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   Study Reliability And Reporting Limitations .....I-1  
   Disclaimers .....I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level .....I-2
  
   Product Definitions And Scope of Study .....I-3
Para-Xylene (PX) .....I-3
Ortho-Xylene (OX) .....I-3
Meta-Xylene (MX) / Solvents .....I-3
Gasoline .....I-3
Other Elements .....I-3
  
   1-B. GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY.....I-4
China and Emerging Economies Fuel Demand.....I-4
Production Focus Moves to Developing Countries .....I-4
Growing Use of E-Commerce Expands Trade .....I-4
  
   Market Introduction.....II-1
Table 1: World Mixed Xylene Market (2005): Percentage Share Breakdown of Annual Consumption by End-Use – Para-Xylene, Ortho-Xylene, Meta-Xylene/Solvents, and Gasoline.(in million tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-1
1$300
   Petrochemicals Market Overview.....II-2
Trends and Issues.....II-2
Xylene Market Poised for Growth .....II-2
PET Driving New Applications of Xylene .....II-2
Replacement of Xylene Not Likely in Solvents Industry.....II-2
1$100
   New Avenues in Line for Surplus Para-Xylene Capacity .....II-3
Para-Xylene - Improving Margins .....II-3
Para-Xylene Holding its Own with Strong Demand from Polyester Segment .....II-3
New Catalysts and Adsorbent to Drive Up Production of Para- Xylene.....II-3
1$100
   Ortho-Xylene Growth Closely Linked to End-Use Demand .....II-4
World Demand for Ortho-Xylene Soft, Growth Mainly Coming from Asia and Middle
  East.....II-4
1$100
   Definition of Xylene.....II-5
Table 2: Physical and Chemical Properties of Xylene.....II-5
Mixed Xylene.....II-5
1$100
   Xylene Usage.....II-6
Production Process of Xylene.....II-6
2$200
   General Composition of Xylene.....II-8
Table 3: Chemical Composition of Xylene Derived from Petroleum and Coaltar: Percentage Share Breakdown of Isomers Present in Xylene –Para-Xylene, Ortho-Xylene, Meta-Xylene and Ethylbenzene. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-8
1$300
   Para-Xylene (PX).....II-9
Table 4: World Market for Para-Xylene (2005): Percentage Share Breakdown of Annual Production Capacity by Region Asia-Pacific, North America, Western Europe, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-9

Table 5: World Market for Para-Xylene (2003): Percentage Share Breakdown of Annual Production Capacity by Leading Producers - Exxon Mobil, BP, Reliance Industries China Petrochem and Formosa (8892 ‘000 tones) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-9
1$300
   End-Use Segments of Para-Xylene.....II-10
Table 6: World Para-Xylene Market (2005): Annual Consumption by End use Segments – Percentage Share Breakdown by Terephthalic Acid, Dimethyl Terephthalate and Others(includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-10
Ortho-Xylene (OX).....II-10
Table 7: World Market for Ortho-Xylene (2005): Percentage Share Breakdown of Annual Production Capacity by Region Asia, Western Europe, North America, Latin America and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-10
1$300
   Table 8: World Market for Ortho-Xylene (2002 & 2003): Annual Production Capacity by Leading Producers – Exxon Mobil, TotalFina Elf, Formosa, Sunkyong Group and Kohap (in ‘000 tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-11
End-Use Segments of Ortho-Xylene.....II-11
Table 9: World Market for Ortho Xylene (2005): Annual Consumption by End use Segments- Percentage Breakdown by Phthalates, Unsaturated Polyester and Alkyris (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-11
1$300
   Meta-Xylene (MX).....II-12
Solvents.....II-12
Solvents Act as Perfect Substitutes for Xylene.....II-12
Gasoline.....II-12
Other Elements .....II-12
1$100
   Global Production Capacity .....II-13
Table 10: World Mixed Xylene Market (2005): Percentage Share Breakdown of Annual Production Capacity by Region Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East, Japan and Latin America.....II-13
1$300
   Table 11: Global Production Capacity of Xylene: 2008E Projections by Region for Asia (Japan, China, South Korea, India, Taiwan and ASEAN), North America, Western Europe and Middle East.....II-14

Table 12: Producers of Para-Xylene in 2005 by Capacity (in thousand m.t./year).....II-14
2$600
   Table 13: Producers of Ortho-Xylene in 2005 by Capacity (in thousand m.t./year).....II-161$300
   Table 14: World Market for Xylene (2002, 2004 & 2008): A Comparative Presentation of Annual Production Capacity by Region – Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Japan, Western Europe, North America, Middle East and Rest of World (in million tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-17
1$300
   Environmental Exposure of Xylene.....II-18
Xylene Dispersion.....II-18
Xylene Content in Drinking Water.....II-18
Exposure in Human Beings.....II-18
1$100
   Ill-Effects of Xylene Exposure .....II-19
Exposure to Solvents.....II-19
Regulatory Framework.....II-19
Solvents Termed as Volatile Organic Compounds.....II-19
1$100
   Introduction of a New Xylene Isomerization Process.....II-20
Introduction of an Innovative Methylation Process of Toluene for Selective
  Para-Xylene Production.....II-20
Atofina Introduces Hexylene Glycol.....II-20
ExxonMobil Introduces XyMaxsm-2.....II-20
Axens Broadens Aromatics Product Line.....II-20
1$100
   Viscotek Unveils Flow Injection Polymer Analysis Technique .....II-21
ExxonMobil Commercially Launches XyMax an Advanced Technology for Xylene
  Isomerization.....II-21
NMO Adds Splitter to Increase Crude Xylene Output.....II-21
Sulzer Chemtech Introduces Meta-Xylene Recovery Process.....II-21
Eastman Launches Non-Chlorinated Adhesion Promoter.....II-21
1$100
   WGI Joins hands with Niro to Commercialize New Process to Purify Meta-Xylene.....II-22
Use of Enzymes in Xylene Oxidation.....II-22
1$100
   ATC Enters into a Purchase and Sales Agreements of Para - Xylene with TPT
  Petrochemical.....II-23
Hyundai Oilbank and Compaqia Espanola to Set Up an Aromatics JV.....II-23
Qatar Petroleum to Set Up Petrochemical JV with Honam Petrochemical.....II-23
ATC Signs a Purchase and Sales Agreements of Para- Xylene with Siam Mitsui.....II-23
UOP Bags a Supply Contract from PKN for Plock Refinery in Poland.....II-23
1$100
   Shaw Group Obtains a Contract from YanSab for its BTX Plant .....II-24
Tecnimont and SK Engineering Receives Contract from Petrochemical Industries for
  Aromatics Complex.....II-24
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical to Set Up a New Meta-Xylene Diamine (MXDA) Plant.....II-24
Nippon Oil Establishes a New Para-Xylene Plant Jointly with Mitsubishi Gas
  Chemical.....II-24
Hindustan Petroleum Establishes New Meta-Xylene Production Units in India.....II-24
1$100
   Nippon Oil to Increase its Para-Xylene Production Capacity in Japan.....II-25
Indian Oil Delays the Establishment of Para-Xylene Plant due to Technical
  Setbacks.....II-25
Helm Establishes a New Aromatics Group.....II-25
Cosmo Oil to Set a Mixed Xylene Manufacturing JV with Maruzen Petrochemical.....II-25
Petrobras and M&G to Form a Joint Venture for PET, PTA and Para-Xylene.....II-25
SK Corp. Signs a Contract Agreement with Reliance Industries.....II-25
1$100
   Sinochem Signs a Supply Agreement with Liaoning Petrochemical for Mixed
  Xylenes.....II-26
GS Engineering to Obtain an Aromatic Contract from Sohar Aromatics.....II-26
Japan Energy and Mitsubishi Chemical to Jointly Develop an Aromatics Unit.....II-26
PKN Orlen to Set Up New Para-Xylene and PTA Units in Poland.....II-26
Maoming Petrochemical to Set Up a New Pare-Xylene Plant in China.....II-26
Sinopec to Establish New Para-Xylene and PTA Production Units.....II-26
1$100
   MRPL to Establish New Aromatics and Olefins Complexes at Mangalore .....II-27
Thai Oil to Enhance its Para-Xylene Capacity.....II-27
Idemitsu Set to Expand its Olefins Capacity at Tokuyama.....II-27
El Paso Sells Off its 51% Stake in a Para-Xylene Plant to Petro - Canada.....II-27
IPCL Receives a U.S Patent for Developing a Catalytic Process for Para-Xylene.....II-27
Sinopec’s Subsidiary Luoyanag to Build Para-Xylene Facility.....II-27
Sinopec Yangzi Expands Para-Xylene Plant.....II-27
1$100
   ATC Enhances its Aromatics Capacity.....II-28
Xiang Lu Gains Approval for its Para-Xylene Project.....II-28
FPCL, ExxonMobil, and Aramco Enter into an Joint Agreement.....II-28
Yizheng and Zhenhai Enter into Supply Agreement.....II-28
ExxonMobil Revives Para-Xylene Plant in Singapore.....II-28
Nippon Petrochemical Re-starts Para-Xylene Line.....II-28
1$100
   Zhuhai Starts Para-Xylene Plant.....II-29
Tianjin to Expand Para-Xylene Capacity.....II-29
Nippon Petrochemicals Decreases Para-Xylene Production.....II-29
Atofina Acquires Samsung General Chemicals.....II-29
Xiamen Xianglu and Chinese Petroleum Sign Supply Agreement.....II-29
IOC Signs Agreement with Engineers India for Construction of Para-Xylene
  Plant.....II-29
Aromatics Malaysia Raises its Para-xylene Capacity.....II-29
1$100
   ExxonMobil Enters Into a Licensing Deal with Nippon.....II-30
ExxonMobil Enters into Licensing Agreement with Axens.....II-30
LG Caltex Begins the Para-xylene Unit.....II-30
MGC Starts the Construction of MXD6 Plant.....II-30
IOC Starts Aromatics Complex.....II-30
Avicenna Petrochemicals Installs Xylene Separation Tower.....II-30
Pertamina Agrees to Purchase Stake in PT Trans Pacific.....II-30
1$100
   Mitsubishi Gas Chemical forms a 50:50 Joint Venture with Marubeni.....II-31
LG-Caltex Boosts the Capacity of Para-Xylene.....II-31
LG-Caltex Initiates Capacity Expansion of Para-xylene .....II-31
Reliance Constructs Refinery and Petrochemical Complex.....II-31
SGF Recommences Para-Xylene Plant.....II-31
ZRCC Starting Up Para-Xylene Plant.....II-31
1$100
   PIC Starts up with Aromatics Project.....II-32
Coastal Chemical Re-opens Para-xylene Unit.....II-32
Chemical Fiber Plant in Henan Luoyang Becomes Operational.....II-32
BP Closes Para-Xylene Unit.....II-32
SK Corp. Closes Down Para-Xylene Unit.....II-32
British Petroleum Closes Down STDP Plant for Indefinite Period.....II-32
LG-Caltex Selects CrystPX Process for New Production Unit.....II-32
1$100
   Texaco Merges With Chevron.....II-33
Chevron Merges its Petrochemical Businesses with Phillips.....II-33
Nippon Petrochemicals Takes Charge of NMO's Chemical Division.....II-33
Chevron and Pertamina Agree to Renew Para- Xylene and Benzene Sales Agreement.....II-33
GTC Sets Pact with IP and Lyondell.....II-33
1$100
   Refap Increases the Processing Capacity.....II-34
NPC Grants Aromatic Facility Construction Contract.....II-34
IOC Constructs Para-Xylene Project.....II-34
Petron Corporation Formally Inaugurates Xylene Plant Located at Limay,
  Philippines.....II-34
Reliance Industries Starts Operations at its Third Para-xylene Unit Located at
  Jamnagar, India.....II-34
1$100
   Aromatics Malaysia Completes Commissioning of Para- Xylene and Benzene Complex in
  Kerteh, Malaysia.....II-35
Thai Para-xylene Re-Starts Construction of Para-Xylene Plant in Sri Racha,
  Thailand.....II-35
SK Corp Decreases Para-Xylene Output.....II-35
Petreoleos Mexicanos Closes Mexico based Ortho- xylene Plant Permanently.....II-35
BRPL Receives One-Year Extension of Letter of Intent for Expansion of Xylene
  Plant.....II-35
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Begins Offering Toll Manufacture of
  Para-Xylene.....II-35
Bou Ali Sina Awards Contract to Ferrostaal.....II-35
1$100
   Total Petrochemicals (Belgium).....II-36
BP Petrochemicals (UK).....II-36
China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (China).....II-36
1$100
   Exxon Mobil Corporation (USA).....II-37
Formosa Chemical & Fiber Corp (China).....II-37
1$100
   Koch Industries, Inc. (US).....II-38
LG-Caltex Oil Corporation (South Korea).....II-38
Lonza (Switzerland).....II-38
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co., Inc. (Japan).....II-38
1$100
   Nippon Steel Chemical Co., Ltd (Japan).....II-39
Reliance Industries Limited (India).....II-39
Samsung General Chemicals (South Korea).....II-39
1$100
   Shell Chemicals (USA).....II-40
SK Corp. (South Korea).....II-40
1$100
   Table 15: World Market for Xylene – A Current & Future Analysis. Annual Consumption for the years 2000 through 2010 in thousand metric tons. Geographic Regions Independently Analyzed - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-41

Table 16: World Market for Xylene - A 10-Year Perspective. A comparative presentation of the recent past, present and future perspective by staging consumption estimates for the years 2000, 2004, and 2010. A graphical depiction of growth/decline trends across the regions - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-41
1$300
   Table 17: World Demand for Xylene in Para-Xylene – A Current & Future Analysis. Annual Consumption for the years 2000 through 2010 in thousand metric tons. Geographic Regions Independently Analyzed - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (Excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-42

Table 18: World Demand for Xylene in Para-Xylene - A 10-Year Perspective. A comparative presentation of the recent past present and future perspective by staging consumption estimates for the years 2000, 2004, and 2010. A graphica l depiction of growth/decline trends across the regions - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-42
1$300
   Table 19: World Demand for Xylene in Ortho-xylene – A Current & Future Analysis. Annual Consumption for the years 2000 through 2010 in thousand metric tons. Geographic Regions Independently Analyzed - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (Excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-43

Table 20: World Demand for Xylene in Ortho-xylene - A 11-Year Perspective. A comparative presentation of the recent past, present and future perspective by staging consumption estimates for the years 2000, 2004, and 2010. A graphical depiction of growth/decline trends across the regions - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-43
1$300
   Table 21: World Demand for Xylene in Meta-Xylene/Solvents – A Current & Future Analysis. Annual Consumption for the years 2000 through 2010 in thousand metric tons. Geographic Regions Independently Analyzed - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America(includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-44

Table 22: World Demand for Xylene in Meta-Xylene/Solvents - A 10-Year Perspective. A comparative presentation of the recent past, present and future perspective by staging consumption estimates for the years 2000, 2004, and 2010. A graphical depiction of growth/decline trends across the regions - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-44
1$300
   Table 23: World Demand for Xylene in Gasoline – A Current & Future Analysis. Annual Consumption for the years 2000 through 2010 in thousand metric tons. Geographic Regions Independently Analyzed - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-45

Table 24: World Demand for Xylene in Gasoline - A 11-Year Perspective. A comparative presentation of the recent past, present and future perspective by staging consumption estimates for the years 2000, 2004, and 2010. A graphical depiction of growth/decline trends across the regions - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-45
1$300
   A. Market Analysis.....III-1
Production Scenario.....III-1
Table 25: North American Producers of Para-Xylene in 2005 by Capacity (in thousand m.t./year).....III-1
1$150
   Table 26: North American Producers of Ortho-Xylene in 2005 by Capacity (in thousand m.t./year).....III-2
U.S Petrochemicals Market Perspective.....III-2
Prices Rising for Mixed Xylene.....III-2
North America Maintaining Steady Demand.....III-2
1$150
   Table 27: US Para-Xylene Market (2005): Annual Consumption by End-Use Segments- Percentage Breakdown by Terephthalic Acid, Dimethyl Terephthalate and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-3

Table 28: US Ortho-Xylene Market (2005): Annual Consumption by End-Use Segments- Percentage Breakdown by Construction, Consumer & Institutional, Heavy Industry, Medical, Transportation, and Other (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-3
Trade Scenario – Export and Import.....III-3
Table 29: US Market for Mixed-Xylene (2003): Annual Exports by Destination - Canada, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Venezuela, and Other Regions (in US$ ‘000) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-3
1$150
   Table 30: US Market for Ortho-Xylene (2003): Annual Exports by Destination – Mexico, Netherlands, Taiwan, Colombia, South Korea, Chile, Canada, Singapore, United Kingdom and Other Regions (in US$ ‘000) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-4

Table 31: US Market for Para-Xylene (2003): Annual Exports for World Market – Mexico, Netherlands, Taiwan, Colombia, South Korea, Chile, Canada, Singapore, United Kingdom and Other Regions (in US$ ‘000) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-4
1$150
   Table 32: US Market for Xylene (2002 & 2003): Annual Imports for Consumption by End-use Segments– Para-Xylene, Ortho-Xylene and Meta-Xylene (in US$ ‘000).....III-5
Leading Players in Xylene Market.....III-5
Table 33: US Mixed Xylene Market (2003): Annual Production Capacity by Leading Producers ExxonMobil, BP Amoco, Chevron Philips, Citgo, Koch, Atofina and Others (in 000’ metric tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-5
1$150
   Table 34: US Para-Xylene Market (2003): Annual Production Capacity by Leading Producers –BP, ExxonMobil Chemical, Koch Industries, Chevron Phillips Chemical, and Equistar Chemicals (in ‘000 metric tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-6

Table 35: US Ortho-Xylene Market (2003): Annual Production Capacity by Leading Producers Exxon Mobil Chemical, Flint Hills Resources, Koch Industries, Lyondell Chemicals, Equistar Chemicals, and Chevron Phillips Chemical (in ‘000 metric tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-6
1$150
   Recent Industry Activity.....III-72$150
   Product Innovations/Introductions.....III-9
Key Players.....III-9
3$225
   B. Market Analytics.....III-12
Table 36: US Market for Xylene– A Current & Future Analysis. Annual Consumption the years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 metric tons. End-Use Segments Independently Analyzed– Para-Xylene, Ortho-Xylene, Meta-Xylene/Solvents and Gasoline (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-12

Table 37: US Market for Xylene - A 10-Year Perspective. A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging consumption estimates for years 2000, 2004 and 2010. A graphical depiction of growth/decline trends for end-use segments – Para-xylene, Ortho-Xylene, Meta-Xylene/Solvents and Gasoline (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-12
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-13
Recent Industry Activity.....III-13
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-14
Table 38: Canadian Market for Xylene– A Current & Future Analysis. Annual Consumption the years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 metric tons. End-Use Segments Independently Analyzed– Para-Xylene, Ortho-Xylene, Meta-Xylene/Solvents and Gasoline (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-14

Table 39: Canadian Market for Xylene - A 11-Year Perspective. A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging consumption estimates for years 2000, 2004 and 2010. A graphical depiction of growth/decline trends for end-use segments –Para-Xylene, Ortho-Xylene, Meta- Xylene/Solvents and Gasoline (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-14
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-15
Production Scenario.....III-15
Table 40: Japanese Xylene Market: Annual Production Capacity (2000-2003) (in ‘000 metric tons).....III-15
1$150
   Table 41: Japanese Market for Mixed-Xylene (2003): Annual Production Capacity by Leading Players – Showa Shell, Idemitsu Petrochemical, Tonen Chemical, Nikko Chemicals, Mitsubishi Oil, Kyushu Aromatics, Ukishima Aromatics, Nikko Kyoseki, Koa Oil, Fuji Seikyu. (In ‘000 metric tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-16

Table 42: Japanese Market for Para-Xylene (2003): Annual Production Capacity by Leading Players - Idemitsu Petrochemical, Mitsubishi Oil, Nippon Petrochemicals, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical, Nikko Petrochemicals, Tonen Chemical, Teijin, and Others (in ‘000 metric tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-16
1$150
   Table 43: Japanese Market for Ortho-Xylene (2002 & 2003): Annual Production Capacity by Leading Players – Mitsubishi Gas Chemical, Tonen Petrochemicals, Nippon Petrochemicals, Mitsubishi Chemical, and Teijin (in ‘000 metric tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-17
Brief Overview of the Japanese Petrochemical Market.....III-17
Recent Industry Activity.....III-17
2$300
   Key Players.....III-192$150
   B. Market Analytics.....III-21
Table 44: Japanese Market for Xylene– A Current & Future Analysis: Annual Consumption the years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 metric tons. End-Use Segments Independently Analyzed– Para-Xylene, Ortho-Xylene, Meta-Xylene/Solvents and Gasoline (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-21

Table 45: Japanese Market for Xylene - A 11-Year Perspective. A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging consumption estimates for years 2000, 2004 and 2010. A graphical depiction of growth/decline trends for end-use segments – Para-Xylene, Ortho-Xylene, Meta- Xylene/Solvents and Gasoline (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-21
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-22
Production Scenario.....III-22
Table 46: European Producers of Para-Xylene in 2005 by Capacity (in thousand m.t./year).....III-22
1$150
   Table 47: European Producers of Ortho-Xylene in 2005 by Capacity (in thousand m.t./year).....III-23
European Xylene Prices Rising.....III-23
European Ortho-Xylene Prices Witnesses a Hike.....III-23
Russia.....III-23
1$150
   Brief Overview of the Western European Petrochemical Industry.....III-24
Historical Perspective.....III-24
Table 48: European Market for Mixed-Xylene (2003): Annual Production Capacity by Region - Germany, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Italy, UK, Spain, Portugal, and Bulgaria (in ‘000 metric tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-24

Table 49: European Xylene Market (2000-2003): Annual Production by End-Use Segments – Para- Xylene and Ortho-Xylene (in ‘000 Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-24
1$150
   Table 50: European Market for Mixed-Xylene (2003): Annual Production Capacity by Major Players – EniChem, Huntsman, RWE-DEA, Exxon, Petrogal, Veba-Oel, Shell and Petresa/Cepsa (in ‘000 metric tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-25

Table 51: European Para-Xylene Market (2003): Annual Production Capacity by Major Countries – The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Portugal (in ‘000 metric tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-25
1$150
   Table 52: European Para-Xylene Market (2003): Annual Production Capacity by Leading Players– BP, TotalFina Elf, Enichem, and RWE (in ‘000 tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-26

Table 53: European Ortho-Xylene Market (2002 & 2003): Major Producing Countries – Russia, Italy, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Others (Annual Capacity in ‘000 metric tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-26
1$150
   Table 54: Ortho-Xylene Market in Eastern Europe (2003): Annual Production Capacity by Region – Hungary, Portugal, Belarus, Bulgaria, Poland, Slovakia and Romania (in ‘000 metric tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-27

Table 55: European Ortho-Xylene Market (2002 & 2003): Annual Production Capacity by Leading Producers – TotalFina Elf, EniChem, RWE, E.ON, and BP (in ‘000 metric tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-27
1$150
   Recent Industry Activity.....III-281$75
   Product Innovations/Introductions.....III-29
Key Players.....III-29
2$150
   B. Market Analytics.....III-31
Table 56: European Market for Xylene– A Current & Future Analysis. Annual Consumption the years 2000 through 2010 in ‘000 metric tons. End-Use Segments Independently Analyzed– Para-Xylene, Ortho-Xylene, Meta-Xylene/Solvents and Gasoline (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-31

Table 57: European Market for Xylene - A 11-Year Perspective. A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging consumption estimates for years 2000, 2004 and 2010. A graphical depiction of growth/decline trends for end-use segments – Para-Xylene, Ortho-Xylene, Meta- Xylene/Solvents and Gasoline (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-31
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-32
Asia’s Demand for Olefins Soaring.....III-32
Asian Para-Xylene Market Flooded with Overcapacity.....III-32
Production Scenario.....III-32
1$75
   Table 58: Xylene Market in Asia-Pacific (2003): Annual Production Capacity by Region – South Korea, China, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan (in ‘000 metric tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-33

Table 59: Ortho-Xylene Market in Asia-Pacific (2002 & 2003): Annual Production Capacity by Region – China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, India, Singapore and Thailand (in ‘000 metric tons)(includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-33
1$150
   Table 60: Para-Xylene Market in Asia-Pacific (2003): Annual Production Capacity by Region –South Korea, India, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, China and Singapore (in ‘000 metric tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-34

Table 61: Xylene Market in Asia-Pacific (2003): Annual Production Capacity of End-use Segments in Southeast and Northeast Asia (in ‘000 Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-34
1$150
   Table 62: Asia-Pacific Market for Mixed Xylene (2002-2005): Annual Demand in Southeast and Northeast Asia (in ‘000 tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-35

Table 63: Para-Xylene Market in South Korea (2003): Annual Production Capacity by Leading Producers - LG Caltex Oil, SK Corp, Kohap Petrochemicals, Sangyong Oil, Samsung General Chemical and Hyundai Oil (in ‘000 metric tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-35
1$150
   China.....III-36
China Emerges as a Major Market for Xylene.....III-36
Table 64: Xylene Market in China (2001-2003): Annual Production by End-Use Segments - Para- Xylene, and Ortho-Xylene (in kilo tones) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-36
1$150
   Table 65: Xylene Market in China (2001-2003): Annual Consumption by End-Use Segments - Para-Xylene, and Ortho-Xylene (in kilo tones) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-37
Para-xylene Demand Soaring in China.....III-37
1$150
   Table 66: Para-Xylene Market in China for the Years 2004 through 2006 in Terms of Capacity, Production, Consumption and Net Import.....III-38
South Korea.....III-38
Taiwan.....III-38
Thailand.....III-38
1$150
   Table 67: Para-Xylene Market in Thailand: Annual Demand 2001-2005 (in ‘000 metric tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-39
Select Players.....III-39
2$300
   Recent Industry Activity.....III-417$300
   Product Innovations/Introductions.....III-481$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-49
Table 68: Xylene Market in Asia-Pacific – A Current & Future Analysis. Annual Consumption for the Years 2000 through 2010 in thousand metric tons. End-Use Segments Independently Analyzed– Para-Xylene, Ortho-Xylene, Meta-Xylene/Solvents and Gasoline (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-49

Table 69: Xylene Market in Asia-Pacific - A 11-Year Perspective. A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging consumption estimates for years 2000, 2004 and 2010. A graphical depiction of growth/decline trends for end-use segments – Para-Xylene, Ortho-Xylene, Meta- Xylene/Solvents and Gasoline (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-49
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-50
Production Scenario.....III-50
Table 70: Mixed-Xylene Market in Latin America (2003): Annual Production Capacity by Region –Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Venezuela (in ‘000 metric tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-50
1$150
   Table 71: Para-Xylene Market in Latin America (2003): Annual Production Capacity by Major Regions - Brazil and Argentina (in ‘000 metric tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-51

Table 72: Ortho-Xylene Market in Latin America (2003): Annual Production Capacity by Leading Producers Copene, Petroquimica Uniao, Pequiven, Repsol YPF and Ecopetrol (in ‘000 Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-51
1$150
   Table 73: Ortho-Xylene Market in Latin America (2003): Annual Production Capacity by Major Regions – Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela (in ‘000 Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-52

Table 74: Mixed Xylene Market in Brazil (2003): Annual Production Capacity by Leading Producers (in ‘000 metric tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-52
Recent Industry Activity.....III-52
1$150
   B. Market Analytics.....III-53
Table 75: Xylene Market in Latin America – A Current & Future Analysis. Annual Consumption for the Years 2000 through 2010 in thousand metric tons. End-Use Segments Independently Analyzed– Para-Xylene, Ortho-Xylene, Meta-Xylene/Solvents and Gasoline (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-53
1$150
   Table 76: Xylene Market in Latin America - A 11-Year Perspective. A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging consumption estimates for years 2000, 2004 and 2010. A graphical depiction of growth/decline trends for end-use segments – Para-Xylene, Ortho-Xylene, Meta- Xylene/ Solvents and Gasoline (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-54
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-55
Production Scenario.....III-55
Table 77: Ortho-Xylene Market in the Middle East (2003): Annual Production Capacity by Major Regions Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Iran (in ‘000 Metric Tons)(includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-55
A Brief Overview of the Middle Eastern Petrochemical Industry.....III-55
1$150
   Recent Industry Activity.....III-561$75
   Key Players.....III-571$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-58
Table 78: Xylene Market in the Middle East – A Current & Future Analysis. Annual Consumption for the Years 2000 through 2010 in thousand metric tons. End-Use Segments Independently Analyzed– Para- Xylene, Ortho-Xylene, Meta-Xylene/Solvents and Gasoline (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-58

Table 79: Xylene Market in the Middle East - A 10-Year Perspective. A comparative presentation of the past, present and future perspective by staging consumption estimates for years 2000, 2004 and 2010. A graphical depiction of growth/decline trends for end-use segments Para-Xylene, Ortho-Xylene, Meta-Xylene/ Solvents and Gasoline (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-58
1$150
    
 
 


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