Petrochemical enterprises in Dalian total over 400, and petroleum products, basic chemical materials and fine chemicals are the main components.
It takes up one-third of the total industry of Dalian. Half of the tax revenue in Dalian is from Dalian Petrochemical and West-Pacific Petrochemical. Dalian Petrochemical and the West Pacific Petrochemical have the largest petroleum refinery distillation capacity, producing two-thirds the total exported petroleum products in China.
It is estimated that in 2010, the petrochemical industry in Dalian will become 8 times larger than it was in 2002. In the next ten years, Dalian will be built into the largest refinery base and petrochemical base of deep processing, becoming the transferring center of oil products in Northeast Asia, a reserve base of oil products and the main market of the domestic petroleum products trade.