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Chemical Economics Handbook

Benzene

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary6
Introduction9
Sources10
Petroleum-derived benzene10
Catalytic reformate10
Pyrolysis gasoline11
Toluene disproportionation, selective disproportionation, and transalkylation12
Toluene hydrodealkylation12
Dealkylation of higher alkyl aromatics13
Isomerization of xylenes and mixed stream conversion13
Refinery streams and crude oil13
Liquefied petroleum gas13
Coal-derived benzene13
Environmental issues14
Supply and demand by region15
World15
Capacity15
Producing companies17
Salient statistics17
Consumption19
Ethylbenzene/styrene21
Cumene/phenol/acetone22
Cyclohexane23
Nitrobenzene23
Alkylbenzene24
Maleic anhydride24
Chlorobenzene24
Benzene sulfonic acid25
Biphenyl25
Hydroquinone25
Resorcinol25
Solvent25
Price25
Trade26
North America27
Overview27
Capacity27
Salient statistics29
Consumption30
Trade31
United States32
Producing companies32
Salient statistics35
Consumption36
Ethylbenzene/styrene37
Cumene/phenol/acetone38
Cyclohexane38
Nitrobenzene39
Other applications39
Trade40
Canada40
Producing companies40
Salient statistics42
Consumption43
Trade44
Mexico45
Producing companies45
Salient statistics46
Consumption47
Trade48
South America48
Producing companies48
Salient statistics50
Consumption51
Trade52
Western Europe53
Producing companies53
Salient statistics56
Consumption57
Ethylbenzene/styrene59
Cumene/phenol/acetone59
Nitrobenzene60
Other applications60
Trade60
Central Europe61
Producing companies61
Salient statistics62
Consumption63
Trade65
CIS and Baltic States66
Producing companies66
Salient statistics67
Consumption68
Trade70
Middle East71
Producing companies71
Salient statistics74
Consumption76
Trade78
Africa78
Producing companies78
Salient statistics79
Consumption80
Trade82
Indian Subcontinent82
Producing companies82
Salient statistics84
Consumption85
Trade86
Northeast Asia87
Overview87
Capacity87
Salient statistics88
Consumption89
Trade90
China91
Producing companies91
Salient statistics97
Consumption98
Ethylbenzene/styrene 100
Cyclohexane 101
Nitrobenzene 101
Cumene/phenol/acetone 102
Other applications 103
Trade 103
Japan 104
Producing companies 104
Salient statistics 106
Consumption 107
Trade 109
South Korea 110
Producing companies 110
Salient statistics 112
Consumption 113
Trade 115
Taiwan 116
Producing companies 116
Salient statistics 117
Consumption 118
Trade 120
Southeast Asia 120
Producing companies 120
Salient statistics 122
Consumption 124
Trade 125
Bibliography 127

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