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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 18

In 2016, the amount of organic pigments imported worldwide amounted to 1.5M tonnes, waning by -10.9% against the previous year level.

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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, May 28, 2018 19

Global acyclic acid imports stood at 11M tonnes in 2016, coming down by -1.9% against the previous year level.

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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, May 28, 2018 24

Global polycarboxylic acid imports totaled 11M tonnes in 2016, descending by -3.9% against the previous year level.

 
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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 29

Global phenol imports amounted to 3.9M tonnes in 2016, picking up by 2% against the previous year figure. Overall, phenol imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010, when import increased by 9% from the previous year level.

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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 22

In 2016, the amount of oxygen-function amino-compound imported worldwide amounted to 6.5M tonnes, rising by 4% against the previous year level.

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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 19

In 2016, the global imports of organo-sulphur compound amounted to 2M tonnes, moving up by 2% against the previous year figure. In general, organo-sulphur compound imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when import increased by 5% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global organo-sulphur compound imports reached its maximum volume of 2M tonnes in 2008; afterwards, it flattened through to 2016. In value terms, organo-sulphur compound imports totaled $7.6B in 2016. Overall, organo-sulphur compound imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Global organo-sulphur compound import peaked of $10B in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

 
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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 20

In 2016, the global basic chemical imports amounted to 24M tonnes, lowering by -14.9% against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.1% from 2007 to 2016; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014, an increase of 21% y-o-y. Global basic chemical import peaked of 28M tonnes in 2015, falling back in the following year. In value terms, basic chemical imports amounted to $18B in 2016. Overall, basic chemical imports continue to indicate a measured downturn. Over the period under review, global basic chemical imports reached its maximum level of $22B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength. Top Basic Chemical Importing Countries in the World 1. China (8.7 billion USD) 2. Netherlands (1.9 billion USD) 3. South Korea (1.4 billion USD) 4. Belgium (1.0 billion USD) 5. Ecuador (1.0 billion USD) 6. Germany (0.7 billion USD) 7. USA (0.4 billion USD) 8. France (0.3 billion USD) 9. Thailand (0.2 billion USD) 10. Bulgaria (0.1 billion USD) Basic Chemical Imports By Country China (5.5M tonnes), and the Netherlands (4.4M tonnes) were the major importers of basic chemical in 2016, recording approx. 23%, and 18% of total imports, respectively. South Korea (2.4M tonnes) held the second position in the ranking, followed by Belgium (2.2M tonnes), Germany (1.9M tonnes), and Ecuador (1.9M tonnes). All these countries together took near 35% share of total imports. The following importers - France (706K tonnes), Thailand (628K tonnes), the U.S. (587K tonnes), and Bulgaria (562K tonnes) together made up 10% of total imports. From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of basic chemical imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Bulgaria (+65.1% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth. In value terms, China ($8.7B) constitutes the largest market for imported basic chemical worldwide, making up 50% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the Netherlands ($1.9B), with the share of 11% of global imports. It was followed by South Korea, with the share of 8%. From 2007 to 2016, the average annual growth rate of value of basic chemical imports in China stood at +22.1%. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: the Netherlands (-5.3% per year) and South Korea (-4.2% per year). Basic Chemical Import Prices By Country The average basic chemical import price stood at $726 per tonne in 2016, rising by 25% against the previous year. In general, basic chemical import price continues to indicate a abrupt downturn. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, an increase of 34% against the previous year level.

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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, May 28, 2018 33

In 2016, the global imports of nucleic acid stood at 232K tonnes, waning by -29.9% against the previous year figure. In general, nucleic acid imports continue to indicate a mild descent. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, an increase of 13% from the previous year level.

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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 19

In 2016, approx. 2.9M tonnes of ketone and quinone were imported worldwide; reducing by -9.7% against the previous year level.

 
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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, May 28, 2018 27

In 2016, approx. 2.3M tonnes of iron oxide pigments were imported worldwide; remaining stable against the previous year figure. In general, iron oxide pigments imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010, when import increased by 13% from the previous year level.

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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 17

In 2016, the global heterocyclic compound imports amounted to 2.1M tonnes, falling by -15.3% against the previous year level.

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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, May 28, 2018 21

In 2016, the global ethanol imports totaled 8.7M tonnes, going up by 11% against the previous year level.

 
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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 21

Global ether imports totaled 23M tonnes in 2016, remaining constant against the previous year level.

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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 23

In 2016, the amount of cyclic hydrocarbon imported worldwide totaled 41M tonnes, growing by 2% against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.3% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013, an increase of 11% y-o-y. Global cyclic hydrocarbon import peaked in 2016, and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term. In value terms, cyclic hydrocarbon imports amounted to $36B in 2016. Overall, cyclic hydrocarbon imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Global cyclic hydrocarbon import peaked of $61B in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 37

In 2016, approx. 33M tonnes of caustic soda were imported worldwide; surging by 3% against the previous year figure. In general, caustic soda imports continue to indicate a modest expansion. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when imports increased by 7% year-to-year. Global caustic soda import peaked of 33M tonnes in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

 
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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, May 28, 2018 20

Global carbonate imports totaled 23M tonnes in 2016, lowering by -2.1% against the previous year level.

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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 16

In 2016, the global imports of amine-function compound totaled 5M tonnes, approximately mirroring the previous year level.

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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, May 28, 2018 18

In 2016, the global imports of alcohol stood at 49M tonnes, waning by -3.4% against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.5% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being observed in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009, when import increased by 10% from the previous year level.

 

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