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Briefing on China’s Cyclohexanone Import & Export in H1 2019

Briefing on China’s Cyclohexanone Import & Export in H1 20192019.08.14

Cyclohexanone, CYC, is an important chemical raw material, which is the main intermediate in the manufacture of nylon, caprolactam and adipic acid, and an important industrial solvent in paints and dyes. According to China Customs, the cyclohexanone import has dropped while the export has increased significantly in the first half of 2019.


According to the Customs data, the cyclohexanone import in the year of 2018 was about 41,860MT, and the import in the first half of 2019 was only 5,871 tons, seeing a drop of 85.97%. The main factor affecting import decrease is the rising price. The average import price is about 1,807.94 USD/ton, much higher than the same period of last year.


China's CYC import in 2018 vs. 2019



(Data Source: China Customs)


Japan exported 4,704.01 MTof cyclohexanone to China, accounting for 69.39% of China’s total import in the first half of 2019, followed by Taiwan (China), which exported 1,523.52 MT accounting for 25.95% of the total import.



(Data Source: China Customs)


The export volume of cyclohexanone from January to June in 2019 showed a significant growth compared with that of last year. The total export volume of cyclohexanone from January to June in 2019 was about 14,360 tons, up by 122.22% from 6,462 tons in the same period of 2018. The export increase is mainly contributed by the supply and price.


China's CYC export in 2018 vs. 2019




(Data Source:  China Customs)


India imported about 4,080.18 tons of cyclohexanone from China in the first half of 2019, accounting for 28.41% in China’s total cyclohexanone export, followed by Indonesia and Japan, accounting for 13.38% and 9.7% respectively in China’s export. 


(Data Source:  China Customs)


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