Cyclic Hydrocarbons Market Overview in the USA
In value terms, cyclic hydrocarbons production stood at $9.2B in 2010. In general, cyclic hydrocarbons production continues to indicate a mild drop. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009 with an increase of 1.3% y-o-y. In that year, cyclic hydrocarbons production reached its peak level of $9.6B, and then declined slightly in the following year.
The revenue of the cyclic hydrocarbons market in the U.S. amounted to $7.2B in 2010, shrinking by -6.6% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Over the period under review, cyclic hydrocarbons consumption continues to indicate a measured shrinkage. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of 8.7% against the previous year. In that year, the cyclic hydrocarbons market reached its peak level of $8.5B. From 2009 to 2010, the growth of the cyclic hydrocarbons market failed to regain its momentum.