Refinery & chemical product export is a key component of Sinopec’s operational strategy. In order to grow the international trade both in volume and in strength, China Petrochemical International Co., Ltd. (Sinopec Int’l) has been actively developing the international market. Its main export products including catalyst, lubricants, paraffin wax, petroleum coke, and asphalt, etc. have been sold to over 100 countries and regions on 5 continents, with an annual export volume of over 700,000 metric tons, and 500 million US dollars in value.
Sinopec Int’l exported 15000 metric tons of catalyst with a total value of 50 million US Dollars in 2009. Sinopec catalyst has successfully entered the market of USA, Japan, Sweden, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan Province and Sudan.
In 2009, Sinopec Int’l exported 15000 metric tons of lubricants, total 20 million US Dollars in value with destination countries and regions including Philippines, Afghanistan, Taiwan Province, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, and Cameroon, etc.
China is the largest exporter of paraffin wax in the world. Sinopec is the second largest producer of paraffin wax in China and the third largest in the world, with a capacity of 620,000 metric tons per year. China Petrochemical International Co., Ltd has a high prestige in the world by exporting more than 100,000 metric tons of paraffin wax each year. Sinopec paraffin wax products are sold to the following countries and regions: Hong Kong, Macao, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan Province, Vietnam, Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Israel, Syria, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Chili, Ecuador, Columbia, Honduras, Costarica, Dominica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Gambia, Trinidad and Tobago, Morocco, Madagascar, South Africa, Russia, Germany, Holland, USA, Italy, Venezuela, Salvador, Uruguay, Burundi, Ghana, Japan, Korea, Rwanda, Cote-divoire, etc.
Petroleum coke is widely used in aluminum, carbon and metallurgy industries. Sinopec is the largest petroleum coke manufacturer in China, with a production capacity of 11 million metric tons per year. Sinopec Int’l Has been exporting petroleum coke for more than 10 years, and has always been the biggest exporter of raw petroleum coke in China, with a export volume of 500,000 metric tons per year. Sinopec petroleum coke is sold to USA, Canada, India, Egypt, Bahrain, Russia, Japan and Korea, etc. In order to serve the clients better, Sinopec Int’l gradually expands it export from import and export of raw petroleum coke to the import and export of calcined coke, thus improving the international brand image of Sinopec petroleum coke product.
Sinopec has a production capacity of 5 million metric tons of road asphalt, 1 million metric tons of modified asphalt and 500,000 metric tons of emulsified asphalt. In 2009, China Petrochemical International Co., Ltd exported 70,000 metric tons of asphalt. Destination countries are Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Vietnam, Myanmar and Chad.
While making effort to expand the export scale of traditional products, Sinopec Int’l actively expands the variety of export categories and items, and continuously further strengthens the international market development for refinery by-products like base oil, white oil, calcium hypochlorite, solvent oil, sulphur, LPG, polyether, DCP , as well as fine chemical products used in petroleum exploration and production, petroleum refining and petrochemical additives, so as to realize Sinopec’s strategic goal of becoming bigger and stronger in the field of international trade.