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World Fluorochemicals

World Fluorochemicals

World demand to rise nearly 4% annually through 2018
Global demand for fluorochemicals is forecast to accelerate, rising nearly four percent per year through 2018. Robust global growth in aluminum demand, due in part to the increasing use of aluminum in motor vehicles, will lead to strong gains in inorganic and specialty fluorochemical demand. The rapid adoption of high performance fluoropolymers in motor vehicles and advanced manufacturing will also contribute to healthy global fluorochemical growth, albeit from a much smaller volume base. Despite strict, ongoing regulations, fluorocarbon demand will continue to increase at a healthy pace, reflecting strong demand for air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, especially in the developing world. However, faster growth will be limited by the development of fluorocarbon alternatives, and the efforts by a number of developing countries to begin implementing the Montreal Protocol.

Growth in manufacturing to boost demand
Global aluminum production is forecast to grow significantly, due in large part to the increased use of aluminum as an alternative to steel in cars and light trucks. As a result, consumption of aluminum fluoride, a key component in the aluminum smelting process, will increase, boosting demand for inorganic fluorochemicals overall. Additionally, rising production of semiconductors, advanced batteries and other electronic components will fuel demand for specialty gases and other high-value, inorganic and specialty fluorochemicals.

Fluoropolymers to see rapid gains from a small base
Fluoropolymers will see the most rapid gains in volume demand, albeit from a small base, driven by expanding opportunities for high-performance materials in the motor vehicle, chemical processing, electronics, and coatings markets, especially in developing parts of the world where their intensity of use remains low. Fluoropolymers will continue to account for a disproportionately high portion of value demand.

Despite the ongoing impact of the Montreal Protocol and growing regulatory scrutiny of HFCs in developed countries, demand for fluorocarbons will remain healthy due to greater production of cooling and refrigeration equipment. The Protocol’s phaseout schedule will continue to cause demand shifts in the fluorocarbon segment. Going forward, HFCs will experience robust demand growth as HCFCs are phased out throughout the developed world and begin a gradual step-down process in developing economies. However, even HFCs have come under scrutiny for their contribution to global climate change, which will limit faster gains as nonfluorinated alternatives are developed.

China to offer best growth opportunities
China will continue to be the largest and one of the fastest growing markets for fluorochemicals, and will account for over half of the overall increase in fluorochemical volume demand through 2018. Only India will post faster growth for fluorochemical volume demand through 2018, although from a much smaller base. Both the Eastern Europe and Africa/ Mideast regions will experience healthy growth through the forecast period, due in large part to higher primary aluminum output in those regions. In addition, while demand growth in Western Europe, North America, and Central and South America will be modest, it will signify an improvement from recent declines or flat growth.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Population Outlook
      • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION
    • World Fixed Investment Outlook
      • Table WORLD GROSS FIXED CAPITAL FORMATION BY REGION
    • World Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • World Motor Vehicle Overview
      • World Motor Vehicle Park
        • Table WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PARK BY REGION
      • World Motor Vehicle Production
        • Table WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION BY REGION
    • World Cooling & Refrigeration Outlook
      • Cooling Equipment
        • Table WORLD COOLING EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS BY REGION
      • Commercial Refrigeration
      • Residential Refrigeration
        • Table WORLD RESIDENTIAL REFRIGERATION & FREEZER PRODUCTION BY REGION
    • World Foamed Plastic Insulation Outlook
      • Table WORLD FOAMED PLASTIC INSULATION DEMAND
    • World Primary Aluminum Outlook
      • Table WORLD PRIMARY ALUMINUM PRODUCTION BY REGION
      • Table CHART II-1 WORLD PRIMARY ALUMINUM PRODUCTION BY REGION, 2003-2023
    • Environmental & Regulatory Considerations
      • Environmental Impact
        • Table OZONE DEPLETION & GLOBAL WARMING POTENTIALS FOR SELECTED FLUOROCARBONS
      • Montreal Protocol
      • Kyoto Protocol
  • OVERVIEW
    • Product Overview
      • Table WORLD FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART III-1 WORLD FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2013: VOLUME VS. VALUE
      • Inorganics & Specialties
        • Table WORLD INORGANIC & SPECIALTY FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT & REGION
      • Fluorocarbons
        • Table WORLD FLUOROCARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT, MARKET, ®ION
        • Table CHART III-2 WORLD FLUOROCARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2003-2023
        • Table WORLD HFC DEMAND BY PRODUCT, MARKET, ®ION
        • Table WORLD HCFC DEMAND BY PRODUCT, MARKET, ®ION
        • Table WORLD OTHER FLUOROCARBONS DEMAND BY PRODUCT, MARKET, ®ION
      • Fluoropolymers
        • Table WORLD FLUOROPOLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & REGION
    • Market Overview
      • Table WORLD FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-3 WORLD FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
      • Refrigerants
        • Table WORLD REFRIGERANT MARKET FOR FLUOROCHEMICALS BY APPLICATION, PRODUCT, ®ION
        • Table WORLD COMMERCIAL REFRIGERANT MARKET FOR FLUOROCHEMICALS BY REGION
        • Table WORLD RESIDENTIAL REFRIGERATION MARKET FOR FLUOROCHEMICALS BY REGION
        • Table WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE REFRIGERANT MARKET FOR FLUOROCHEMICALS BY SECTOR, PRODUCT, ®ION
      • Aluminum Production
        • Table WORLD ALUMINUM MARKET FOR FLUOROCHEMICALS BY REGION
      • Blowing Agents
        • Table WORLD BLOWING AGENT MARKET FOR FLUOROCHEMICALS BY PRODUCT & REGION
      • Other
        • Table WORLD OTHER MARKETS FOR FLUOROCHEMICALS BY MARKET & REGION
    • Regional Overview
      • Demand
        • Table WORLD FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-4 WORLD FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
      • Production
        • Table WORLD FLUOROCHEMICAL PRODUCTION BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-5 WORLD FLUOROCHEMICAL PRODUCTION BY REGION, 2013
      • Trade Flows
        • Table WORLD FLUOROCHEMICAL NET EXPORTS, STOCK CHANGE, &REUSE BY REGION
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: Economic Overview
    • North America: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • North America: Fluorochemical Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Table CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • United States
      • United States: Economic Overview
      • United States: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United States: Fluorochemical Products
        • Table UNITED STATES: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART IV-2 UNITED STATES: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2003-2023
      • United States: Fluorochemical Markets
        • Table UNITED STATES: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET
      • United States: Fluorochemical Suppliers
    • Canada
      • Canada: Economic Overview
      • Canada: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
        • Table CANADA: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Canada: Fluorochemical Products
        • Table CANADA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART IV-3 CANADA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2003-2023
      • Canada: Fluorochemical Markets
        • Table CANADA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Canada: Fluorochemical Suppliers
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: Economic Overview
      • Mexico: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
        • Table MEXICO: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Mexico: Fluorochemical Products
        • Table MEXICO: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART IV-4 MEXICO: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2003-2023
      • Mexico: Fluorochemical Markets
        • Table MEXICO: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Mexico: Fluorochemical Suppliers
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: Economic Overview
    • Western Europe: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Western Europe: Fluorochemical Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Table CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Germany
      • Germany: Economic Overview
      • Germany: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
        • Table GERMANY: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Germany: Fluorochemical Products
        • Table GERMANY: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART V-2 GERMANY: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2003-2023
      • Germany: Fluorochemical Markets
        • Table GERMANY: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Germany: Fluorochemical Suppliers
    • Italy
      • Italy: Economic Overview
      • Italy: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
        • Table ITALY: FLUROROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Italy: Fluorochemical Products
        • Table ITALY: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART V-3 ITALY: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2003-2023
      • Italy: Fluorochemical Markets
        • Table ITALY: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Italy: Fluorochemical Suppliers
    • France
      • France: Economic Overview
      • France: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
        • Table FRANCE: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • France: Fluorochemical Products
        • Table FRANCE: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART V-4 FRANCE: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2003-2023
      • France: Fluorochemical Markets
        • Table FRANCE: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET
      • France: Fluorochemical Suppliers
    • Spain
      • Spain: Economic Overview
      • Spain: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
        • Table SPAIN: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Spain: Fluorochemical Products
        • Table SPAIN: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART V-5 SPAIN: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2003-2023
      • Spain: Fluorochemical Markets
        • Table SPAIN: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Spain: Fluorochemical Suppliers
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: Economic Overview
      • United Kingdom: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United Kingdom: Fluorochemical Products
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART V-6 UNITED KINGDOM: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2003-2023
      • United Kingdom: Fluorochemical Markets
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET
      • United Kingdom: Fluorochemical Suppliers
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: Economic Overview
      • Other Western Europe: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Western Europe: Fluorochemical Products
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART V-7 OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2003-2023
      • Other Western Europe: Fluorochemical Markets
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Western Europe: Fluorochemical Suppliers
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview
    • Asia/Pacific: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Asia/Pacific: Fluorochemical Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Table CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • China
      • China: Economic Overview
      • China: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
        • Table CHINA: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • China: Fluorochemical Products
        • Table CHINA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART VI-2 CHINA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2003-2023
      • China: Fluorochemical Markets
        • Table CHINA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET
      • China: Fluorochemical Suppliers
    • Japan
      • Japan: Economic Overview
      • Japan: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
        • Table JAPAN: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Japan: Fluorochemical Products
        • Table JAPAN: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART VI-3 JAPAN: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2003-2023
      • Japan: Fluorochemical Markets
        • Table JAPAN: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Japan: Fluorochemical Suppliers
    • India
      • India: Economic Overview
      • India: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
        • Table INDIA: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • India: Fluorochemical Products
        • Table INDIA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART VI-4 INDIA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2003-2023
      • India: Fluorochemical Markets
        • Table INDIA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET
      • India: Fluorochemical Suppliers
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: Economic Overview
      • South Korea: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • South Korea: Fluorochemical Products
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART VI-5 SOUTH KOREA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2003-2023
      • South Korea: Fluorochemical Markets
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET
      • South Korea: Fluorochemical Suppliers
    • Australia
      • Australia: Economic Overview
      • Australia: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
        • Table AUSTRALIA: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Australia: Fluorochemical Products
        • Table AUSTRALIA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART VI-6 AUSTRALIA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2003-2023
      • Australia: Fluorochemical Markets
        • Table AUSTRALIA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Australia: Fluorochemical Suppliers
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Fluorochemical Products
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART VI-7 OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2003-2023
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Fluorochemical Markets
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Fluorochemical Suppliers
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: Economic Overview
      • Central & South America: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Central & South America: Fluorochemical Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table BRAZIL: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART VII-1 BRAZIL: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2003-2023
        • Table BRAZIL: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART VII-2 OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2003-2023
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: Economic Overview
      • Eastern Europe: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Eastern Europe: Fluorochemical Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table RUSSIA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART VII-3 RUSSIA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2003-2023
        • Table RUSSIA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART VII-4 OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2003-2023
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: Economic Overview
      • Africa/Mideast: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Africa/Mideast: Fluorochemical Products
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART VII-5 AFRICA/MIDEAST: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2003-2023
      • Africa/Mideast: Fluorochemical Markets
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Africa/Mideast: Fluorochemical Suppliers
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table WORLD FLUOROCHEMICAL SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VIII-1 WORLD FLUOROCHEMICAL MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Industry Restructuring
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Competitive Strategies
      • Product Focus/Specialization
      • Product Differentiation
      • Research & Development
      • Cooperative Agreements
        • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Company Profiles
      • Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated
      • Arkema SA
      • Asahi Glass Company Limited
      • Central Glass Company Limited
      • Daikin Industries Limited
      • Dongyue Group Limited
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
      • Honeywell International Incorporated
      • Mexichem SAB de CV
      • Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated
      • Shanghai 3F New Materials Company Limited
      • Solvay SA
      • South African Nuclear Energy Corporation
      • 3M Company
    • Other Companies in the World Fluorochemical Industry

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