Global Demand, Capacity and Prices for Butadiene – Strong End-use Sectors in China to Drive the Industry

Global Demand, Capacity and Prices for Butadiene – Strong End-use Sectors in China to Drive the Industry. The study comes from the company’s oil and gas research group and provides market analysis of the global butadiene industry, highlighting major features. It provides historic and forecast market size, demand and production figures by region, covering Asia-Pacific (APAC), Europe, North America, South America, and the Middle East and Africa. It uses data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research, and in-house analysis by GlobalData’s team of industry experts.

The global butadiene industry witnessed peaks and troughs over the 2003–2013 period. Developed regions such as North America and Europe declined in terms of demand, whereas APAC led the industry with strong demand from major end-use products such as Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR), Polybutadiene Rubber (PBR) and Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS), which are mainly used in the tire and automotive industries.
The European and North American markets are expected to remain sluggish in the next five years, as major butadiene-consuming sectors are not expected to grow substantially.

Asia-Pacific will remain the growth engine of the global butadiene industry, with the Chinese market expected to register a growth rate of 5.6% and India predicted to become one of the fastest-growing countries in terms of demand, expected to grow by 15.6% by 2018. Asia-Pacific is also the largest region in terms of production, with China dominating capacity. China’s production has almost tripled over the last decade, and is still expanding. Its demand for butadiene is expected to increase further as end-use sectors are likely to maintain strong growth over the next five years. Asia-Pacific is rich in both demand and production, and so its industry dominance will continue in the future.

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The report provides in-depth analysis of the demand and supply dynamics of the global butadiene industry, including:

  • Historic and forecast global butadiene capacity by region
  • Details of planned butadiene plants
  • Major global butadiene producers’ capacity shares
  • Historic and forecast butadiene market size, demand volume and production volume by region
  • Global butadiene demand by end-use sector
  • Butadiene price forecasts by region
  • Profiles of the three largest companies in the global butadiene industry

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