream on schedule, the NBR capacity in China will reach XXX thousand t/a by 2014.
Table X Supply and Consumption of NBR in China During
Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Output XX.X XX.X XX.X XX.X XXX.X Imports XX.X XX.X XXX.X XXX.X XX.X Exports X.X X.X X.X X.X X.X Apparent consumption XXX.X XXX.X XXX.X XXX.X XXX.X Scif-sufticiency rate (%) XX.X XX.X XX.X XX.X XX.X
Demand growth slowdown
NBR in China is mainly used for the production of automobile components, electric wires/cables, adhesives and printing equipment components, etc. Over XX% of NBR in China is used to manufacture various automobile components, so the development of automobile industry has the greatest influence on NBR sector. Data from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) shows that in 2011, vehicle production in China increased X.XX% and the number of vehicles sold rose X.XX% to XX.XX million, being the lowest growth rate in the past XX years. Along with the demand growth slowdown in related sectors like mechanical and electrical as well as household appliances, China's apparent consumption of NBR was around XXX.X thousand tons, down around X.X% year-on-year. As seen from Table X, the growth of China's NBR apparent consumption slowed down, and the self-sufficiency rate increased and reached XX.X% in 2011, up XX percentage points compared to the previous year.
Table X Import and Export of NBR in China
During 2007-2011 (kt)