Global and China Methyl Ethyl Ketone Industry Report, 2010-2012
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In 2011, the severest impact on the global methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) industry is nothing but the sharp drop in MEK supply in the wake of the Japanese Earthquake. The 170-kiloton/year facilities of Maruzen (Japan), the world’s largest MEK manufacturer, halted production. Furthermore, the other two Japanese MEK peers also temporarily suspended production. The reduced capacity of the three accounted for close to 20% of the global total. The fall in supply caused the price hike of MEK in the international market, from US$1,700/ton before the Earthquake to US$3,600/ton in April 2011.

Average Price of Methyl Ethyl Ketone Worldwide, 2004-2012 (Unit: US$/ton)
Source: NBS; ResearchInChina

As a sort of environment-friendly solvent, MEK has increasingly found application in medium and high-end fields to substitute for triphenyl solvent. The demand for MEK ever grows, mainly from the largest consumer China. From 2001 to 2010, the demand for MEK in China presented an AAGR of 11.5%, and it is expected that the demand will be in excess of 430 kilotons per annum in 2012.

With the improvement of MEK production technology and the rise in its output, China has reined in its reliance on imports. China’s MEK output climbed from 40 kilotons in 2002 to 335 kilotons in 2010, with an AAGR of 30.3%. The capacity reduction caused by Japanese Earthquake also led to the rise in the export of Chinese MEK manufacturers. In Jan-Aug 2011, the MEK export volume of China reached 66.7 kilotons, up 124% YoY, and it is expected to soar to 100 kilotons in 2011.

This report not only highlights the supply & demand and competition in MEK industry in China and beyond, but focuses on six world’s leading MEK companies like Maruzen, Celanese (America) and Royal Dutch Shell (Holland) and eight Chinese counterparts such as Qixiang Tengda, TianLi High & New Tech and Fushun Petrochemical.

Among MEK manufacturers worldwide, Maruzen holds the largest capacity of 170 kilotons; while among Chinese MEK producers, Qixiang Tengda ranks first in China and second in the world with 140 kilotons. In 2010, the MEK output of Qixiang Tengda registered 133 kilotons with a 39.7% share of national total; followed by Lanzhou Petrochemical with 42 kilotons sharing 12.5%.
1 Overview of Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)
1.1 Definition
1.2 Production Process
1.3 Industrial Chain
1.4 Industry Characteristics & Market Features

2 Development of Global MEK Industry
2.1 Status Quo
2.2 Supply and Demand
2.3 Competition Pattern
2.4 Price Trend
2.5 Dynamics

3 Development of China MEK Industry
3.1 Policy
3.2 Supply and Demand
3.2.1 Supply
3.2.2 Demand
3.3 Competition Pattern
3.4 Import & Export
3.5 Price 
3.6 Industry Barriers
3.7 Prospect and Trend

4 Upstream and Downstream of China MEK Industry
4.1 Upstream
4.2 Downstream

5 MEK Manufacturers Worldwide
5.1 Maruzen
5.1.1 Profile
5.1.2 MEK Business
5.1.3 Strategy
5.2 Celanese
5.2.1 Profile
5.2.2 MEK Business
5.2.3 Development in China
5.3 ExxonMobil
5.3.1 Profile
5.3.2 MEK Business
5.3.3 Development in China
5.4 Holland Shell
5.4.1 Profile
5.4.2 MEK Business
5.4.3 Development in China
5.5 Idemitsu
5.5.1 Profile
5.6.2 MEK Business
5.5.3 Development in China
5.6 Sasol
5.6.1 Profile
5.6.2 MEK Business
5.6.3 Current Situation

6 MEK Enterprises in China
6.1 Zibo Qixiang Tengda Chemical Co., Ltd.
6.1.1 Profile
6.1.2 Operation
6.1.3 MEK Business
6.1.4 Strategy
6.1.5 Prospects & Forecast
6.2 Xinjiang Dushanzi TianLi High & New Tech Co., Ltd
6.2.1 Profile
6.2.2 Operation
6.2.3 MEK Business
6.2.4 Prospects & Forecast
6.3 Lanzhou Petrochemical
6.3.1 Profile
6.3.2 Operation
6.3.3 MEK Business
6.4 Fushun Petrochemical
6.4.1 Profile
6.4.2 Operation
6.4.3 MEK Business
6.5 Harbin Petrochemical
6.5.1 Profile
6.5.2 Operation
6.5.3 MEK Business
6.6 Taizhou Petrochemical
6.6.1 Profile
6.6.2 Operation
6.6.3 MEK Business
6.7 Hebei Zhongjie Petrochemical
6.7.1 Profile
6.7.2 Operation
6.7.3 MEK Business
6.8 Heilongjiang Petrochemical
6.8.1 Profile
6.8.2 Operation
6.8.3 MEK Business
Three-dimensional Model of Methyl Ethyl Ketone
Industrial Production Process of Methyl Ethyl Ketone
Industrial Chain of MEK
Applications of MEK in the World, 2010
Applications of MEK in China, 2010
Demand for MEK Worldwide, 2004-2012
Capacities of Major MEK Producers Worldwide, 2011
Global Average Price of MEK, 2004-2012
Policies concerning MEK Industry in China, 2002-2011
Output of MEK in China, 2002-2012E
Apparent Consumption of MEK in China, 2000-2012E 
MEK Output by Company in China, 2006-2012E
Import Volume and Unit Price of MEK in China, 2000-2010
Export Volume and YoY Change of MEK in China, 2004-2011
MEK Price in East China, Jan.- Jun. 2011
Production Halts and Repairs of MEK Manufacturers in China, 2011
LPG Price in China, 2008-2011 
Prices of MEK and C4 LPG in East China, 2009-2011
Output of Paint in China, 2003-2010
Market Size of PU Synthetic Leather Industry in China, 2005-2010 
Output and YoY Change of Plastic Artificial Leather and Synthetic Leather in China, 2009-2011  
Population and YoY Change of Private Cars in China, 2002-2009 
Output of Leather Footwear in China, 2008-2011
Capacity of Major Products of Maruzen, 2010
Operating Revenue of Celanese by Product, 2008-2010
Acetyl Revenue of Celanese by Region, 2008-2010
Capacity of ExxonMobil’s Chemical Products by Region and Product, 2010
Revenue of Shell by Business, 2008-2010
Revenue of Shell by Region, 2008-2010
Operating Income of Idemitsu by Business, FY2009-FY2015
Output of Idemitsu’s Crude Oil by Region, FY2006-FY2010
Operating Revenue and Total Profit of Idemitsu (Tianjin), 2007-2009 
Operation of Sasol’s Solvent Business, 2009-2010
Operating Revenue and Net Income of Qixiang Tengda, 2008- H1 2011 
Operating Revenue of Qixiang Tengda by Region, 2009-H12011
Operating Revenue of Qixiang Tengda by Product, 2008- 2010
MEK Output of Qixiang Tengda, 2002-2012E
Capacity of Qixiang Tengda by Product, 2010
Project Investment of Qixiang Tengda, 2010
MEK Operating Revenue and Gross Margin of Qixiang Tengda, 2010-2013E
Operating Revenue and Net Income of TianLi High & New Tech, 2008-2011H1 
Operating Revenue of TianLi High & New Tech by Product, 2008- 2010
MEK Output of TianLi High & New Tech, 2002-2012E
Operating Revenue and Total Profit of Lanzhou Petrochemical, 2007-2009 
MEK Output of Lanzhou Petrochemical, 2004-2012E
Operating Revenue and Total Profit of Fushun Petrochemical, 2007-2009 
MEK Output of Fushun Petrochemical, 2002-2012E
Operating Revenue and Total Profit of Harbin Petrochemical, 2007-2009 
MEK Output of Harbin Petrochemical, 2004-2012E
Operating Revenue and Total Profit of Taizhou Petrochemical, 2007-2009 
MEK Output of Taizhou Petrochemical, 2002-2012E
Operating Revenue and Total Profit of Hebei Zhongjie Petrochemical, 2007-2009 
MEK Output of Hebei Zhongjie Petrochemical, 2005-2012E
Operating Revenue and Total Profit of Heilongjiang Petrochemical, 2007-2009 
MEK Output of Heilongjiang Petrochemical, 2002-2012E

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