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Production and market of aniline in China

This report is the fifth edition, based on the former one finished in July 2013, focusing on the situation of China's aniline industry in 2012, H1 2013 and in the following five years. And it aims to disclose the latest market info of China's aniline industry.

Generally speaking, MDI industry and rubber ingredient industry is expected to be the largest two consumption fields of aniline in the next five years where opportunities lie.

In order to point out the facts of the aniline industry in China and discuss the future trend, CCM made great efforts on the aspects listed as follows:

Current capacity distribution among producers, including captive and non-captive capacity,

Import/export situation of aniline and its raw material nitrobenzene,

Price change of aniline in recent years,

Consumption pattern of aniline by downstream fields,

Key driving factors and barriers to aniline industry in the next five years

Executive summary:

In recent years, China's aniline production has maintained strong growth, thanks to the great demand from downstream industries, especially MDI and rubber ingredients, which are the largest two application fields of aniline.

As of Aug. 2013, there have been mainly xxxx active aniline producers in China, with total capacity of xxxxt/a. At present, most of them are located in East China and North China, close to the major end users of aniline. And in 2012, the capacity and output of aniline in China reach xxxxt/a and xxxx tonnes, increasing by xxxx% and xxxx% respectively compared with those in 2008. Actually, China's aniline industry experienced a sweet period during this time and a considerable amount of capacity enlargement plans arose. Though impacted by the global financial crisis, the growth rate of aniline production slowed down in 2008.

Compared with output and consumption of aniline, the export and import volume is usually small in China. After meeting the domestic demand, the annual export volume of aniline fell below xxxx tonnes in China from 2008 to 2012. And in 2012, the annual export volume of aniline is xxxx tonnes. Meanwhile, during the period of 2008-2011, the annual import volume of aniline reached the highest in 2010. In 2011, only xxxx tonnes of aniline was imported in the first two months, and from March 2011 to 2012, the import volume of aniline even xxxx.

Generally, the price fluctuation of aniline is similar to that of benzene which is the major raw material of aniline. Of course, the change in supply and demand of aniline also can influence their price fluctuation in a short term.

In China, aniline is mainly used in the production of MDI, rubber ingredient, dyestuff and organic pigment, cylclohexylamine, pharmaceutical, pesticide, etc., in which MDI is the largest consumption field of aniline, with xxxx% of the total consumption in 2012, and the second largest is rubber ingredient. MDI and rubber ingredient will still be the two main drivers for aniline consumption. Now, aniline consumption is mainly distributed in East China in which four MDI producers, and most rubber ingredients, dyestuff and pigment, pesticides producers are concentrated. And this situation is expected to last for years.

XX Commercial in Confidence.

Table of Contents

Executive summary


1. History of aniline in China

2. Technologies of aniline in China

  • 2-1. Deoxidizing nitrobenzene by iron powder
  • 2-2. Hydrogenation of nitrobenzene by catalyst
  • 2-3. Phenol amination
  • 2-4. Halogeno benzene ammonification

3. Supply of aniline in China

  • 3-1. Current production situation of aniline in China
    • 3-1-1. Summary of aniline production, 2008 ~2012
    • 3-1-2. Situation of producers,2008~2012
  • 3-2. Introduction to key raw material (Nitrobenzene)
    • 3-2-1. Production technology
    • 3-2-2. Production situation
    • 3-2-3. Import and export
    • 3-2-4. Consumption

4. Trade of aniline in China

  • 4-1. Price, 2008~2012
  • 4-2. Import & export
    • 4-2-1. Import situation, 2008~2012
    • 4-2-2. Export situation, 2008~2012

5. Demand of aniline in China

  • 5-1. Current consumption situation (volume & value)
    • 5-1-1. Market analysis by geographical distribution
    • 5-1-2. Market analysis by downstream industry distribution
  • 5-2. Brief introduction to major end use sections of aniline in China
    • 5-2-1. MDI
    • 5-2-2. Rubber ingredient
    • 5-2-3. Dyestuff and pigment
    • 5-2-4. Pharmaceutical and pesticide
    • 5-2-5. Cyclohexylamine
    • 5-2-6. Diphenylamine
    • 5-2-7. Others

6. Future prospect of aniline in China

  • 6-1. Key factors and driving forces for future development of aniline in China
    • 6-1-1. Barrier
    • 6-1-2. Driving force
  • 6-2. Future forecast on China's aniline industry, 2012~2016
    • 6-2-1. Production
    • 6-2-2. Demand

7. Appendix: Profile of major aniline producers

  • 7-1. Shandong Yantai Wanhua Polyurethane Co., Ltd.
  • 7-2. Bayer MaterialScience (China) Co., Ltd.
  • 7-3. Sinopec Nanjing Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
  • 7-4. Jilin Connell Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
  • 7-5. Shanghai Lianheng Isocyanate Co., Ltd.
  • 7-6. Shanxi Tianji Coal Chemical Group Co., Ltd.
  • 7-7. Jiangsu SP Chemicals (Taixing) Co., Ltd.
  • 7-8. Jiheng Lantian Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
  • 7-9. Shandong Jinling Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • 7-10. Hubei Huaqiang Chemical Group Co., Ltd.
  • 7-11. Jiangsu Ruixiang Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • 7-12. Shandong Zhangqiu Riyue Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • 7-13. Chongqing Changfeng Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
  • 7-14. Jiangsu Meilan Group Co., Ltd.

List of Tables:

  • Table 3.1.1-1: Capacity expansion situation of aniline producers, 2012
  • Table 3.1.2-1: Production concentration of aniline in China, 2010-2012
  • Table 3.1.2-2: Key active aniline producers in China, 2012
  • Table 3.1.2-3: Newly-built aniline production in China, 2012
  • Table 3.2.2-1: Main active nitrobenzene producers with aniline and nitrobenzene production, 2012
  • Table 3.2.3-1: Export and import volume of nitrobenzene in China, 2008-2012
  • Table 3.2.3-2: Detailed export destinations of nitrobenzene in China, 2008-2012, tonne
  • Table 3.2.4-1: Major end users of nitrobenzene in p-aminodiphenylamine in China, 2012
  • Table 4.2-1: Import volume of Yantai Wanhua and Ningbo Wanhua and their percentage against the total in China, 2004~2007 and Jan. ~Oct. 2010
  • Table 4.2.1-1: Import situation of aniline in China by month, 2008-2012
  • Table 4.2.1-2: Import price and volume of aniline in China by origin, 2008-2012
  • Table 4.2.2-1: Export situation of aniline in China by month, 2008-H1 2013
  • Table 4.2.2-2: Export price and volume of aniline in China by destination, 2008-H1 2013
  • Table 5.2.1-1: Information of all MDI producers in China, as of Aug. 2013
  • Table 5.2.2-1: List of key end users of aniline in rubber ingredients, 2012
  • Table 5.2.3-1: List of key end users of aniline in dyestuff industry, 2012
  • Table 5.2.5-1: Output of cyclamate and rubber accelerator CBS in China, 2003~2012, tonne

List of Figures:

  • Figure 2.2-1: Flowchart of fixed bed catalyst for vapour phase hydrogenation
  • Figure 2.2-2: Flowchart of fluidized bed catalyst for vapour phase hydrogenation
  • Figure 2.2-3: Flowchart of liquid phase hydrogenation for nitrobenzene
  • Figure 2.3-1: Flowchart of phenol amination method
  • Figure 3.1.1-1: Capacity and output of aniline in China, 2008-2012
  • Figure 3.1.1-2: Geographical distribution of aniline production in China by capacity, 2012
  • Figure 3.2.1-1: Technology of kettle tandem nitration for nitrobenzene production
  • Figure 3.2.2-1: 5.2.2-1 Output of nitrobenzene in China, 2008-2012
  • Figure 3.2.2-2: Annual average price of pure benzene and aniline in China, Jan. 2009-Apr. 2013, USD/t
  • Figure 3.2.3-1: Export destinations of nitrobenzene in China, 2008-2012, tonne
  • Figure 3.2.4-1: Consumption structure of nitrobenzene in China by volume, 2012
  • Figure 4.1-1: Price trend of aniline in China, Jan. 2009-April 2013
  • Figure 4.2-1: Import and export volume of aniline in China, 2008-H1 2013, tonne
  • Figure 4.2-2: Average import and export price of aniline in China, 2008-H1 2013
  • Figure 4.2.1-1: Import origin structure of aniline, 2008-2011, tonne
  • Figure 4.2.2-1: Export destinations of aniline in China, 2008-H1 2013,tonne
  • Figure 5.1-1: Apparent consumption volume of aniline in China, 2008-2012
  • Figure 5.1.1-1: Consumption of aniline by geographical distribution in China, 2012
  • Figure 5.1.2-1: Consumption structure of aniline in China, by volume, 2012
  • Figure 5.2.1-1: Output and consumption of MDI in China, 2008-2012, tonne
  • Figure 5.2.1-2: Growth rate of Chinese GDP, 2003-2012
  • Figure 5.2.2-1: Output of rubber ingredient and its consumption volume of aniline in China, 2008-2012
  • Figure 5.2.2-2: Output of radial tire in China, 2008-2012
  • Figure 5.2.3-1: Output of dyestuff and organic pigment in China, 2008-2012
  • Figure 6.2.1-1: Forecast on aniline production in China, 2013-2017, tonne
  • Figure 6.2.2-1: Forecast on aniline consumption in China, 2013-2017, tonne
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