Survey of Fluorine Industry in China
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Fluorine industry in China is now developing fast with the advantages of rich raw materials,
beneficial domestic policies, industrial transfer and huge demand from overseas, enjoying
potential commercial opportunities.
Fluorite is the start of fluorine industry, and China is rich in fluorite with reserves over 260
million tonnes which accounts for 2/3 of the global reserves and ranks first in the word. And
China’s output of fluorite accounts for over 1/2 of the global output. China is also the top
fluorite origin with large volume of fluorite exported every year.
However, in recent years, the Chinese government has carried out series of policies to restrict
the fluorite export as it is a kind of nonrenewable resources. Besides, due to strict
environmental policy and high labor force in developed countries, many overseas producers of
fluoride and intermediates have relocated to China, thus activating the fluorine industry to
develop fast in recent years in China with CAGR of about 12% in 2006~2009. And the fluoride
and intermediates instead of fluorite increase fast in export volume.
Foreign enterprises’ entry into China’s fluorine industry brings fierce competition among
producers and accelerates the fluorine industry upgrading in China. Current fluorine industry in
China has the weakness of low industrial concentration, superfluous capacity of low end
fluoride, obsolete technique and short industry chain.
Fluorine industry will keep fast growing in the next few years in China, but compared with that
in overseas markets, domestic fluoride is poor in species and quality. And current major
application of fluoride in China is mainly in pharmaceutical, pesticide, electronic material,
coatings and other particular areas.
What’s more, the Chinese government also encourages fluorine fine chemaicals industry.
Fluorine materials are listed in the State High and New Technology Products Catalogue (2006
To figure out the detailed and accurate fluorine industry situation in China which includes:
- Raw materials supply situation (mainly fluorite )
- Fluoride production and consumption situation
- Key producers of fluorite and fluoride
- Fluorine industry chain
- Fluorine technique
- IE situation of fluorite and fluoride
To identify the present and future commercial opportunities in this industry.
This report mainly focuses on fluorine industry chain in China which includes:
- Raw material situation
Price and its trends
- Fluoride and intermediates
Key producers of each fluoride and intermediates with capacity and output in 2009 and
2010 as well as current price.
Competitiveness of key producers
New project, expansion plan and potential project.
Price and its trends of each fluoride and intermediates
- Key fluorination technique in China
Route/ fluorination technique
Advantages and weakness
Raw materials situation
- Consumption situation of fluoride in China
Current applications in key downstream industries with market size and market share
Top end-users in each key downstream industry
Drives and barriers of consumption
- Import and export situation of fluorite and key fluoride in recent years (2005~2009).
Besides, CCM will also focuses on the relative policies on the whole industry chain.
Main Content of Report
Methodologies and definitions
I Fluorite supply in China
I-1 Overview of fluorite reserves in China
I-2 Major producers of fluorite in China
I-3 Price of fluorite and its trends
II Overview of fluorine industry in China
II-1 Fluorine industry chain
II-2 Influencing factors （Policy, technology, pollution, and demand）
III Inorganic-fluoride (capacity, output, key producers and main application)
III-1 Hydrogen fluoride
III-2 Potassium fluoride
III-3 Sodium fluoride
III-4 Ammonium fluoride
III-5 Aluminum fluoride
IV-1 Overview of refrigerant industry in China
Production status of fluor-refrigerant industry in China (main product, capacity and
IV-3 Development trend (main ODS and its development trend)
V Organic-fluorides intermediates
V-1 Overview of organic-fluorides intermediates in China
V-2 Main synthesis technique of organic-fluorides intermediates in China
Introduction of synthesis routes (main routes and main products synthesized with
the main routes)
V-2-2 Comparison of synthesis routes
V-2-3 Development trend
V-3 Market status of organic-fluorides intermediates in China
Applications of organic-fluorides intermediates in China (Main application and
development, main applied product, main end users)
Supply of organic-fluorides intermediates in China (main product series, key
V-4 Development trend (Development hot point)
VI Fluor polymer
VI -1 Fluor resins
VI-1-1 Overview of fluor resins industry
- Introduction of technique
- Comparison of technique routes
- Development trend
Market of fluor resins in China (production status, key producers, main application
VI -2 Fluor rubber
VI-2-1 Overview of fluor rubber industry
- Polymerization technique route
- Polymerization production craft
- Technique limitation
- Developing trend
Market status of fluor rubber in China (production status, key producers, main
VII Import and export analysis of fluorite and common fluoride
VIII Forecast （2011-2015）
VIII-3 Organic-fluorides for intermediates
VII-4 Fluor polymer
CCM suggest doing Imp&Exp analysis for better understanding of this industry, as China is the
top exporter of fluorite and fluoride. In recent years, export volume of fluorite and fluoride has
accounted for about 20%~30% of the total output in China.
Please be noted that trade analysis is extra service, but not included in this report and the above is our
Word-format final report
Excel-format market data, including forecast data;
Excel-format producers’ information, covering the key data and findings obtained from
Other supporting document, if any.
Trade analysis upon your order
Search of the second party information, including published magazines, journals, newspapers,
Internet information, government documentation, etc.
Desk research will help CCM to understand the industry more widely.
In order to define the actual production situation, comprehensive telephone interviews with
major end-users & major producers of fluoride and major producers of fluorite will be carried
out. If necessary, CCM will also contact traders, experts, academics, etc.
In order to verify the findings in desk research and telephone interviews, CCM will carry out the
site visit to some target producers (2-4) and some end users (2-4).
CCM Visit Team:
- CCM will use one team consist of two persons to carry out site visits;
- The site visit team has good knowledge relating to fluorine industry.
CCM will set site visit target and relative evaluations to ensure the site visit successful.
Third party assistant
CCM will also consult various information sources such as industrial associations, local
statistics, China Customs, etc.
CCM will employ its own methodology to make in-depth analysis and create a data matrix to
conduct the analysis.
At present, telephone interview is the key of survey. CCM will conduct severel terms of
telephone interviews to reach the target of report.
CCM will seek available publications to get the historical data and general situation of
fluoride applications in different industries. Then CCM will cross check the historical data
and situation with experts or chairman in the industries association to ensure the accuracy
of historical data and situation. CCM will summarize key factors on consumption, based on
which CCM will forecast the future of consumption. CCM will also collect comments from
experts, producers and consumers to revise the future trends in each downstream
Base on the desk research, CCM will generally confirm a few key fluoride and then search
for some producers for preliminary telephone interview to figure out all the key fluoride.
Further, CCM will investigate more fluoride producers according to the preliminary
telephone interview. In the telephone interview, the production situation and major
consumption filed of each fluoride will be referred.
Base on the telephone interview of producers, CCM will search for end-users in each field
and then conduct telephone interview with end-users to survey the consumption situation
of fluoride and the application of fluorination technique. Then CCM will trace the origin of
fluorination technique and conduct telephone interview with technique providers for more
information about fluorination technique and corresponding products.
Table Critical path for the research
Critical Action Person involved Target Difficulties Solutions
- Collect the historical data of this industry and get basic
knowledge of this industry. Identify the key producers and fluoride for CCM will set relative question to
1.Desk Research 5 2
- Collect all the possible producers of fluorite and fluoride. following telephone interview check with producers
- Identify the possible key fluoride.
-CCM will refer to Industrial statistics
analysis (if there is) and identify top
50 producers through telephone
-Identify the production situation of key producers of - There will be more than 500 producers of
fluoride and fluorite fluoride and fluorite which may cost plenty of
-CCM will focuses on key end users,
-Investigate end-users to confirm consumption situation time to investigate them
but if necessary, wide telephone
2.Telephone interview 15 3 -Check market information with producers, experts, etc. - The numbers of end users are even bigger
interview with end users will be done
-Check IE situation of enterprises in the IE data from than producers.
to ensure the consumption accuracy.
China Custom - The consumption situation may be
-CCM will communicate with experts
-Confirm enterprises for site visit complicated.
for advice of consumption situation
for good data rationality and
- Import & export data analysis CCM will adopt telephone interview to
3.Third party assistance 5 1 Traders’ fluoride and fluorite origin
- Industrial statistics analysis survey the origin
CCM connect with key producers for
- Preparation & initial communication for the site visit site visit and try best to crosscheck
Some producers many not accept CCM’s site
4. Site visit 10 2 - Site visit of 4 producers and 4 end users the key producers’ information with
- Site visit summary other producers who are willing to
- Perfect the matrix excel
CCM will crosscheck the data with
5. Data analysis 3 1 - Analyze the data Some data may conflict with each other.
- Export the data in table-format
6. Report draft 15 2
7. Quality control 3 1 Internal cross-check, reviewing & supplement
8. Generate Final report 2 2
Note: There will be some interworking between 2.Telephone interview and 3.Third party assistance.
Time & Price
CCM will activate the research after your confirmation and will finish and deliver the report with 2.5 months and 2 researchers needed to complete this
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