Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / China will face greater PX shortage in 2014: Report
China will face greater PX shortage in 2014: Report
Jan '14
China would see a greater shortage of paraxylene (PX) supply in 2014, says a latest report prepared by the economics and technological research institute under the China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec), according to an article on xinhuanet.com.
The report states that the Chinese domestic industry managed to meet only 47 percent of the country’s PX demand in 2013. 
Last year, China’s PX demand was 16.41 million tons, registering an increase of 18.5 percent year-on-year, while its PX imports were 8.7 million tons, showing a surge of 42 percent year-on-year, mentions the report.
China is the world’s largest producer of PX, a raw material for production of polyester.
Although China has about a quarter of the global PX production capacity, new projects to add capacity have been stalled during the past few years due to improved public awareness on environmental protection and lack of efficient transparent information on the proposed plants.
Since 2007, proposed PX projects in Xiamen, Dalian and Kunming have been scrapped or not yet started as residents in the vicinity protesting the construction of the plants alleging that the new facilities would threaten the surrounding environment.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 6th Dec 2016

Garments, yarn export entitlement quota extended for 1 yr

Indian government has extended the export entitlement quota for...

Textiles | On 6th Dec 2016

Cash inflow will revive sales: Textile industry

The textile industry representatives are hopeful of revival of...

Courtesy: SIMA

Textiles | On 6th Dec 2016

Amma gave special attention for textile growth in TN: SIMA

Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa paid special...

Interviews View All

Pratik Bachkaniwala
Palod Himson Machines

Fabric processing machines are picking up

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Shawn Honeycutt
Bolger & O'Hearn

‘The Indian market is interesting and rather persistent in seeking new...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Pranav Mishra

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

December 2016

December 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search