China Mixed Aromatics Annual Report

A complete overview of the factors affecting the China aromatics market in 2013

Why has 2013 been such a tough year for China’s mixed aromatics market? Economic slowdown, oil product pricing reform and consumption tax policy are all factors. Times are hard for the domestic gasoline blending players; they are facing lower demand from state-run oil majors, and reduced margins pending the government’s consumption tax on mixed aromatics.

The new fuel pricing mechanism is intended to curb speculation in the gasoline and gasoil markets, but will also affect trading of blended gasoline. Demand for mixed aromatics remains weak, so gasoline blending players are purchasing mixed aromatics only as required. There are other implications. With easier access to blendstock at a lower cost, some mixed aromatics traders are engaging in gasoline blending. Others have started selling to petrol stations, or are setting up their own petrol stations. Meanwhile, most domestic refiners have cut or stopped aromatisation in view of low yield and negligible margins, and have been replaced by alkylation units which offer high output and attractive margins.

Clearly, the mixed aromatics market is changing fast. The China Mixed Aromatics Annual Report offers vital forecasts of future production patterns in China to support business planning. All analyses are based on first hand research by ICIS experts, extrapolated from official data obtained from government authorities. In addition to a thorough market analysis the report forecasts emerging trends enabling mixed aromatics market players to make better informed trading decisions.

Report: China Mixed Aromatics Annual Report
Frequency: Annually
Coverage: China

China Mixed Aromatics Annual Report - 2013

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A clear view of changes in China’s mixed aromatics market and their impact

The China Mixed Aromatics Market Annual Report 2013 – 2014 shows how the mixed aromatics market has been affected by multiple factors in 2013, including the government’s consumption tax policy . The report also looks ahead to see how market players are adapting the way they work to cope with the changes.

The China Mixed Aromatics Annual Report covers:

  • A detailed overview of China’s mixed aromatics production capacity and output for state-run and independent refiners
  • An assessment of demand from the gasoline blending and heavy aromatics sectors
  • Details of imports and exports for 2013 plus a forecast until 2018
  • Insight into prices and margins and a comparison of mixed aromatics versus gasoline
  • Information on supply and demand of upstream and downstream products with forecasts to 2018
  • A review of the alkylated oil market for 2013 and an outlook for 2014-2018
  • A review of policies and standards directives affecting the mixed aromatics market

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