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Global and China 1,4-butanediol (BDO) Industry Report, 2017-2021

Global and China 1,4-butanediol (BDO) Industry Report, 2017-2021

1,4-butanediol (BDO) is a key raw material for organic and fine chemicals, capable of generating various derivatives like THF, PTMEG and GBL. BDO and its derivatives find wide application in PBT plastics, spandex, polyurethane, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

Spurred by downstream demand, global BDO capacity enlarged steadily in recent years and reached 3,990kt/a in 2016, with a CAGR of 13.5% during 2010-2016. However, saturating of BDO demand in American and European markets will retard expansion of BDO capacity worldwide. It is predicted that global BDO capacity will grow at a pace of 3%-6% during 2017-2021.

Global BDO capacity largely lies in Asia, especially in China which seized 2,079kt/a BDO capacity (a 52.1% share of global total) in 2016, with a CAGR of 35.3% during 2010-2016, being the key contributor to global BDO capacity growth. Nevertheless, most Chinese players have been in the red for a long time for excessive expansion of BDO capacity in China further intensified oversupply in the market and slowdown of downstream demand growth led to operating rate below 50%. As a result, China’s BDO capacity expansion will gear down with a growth rate of 5%-8% during 2017-2021.

Global BDO market has a relatively stable competitive pattern and a high concentration due to high technical barriers and limited sources of raw materials. Main producers include: foreign companies such as BASF, LyondellBasell and ISP; Taiwan-based Dairen Chemical and Nan Ya Plastics; Markor Chem, Xinjiang Tianye, Shanxi Sanwei, etc. in Mainland China. As of June 2017, the world’s top3 players by capacity were BASF, Dairen Chemical and Markor Chem, together sharing 39.0% of global total capacity.

China’s BDO price presented a fluctuating downtrend due to overcapacity in recent years. The price did not pick up until the end of 2016, and returned to the level of 2014 (around RMB12,200/ton) in June 2017. Tight supply constituted the main reason for recovery in price: explosion of an abandoned catalytic storage tank of SINOPEC Great Wall Energy and Chemical, halted production of the company’s BDO plants for almost three months in the second half of 2016; Markor Chem and Xinjiang Tianye then stopped production and overhauled their BDO plants in succession.

By downstream application, PTMEG, PBT and GBL took up 92% of total BDO demand in China in 2016, of which PTMEG had the biggest demand, a 43% share of the total. Pulled by capacity expansion, PTMEG’s demand for BDO will grow at a rate of about 10% during 2017-2021.

Global and China 1,4-butanediol (BDO) Industry Report, 2017-2021 highlights the following:
BDO industry (definition, production technology, industry chain, etc.);
Global BDO market (overview, market size, market structure, competitive pattern, price trend, etc.);
China’s BDO industry (policy, market size, import and export, competitive pattern, price trend, development trend, etc.);
BDO upstream sectors including coal, methanol and calcium carbide (market size, import and export, competitive pattern, price, etc.);
BDO downstream sectors including PTMEG, PBT, GBL, etc. (market size, market structure, import and export, price, competitive pattern, etc.);
5 foreign and 23 Chinese BDO producers (operation, BDO business, etc.).

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1 Profile of BDO
1.1 Properties and Purposes
1.2 Process
2 Overview of Global BDO Industry
2.1 Status Quo
2.2 Market Size
2.2.1 Supply
2.2.2 Demand
2.3 Competitive Landscape
2.4 Price
3 Overview of China BDO Industry
3.1 Policy
3.2 Market Size
3.2.1 Supply
3.2.2 Demand
3.3 Competitive Landscape
3.4 Import & Export
3.5 Price
3.6 Development Trend
4 Status Quo of Upstream Sectors
4.1 Coal
4.1.1 Market Size
4.1.2 Structure
4.1.3 Price
4.1.4 Import & Export
4.2 Methanol
4.2.1 Industry Status
4.2.2 Competitive Pattern
4.2.3 Price
4.3 Calcium Carbide
5 Development of BDO Downstream Sectors
5.1.1 Market Size
5.1.2 Market Structure
5.1.3 Import & Export
5.1.4 Price
5.1.5 Competitive Pattern
5.2 PBT
5.2.1 Market Size
5.2.2 Market Structure
5.2.3 Import & Export
5.2.4 Price
5.2.5 Competitive Pattern
5.3 GBL
5.4 Others
6 Major Overseas BDO Manufacturers
6.1 BASF
6.1.1 Profile
6.1.2 Operation
6.1.3 BDO Business
6.1.4 Business in China
6.2 Dairen Chemical
6.2.1 Profile
6.2.2 BDO Business
6.2.3 Advantages and Outlook
6.3 LyondellBasell
6.3.1 Profile
6.3.2 Operation
6.3.3 BDO Business
6.3.4 Business in China
6.4 Ashland
6.4.1 Profile
6.4.2 Operation
6.4.3 BDO Business
6.4.4 Business in China
6.5 Nan Ya Plastics
6.5.1 Profile
6.5.2 Operation
6.5.3 BDO Business
6.5.4 Outlook
7 Major BDO Manufacturers in Mainland China
7.1 Markor Chem
7.1.1 Profile
7.1.2 Operation
7.1.3 BDO Business
7.2 Shanxi Sanwei
7.2.1 Profile
7.2.2 Operation
7.2.3 Clients and Suppliers
7.2.4 BDO Business
7.2.5 Development Strategy
7.3 Sinopec Yizheng Chemical Fibre
7.3.1 Profile
7.3.2 BDO Business
7.4 Fujian Meizhouwan
7.4.1 Profile
7.4.2 BDO Business
7.5 Nanjing Bluestar
7.5.1 Profile
7.5.2 BDO Business
7.6 HNCC
7.6.1 Profile
7.6.2 BDO Business
7.7 Other Companies
7.7.1 Yunnan Yunwei
7.7.2 Shaanxi BDO
7.7.3 Sichuan Tianhua
7.7.4 Jianfeng Chemical
7.7.5 Guodian Younglight
7.7.6 Henan Kaixiang
7.7.7 Inner Mongolia Zhongyuan
7.7.8 Sinopec Sichuan Vinylon Works
7.7.9 Zhongjia Huachen Energy
7.7.10 Jiangshan Chemical
7.7.11 Xinjiang Tianye
7.7.12 Yanchang Petroleum
7.7.13 Hengyuan Coal Industry and Electricity Power
7.7.14 Shandong Weijiao
7.7.15 Shaanxi Ronghe Chemical
7.7.16 Xinjiang Blue Ridge Tunhe Chemical Industry Joint Stock
7.7.17 Xinjiang Guotai Xinhua Mining

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