Global Meta Xylene Market - Segmented by Type, Application, and Geography - Growth, Trends and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

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  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 147 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
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  • Chevron Corporation.
  • ConocoPhillips Company
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Perstorp Holding AB
  • Phillips 66 Company
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • MORE
The global meta-xylene market is expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period, majorly driven by the increasing demand from paint & coatings application. A major part of meta-xylene is isomerized to para and ortho-xylene, due to the higher value of the latter. It is also used as a raw material in the production of 2, 4- and 2, 6-xylidine, as well as a range of smaller-volume chemicals. Additionally, meta-xylene is also used as a solvent in paints & coatings.

Rapid Infrastructure Development in Asia-Pacific and Middle-East & Africa

The investments in transportation sector in China has increased in the near past. China’s transport ministry and National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) planned to invest USD 724 billion between 2016-2018 for constructing 303 key transportation projects, which include railways, highways, waterways, airports, and urban rail. The investment plan would enhance the country’s connectivity between the major cities, which helps for the wider economic and social development of the region. Saudi Arabia is focusing on establishing itself as the new automotive hub in the Middle East. Transport projects, coupled with the rapid expansion of tourism, education, and real estate builds, are expected to see the industry to continue to dominate economic diversification efforts in the fulfilment of Qatar National Vision 2030. This high growth in infrastructure, automotive and industrial activities would likely boost the demand for paints & coatings across the globe and is anticipated to contribute to the demand for meta-xylene.

Isophthallic Acid to Dominate the Market

A majority of meta-xylene (MX) produced, at the global level, is used during the manufacture of isophthalic acid (IA) that is used to alter the properties of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), making PET more suitable for the manufacture of soft drinks bottles. The growing demand for pure isophthalic acid, (PIA) and is usage in polymer and plastic industries is expected to drive the production of m-Xylene.

Asia-Pacific to dominate the Meta-Xylene Market

The Asian market, with its growing demand for polyesters and the corresponding growth in the polyester industry, is solidifying its position as the center for the meta-xylenes market. There is a considerable intraregional trade within Asia, as Japan and South Korea are the major exporters, and China is a major importer despite substantial added capacity in the country. China is the leading consumer of meta-xylene and will continue to be the largest consumer due to high demand from plastics and paint & coatings industry.

Key Developments in the Market

May 2017: Lotte Chemical decided to invest 367.5 billion won in expanding capacities of its Ulsan and Yeosu plants. The company held a board of directors meeting on May 10 and passed an agenda to build additional capacities for meta-xylene in Ulsan and polycarbonate in Yeosu

Major Players: JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, Eastman Chemical Company, Mitshubishi Gas Chemical Company, Compañía Española De Petróleos, S.A.U. (Cepsa), and Lotte Chemical amongst others.

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  • Phillips 66 Company
  • Royal Dutch Shell
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1. Introduction
1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Study Deliverables
1.3 Scope of the Report

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter’s Five Force Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products & Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
3.3 Feedstock Analysis
3.4 Technological Snapshot
3.4.1 Production Process
3.4.2 Technology Licensing and Patent Analysis
3.5 Trade Analysis
3.6 Price Index
3.7 Supply Scenario
3.7.1 Capacity and Production Analysis
3.7.2 Major Plants and locations (Installed Capacities)
3.8 Regulatory Policy Analysis

4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Rapid Infrastructure Development in Asia-Pacific and Middle-East & Africa
4.1.2 Growing Demand for Pure Isophtallic Acid in Asia-Pacific
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Minimal Diversification in the End-uses
4.2.2 Harmful and Hazardous Effect Of Meta-Xylene
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Cheaper Feedstock through Shale Oil Discoveries
4.3.2 Other Opportunities

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By Products
5.1.1 Isophthallic Acid
5.1.2 2,4- and 2,6-xylidine
5.1.3 Others
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Solvent for Paints and Coatings
5.2.2 Adhesive & Sealants
5.2.3 Agrochemicals
5.2.4 Pharmaceutical Chemicals
5.2.5 Others

6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.1 Asia-Pacific
6.1.1 China
6.1.2 India
6.1.3 Japan
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 ASEAN Countries
6.1.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.2 Canada
6.2.3 Mexico
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3 Europe
6.3.1 Germany
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.3 Italy
6.3.4 France
6.3.5 Russia
6.3.6 Spain
6.3.7 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.1 Brazil
6.4.2 Argentina
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle-East & Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa

7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
7.2 Market Share Analysis**
7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

8. Company Profiles (Company Oveview, Financials**, Products & Services, and Recent Developments)
8.1 Compañía Española De Petróleos, S.A.U. (Cepsa)
8.2 Eastman Chemical Company
8.3 Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation
8.4 Kp Chemical Corp./ Lotte Chemical
8.5 Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company
8.6 Perstorp Holding AB
8.7 Samsung Total Petrochemicals
8.8 Total Petrochemicals
8.9 Versalis S.P.A.
8.10 JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
8.11 ConocoPhillips Company
8.12 Phillips 66 Company
8.13 Royal Dutch Shell
8.14 Chevron Corporation
*List not exhaustive

9. Disclaimer
**Subject to Feasibility and Availability on Public Domain
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  • Compañía Española De Petróleos
  • S.A.U. (Cepsa)
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation
  • Kp Chemical Corp./ Lotte Chemical
  • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company
  • Perstorp Holding AB
  • Samsung Total Petrochemicals
  • Total Petrochemicals
  • Versalis S.P.A.
  • JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
  • ConocoPhillips Company
  • Phillips 66 Company
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Chevron Corporation.
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