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Global and Chinese Chlor-alkali Industry Report, 2013

DUBLIN, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Chlor-alkali Industry Report, 2013" report to their offering.

The industry producing chemicals with sodium hydroxide (caustic soda), chlorine and hydrogen made through the electrolysis of crude salt solution is known as the chlor-alkali industry, involving more than 200 product varieties including caustic soda (NaOH), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), hydrochloric acid, liquid chlorine, hydrogen, methane chloride and epichlorohydrin, among which, caustic soda and PVC are the most important ones.

In 2012, China's caustic soda production capacity was 37.36 million tons (up 9.5% year on year), the output was 26.99 million tons (up 9.42% year on year), and the capacity utilization was 72.2%. Caustic soda enterprises are mainly concentrated in North China, East China and Northwest China. In 2012, the top five provinces by output were Shandong, Jiangsu, Henan, Inner Mongolia and Zhejiang, accounting for 21.69%, 15.36%, 6.24%, 6.06% and 5.20% of total caustic soda output respectively.

Since mid-August 2010, China's increasing power limitation, production restriction, energy conservation and emission reduction policies, high crude salt prices and stable downstream demand have directly promoted the prices of caustic soda. In July-August 2012, the price of caustic soda was up to RMB 960 / ton, an increase of RMB 260 / ton compared with RMB 700 / ton in January-March 2011.

In 2012, China's PVC production capacity was 23.41 million tons (an increase of 8.23% year on year, accounting for 44.4% of the global total), and the output was 13.18 million tons (up 1.74% year on year). China's PVC capacity utilization declined from 71.1% to 51.4% in 2006-2009, and then picked up in 2010-2011, but declined by 3.6 percentage points year on year to 56.3% in 2012, and remained below 70% in the year, with an evident trend of overcapacity.

An overview of the chlor-alkali industry shows that the production center is obviously transferring towards the central and western regions, and the capacity of enterprises in the central and eastern regions without resource advantages will gradually shrink. In the future, in the resource-rich western region, large conglomerates with raw material, cost, technology, capital and management advantages as well as integrated industrial chains will hold advantageous and controlling positions in the competition.

Global and China Chlor-alkali Industry Report, 2013 analyzes the global and Chinese chlor-alkali industry and market, introduces the market conditions of main chlor-alkali products (caustic soda, PVC), and other chlor-alkali products (liquid chlorine, hydrochloric acid, methane chloride, propylene oxide, TDI, MDI).

Key Topics Covered:

1. Related Concepts in Chlor-alkali Industry
1.1 Definition and Related Products
1.2 Major Products
1.3 Industry Chain

2. Global Chlor-alkali Market
2.1 Status Quo
2.2 Caustic Soda
2.3 Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
2.4 Other Chlor-alkali Products

3. Chinese Chlor-alkali Market
3.1 Status Quo
3.2 Industry Characteristics
3.3 Industry Authority and Relevant Policies
3.4 Development Bottleneck and Trend

4. China Caustic Soda Market
4.1 Status Quo
4.2 Supply and Demand
4.3 Price Trend
4.4 Regional Market
4.5 Import and Export
4.6 Competition Pattern

5. Upstream and Downstream of Caustic Soda
5.1 Upstream Sectors
5.2 Downstream Sectors

6. Chinese PVC Market
6.1 Status Quo
6.2 Supply and Demand
6.3 Price Trend
6.4 Regional Market
6.5 Import and Export

7. Upstream and Downstream of PVC
7.1 Overview
7.2 Upstream
7.3 Downstream

8. Other Chlor-alkali Products
8.1 Liquid Chlorine
8.2 Hydrochloric Acid (31% HCI)
8.3 Hydrogen
8.4 Other Chloride Products

9. Key Companies

Companies Mentioned:

  • Hebei Baoshuo
  • Inner Mongolia Junzheng Energy & Chemical Industry
  • Ningxia Younglight Chemicals
  • Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical
  • Sichuan Jinlu Group
  • Taiyuan Chemical Industry
  • Xinjiang Tianye
  • Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical
  • Yibin Tianyuan Group
  • Yunnan Salt & Salt Chemical Industry

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