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Global and China Activated Carbon Industry Report, 2018-2023 -


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Spurred by environmental campaigns, the activated carbon industry has
been growing steadily in China. The global activated carbon market was
worth approximately USD2.84 billion in 2017, showing a CAGR of 13.0%
between 2012 and 2017, and the market size is estimated to reach USD3.22
billion in 2018 and over USD6.0 billion in 2023.

China is a big producer of activated carbon around the globe, with its
production beginning to pick up along with the growing demand from
downstream sectors over the recent years. In 2017, China produced about
493 kt of activated carbon (almost at the level in 2011), up 5.3% from a
year earlier, and the output figure is expected to jump to 517 kt in
2018. In future, the activated carbon market will balloon further under
the impetus of national policy and demand growth, and the output will
maintain an AAGR of at least 5.0% during 2018-2023.

As far as segmented products are concerned, Chinese activated carbon
market is led by coal-based activated carbon whose output reached 316 kt
as a percentage of over 64.0% in national total output of activated
carbon in 2017. Due to the supply-side reform in the coal industry and
the state's policy support for the wood-based activated carbon industry,
the market share of coal-based activated carbon will be squeezed
progressively by wood-based activated carbon.

When it comes to prices, the price of activated carbon began to rebound
in 2017. Elaborately, the price of coal-based activated carbon surged by
more than 20.0% from RMB6,000/ton or so at the beginning of the year to
around RMB7,300/ton at the end of the year; the price of wood-based
activated carbon ascended by about 13.0%. Price hikes were largely due
to demand growth and higher production costs caused by environmental
protection laws.

In China, competition remains a stable pattern in the activated carbon
market. For the main manufacturers of coal-based activated carbon in
2017, CR5 was 48.0%. Wood-based activated carbon in 2017, CR5 was above

Key Topics Covered:

1 Overview of Activated Carbon Industry

2 Global Activated Carbon Industry

3 China Activated Carbon Industry

4 Main Upstream Sectors of Activated Carbon

5 Key Applied Markets of Activated Carbon

6. Leading Activated Carbon Companies Worldwide

  • Kuraray
  • Cabot
  • WestRock
  • Osaka Gas Chemicals Group
  • Japan EnviroChemicals (JEC)
  • CECA

7. Leading Wood-based Activated Carbon Enterprises in China

  • Fujian Yuanli Active Carbon Co., Ltd.
  • Fujian Xinsen Carbon Co., Ltd.
  • Fujian Zhixing Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.
  • Jiangsu Zhuxi Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Xingchang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.
  • Jiangsu Purestar EP Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Chifeng Zhonglin Zhongtian Chemical Industry
  • Golden Lake Carbon
  • Datong Locomotive Coal
  • QuzhouYunhe Carbon
  • Hangzhou Hengxing Activated Carbon
  • Guizhou Qianmin Activated Carbon

8 Major Coal-based Activated Carbon Enterprises in China

  • Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.
  • Datong Municipal Yunguang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.
  • Shanxi Xinhua Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Ningxia Guanghua-Cherishmet Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.
  • Inner Mongolia Taixi Coal Group Co., Ltd.
  • Datong Coal Jinding Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.
  • Others
  • Shanxi Huaqing Activated Carbon Group Co., Ltd.
  • Huairen Huanyu Purification Materials Co., Ltd.

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