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Insulation in China

Demand to grow 9.4% per annum through 2016
Demand for insulation materials in China is projected to grow 9.4 percent per year through 2016 to ¥65.7 billion. Continued increases in building construction and output in the manufacturing sector will drive advances. Further growth will be spurred by changes in building codes to reduce energy consumption in building applications as well as efforts to reduce energy use in manufacturing processes.

Building construction markets to post doubledigit gains through 2016
Building construction markets will continue to account for more than two-fifths of China’s total insulation demand. The residential and nonresidential segments will each expand at 10 percent per year through 2016, supported by healthy growth in building construction. New multifamily housing starts, driven in large part by China’s continuing urbanization, and strong fixed investment activity in office, commercial, institutional, and other highly insulated structures such as power and petrochemical plants will spur market gains for insulation materials. In addition, improvement and replacement of insulation in existing housing in order to raise energy efficiency, as well as to enhance comfort, will continue to further market gains.

Demand for insulation in the industrial and HVAC equipment market will trail overall growth through 2016, although strong gains in investment in industrial and HVAC equipment as a result of continued industrialization in China will boost demand. Efforts to reduce energy consumption and costs in these applications -- by both manufacturers and the government -- will also spur demand gains in this market. Demand in other key markets will be driven by rapidly expanding output of insulation-containing appliances and transportation equipment.

Foamed plastics to remain leading material by value
In value terms, foamed plastics will continue to dominate the Chinese insulation market, accounting for more than four-fifths of demand in 2016. Foamed plastics’ high insulating value, moisture resistance, and ease of installation will continue to support demand gains going forward. However, demand for fiberglass and mineral wool will post faster growth through the forecast period, benefiting from their better fire retardance than that of foamed plastics.

Northwest, Southwest regions to see fastest gains
Regional demand for insulation materials varies substantially due to differences in demographics, economic activity, and climate. With 29 percent of China’s population and 37 percent of the country’s GDP in 2011, the Central-East is the largest regional market for insulation materials with 45 percent of national demand. The Northwest and Southwest will post the fastest growth in insulation demand through 2016, each advancing at 10 percent annually.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table INSULATION DEMAND IN CHINA (billion yuan)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Economic Overview
      • Recent Economic Performance
      • Economic Outlook
        • Table GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF CHINA
    • Demographic Overview
      • Population
        • Table POPULATION OF CHINA (million persons)
      • Urbanization
      • Households
        • Table HOUSEHOLDS IN CHINA BY REGION (million)
    • Personal Income Trends
      • Table PER CAPITA GDP IN CHINA BY REGION (yuan)
    • Building Construction Overview
      • Table BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES IN CHINA
      • Residential
        • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION IN CHINA (billion 2010 yuan)
        • Table HOUSING STOCK IN CHINA (million units)
      • Nonresidential
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES IN CHINA (billion 2010 yuan)
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING STOCK IN CHINA (million square meters)
    • Industrialization & Manufacturing Trends
      • Table MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED IN CHINA (billion yuan)
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table AVERAGE INSULATION PRICES IN CHINA (yuan per kilogram)
    • The Twelfth Five-Year Plan
    • International Environment
      • World Insulation Market
      • Foreign Trade & Multinational Investment
        • Table FOREIGN TRADE OF INSULATION IN CHINA (million yuan)
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
    • R-Values
    • Material Variation in Thermal Resistance
      • Table INSULATION R-VALUES BY MATERIAL
    • Environmental & Regulatory Issues
      • Energy Efficiency Considerations
      • Green Building Considerations
      • Renewable Resources & Recycling Considerations
      • Materials-Based Considerations
    • Insulation Demand
      • Table INSULATION DEMAND IN CHINA BY PRODUCT VALUE (million yuan)
  • PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table INSULATION DEMAND IN CHINA BY PRODUCT WEIGHT (thousand metric tons)
    • Foamed Plastics
      • Product Forms
      • Markets
        • Table FOAMED PLASTIC INSULATION DEMAND IN CHINA BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)
      • Resins
        • Table FOAMED PLASTIC INSULATION DEMAND IN CHINA BY RESIN (thousand metric tons)
        • Table RIGID URETHANE FOAM INSULATION DEMAND IN CHINA BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)
        • Table RIGID URETHANE FOAM INSULATION DEMAND IN CHINA BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)
        • Table POLYSTYRENE INSULATION DEMAND IN CHINA BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)
        • Table POLYSTYRENE INSULATION DEMAND IN CHINA BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)
        • Table OTHER FOAMED PLASTIC INSULATION DEMAND IN CHINA (thousand metric tons)
    • Mineral Wool
      • Materials
        • Table MINERAL WOOL INSULATION DEMAND IN CHINA BY MATERIAL (thousand metric tons)
      • Product Forms
        • Table MINERAL WOOL INSULATION DEMAND IN CHINA BY PRODUCT FORM (thousand metric tons)
      • Markets
        • Table MINERAL WOOL INSULATION DEMAND IN CHINA BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)
    • Fiberglass
      • Materials
      • Product Forms
        • Table FIBERGLASS INSULATION DEMAND IN CHINA BY PRODUCT FORM (thousand metric tons)
      • Markets
        • Table FIBERGLASS INSULATION DEMAND IN CHINA BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)
    • Other Insulation Products
      • Materials
        • Table OTHER INSULATION DEMAND IN CHINA BY MATERIAL (thousand metric tons)
      • Product Forms
        • Table OTHER INSULATION DEMAND IN CHINA BY PRODUCT FORM (thousand metric tons)
      • Markets
        • Table OTHER INSULATION DEMAND IN CHINA BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Demand by Market Value
        • Table INSULATION DEMAND IN CHINA BY MARKET VALUE (million yuan)
      • Demand by Insulation Value
        • Table INSULATION DEMAND IN CHINA BY INSULATION VALUE (million square meters R-1)
    • Residential Building
      • Materials
        • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDING MARKET FOR INSULATION IN CHINA BY MATERIAL (million yuan)
      • Applications
        • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDING MARKET FOR INSULATION IN CHINA BY APPLICATION (million square meters R-1)
        • Table NEW HOUSING APPLICATIONS FOR INSULATION IN CHINA (million square meters R-1)
        • Table RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPLACEMENT APPLICATIONS FOR INSULATION IN CHINA (million square meters R-1)
    • Nonresidential Building
      • Materials
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING MARKET FOR INSULATION IN CHINA BY MATERIAL (million yuan)
      • Applications
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING MARKET FOR INSULATION IN CHINA BY APPLICATION & TYPE (million square meters R-1)
    • Industrial & HVAC Equipment
      • Materials
        • Table INDUSTRIAL & HVAC MARKET FOR INSULATION IN CHINA BY MATERIAL (million yuan)
      • Applications
        • Table INDUSTRIAL & HVAC MARKET FOR INSULATION IN CHINA BY APPLICATION (million square meters R-1)
    • Other Insulation Markets
      • Materials
        • Table OTHER INSULATION MARKETS IN CHINA BY MATERIAL (million yuan)
      • Applications
        • Table OTHER INSULATION MARKETS IN CHINA BY APPLICATION (million square meters R-1)
  • REGIONS
    • General
    • Regional Demographic & Economic Trends
      • Demographic Trends
        • Table POPULATION OF CHINA BY REGION (million persons)
      • Economic Trends
        • Table GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF CHINA BY REGION (billion yuan)
      • Building Construction Trends
        • Table BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES IN CHINA BY REGION (billion yuan)
      • Manufacturing Trends
        • Table MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED IN CHINA BY REGION (billion yuan)
    • Insulation Demand by Region
      • Table INSULATION DEMAND IN CHINA BY REGION (million yuan)
      • Central-North
        • Table CENTRAL-NORTH REGION OF CHINA: INSULATION DEMAND (million yuan)
      • Northeast
        • Table NORTHEAST REGION OF CHINA: INSULATION DEMAND (million yuan)
      • Central-East
        • Table CENTRAL-EAST REGION OF CHINA: INSULATION DEMAND (million yuan)
      • Central-South
        • Table CENTRAL-SOUTH REGION OF CHINA: INSULATION DEMAND (million yuan)
      • Southwest
        • Table SOUTHWEST REGION OF CHINA: INSULATION DEMAND (million yuan)
      • Northwest
        • Table NORTHWEST REGION OF CHINA: INSULATION DEMAND (million yuan)
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table REVENUE DATA: SELECTED INSULATION COMPANIES, 2011 (million yuan)
    • Market Share
    • Manufacturing & Product Development
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Armacell International Holding GmbH
      • BASF SE
      • Bayer AG
      • BBMG Corporation
      • Beijing Beipao Plastics Group Company
      • Beijing New Building Material plc
      • Chengdu HanJiang New Building Materials Company Limited
      • CSR Limited
      • Dalian Rockwool Company Limited
      • Dow Chemical Company
      • Hebei Huamei Group
      • Hebei Renqiu Jinglian Group Company Limited
      • Huanan Building Materials Shenzhen Company Limited
      • Jiangyin TBO Industries Company Limited
      • Ningbo Firewheel Thermal Insulation & Sealing Company Limited
      • Owens Corning
      • Saint-Gobain
      • Shandong Huaneng Thermal Insulation Materials Company Limited
      • Shandong Longxin Building Materials Company Limited
      • Shandong Luyang Share Company Limited
      • Shandong Tengzhou Huahai Group
      • Shandong Yihecheng Commerce & Industry Group Company Limited
      • Shandong Zhongneng Thermal Insulation and Anti-corrosion Company Limited
      • Shanghai Building Material Group General Company
      • Sinoma Science & Technology Company Limited
      • Wuxi Mingjiang Insulation Material Company Limited
      • Xi'an Chang An New Insulation Material Company Limited
      • Yantai Tonghua Waterproof and Insulation Engineering Group Company Limited
      • Zhejiang Zhenshen Cold Insulation Technology Company Limited

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