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Impact on China Chemical Industry due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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  • March 2020
  • Region: China
  • Orion Market Research Private Limited
  • ID: 5013534
UP TO OFF until Dec 31st 2022
Impact on China Chemical Industry due to COVID-19 Pandemic, Deviation & Trends Analysis Report, Segmentation by Chemical Type (Petrochemical, Basic Inorganic, Polymer, Specialty Chemical, Consumer Chemical, Others) and Forecast 2019-2025.

Chinese chemical industry has gone under high strain with the outbreak of COVID-19. China is presumed to be the epic center of the virus. By 27th March 2020, China has registered more than 81,000 cases related to COVID-19 in the country. The high infection rate, city shutdowns, and transportation halts across the nation had made a negative impact on the chemical industry of the country. In addition, China is a major player operating in the chemical industry across the globe. The chemical industry is the fifth-largest industry in the country in 2018, accounting for 3.5% of the nation's output in 2018 that is around $1.5 trillion. According to the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), the country is the eighth largest chemical importing nation and the twelfth largest chemical exporting nation across the globe. China is the main supplier of chemicals for various industries verticals such as plastic, fertilizers, automotive, medicines and so on for the formation of finished products used in countless industries.

With the widespread of the coronavirus, many production facilities of several end-user industries including automobile have been halted. With this, the demand for chemicals used in these production facilities has been exhibiting a sharp decline. China accounts for about 70% of the total rubber chemical products across the globe and consumes about 33-35% of it. The rubber chemical is among the major components to produce auto tires and other auto parts including hoses, belts, and gaskets. With the halt in production facilities of several automobile manufacturers witnessed a steep fall in the demand of tire in, which in turn anticipated to impact the demand of rubber chemical. Based on chemical type, the chemical industry is segmented into petrochemical, basic inorganic, polymer, specialty chemical, consumer chemical, and others.

The major companies operating in the chemical industry getting affected with the coronavirus outbreak include ABA Chemicals Corp., BASF SE, Bluestar Co., Cathay Industrial Biotech Ltd., China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., Kingboard Holdings Ltd., PetroChina Company Ltd., SABIC, Shanghai Bairun Investment Holding Group Co., Ltd., Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd., and others. To combat this situation chemical manufacturing firms in China are keeping their businesses running in the face of this epidemic. Many chemical plants that were closed in early January 2020 have been reopened at the latter end of February month. Most of the petrochemical plants operating in the southeast province of Zhejiang which is a major chemical industry hub in China had started their production facilities by February end. However, most chemical plants are running at a reduced capacity of around 40-70% owing to the understaffing, and lack of raw material. In addition, the weakening demand from the end-users due to the economic slowdown is among the key factors that are hindering the efforts of chemical manufacturers to get back to full speed in the country.

Research Methodology

The research team recently published a report addressing the impact of COVID-19 on the China Chemical industry. The study is incorporated by extensive primary and secondary research conducted by the research team. Secondary research has been conducted to refine the available data. Different approaches have been worked on to derive the market value and market growth rate. In the report, the analysis of the country is provided by analyzing various regional players, laws and policies, consumer behavior and macro-economic factors. The report includes analysis of different regions and countries and the effect of COVID-19 on the Chemical industry of each respective region. Besides, an expected recovery timeline of the industry will also be included with the best- and worst-case scenario which will aid clients to take their future steps in the decision-making process.

Sources Include
  • Financial reports of companies involved in the market
  • Whitepapers, research-papers, and news blogs
  • Company websites and their product catalog
  • Government Organizations Reports
The report provides an in-depth analysis on market size, intended quality of the service preferred by consumers. The report will serve as a source for 360-degree analysis of the market thoroughly integrating different models.

The Report Covers
  • Comprehensive research methodology of China Chemical Industry.
  • This report also includes a detailed and extensive market overview with key analyst insights.
  • An exhaustive analysis of macro and micro factors influencing the market guided by key recommendations.
  • Analysis of regional regulations and other government policies impacting China Chemical Industry.
  • Insights about market determinants which are stimulating China Chemical Industry.
  • Detailed and extensive market segments with regional distribution of forecasted revenues.
  • Extensive profiles and recent developments of market players.

Table of Contents

1. Report Summary
1.1. Research Methods and Tools
2. Market Overview and Insights
2.1. Scope of the Report
2.2. Analyst Insight & Current Market Trends
2.2.1. Key Findings
2.2.2. Recommendations
2.2.3. Conclusion
2.3. Government support/bailout packages
2.4. Supply Chain Analysis
3. Industry Overview
3.1. Historical market growth estimation of the China Chemical industry pre-COVID-19 pandemic effect
3.2. Deviations in the China Chemical industry growth post-COVID-19 pandemic
4. Verticals Affected Most
4.1. Petrochemical
4.2. Basic Inorganic
4.3. Polymer
4.4. Specialty Chemical
4.5. Consumer Chemical
4.6. Others
5. Company Profiles
5.1. ABA Chemicals Corp.
5.2. BASF SE
5.3. Bluestar Co.
5.4. Cathay Industrial Biotech Ltd.
5.5. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec)
5.6. Kingboard Holdings Ltd.
5.7. PetroChina Company Ltd.
5.8. SABIC
5.9. Shanghai Bairun Investment Holding Group Co., Ltd.
5.10. Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd.
5.11. Zhejiang NHU Co., Ltd.

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • ABA Chemicals Corp.
  • Bluestar Co.
  • Cathay Industrial Biotech Ltd.
  • China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec)
  • Kingboard Holdings Ltd.
  • PetroChina Company Ltd.
  • Shanghai Bairun Investment Holding Group Co., Ltd.
  • Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd.
  • Zhejiang NHU Co., Ltd.