Paraformaldehyde (abbreviated as PF) industry in China is still at its growing stage, though it has witnessed a fast development in the past few years. There are two main PF production methods, namely rake drying method and spray drying method, and most producers in China adopt rake drying method, which, lags behind spray drying method in technology.
Domestic PF production is mainly distributed in Hebei, Jiangsu, and Shandong, relying on abundant supply of methanol and convenient transportation. The number of PF producers in China decreased from 35 in 2017 to 28 in 2018 and 26 in 2019.
In China, PF is mainly consumed in agrochemical, resin and pharmaceutical industries, etc. The agrochemical industry is the largest consumption field of PF, taking up 80.1% of the total domestic PF consumption in 2019. Glyphosate technical (AEA pathway) is the largest end use segment, and the consumption of PF in glyphosate accounted for 76.3% of the national total in 2019. The consumption of PF in resin industry accounts for 16.2% of the national total in 2019.
This 16th edition PF report, formulated in May 2020, focuses on the situation of China's paraformaldehyde (PF) industry in 2019 and Q1 2020, as well as forecasting its future development trend. The report aims to disclose the latest production and market information of China's PF industry. The data for 2019 and before are based on the publisher's database and other various sources as mentioned in the section of methodology.
This market research provides detailed analysis on the elements affecting the growth of PF industry in China, as well as current and historic development of the industry. Market drivers, restraints, opportunities and relative policies can be found in this report.
Scope of the report
Region scope: China.
Time scope: 2010 to 2019, primarily 2017 to 2019.
On the basis of industrial segments: paraformaldehyde production, import, exports, and consumption.
Table of Contents
1.2 PF development in China
1.3 Properties of PF
2.2 Capacity and output of PF
2.3 Price of PF
2.4 New dynamics of raw material of PF - formaldehyde
2.4.1 Supply of formaldehyde in China
2.4.2 Price of formaldehyde in China
2.5 Industrial affair of PF in China
3.2 Import analysis of PF 2019
3.3 Export analysis of PF 2019
3.4 Export levy of PF (VAT & tax rebate)
4.1.1 Dynamic of glyphosate development in China
4.1.2 Routes for glyphosate production
4.1.3 Anti-dumping policy
4.1.4 Technology trend and its influence to PF utilization
4.2 Consumption of PF in other pesticides
4.3 Consumption situation of PF in resin industry
4.4 Consumption situation of PF in pharmaceutical industry
4.5 Consumption situation of PF in other industries
5.1.1 Driving forces
5.2 Supply and demand forecast on PF 2020-2024
Table 1.3-1 Basic information of paraformaldehyde
Table 1.3-2 Unit consumption of PF (per tonne) through the catalytic process of production
Table 2.1-1 Location and technology source of PF producers in China, as of March 2020
Table 2.1-2 Capacity and output of major PF producers in China, 2017-Q1 2020
Table 2.1-3 Operating rate and output share of major PF producers in China, 2017-Q1 2020
Table 2.1-4 List of producers having stopped PF production in China, 2017-Q1 2020
Table 2.3-1 Quotation of PF in China by producer, March 2020
Table 2.4-1 Information on formaldehyde by major PF producers in China, as of March 2020
Table 2.4.1-1 Production, import, export and apparent consumption of formaldehyde in China, 2010-2019
Table 3.1-1 China's imports and exports of PF, 2000-2019
Table 3.2-1 Origins of China's imported PF, 2016-2019
Table 3.3-1 Export destinations of China's PF, 2016-2019
Table 3.4-1 Export tax rate of PF in China
Table 4.1.2-1 Comparison of three production routes of glyphosate technical in China, 2019
Table 4.1.2-2 Capacity and output of glyphosate technical by pathway in China, 2010-2019
Table 4.1.2-3 Glyphosate technical (AEA pathway) producers in China, 2019
Table 4.2-1 Capacity and output of acetochlor technical and consumption of PF in China, 2010-2019
Table 4.2-2 Capacity and output of butachlor technical and consumption of PF in China, 2010-2019
Table 4.2-3 Capacity and output of tricyclazole technical and consumption of PF in China, 2010-2019
Table 4.3-1 List of some key end users of PF in resin industry in China, 2019
Table 4.5-1 List of some PF end users in other industries in China, 2019
Table 5.2-1 New/expansion projects of PF in China, as of March 2020
Table 5.2-2 Overview of paraformaldehyde report 2020
Figure 2.2-2 Self-sufficiency rate of PF in China, 2010-2020E
Figure 2.2-3 Operating rate of PF in China, 2010-2020E
Figure 2.3-1 Monthly ex-works price of 96% PF and 99.9% methanol in China, Jan. 2010-March 2020
Figure 2.3-2 Annual average ex-works price of PF in China, 2010-2019
Figure 2.3-3 Forecast on ex-works price of PF in China, 2020-2024
Figure 2.4.2-1 Monthly ex-works prices of 37% formaldehyde and 99.9% purified methanol in China, Jan. 2010-March 2020
Figure 3.1-1 Net import volume of PF in China, 2000-2019
Figure 3.2-1 Import volume of PF and its share in PF apparent consumption in China, 2000-2019
Figure 3.2-2 Share of imported PF volume to China by origin, 2010-2019
Figure 3.2-3 China's import price of PF by month, 2010-2019
Figure 3.2-4 China's imports of PF by month, 2019
Figure 3.3-1 China's export volume of PF, 2000-2019
Figure 3.3-2 China's exports of PF by month, 2019
Figure 4-1 Apparent consumption of PF and its growth rate in China, 2010-2019
Figure 4-2 Consumption pattern of PF in China by downstream industry, 2010-2019
Figure 4-3 PF consumption breakdown by end use segment in China, 2019
Figure 4.1-1 Consumption of PF in glyphosate production (AEA pathway) in China, 2010-Q1 2020
Figure 4.1.1-1 Capacity and output of glyphosate technical in China, 2010-2019
Figure 4.1.2-1 Production pathways of glyphosate technical in China
Figure 4.1.2-2 Output share of glyphosate technical in China by pathway, 2010-2019
Figure 4.3-1 Consumption of PF in resin industry in China, 2010-2019
Figure 4.4-1 Consumption of PF in pharmaceutical industry in China, 2010-2019
Figure 5.1.1-1 Export volume of PF in China, 2010-2019
Figure 5.1.1-2 China's GDP growth, 2010-2019
Figure 5.2-1 Forecast on demand for PF in China, 2020-2024
Figure 5.2-2 Forecast on PF consumption by product in China, 2020-2024
Figure 5.2-3 Forecast on PF output in China, 2020-2024
- Zhenjiang LCY Performance Materials Co., Ltd.
- Fuhua Tongda Agro-chemical Technology Co., Ltd.
- Hebei Jintaida Chemical Co., Ltd.
- Hebei Yuhang Chemcial Co., Ltd.
- Nantong Jiangtian Chemical Co., Ltd.
- Hengshui Yinhe Chemical Co., Ltd.
- Weifang Xudong Chemical Co., Ltd.