Global and China Needle Coke Industry Report, 2015-2018
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Needle coke with low electrical resistance, strong shock resistance and good anti-oxidation ability has been widely used in ultra high power graphite electrode, nuclear reactor deceleration materials and LIB anode materials. There are coal-based needle coke and oil-based needle coke.

From 2006 to 2014, the global needle coke capacity was expanded slowly at 3.6%, mainly because of the capacity expansion control by the industry’s giants to maintain high profit margins. By contrast, the global demand for needle coke is growing rapidly, making the demand-supply gap increase year by year. In 2014, the demand rose 62.9% from a year earlier, to 290 kilotons.

The Chinese needle coke industry began in the 1970s and '80s, however, the capacity has surged in recent years along with the technical breakthrough. In 2006-2014, China’s needle coke capacity increased from 60 kilotons to 260 kilotons, at a compound annual growth rate of 20.1%. In 2015, as the Huahang Energy’s needle coke project went into operation, China’s needle coke capacity has reached 280 kilotons.

Needle coke capacity can’t meet the domestic market demand despite the increase year by year e.g. the demand-supply gap was 72 kilotons in 2014, China needs to import needle coke from the United States, Japan, Britain and other countries every year. In 2014, China recorded an import volume of 47 kilotons.

Global needle coke production enterprises are mainly concentrated in the United States, Japan and China. The US-based ConocoPhillips as the world’s largest oil-based needle coke producer registers capacity of about 370 kt/a in 2015; the Japan-based C-Chem as the world’s largest coal-based needle coke producer registers capacity of 170 kt/a in 2015. Chinese companies started relatively late, but in order to enhance the international competitiveness, they all have been increasing investment in needle coke projects over the years.

The total capacity of Sinosteel Anshan Research Institute of Thermo-Energy Co., Ltd. tops China by surpassing Shanxi Hongte Coal Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. after it adjusted the 80 kt/a needle coke project phase II capacity from 40 kt/a to 120 kt/a in 2012. In January 2015, the company’s coal-based needle coke industrialization project passed the MOST (Ministry of Science and Technology) review and was officially included in the National Torch Program projects.

Qitaihe Baotailong Coal & Coal Chemicals Public Co., Ltd. signed a cooperation agreement with Huaibei Huachun Chemical Co., Ltd. in September 2015. The two sides invested RMB930 million in the 180 kt/a coal tar hydrogenation and 50 kt/a cogeneration project in Anhui (Huaibei) new coal chemical synthetic material base.

Jinzhou Coal and Coke Group started the construction of 100 kt/a coal-based needle coke project in 2010, divided into two phases. The first phase (50 kt/a) was completed in 2013, and the second phase began bidding in April 2015.

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This report mainly highlights the following:
20120114.gifSupply and demand, technical status, competition pattern, etc. of global needle coke industry;
20120114.gifDevelopment environment, supply and demand, competition pattern, import and export, etc. of China’s needle coke industry;
20120114.gifProduction, demand, market pattern of major downstream industries (graphite electrode) of needle coke;
20120114.gifOperation, revenue structure, needle coke business, etc. of 7 global and 9 Chinese needle coke producers.

1. Overview of Needle Coke
1.1 Product Introduction
1.2 Classification and Application
1.3 Industry Chain

2. Development of Global Needle Coke Industry
2.1 Overview
2.2 Supply and Demand
2.2.1 Supply
2.2.2 Demand
2.3 Technical Status
2.4 Market Pattern
2.4.1 USA
2.4.2 Japan
2.4.3 UK

3. Development of Needle Coke Industry in China
3.1 Development Environment
3.1.1 Policy Environment
3.1.2 Technical Environment
3.1.3 Trade Environment
3.2 Supply and Demand
3.2.1 Supply
3.2.2 Demand
3.2.3 Demand-Supply Gap
3.3 Market Pattern
3.4 Import and Export
3.5 Price Trend
3.6 Key Projects

4. Development of Graphite Electrode Industry in China
4.1 Development Environment
4.2 Supply and Demand
4.2.1 Supply
4.2.2 Demand
4.3 Market Pattern

5. Major Needle Coke Companies Worldwide
5.1 ConocoPhillips
5.1.1 Profile
5.1.2 Operation
5.1.3 Revenue Structure
5.1.4 Needle Coke Business
5.1.5 Development in China
5.2 C-Chem
5.2.1 Profile
5.2.2 Needle Coke Business
5.3 Seadrift
5.3.1 Profile
5.3.2 Needle Coke Business
5.4 Mitsubishi Chemical
5.4.1 Profile
5.4.2 Operation
5.4.3 Revenue Structure
5.4.4 Needle Coke Business
5.5 JX Holdings Inc
5.5.1 Profile
5.5.2 Operation
5.5.3 Revenue Structure
5.5.4 Needle Coke Business
5.6 IndianOil Corporation Ltd
5.6.1 Profile
5.6.2 Operation
5.6.3 Revenue Structure
5.6.4 Needle Coke Business
5.7 Petrocokes Japan Limited
5.7.1 Profile
5.7.2 Needle Coke Business

6. Major Needle Coke Companies in China
6.1 Sinosteel Anshan Research Institute of Thermo-Energy Co., Ltd. (RDTE)
6.1.1 Profile
6.1.2 Needle Coke Business
6.2 Jinzhou Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
6.2.1 Profile
6.2.2 Operation
6.2.3 Needle Coke Business
6.3 Shanghai Baosteel Chemical Co., Ltd. (Baochem)
6.3.1 Profile
6.3.2 Operation
6.3.3 Needle Coke Business
6.4 Shanxi Hongte Coal Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
6.4.1 Profile
6.4.2 Operation
6.4.3 Key Projects
6.4.4 Needle Coke Business
6.5 Fangda Carbon New Material Technology Co., Ltd.
6.5.1 Profile
6.5.2 Operation
6.5.3 Revenue Structure
6.5.4 Needle Coke Business
6.6 Qitaihe Baotailong Coal & Coal Chemicals Public Co., Ltd.
6.6.1 Profile
6.6.2 Operation
6.6.3 Revenue Structure
6.6.4 Needle Coke Business
6.7 Shanxi Sanyuan Carbon Co., Ltd.
6.7.1 Profile
6.7.2 Needle Coke Business
6.8 Others
6.8.1 Jinzhou Coal and Coke Group
6.8.2 China Pingmei Shenma Group Shoushan Coking Co., Ltd.

7. Summary and Forecast
7.1 Market
7.2 Enterprise 
Physical Needle Coke
Needle Coke Industry Chain
Global Needle Coke Capacity, 2006-2018E
Global Needle Coke Capacity Structure (by Product), 2006-2018E
Structure of China’s Demand for Needle Coke, 2014
Global and China Electric Furnace Steel Production and Demand for Graphite Electrode, 2007-2018E
Global Demand for Needle Coke, 2007-2018E
Global Coal Based Needle Coke Production Process and Its Characteristics
Needle Coke Production Process by Different Raw Materials
Capacity of Major Global (Exclude Chinese) Needle Coke Manufacturers, 2015
Capacity and Production Base of U.S. Needle Coke Manufacturers, 2015
Capacity and Product Type of Major Japanese Needle Coke Manufacturers, 2015
Capacity and Production Base of British Needle Coke Manufacturers, 2015
Process of Needle Coke Technology in China
China’s Needle Coke Capacity, 2006-2018E
China’s Needle Coke Capacity Structure (by Product), 2006-2018E
Structure of China’s Demand for Needle Coke, 2014
China’s Demand for Needle Coke, 2006-2018E
Supply Gap of Needle Coke Products in China, 2006-2018E
Capacity of Major Chinese Needle Coke Manufacturers, 2015
Market Share of Chinese Needle Coke Manufacturers, 2015
China’s Needle Coke Product Import Volume and Growth, 2006-2015
China’s Needle Coke Import Volume (by Product), 2006-2015
China’s Average Import Price of Coal/Oil Based Needle Coke, 2009-2014
China’s Key Needle Coke Projects Planned and Under Construction, 2015
Proportion of China’s Electric Furnace Steel Production in Crude Steel, 2006-2018E
China’s Graphite Electrode Output, 2006-2018E
China’s Graphite Electrode Output (by Product), 2006-2015
China’s Graphite Electrode Product Mix Trends, 2006-2015
China’s Graphite Electrode Sales Volume, 2006-2018E
China’s Graphite Electrode Sales Volume Structure (by Product), 2006-2015
Ultra High Power Graphite Electrode Capacity of China’s Top 10 Manufacturers, 2015
High Power Graphite Electrode Capacity of China’s Top 10 Manufacturers, 2015
Global Distribution of ConocoPhillips
Revenue and Net Income of ConocoPhillips, 2008-2015
Operating Revenue of ConocoPhillips (by Business), 2012-2014
Operating Revenue of ConocoPhillips (by Region), 2012-2014
Needle Coke Performance Index of CONOCO INC Humber Production Base
Capacity of CONOCO INC Needle Coke Production Base, 2015
ConocoPhillips’ Layout in China
Needle Coke Industry Chain of C-Chem, 2015
Needle Coke Performance Index of C-Chem
Characteristics of Seadrift SSP? Senior Petroleum Coke and Seadrift SSP? Ordinary Petroleum Coke
Revenue and Net Income of Mitsubishi Chemical, FY2010-FY2015
Revenue of Mitsubishi Chemical (by Division), FY2011-FY2015
Revenue of Mitsubishi Chemical (by Region), FY2011-FY2014
Needle Coke Related Raw Material Capacity of Mitsubishi Chemical, 2015
Affiliated Companies and Main Business of JX Holdings
Revenue and Net Income of JX Holdings, FY2008-FY2015
Revenue Structure of JX Holdings (by Division), FY2008-FY2015
Revenue of JX Holdings (by Region), FY2010-FY2014
Needle Coke Capacity and Production Base of JX Holdings, 2015
Industrial Layout of IndianOil 
Revenue and Net Income of IndianOil, FY2009-FY2015
Revenue of IndianOil (by Division), 2009-2015
Needle Coke Capacity and Production Base of Petrocokes Japan Limited, 2015
Needle Coke Performance Index of RDTE, 2015
Needle Coke Development Course of RDTE
Sales of Jinzhou Petrochemical, 2008-2015
Needle Coke Performance Index of Jinzhou Petrochemical, 2015
Needle Coke Capacity (Actual) of Jinzhou Petrochemical, 2015
Production Base Distribution of Baochem
Revenue and Growth Rate of Baochem, 2007-2015
Ownership Structure of Shanxi Hongte Coal Chemical Industry, 2015
Revenue and Growth Rate of Shanxi Hongte Coal Chemical Industry, 2005-2015
Needle Coke Related Projects of Shanxi Hongte Coal Chemical Industry, 2011-2015
Needle Coke Capacity of Shanxi Hongte Coal Chemical Industry, 2015
Needle Coke Performance Index of Shanxi Hongte Coal Chemical Industry, 2015
Ownership Structure of Fangda Carbon New Material Technology, 2015
Revenue and Net Income of Fangda Carbon New Material Technology, 2008-2015
Operating Revenue of Fangda Carbon New Material Technology (by Product), 2009-2015
Operating Revenue of Fangda Carbon New Material Technology (by Region), 2009-2015
Needle Coke Projects of Fangda Carbon New Material Technology, 2015
Ownership Structure of Qitaihe Baotailong Coal & Coal Chemicals Public, 2015
Revenue and Net Income of Qitaihe Baotailong Coal & Coal Chemicals Public, 2008-2015
Revenue Structure of Qitaihe Baotailong Coal & Coal Chemicals Public (by Product), 2013-2015
Revenue Structure of Qitaihe Baotailong Coal & Coal Chemicals Public (by Region), 2014-2015
Needle Coke Projects of Qitaihe Baotailong Coal & Coal Chemicals Public, 2014-2015
Ownership Structure of Shanxi Sanyuan Carbon, 2015
Main Product Capacity of Shanxi Sanyuan Carbon, 2015
Needle Coke Projects of Jinzhou Coal and Coke Group, 2015
Global Needle Coke Capacity and Demand Growth, 2007-2018E
China’s Needle Coke Capacity and Demand Growth, 2008-2018E
Competition Pattern of Global Needle Coke Manufacturers, 2015

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