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Chlorine is widely used in the EDC/PVC, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals, C1/C2, aromatics, chlorinated intermediaries, isocyanates, propylene oxide, pulp & paper, water treatment, and various other industries global. In 2013, chlorine had a total demand of 64,072KT globally.
The Asia-pacific region is the biggest market of chlorine, accounting for more than half of the total global demand. There is a lot of scope in Asian and North American market, with the boom in the construction industry and increased use in chemical industry. Among the applications, EDV/PVC leads in the consumption of chlorine and accounted for more than 35% of chlorine produced globally.

The regional segments include Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and Rest of the World. The various end-user industries covered in the report are;

Chlorine
- EDC/ PVC
- C1/C2, Aromatics
- Organic chemicals
- Inorganic chemicals
- Chlorinated intermediaries
- Isocyanates
- Propylene oxide
- Pulp and paper
- Water treatment
- Others (TiO2 and HCl)

The market is derived by studying chlorine consumption trends, its use in various end-user industries in the said regions. The price trends of chlorine have been analyzed from annual reports of major players.

This study on chlorine market estimates its global demand and market value for 2014 and projects the expected demand and market value of the same by 2019. As a part of the quantitative analysis, the study segments the global market by applications at country level with current market estimation and forecast till 2019. The countries covered in the report are the U.S., China, Japan, India, Germany, France, and Russia. Middle East & Africa and South America are collectively considered in Rest of the World.

As a part of qualitative analysis, the research provides report with a comprehensive review of key market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, and key issues in the market.

The report also includes company profiling and competitive strategies adopted by various market players including, The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), Occidental Petroleum Corporation (U.S.), Formosa Plastics Corporation (Taiwan), Ineos Group Ltd. (U.K.), Olin Corporation (U.S.), PPG Industries (U.S.), Tata Chemicals Limited (India), Tosoh Corporation (Japan), and Hanwha Chemical Corporation (Korea). These companies are the most active and important players of the global chlorine industry.

Table Of Contents

Chlorine Market by Application , by Region - Trends and Forecasts to 2019
TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION 14
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 14
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 14
1.3 MARKET SCOPE 15
1.3.1 BY REGION 15
1.3.2 BY APPLICATION 15
1.3.3 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 16
1.4 CURRENCY AND PRICING 16
1.5 PACKAGE SIZE 16
1.6 LIMITATIONS 16
1.7 STAKEHOLDERS 16
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 17
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 18
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 18
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 18
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 18
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 19
2.1.2.2 Key industry insights 19
2.1.2.3 Breakdown of primaries 20
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 20
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROCH 21
2.2.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 21
2.3 MARKET BREAKDOWN and DATA TRIANGULATION 22
2.4 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS 23
3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 24
4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 27
4.1 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CHLORINE MARKET 27
4.2 LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS, BY REGION 28
5 MARKET OVERVIEW 29
5.1 INTRODUCTION 30
5.2 MARKET SEGMENTATION 30
5.2.1 BY APPLICATION 30
5.2.2 BY REGION 31

5.3 MARKET DYNAMICS 31
5.3.1 DRIVERS 32
5.3.1.1 Promising growth of chemical industry in emerging markets 33
5.3.1.2 High growth in end-user segments and higher production facilities 33
5.3.2 RESTRAINTS 33
5.3.2.1 Environmental impact 34
5.3.2.2 Energy-intensive operations 34
5.3.3 OPPORTUNITY 34
5.3.3.1 Developments in emerging markets 34
5.3.4 CHALLENGES 35
5.3.4.1 Transportation of chlorine 35
5.3.4.2 Shift from mercury cell process 35
5.4 BURNING ISSUES 35
5.4.1 MERCURY EMISSIONS 35
5.4.2 CARBON EMISSIONS 36
5.5 WINNING IMPERATIVES 36
6 INDUSTRY TRENDS 37
6.1 INTRODUCTION 37
6.2 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 37
6.2.1 RAW MATERIALS 38
6.2.2 MANUFACTURING 38
6.2.3 END-USER INDUSTRIES 38
6.3 PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 38
6.3.1 THREAT 0F NEW ENTRANTS 39
6.3.2 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 39
6.3.3 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 39
6.3.4 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 40
6.3.5 DEGREE OF COMPETITION 40
7 CHLORINE MARKET, BY APPLICATION 41
7.1 INTRODUCTION 42
7.2 EDC/PVC 44
7.3 C1/C2, AROMATICS 45
7.4 CHEMICALS - INORGANIC 46
7.5 CHEMICALS - ORGANIC 47
7.6 CHLORINATED INTERMEDIARIES 48
7.7 ISOCYANATES 49
7.8 PROPYLENE OXIDE 50
7.9 PULP and PAPER 51
7.10 WATER TREATMENT 52
7.11 OTHERS (INCLUDES TIO2, HCL) 53
8 CHLORINE MARKET, BY REGION 54
8.1 INTRODUCTION 55
8.2 ASIA-PACIFIC 59
8.2.1 CHINA 62
8.2.2 INDIA 64
8.2.3 JAPAN 65
8.2.4 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC 67
8.3 EUROPE 69
8.3.1 GERMANY 72
8.3.2 RUSSIA 74
8.3.3 FRANCE 75
8.3.4 REST OF EUROPE 76
8.4 NORTH AMERICA 78
8.4.1 U.S. 81
8.4.2 REST OF NORTH AMERICA 82
8.5 REST OF THE WORLD 83
9 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 86
9.1 OVERVIEW 86
9.2 THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY, OLIN CORPORATION, OCCIDENTAL CORPORATION, and INEOS GROUP LTD.: MOST ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS 87
9.3 COMPETITIVE SITUATION and TRENDS 88
9.4 EXPANSION: MOST POPULAR GROWTH STRATEGY 89
9.4.1 EXPANSIONS 89
9.4.2 ACQUISITIONS 90
9.4.3 JOINT VENTURES 91
9.4.4 MERGERSand AGREEMENT 91
9.4.5 SUPPLY CONTRACTS 92
10 COMPANY PROFILES 93
(Overview, Financial*, Products and Services, Strategy, and Developments)
10.1 THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY 94
10.2 OLIN CORPORATION 97
10.3 OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (OXY) 100
10.4 INEOS GROUP LIMITED 103
10.5 TOSOH CORPORATION 105
10.6 FORMOSA PLASTICS CORPORATION 107

10.7 PPG INDUSTRIES 109
10.8 HANWHA CHEMICAL CORPORATION 111
10.9 TATA CHEMICALS LIMITED 113
10.10 AKZONOBEL NV 115
*Details might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.
11 APPENDIX 117
11.1 INSIGHTS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS 117
11.2 DISCUSSION GUIDE 118
11.3 INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE 120
11.4 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 121
11.5 RELATED REPORTS 122


LIST OF TABLES

TABLE 1 IMPACT OF GLOBAL CHLORINE MARKET DRIVERS (2014-2019) 32
TABLE 2 IMPACT OF GLOBAL CHLORINE MARKET RESTRAINTS (2014-2019) 33
TABLE 3 IMPACT OF GLOBAL CHLORINE MARKET OPPORTUNITY (2014-2019) 34
TABLE 4 IMPACT OF GLOBAL CHLORINE MARKET CHALLENGES (2014-2019) 35
TABLE 5 IMPACT OF GLOBAL CHLORINE MARKET BURNING ISSUES (2014-2019) 35
TABLE 6 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 43
TABLE 7 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION) 43
TABLE 8 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE IN EDC/PVC, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 44
TABLE 9 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE IN EDC/PVC, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION) 45
TABLE 10 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE IN C1/C2, AROMATICS, BY REGION,
2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 45
TABLE 11 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE IN C1/C2, AROMATICS, BY REGION,
2012-2019 ($MILLION) 46
TABLE 12 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE IN CHEMICALS-INORGANIC, BY REGION,
2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 46
TABLE 13 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE IN CHEMICALS-INORGANIC, BY REGION,
2012-2019 ($MILLION) 47
TABLE 14 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE IN CHEMICALS-ORGANIC, BY REGION,
2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 47
TABLE 15 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE IN CHEMICALS-ORGANIC, BY REGION,
2012-2019 ($MILLION) 48
TABLE 16 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE IN CHLORINATED INTERMEDIARIES, BY REGION,
2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 48
TABLE 17 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE IN CHLORINATED INTERMEDIARIES, BY REGION,
2012-2019 ($MILLION) 49
TABLE 18 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE IN ISOCYANATES, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 49
TABLE 19 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE IN ISOCYANATES, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION) 50
TABLE 20 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE IN PROPYLENE OXIDE, BY REGION,
2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 50
TABLE 21 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE IN PROPYLENE OXIDE, BY REGION,
2012-2019 ($MILLION) 50
TABLE 22 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE IN PULP and PAPER, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 51
TABLE 23 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE IN PULP and PAPER, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION) 51
TABLE 24 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE IN WATER TREATMENT, BY REGION,
2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 52
TABLE 25 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE IN WATER TREATMENT, BY REGION,
2012-2019 ($MILLION) 52
TABLE 26 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE IN OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY REGION,
2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 53
TABLE 27 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE IN OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY REGION,
2012-2019 ($MILLION) 53

TABLE 28 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 58
TABLE 29 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION) 58
TABLE 30 ASIA PACIFIC: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 60
TABLE 31 ASIA-PACIFIC: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION) 60
TABLE 32 ASIA-PACIFIC: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 61
TABLE 33 ASIA-PACIFIC: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION) 62
TABLE 34 CHINA: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 62
TABLE 35 CHINA: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION) 63
TABLE 36 INDIA: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 64
TABLE 37 INDIA: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION) 64
TABLE 38 JAPAN: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 65
TABLE 39 JAPAN: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION) 66
TABLE 40 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2012-2019 (KILO TON) 67
TABLE 41 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2012-2019 ($MILLION) 68
TABLE 42 EUROPE: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 70
TABLE 43 EUROPE: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION) 70
TABLE 44 EUROPE: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 71
TABLE 45 EUROPE: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION) 72
TABLE 46 GERMANY: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 72
TABLE 47 GERMANY: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION) 73
TABLE 48 RUSSIA: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 74
TABLE 49 RUSSIA: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION) 74
TABLE 50 FRANCE: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 75
TABLE 51 FRANCE: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION) 76
TABLE 52 REST OF EUROPE: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 76
TABLE 53 REST OF EUROPE: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2012-2019 ($MILLION) 77
TABLE 54 NORTH AMERICA: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 78
TABLE 55 NORTH AMERICA: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2012-2019 ($MILLION) 79
TABLE 56 NORTH AMERICA: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 80
TABLE 57 NORTH AMERICA: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION) 80
TABLE 58 U.S.: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 81
TABLE 59 U.S.: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION) 82
TABLE 60 REST OF NORTH AMERICA: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 82
TABLE 61 REST OF NORTH AMERICA: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2012-2019 ($MILLION) 83

TABLE 62 ROW: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 83
TABLE 63 ROW: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION) 84
TABLE 64 ROW: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 85
TABLE 65 ROW: CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION) 85
TABLE 66 EXPANSIONS, 2011-2015* 89
TABLE 67 ACQUISITIONS, 2011- 2015* 90
TABLE 68 JOINT VENTURES, 2011- 2015* 91
TABLE 69 MERGERS and AGREEMENT, 2011- 2015* 91
TABLE 70 SUPPLY CONTRACTS, 2011- 2015* 92


LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE 1 RESEARCH DESIGN 17
FIGURE 2 BREAKDOWN OF PRIMARY INTERVIEWS: BY COMPANY TYPE,
DESIGNATION and REGION 20
FIGURE 3 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION METHODOLOGY: BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 21
FIGURE 4 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION METHODOLOGY: TOP-DOWN APPROACH 21
FIGURE 5 CHLORINE MARKET DATA TRIANGULATION 22
FIGURE 6 ISOCYANATES IS EXPECTED TO BE THE FASTEST-GROWING CHLORINE APPLICATION ($MILLION) DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD 25
FIGURE 7 CHLORINE MARKET SHARE BY REGION, 2013 (KILOTONS) 26
FIGURE 8 CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, 2014 VS. 2019 ($MILLION) 27
FIGURE 9 CHLORINE APPLICATIONS IN EDC/PVC ACCOUNTS FOR THE LARGEST SHARE (VALUE) IN ASIA-PACIFIC, 2013 27
FIGURE 10 ISOCYANATES IS THE FASTEST-GROWING APPLICATION OF CHLORINE IN ASIA-PACIFIC, 2014-2019 28
FIGURE 11 ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET IN EXPONENTIAL GROWTH PHASE 28
FIGURE 12 CHLORINE MARKET: BY APPLICATION 30
FIGURE 13 CHLORINE MARKET SEGMENTATION, BY REGION 31
FIGURE 14 INCREASING DEMAND FROM EMERGING MARKETS DRIVES THE CHLORINE MARKET 32
FIGURE 15 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS: MAJOR VALUE IS ADDED IN END-USER INDUSTRIES 37
FIGURE 16 PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS OF THE CHLOR-ALKALI MARKET 39
FIGURE 17 CHLORINE MARKET SHARE (VOLUME), BY APPLICATION, 2013 42
FIGURE 18 CHINA TO REMAIN THE FASTEST GROWING MARKET FOR CHLORINE 2014-2019 (KILOTONS) 44
FIGURE 19 GLOBAL CHLORINE MARKET SIZE, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS) 55
FIGURE 20 REGIONAL CHLORINE MARKET SNAPSHOT, BY VOLUME (CAGR%2014-2019)- RAPID GROWTH MARKETS ARE EMERGING AS NEW HOT SPOTS 56
FIGURE 21 CHLORINE MARKET SHARE (VOLUME), BY REGION, 2013 57
FIGURE 22 CHINA, INDIA and THE U.S.: ATTRACTIVE DESTINATIONS FOR KEY CHLORINE APPLICATIONS, BY VOLUME 57
FIGURE 23 CHINA IS THE KEY MARKET FOR TOP FOUR APPLICATIONS OF CHLORINE IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC, BY VOLUME (2013) 59
FIGURE 24 ASIA-PACIFIC: CHLORINE MARKET SHARE (VOLUME), BY COUNTRY, 2013 61
FIGURE 25 RUSSIA WAS THE KEY MARKET FOR TOP FOUR APPLICATIONS OF CHLORINE IN EUROPE (2013) 69
FIGURE 26 EUROPE: CHLORINE MARKET SHARE (VOLUME)BY COUNTRY, 2013 71
FIGURE 27 THE U.S. IS THE KEY MARKET FOR TOP FOUR APPLICATIONS OF CHLORINE IN NORTH AMERICA (2013) 78
FIGURE 28 NORTH AMERICA: CHLORINE MARKET SHARE (VOLUME), BY COUNTRY, 2013 79
FIGURE 29 ROW: CHLORINE MARKET SHARE (VOLUME), BY REGION, 2013 84
FIGURE 30 COMPANIES ADOPTED EXPANSION AND ACQUISITION AS THE KEY GROWTH STRATEGY BETWEEN 2011 AND 2015* 86
FIGURE 31 THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY, OLIN CORPORATION and INEOS GROUP LTD. REPORTED A MAJOR SHARE OF DEVELOPMENTS BETWEEN 2011 and 2015* 87
FIGURE 32 MARKET EVALUATION FRAMEWORK , 2011- 2015* 88
FIGURE 33 EXPANSIONS AND ACQUISITIONS: THE KEY STRATEGY ADOPTED BY TOP PLAYERS OF THE GLOBAL CHLORINE MARKET BETWEEN 2011 and MARCH 2015 89
FIGURE 34 REGIONAL REVENUE MIX OF THE TOP FIVE MARKET PLAYERS 93
FIGURE 35 DOW: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 94
FIGURE 36 DOW: SWOT ANALYSIS 96
FIGURE 37 OLIN CORPORATION: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 97
FIGURE 38 OLIN CORPORATION: SWOT ANALYSIS 99
FIGURE 39 OXY: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 100
FIGURE 40 OXY: SWOT ANALYSIS 102
FIGURE 41 INEOS GROUP LIMITED.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 103
FIGURE 42 INEOS: SWOT ANALYSIS 104
FIGURE 43 TOSOH CORPORATION: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 105
FIGURE 44 TOSOH: SWOT ANALYSIS 106
FIGURE 45 FORMOSA PLASTICS CORPORATION: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 107
FIGURE 46 PPG INDUSTRIES: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 109
FIGURE 47 HANWHA CHEMICAL CORP.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 111
FIGURE 48 TATA CHEMICALS LIMITED: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 113
FIGURE 49 AKZONOBEL NV.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 115

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