Benzene - Global Strategic Business Report

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BP Plc (UK)
  • ChevronTexaco Corp (USA)
  • Copesul (Brazil)
  • INEOS (UK)
  • Shell Chemical Ltd. (UK)
  • MORE
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Benzene in Thousands of Metric Tons. The specific end-use segments discussed are Ethylbenzene & Styrene Industry, Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene, Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 104 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as BP Plc, Compania Espanola de Petroleos SA, ChevronTexaco Corp, Chinese Petroleum Corporation, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Copesul, Deutsche Shell GmbH, Dow Chemical Company, Lyondell Chemical Company, Exxon Mobil Chemical Company, INEOS, Maruzen Petrochemical Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Nippon Oil Corporation, Total Petrochemicals USA Inc., The Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Samsung Total Petrochemicals Co., Ltd., Shell Chemical Ltd., Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K., and SK Energy Co. Ltd. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BP Plc (UK)
  • ChevronTexaco Corp (USA)
  • Copesul (Brazil)
  • INEOS (UK)
  • Shell Chemical Ltd. (UK)
  • MORE
BENZENE

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability And Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
CAGR Disparities Between Historic & Current Data I-3
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions And Scope Of Study I-3
Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry I-4
Cumene for the Phenolics Industry I-4
Cumene for the Phenolics Industry I-4
Alkylbenzene I-4
Other End-use Applications I-4

II. Executive Summary

1. Industry Overview II-1
Market Snapshots II-1
Global Benzene Market - A Perspective II-1
A Quick Primer II-1
Demand and Supply Scenario II-2
Benzene to Witness Supply Fluctuations Globally II-2
Factors Fueling Growth in Benzene Demand II-3
Global Benzene Capacity on Rise II-3
Table 1: Global Market for Benzene (2007): Percentage
Breakdown of Production Capacity by Select Geographic Region
  • Northeast Asia, North America, Western Europe, Mideast,
Southeast Asia, South America, and Central Europe (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 2: Global Market for Benzene (2007): Breakdown of
Production Capacity of Leading Producers in Select Regions
(In 000 Metric Tons) II-4
Surging Imports II-4
Outlook II-5
Benzene Demand to Continue Surpassing Supply in the Short
Run .. II-5
Trends & Issues II-5
Benzene Prices Soften II-5
Asian Benzene Suppliers Eye Western Markets for Exports II-5

2. Product Overview II-7
Synonyms II-7
Occurrence of Benzene II-7
Structure of Benzene II-7
Physical and Chemical Properties II-8
Other Properties II-8
Benzene - A Widely Used Petrochemical II-9
Table 3: Global Aromatics Market (2004): Percentage Breakdown
of Consumption by End-Use Application - Benzene, Xylenes,
Toluene Disocyanate, Solvents, Gasoline Blending and
Miscellaneous Chemicals (Includes corresponding graphs/chart) II-9

3. Background and Development II-10
Michael Faraday Discovers “Bicarburet of Hydrogen” II-10
Laurent Suggests the Name “Pheno” II-10
“Benzin” Isolated from Gum Benzoin by Mitscherlich II-10
Hoffman Isolates “Benzene” from Coal II-10
The Bonding Enigma II-10
Kekule Proposes the Hexagonal Structure II-10
Other Theories Proposed II-11
Twentieth Century - A New Dawn for Benzene II-11
Benzene Finds Use in Gasoline Blending II-11
Linus Pauling’s Hybrid Structure of Benzene II-11
Benzene Gains Wide Acceptance in the Chemical Industry II-11
Benzene - The Champion Aromatic II-11

4. End-Use Profile II-12
Building Block for Other Organic Compounds II-12
Ethylbenzene and Styrene II-12
Cumene and Phenol II-12
Cyclohexane II-12
Nitrobenzene and Aniline II-12
Chlorobenzene II-12
Alkylbenzene II-12
Motor Fuel Additive II-13
Industrial Solvent II-13
Other Uses II-13

5. Benzene Production and Processing II-14
New Capacity to be Added Outside North America II-14
The Middle East to Grow into One of the Foremost Exporters II-14
Processing II-14
Extraction of Benzene II-14
Table 4: Global Benzene Market (2004): Percentage Breakdown
of Supply by Source - Pyrolysis Gasoline, Reformate, TDP &
TDP, and Others (Includes corresponding graphs/chart) II-14
Expensive TDP and STDP Technologies to be Key Source of
Benzene Supply II-15
Benzene Production from Coal II-15
Extraction from Petrol II-15
Morphylane Process for Manufacturing Benzene and Toluene II-15
Benzene from Gasoline and TDI to Flood the Market II-16

6. Exposure to Benzene II-17
Types of Benzene Exposure II-17
Environmental Exposure II-17
Consumer Product Exposure II-17
Occupational Exposure II-17
Pathways of Benzene Exposure II-17
Air II-18
Food and Water II-18
Skin Contact II-18
Metabolism II-18
Health Effects of Benzene Exposure II-18
Testing of Benzene Exposure II-20
Safety Measures II-20
Fire Hazard: Benzene is Highly Inflammable II-20

7. Analysis of End-Use Sectors II-21
Ethylbenzene/Styrene II-21
Ethylbenzene from Benzene II-21
Styrene II-21
The Product II-21
Production Processes II-21
Styrene Monomer Applications II-21
Market Scenario II-21
Cumene/Phenol II-22
Cumene II-22
Production Technology II-22
Phenol Production Dominates Cumene Consumption II-22
Phenol II-22
Manufacture of Phenol II-22
Cyclohexane II-22
Manufactured by the Hydrogenation of Benzene II-22
End-Use Applications II-22
An Overview of the Worldwide Market II-23
Nitrobenzene/Aniline II-23
Nitrobenzene II-23
Produced by Nitration of Benzene II-23
Aniline II-23
Production of Aniline II-23
End-Use Profile II-23
Alkylbenzene II-24
Alkylbenzene - The Main Ingredient of LAS II-24
Linear Alkylbenzene II-24
The Diphenyl Oxide Threat II-24
Chlorobenzene II-24
A Specialty Chemical II-24
Isomers II-25
Production Process II-25
Applications of Chlorobenzene II-25
Monochlorobenzene II-25
Para-dichlorobenzene (PDCB) II-25
Ortho-dichlorobenzene (ODCB) II-25
Maleic Anhydride II-25
Commercial Production II-25
End-Uses II-26
An Overview of Worldwide Market II-26
Polyamide Resins II-26
Engineering Thermoplastics - Market Overview II-26
Nylon Polyamide Resins - Single Largest Segment II-26
ETP End-Use Profile II-26
ETP vs Metal in Auto Manufacturing II-27
Manufacturers Combat Costs with Pioneering Molding Technology II-27
Agrochemicals II-27
Agrochemical Industry Undergoing Consolidation II-27
Phthalic Anhydride II-27
Miscellaneous Applications II-27
Benzene in Gasoline II-27
Benzene as an Industrial Solvent II-28
Resorcinol II-28
Benzene for Resorcinol Production II-28
Booming Automobile Industry Supports Resorcinol Demand II-28
Caprolactum II-28
Diphenyl Oxide II-28
Adipic Acid II-28
Production Process of Adipic Acid II-29

8. Technological Developments II-30
Hokkaido University Invents Catalyst to Make Benzene from
Cow Dung II-30
Dow and Snamprogetti Jointly Developing New Styrene
Production Process II-30
Solutia and BIC Develop One-Step Benzene-to- Phenol Process II-30
One-Step Benzene-To-Phenol Process II-30
Scientists Discover Benzene-Eating Bugs II-31
Scientists Discover Benzene Eating Bacteria II-31
Other Technological Developments II-31
Unique Catalyst Technology for Ethylbenzene Dehydrogenation II-31
Conversion of Butadiene to Ethylbenzene - Eliminates Use of
Benzene II-31
Phenol from Benzene - The Monsanto Way II-31
Fixed-bed Solid Catalyst Technology Developed to Produce LAB II-32

9. Recent Industry Activity II-33
Jiangsu Sanfangxiang to Invest in an Aromatics Complex II-33
Axens Bags Design Package Deal from Aramco and Total II-33
MMK and Kuibyshevazot to Inaugurate Joint Benzol Production II-33
Borealis, IPIC to Erect New Chemical Complex in Abu Dhabi II-33
Tianjin Jinweihui Commissions Solvent Oils Plant in China II-33
Four Major Firms Teamed Up to Construct Aromatics Complex in
Vietnam II-33
IOC Staged Plans to Build Para-xylene Plant in West Bengal II-34
Mustang to Offer Engineering and Construction Management
Services for ExxonMobil II-34
Kyushu Oil to Amalgamate Operations with Nippon Oil II-34
Innova to Inaugurate New Ethylbenzene Facility II-34
IOC Establishes a Separate SBU to Commercialize Petrochemical
Products II-35
Sinopec Anqing Petrochemical Starts Construction of Ethyl
Benzene-Styrene Project II-35
Hydrocarbon Jordanian Company to Set Up a Benzene
Manufacturing Unit II-35
ExxonMobil to Expand its Rotterdam Aromatics Plant II-35
BASF Divests Wibarco II-35
PT Chandra Pockets SMI II-35
Tianjin Bohai Initiates Construction of ABS and Styrene Projects II-35
TPL Inks Master Swap Agreement with Shell II-36
Jacobs Clinches Engineering Services Contract from Al-Rajhi
Petrochemical Group II-36
Dwory Purchases Kaucuk II-36
IOC Commences a LAB Plant in Gujarat II-36
Total SA and Kuwait Petroleum to Acquire Controlling Stake in
HPCLs Facility II-36
Imperial Chemical Acquires Refrigeration Lubricants Business
of BP II-36
HDO and Cepsa to form Joint Venture in Korea II-37
Petron Clinches a Major Contract from Nirma II-37
Kaucuk Bags Supply Order from FCh Dwory II-37
Tianjin Bohai Inks Supply Agreement with Sinopec II-37
INEOS Pockets Innovene II-37
Dow Signs Agreement to Acquire Total Petrochemicals’ (DVB)
Operations II-38
ConocoPhillips to Acquire Wilhelmshaven Refinery from Louis
Dreyfus II-38
ChevronTexaco Adopts New Name II-38
Shasun to Invest in Isobutyl Benzene Plant in Thailand II-38
Thai Paraxylene Proposes to Expand Aromatics Capacity II-38
Sanyo Petrochemical to Enhance Mizushima Benzene Capacity II-38
Marubeni to Establish Benzene Facility at Atyrau Oil Refinery II-39
Asahi Kasai Chemical to Enhance Benzene Capacity II-39
Chevron Phillips Enters into Contract with CEPSA II-39
Major Japanese Companies Join Hands to Restart LNR Facility II-39
Pertamina Obtains Marketing Rights for Benzene and Paraxylene
from CPChem II-39
SK Corp. to Build New BTX Plant in China II-40
Nova Proposes to Enhance Benzene Production Capacity II-40

10. Focus on Select Global Players II-41
BP Plc (UK) II-41
Compania Espanola de Petroleos SA (Spain) II-41
ChevronTexaco Corp (USA) II-41
Chinese Petroleum Corporation (China) II-42
Chevron Phillips Chemical (USA) II-42
Copesul (Brazil) II-42
Deutsche Shell GmbH (Germany) II-42
Dow Chemical Company (USA) II-43
Lyondell Chemical Company (USA) II-43
Exxon Mobil Chemical Company (USA) II-43
INEOS (UK) II-44
Maruzen Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-44
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan) II-44
Nippon Oil Corporation (Japan) II-44
Total Petrochemicals USA Inc (USA) II-45
The Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Saudi Arabia) II-45
Samsung Total Petrochemicals Co., Ltd. (South Korea) II-45
Shell Chemical Ltd. (UK) II-46
Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (Japan) II-46
SK Energy Co. Ltd. (South Korea) II-46

11. Global Market Perspective II-47
Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Benzene by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 6: World Long-term Projections for Benzene by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 7: World Historic Review for Benzene by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 8: World 15-Year Perspective for Benzene by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &
Africa and Latin America Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50
Benzene Market by End-Use Segment II-51

Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Ethylbenzene in the Styrenics Industry by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 10: World Long-term Projections for Ethylbenzene in the
Styrenics Industry by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 11: World Historic Review for Ethylbenzene in the
Styrenics Industry by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 12: World 15-Year Perspective for Ethylbenzene in the
Styrenics Industry by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin America
Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Cumene in the Phenolics Industry by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East & Africa and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 14: World Long-term Projections for Cumene in the
Phenolics Industry by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 15: World Historic Review for Cumene in the Phenolics
Industry by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 16: World 15-Year Perspective for Cumene in the
Phenolics Industry by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin America
Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Nitrobenzene in the Aniline Industry by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for
Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 18: World Long-term Projections for Nitrobenzene in the
Aniline Industry by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 19: World Historic Review for Nitrobenzene in the
Aniline Industry by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 20: World 15-Year Perspective for Nitrobenzene in the
Aniline Industry by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin America
Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Alkylbenzene by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 22: World Long-term Projections for Alkylbenzene by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 23: World Historic Review for Alkylbenzene by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 24: World 15-Year Perspective for Alkylbenzene by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets for Years 1998,
2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Other Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 26: World Long-term Projections for Other Applications
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 27: World Historic Review for Other Applications by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 28: World 15-Year Perspective for Other Applications by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets for Years 1998,
2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current & Future Analysis III-1
Market Overview III-1
Regulatory Framework III-1
EPA Grants Benzene Emission Exemption to Chemical Companies III-2
EPA Clamps Down on VOC Emissions III-2
Import & Export Statistics III-2
Table 29: US Exports of Benzene (2007): Percentage
Breakdown of Export Value by Destination Country -
Venezuela, Canada, the Netherlands, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 30: US Imports of Benzene (2007): Percentage
Breakdown of Import Value by Country of Origin - South
Korea, Canada, Brazil, India, the Netherlands, Saudi
Arabia, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
Technological Development III-3
Strategic Corporate Developments III-3
Key Players III-3
B.Market Analytics III-5
Table 31: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Benzene by End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics
Industry, Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene
for the Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 32: US Long-term Projections for Benzene by End-Use
Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene
for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline
Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 33: US Historic Review for Benzene by End-Use Segment
  • Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the
Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry,
Alkylbenzene and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 34: US 15-Year Perspective for Benzene by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the
Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry,
Alkylbenzene and Others for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

2. Canada III-8
A.Market Analysis III-8
Current & Future Analysis III-8
Regulatory Framework III-8
National Air Pollution Surveillance Networks III-8
Legislation Limits Benzene Content in Gasoline III-8
Import & Export Statistics III-9
Table 35: Canadian Imports of Benzene (2007): Percentage
Breakdown of Import Value by Country of Origin - United
States, China, India, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 36: Canadian Exports of Benzene (2007): Breakdown of
Export Value by Destination Country - United States,
Argentina, Kyrgyzstan, and Mexico (In US$ 000) III-9
Strategic Corporate Development III-9
B.Market Analytics III-10
Table 37: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Benzene by End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the
Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the Phenolics Industry,
Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and
Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 38: Canadian Long-term Projections for Benzene by
End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry,
Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the
Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 39: Canadian Historic Review for Benzene by End-Use
Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene
for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline
Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 40: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Benzene by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the
Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry,
Alkylbenzene and Others for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

3. Japan III-13
A.Market Analysis III-13
Current & Future Analysis III-13
Key Statistics: III-13
Table 41: Japanese Market for Benzene: Breakdown of Imports
and Exports for the Years 2006, 2007 & 2008E (In 000 Tons)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 42: Japanese Styrene Market (2005-2007): Breakdown of
Available Capacity in 000 Metric Tons (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13
Storage and Transportation of Benzene in Japan III-14
Environmental Issues III-14
Low-Benzene Gasoline III-14
Toxic Waste III-14
Environmental Regulations III-15
Wastewater Treatment in Japan III-15
New Chemicals Included Under the Air Pollution Control Law III-15
Benzene Market: A Historical Perspective III-15
Chemicals Market in Japan: Impaired by the Asian Economic
Crisis III-15
Changing Technology Creates Benzene Supply Problems III-16
Technological Developments III-16
Strategic Corporate Developments III-16
Key Players III-17
B.Market Analytics III-18
Table 43: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Benzene by End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the
Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the Phenolics Industry,
Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and
Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 44: Japanese Long-term Projections for Benzene by
End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry,
Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the
Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 45: Japanese Historic Review for Benzene by End-Use
Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene
for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline
Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 46: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Benzene by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the
Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry,
Alkylbenzene and Others for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

4. Europe III-21
A.Market Analysis III-21
Current & Future Analysis III-21
Table 47: Benzene Market in Western Europe (2006):
Percentage Breakdown of Production by Source - Pyrolysis
Gasoline, Reformer, Coal, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21
Technological Development III-21
B.Market Analytics III-22
Table 48: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Benzene by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,
UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 49: European Long-term Projections for Benzene by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 50: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Benzene by End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the
Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the Phenolics Industry,
Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and
Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 51: European Long-term Projections for Benzene by
End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry,
Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the
Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 52: European Historic Review for Benzene by Geographic
Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest
of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 53: European Historic Review for Benzene by End-Use
Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene
for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline
Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 54: European 15-Year Perspective for Benzene by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 55: European 15-Year Perspective for Benzene by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the
Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry,
Alkylbenzene and Others for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

4a. France III-29
A.Market Analysis III-29
Current & Future Analysis III-29
B.Market Analytics III-29
Table 56: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Benzene by End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics
Industry, Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene
for the Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 57: French Long-term Projections for Benzene by
End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry,
Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the
Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 58: French Historic Review for Benzene by End-Use
Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene
for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline
Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 59: French 15-Year Perspective for Benzene by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the
Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry,
Alkylbenzene and Others for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

4b. Germany III-32
A.Market Analysis III-32
Current & Future Analysis III-32
Chemical Industry: A Major Contributor to EU’s Chemical Output III-32
Chemicals: End-Use Sectors III-32
Regulations Applying to Chemical Products III-32
Strategic Corporate Developments III-33
Key Player III-33
B.Market Analytics III-34
Table 60: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Benzene by End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics
Industry, Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene
for the Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 61: German Long-term Projections for Benzene by
End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry,
Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the
Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 62: German Historic Review for Benzene by End-Use
Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene
for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline
Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 63: German 15-Year Perspective for Benzene by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the
Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry,
Alkylbenzene and Others for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

4c. Italy III-37
A.Market Analysis III-37
Current & Future Analysis III-37
Chemicals Market Scenario III-37
Imports: A Major Source of Chemicals III-37
Analysis of Competition in the Industry III-37
End-User Analysis III-37
Future Scenario in Chemicals Production III-38
B.Market Analytics III-39
Table 64: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Benzene by End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics
Industry, Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene
for the Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 65: Italian Long-term Projections for Benzene by
End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry,
Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the
Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 66: Italian Historic Review for Benzene by End-Use
Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene
for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline
Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 67: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Benzene by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the
Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry,
Alkylbenzene and Others for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

4d. The United Kingdom III-42
A.Market Analysis III-42
Current & Future Analysis III-42
Strategic Corporate Development III-42
Key Players III-42
B.Market Analytics III-43
Table 68: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Benzene by End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics
Industry, Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene
for the Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 69: UK Long-term Projections for Benzene by End-Use
Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene
for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline
Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 70: UK Historic Review for Benzene by End-Use Segment
  • Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the
Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry,
Alkylbenzene and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 71: UK 15-Year Perspective for Benzene by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the
Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry,
Alkylbenzene and Others for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

4e. Spain III-46
A.Market Analysis III-46
Current & Future Analysis III-46
Strategic Corporate Development III-46
Key Player III-46
B.Market Analytics III-47
Table 72: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Benzene by End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics
Industry, Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene
for the Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 73: Spanish Long-term Projections for Benzene by
End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry,
Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the
Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 74: Spanish Historic Review for Benzene by End-Use
Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene
for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline
Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 75: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Benzene by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the
Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry,
Alkylbenzene and Others for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

4f. Russia III-50
A.Market Analysis III-50
Current & Future Analysis III-50
Russian Chemical Industry: An Overview III-50
Russian Benzene Market III-50
B.Market Analytics III-51
Table 76: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Benzene by End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics
Industry, Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene
for the Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 77: Russian Long-term Projections for Benzene by
End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry,
Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the
Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 78: Russian Historic Review for Benzene by End-Use
Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene
for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline
Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 79: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Benzene by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the
Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry,
Alkylbenzene and Others for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

4g. Rest of Europe III-54
A.Market Analysis III-54
Current & Future Analysis III-54
Strategic Corporate Developments III-54
B.Market Analytics III-55
Table 80: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Benzene by End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for
the Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the Phenolics Industry,
Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and
Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 81: Rest of Europe Long-term Projections for Benzene
by End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics
Industry, Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene
for the Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 82: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Benzene by
End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry,
Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the
Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 83: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Benzene by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the
Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry,
Alkylbenzene and Others for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

5. Asia-Pacific III-59
A.Market Analysis III-59
Current & Future Analysis III-59
Western Markets - Key Destination for Asian Benzene Exports III-59
Asian Suppliers Look to the US for Standard Price Fixation III-59
Styrene Monomer Market in Asia-Pacific III-59
B.Market Analytics III-60
Table 84: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Benzene by Geographic Region - China, Korea and
Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 85: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Benzene by
Geographic Region - China, Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 86: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Benzene by End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for
the Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the Phenolics Industry,
Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and
Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 87: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Benzene by
End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry,
Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the
Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 88: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Benzene by
Geographic Region - China, Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 89: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Benzene by
End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry,
Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the
Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 90: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Benzene by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
China, Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years
1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 91: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Benzene by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the
Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry,
Alkylbenzene and Others for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

5a. China III-64
A.Market Analysis III-64
Current & Future Analysis III-64
Market Overview III-64
Table 92: Chinese Market for Benzene: Breakdown of Imports
and Exports for the Years 2006, 2007 & 2008E (In 000 Tons)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64
Pure Benzene Capacity to Rise Significantly III-65
Production on Growth Trajectory III-65
Table 93: China Pure Benzene Market (2000-2006): Production
in ‘000 Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65
Table 94: Production of Pure Benzene in China: Breakdown of
Output (In 10,000 Tons) by Select Provinces for the First
three Quarters of 2006 (Jan-Sep) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-66
Key Producers III-66
Table 95: 13 Leading Producers in the Chinese Pure Benzene
Market (2006): Output in 000 Tons for Sinopec Yangzi
Petrochemical Co., Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Co.,
Shanghai Secco Petrochemical Co., CNPC Jilin Petrochemical
Co., Sinopec Zhenhai Refining and Chemical Co., Sinopec
Beijing Yanhua Petrochemical Co., Sinopec Qilu
Petrochemical Co., Sinopec Tianjin Petrochemical Co., CNPC
Liaoyang Petrochemical Co., Sinopec Luoyang Petrochemical
Co., Sinopec Maoming Petrochemical Co., BASF-YPC Co.,
Baosteel Co., and CNPC Daqing Petrochemical Co. (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67
Benzene Applications III-67
Benzene Derivatives Market in China III-68
Table 96: Chinese Styrene Market (2005-2007): Breakdown of
Available Capacity in 000 Metric Tons (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68
Strategic Corporate Developments III-68
Key Player III-69
B.Market Analytics III-70
Table 97: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Benzene by End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics
Industry, Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene
for the Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 98: Chinese Long-term Projections for Benzene by
End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry,
Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the
Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 99: Chinese Historic Review for Benzene by End-Use
Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene
for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline
Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 100: Chinese 15-Year Perspective for Benzene by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the
Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry,
Alkylbenzene and Others for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

5b. Korea III-73
A.Market Analysis III-73
Overview III-73
Key Statistics: III-73
Table 101: Korean Styrene Market (2005-2007): Breakdown of
Available Capacity in 000 Metric Tons) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 102: Korean Market for Benzene: Breakdown of Imports
and Exports for the Years 2006, 2007 & 2008E (In 000 Tons)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73
Strategic Corporate Development III-74
Key Players III-74
B.Market Analytics III-75
Table 103: Korean Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Benzene by End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics
Industry, Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene
for the Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

Table 104: Korean Long-term Projections for Benzene by
End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry,
Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the
Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 105: Korean Historic Review for Benzene by End-Use
Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene
for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline
Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 106: Korean 15-Year Perspective for Benzene by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the
Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry,
Alkylbenzene and Others for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

5c. Rest of Asia-Pacific III-78
A.Market Analysis III-78
Current & Future Analysis III-78
Focus on Select Markets III-78
India III-78
Indian Petrochemicals Market III-78
Synthetic Detergent Consumption Drives Linear
Alkylbenzene Production III-78
Key Statistics III-78
Table 107: Indian Market for Benzene: Breakdown of Imports
and Exports for the Years 2004 & 2007 (In Kilo Tons) III-78

Table 108: Indian Exports of Benzene (2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Exports by Major Petrochemicals -
Benzene, Toulene, Orthoxylene, Mixed Xylene (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79
Indonesia III-79
Tighter Government Control on Naphtha Exports III-79
Aromatics: Production Statistics III-79
Table 109: Aromatics Market in Indonesia (2004):
Breakdown of Volume Production of Key Aromatics - Alkyl
Benzene (AB), AB Sulfonat, Styrene Monomer, Benzene,
Polystyrene, Styrene Acrylonitrite (SAN), AB Styrene, and
Others (In 000 Metric tons) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-79

Table 110: Production of Aromatics in Indonesia (2004):
Percentage Capacity Utilization by Product Type - Alkyl
Benzene (AB), AB Sulfonat, Styrene Monomer, Benzene,
Polystyrene, Styrene Acrylonitrite (SAN), and AB Styrene
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80
Malaysia III-80
Taiwan III-80
Table 111: Taiwanese Market for Benzene: Annual Capacity
and Imports for the Years 2006, 2007 & 2008E (In 000 Tons)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

Table 112: Benzene Market for Taiwan (2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales by Product Segment -
Ethylbenzene/Styrene, Cumene/Phenol, Alkylbenzene and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

Table 113: Taiwanese Styrene Market (2005-2007): Breakdown
of Available Capacity (In 000 MT) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-81
Strategic Corporate Developments III-81
B.Market Analytics III-84
Table 114: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current &
Future Analysis for Benzene by End-Use Segment -
Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the
Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry,
Alkylbenzene and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

Table 115: Rest of Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for
Benzene by End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics
Industry, Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene
for the Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85

Table 116: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Benzene
by End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics
Industry, Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene
for the Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85

Table 117: Rest of Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for
Benzene by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene
for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline
Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others for Years 1998, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-86

6. The Middle East & Africa III-87
A.Market Analysis III-87
Current & Future Analysis III-87
Petrochemical Industry: On the Growth Track III-87
Table 118: Benzene Market in the Middle East (2000):
Production Capacity in ‘000 Tons by Country - Saudi
Arabia, Iran, and Others (Includes corresponding
graphs/chart) III-87
Middle East to Become Major Exporter of Benzene III-87
Focus on Select Market III-87
Saudi Arabia III-87
Petrochemicals Major in the Middle East III-87
Key Statistics: III-88
Table 119: Sudanese Exports of Benzene (2003 & 2004):
Breakdown by Value and Volume Exports (In Metric Tons and
US$ Million) III-88
Strategic Corporate Developments III-88
Key Player III-89
B.Market Analytics III-90
Table 120: Middle East & Africa Recent Past, Current &
Future Analysis for Benzene by End-Use Segment -
Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the
Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry,
Alkylbenzene and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-90

Table 121: Middle East & Africa Long-term Projections for
Benzene by End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics
Industry, Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene
for the Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-91

Table 122: Middle East & Africa Historic Review for Benzene
by End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics
Industry, Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene
for the Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-91

Table 123: Middle East & Africa 15-Year Perspective for
Benzene by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene
for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline
Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others for Years 1998, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-92

7. Latin America III-93
A.Market Analysis III-93
Current & Future Analysis III-93
Focus on Select Market III-93
Mexico III-93
Mexican Chemical Industry - Highly Dynamic III-93
Privatization Process Results in Flow of Capital into Mexico III-93
Strategic Corporate Development III-93
Key Player III-93
B.Market Analytics III-94
Table 124: Latin America Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Benzene by End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for
the Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the Phenolics Industry,
Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and
Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-94

Table 125: Latin America Long-term Projections for Benzene
by End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics
Industry, Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene
for the Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-95

Table 126: Latin America Historic Review for Benzene by
End-Use Segment - Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry,
Cumene for the Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the
Aniline Industry, Alkylbenzene and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-95

Table 127: Latin America 15-Year Perspective for Benzene by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Ethylbenzene for the Styrenics Industry, Cumene for the
Phenolics Industry, Nitrobenzene for the Aniline Industry,
Alkylbenzene and Others for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-96

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
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  • BP Plc (UK)
  • Compania Espanola de Petroleos SA (Spain)
  • ChevronTexaco Corp (USA)
  • Chinese Petroleum Corporation (China)
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical (USA)
  • Copesul (Brazil)
  • Deutsche Shell GmbH (Germany)
  • Dow Chemical Company (USA)
  • Lyondell Chemical Company (USA)
  • Exxon Mobil Chemical Company (USA)
  • INEOS (UK)
  • Maruzen Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan)
  • Nippon Oil Corporation (Japan)
  • Total Petrochemicals USA Inc (USA)
  • The Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Saudi Arabia)
  • Samsung Total Petrochemicals Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
  • Shell Chemical Ltd. (UK)
  • Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (Japan)
  • SK Energy Co. Ltd. (South Korea)
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