|Title:||China ethylene steam-cracked output and capacity by producer in tons for 2011|
|Source:||China Chemical Reporter|
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China's Ethylene Producers Using the Steam Cracking
Process in 2011
Company Capacity Output (thousand (thousand t/a) tons)
PetroChina X XXX X XXX
PetroChina Daqing Petrochemical Co., XXX XXX Ltd
PetroChina Jilin Petrochemical Co., XXX+XXX XXX+XXX Ltd
PetroChina Fushun Petrochemical Co., XXX XXX Ltd
PetroChina Liaoyang Petrochemical XXX XXX Co., Ltd
PetroChina Lanzhou Petrochemical XXX+XXX XXX+XXX Co., Ltd
PetroChina Dushanzi Petrochemical XXX+X XXX XXX+XXX Co., Ltd
Sinopec X XXX XX XXX.X
Sinopec Zhenhai Refining & Chemical X XXX X XXX.X Co., Ltd
Sinopec Yanshan Petrochemical Co., XXX XXX.X Ltd
Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical Co., Ltd XXX XXX.X
Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical Co., XXX XXX.X Ltd
Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Co., XXX+XXX XXX.X+XXX Ltd
Sinopec Maoming Petrochemical Co., X XXX X XXX.X Ltd
Sinopec Guangzhou Petrochemical Co., XXX XXX.X Ltd
Sinopec Tianjin Petrochemical Co., XXX XXX.X Ltd
Sinopec Zhongyuan Petrochemical Co., XXX XXX.X Ltd
Sinopec Beijing Eastern XXX XXX.X Petrochemical Co., Ltd
Shanghai Secco Petrochemical Co., X XXX X XXX.X Ltd
BASF-YPC Co., Ltd XXX XXX.X
Fujian Refining & Petrochemical Co., XXX XXX.X Ltd
Sinopec SABIC Tianjin Petrochemical X XXX X XXX.X Co., Ltd
Local Petrochemical Company XXX XXX.X
Liaoning Huajin Chemical Industry XXX+XXX XXX.X+XXX Group
CNOOC XXX XXX.X
CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Co., XXX XXX.X Ltd
As of the end of 2011, the combined capacity of China's ethylene units using the steam cracking process was XX.XXX million t/a, accounting for XX.X% of the total national ethylene capacity. Of that, eight steam cracking units had a single-unit capacity of no less than XXX thousand t/a and a combined capacity accounting for XX% of the nation's total ethylene capacity. Domestic ethylene units using steam cracking process are mainly owned by Sinopec and PetroChina. Sinopec had XX ethylene producers (including four joint ventures- Shanghai Secco Petrochemical Co., Ltd, BASF-YPC Co., Ltd, Fujian Refining & Petrochemical Co., Ltd and Sinopec SABIC Tianjin Petrochemical Co., Ltd) with XX production units, and its total capacity to produce ethylene reached X.XXX million t/a, accounting for XX.X% of the nation's total. PetroChina had X ethylene producers with X production units, and its combined capacity was X.XX million t/a, accounting for XX.X% of the nation's total.
According to the statistics made by the China Ethylene Industry Association, China's output of ethylene by the steam cracking process was XX.XXX million tons in 2011, up X.X% year-on-year, and the average operating rate of ethylene units was around XXX.X%. Of that, Sinopec's output reached XX.XX million tons, a year-on-year growth of XXX thousand tons and accounting for XX.X% of the national total. Due to the overhaul of six units including PetroChina Dushanzi Petrochemical Co., Ltd, PetroChina's output was down XXX thousand tons year-on-year to X.XXX million tons, accounting for XX.X% of the total.
Geographically, China has three primary ethylene clusters - in the Yangtze River Delta, on the Bohai Rim and in the Pearl River Delta. Their capacity accounts for XX%, XX% and XX% of the national total, respectively. In addition, a number of large ethylene units as well as downstream matching facilities are completed, expanded or under construction in China's central and western regions such as Xinjiang region and Gansu, Sichuan and Hubei provinces in a race to keep up with the growing demand for petrochemical products for the economic development of those regions.
With the startup of an XXX thousand t / a ethylene plant of PetroChina Fushun Petrochemical Co., Ltd and PetroChina Sichuan Petrochemical Co., Ltd's XXX thousand t/a ethylene project, China's capacity to produce ethylene will reach XX.X million t/a in 2012. It is expected that the capacity will exceed XX.X million t/a by 2015. Domestic ethylene output is expected to maintain annual growth of X% and reach around XX.X million tons in 2012.
Demand growth drives up the imports
In 2011 China's apparent consumption of ethylene was XX.XXX million tons, up X.X% year-on-year and once again hitting a new high. China's ethylene self-sufficiency rate was over XX% in terms of apparent consumption. However, in terms of equivalent consumption, the self-sufficiency rate was less than XX% and there is a severe supply shortage. Polyethylene (PE) was the biggest consumption sector of ethylene, taking around XX%, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) was next.
Due to the rapid development of the building materials, household appliances and automobile sectors, China's demand for PE, styrene monomer and synthetic rubbers will continue to grow rapidly, driving up the demand for ethylene. China's equivalent demand for ethylene is forecast to reach around XX.XX million tons in 2012, up X.X% year-on-year, and it will reach XX.X million tons by 2015. In the next few years, China's supply of ethylene will basically meet the domestic apparent consumption, but there will still be a considerable supply shortage in terms of equivalent consumption, so China ethylene industry will still have a certain development potential.
With the increase of domestic ethylene consumption, China's import volume of ethylene climbed from XXX.X thousand tons in 2006 to X.XXXX million tons in 2011 and the export volume declined to X.X thousand tons in 2011 from XXX.X thousand tons in 2006. In 2011 China's import value and export value of ethylene was US$X,XXX billion and US$XX.XX million, respectively.
China's ethylene market will form a pattern of competition in the future