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Global Ethylene Market: Trends & Opportunities (2015-2019)

Global Ethylene Market: Trends & Opportunities (2015-2019)

Scope of the report

The report titled “Global Ethylene Market- Trends and Opportunities (2015-2019)” provides an insight into the production of ethylene and derivatives with focus on present market size and growth expected in the near future. The report assesses the Global Ethylene market over the years with detailed analysis. The research report also analyzes the regional markets of Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Middle East and North America. The report also discusses key factors driving growth of the industry, major trends and challenges faced by manufacturers of petrochemicals in general and ethylene in specific. Further, major producers like Honeywell UOP, Sinopec Limited, Nova Chemicals, Shell Chemicals and Chevron Phillips Chemicals are also analyzed in the report.

Regional Coverage

Western Europe
North America
Asia Pacific
Middle East

Company coverage

Honeywell UOP
Shell Chemicals
Nova Chemicals
Sinopec Limited
Chevron Phillips Limited

Executive Summary

One of the most important raw materials in the petrochemical industry, the use of ethylene involves the production of polyethylene plastics like high density polyethylene (HDPE), linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) and low density polyethylene (LDPE). There are three ways used for the production of ethylene. The first is by the steam cracking of naphtha, other by steam cracking of ethane and yet another by the catalytic cracking of gas oil. The production by ethane is common in North America whereas production by naphtha is common in Middle East regions.

The ethylene industry is growing exponentially because of various factors facilitating its growth. Ethylene is used for the manufacture of various plastics and polymers like PVC and polyethylene and their increasing demand is responsible for the increased demand of this petrochemical. These plastics are widely used in various day to day products used by humans. Moreover, the increasing per-capita income leading to increased disposable income is also one of the reasons for the increased demand for ethylene. The industry also faces various challenges like the oil price fluctuations as oil is one of the most important raw materials for the production of these petrochemicals. Moreover, this industry’s products including PVC and polyethylene are considered to be a threat to the human health and to the environment also. The increased awareness for health and environment can be a challenge for the industry if the products are not modified accordingly.


1. Executive Summary
2. Petrochemicals: An Overview
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Types of Petrochemicals
2.2.1 Olefins
2.2.2 Aromatics
2.2.3 Synthetic Gas
3. Ethylene: An Overview
3.1 Introduction
Table 1: Structure of Ethylene
3.2 Methods to Manufacture Ethylene
3.2.1 Steam Cracking of Ethane
3.2.2 Steam Cracking of Naphtha
3.2.3 Catalytic Cracking of Gas Oil
3.3 Products Manufactured by using Ethylene
4. Global Ethylene Market: An Analysis
4.1 Global Petrochemical Industry
Table 2: Total Revenue of the Global Petrochemical Industry, (In US$ Billions), 2009-2014
4.2 Global Ethylene Market: Market Size and Growth
4.2.1 Global Ethylene Market: By Value
Table 3: Total Revenue of the Global Ethylene Market, (In US$ Billions), 2009-2014
Table 4: Forecasted Total Revenue of the Global Ethylene Market, (In US$ Billions), 2015-2019
4.2.2 Global Ethylene Market: By Volume
Table 5: Global Ethylene Industry by Volume, (In Million Tons), 2009-2014
Table 6: Forecasted Global Ethylene Market by Volume, (In Million Tons), 2015-2019
Table 7: Application of the Globally Produced Ethylene, (In %), 2014
Table 8: Share of Polymers and Plastics using the Total Global Ethylene Production by value, (In %), 2013
5. Regional Analysis: Global Ethylene Market
Table 9: Segmentation of the Global Ethylene Market by Region by Volume, (In %), 2012
5.1 Asia-Pacific Ethylene Market: An Analysis
Table 10: Total Production Capacity of Ethylene in Asia-Pacific Region,
(In Million Tons), 2009-2014
Table 11: Total Forecasted Production Capacity of Ethylene in Asia-Pacific Region, (In Million Tons), 2009-2014
Table 12: Total Revenue of Asia-Pacific Ethylene Market, (In US$ Billions), 2009-2014
Table 13: Forecasted Total Revenue of Asia-Pacific Ethylene Market, (In US$ Billions), 2015-2019
5.1.1 Indian Ethylene Market: An Analysis
5.1.2 Chinese Ethylene Market: An Analysis
Table 14: Segmentation of Petrochemical Consumption of China, (In %) 2013
Table 15: Total Production Capacity of Ethylene in China, (in Million Tons), 2009-2014
Table 16: Total Forecasted Production Capacity of Ethylene in China, (In Million Tons), 2009-2014
5.2 Western Europe Ethylene Market: An Analysis
Table 17: Segmentation of the Western Europe Ethylene Production by Method of Production, (In %), 2014
Table 18: Segmentation of the Western European Ethylene Market by Derivatives Produced, (In %), 2014.
Table 19: Capacity of the Western European Ethylene Market, (In Million Tons), 2009-2014
Table 20: Forecasted Total Capacity of the Western European Ethylene Market, (In Million Tons), 2015-2019
5.3 North American Ethylene Market: An Analysis
Table 21: Total Capacity of the North American Ethylene Market, By Volume, (In Million Tons), 2009-2014
Table 22: Forecasted Capacity of the North American Ethylene Market, (In Million Tons), 2015-2019
Table 23: Total Revenue of the North American Ethylene Market, (In US$ Billions), 2009-2014
Table 24: Forecasted Total Revenue of the North American Ethylene Market, (In US$ Billions), 2015-2019
5.4 Middle East Ethylene Market: An Analysis
Table 25: Capacity of Middle East Ethylene Market, (In Million Tons), 2009-2014
Table 26: Forecasted Capacity of Middle East Ethylene Market, (In Million Tons), 2009-2014
6. Market Dynamics: Global Ethylene Market
6.1 Growth Drivers: Global Ethylene Market
6.1.1 Increased Demand for PVC
Table 27: Total PVC Consumed World-wide, (In Thousand Tons), 2009-0214
6.1.2 Rising Demand for Ethylene Vinyl Acetate
Table 28: Total Revenue of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Market, (in US$ Billions), 2009-2014
6.1.3 Growing Market for Polyethylene
Table 29: Total Capacity of Polyethylene used World-wide, (In Million Tons), 2009-2014
6.1.4 Market for Ethylbenzene
Table 30: Segmentation of Ethylbenzene Market, (In %), 2014
6.1.5 Increase in Per-capita Income
Table 31: Global GDP per capita, (In US$), 2007-2014
6.2 Trends: Global Ethylene Market
6.2.1 Increased Demand for Ethylene and Other Petrochemicals to Rise in China
6.2.2 Most of Ethylene is produced by Ethane
6.2.3 Mergers and Acquisitions
6.3 Challenges: Global Ethylene Market
6.3.1 Oil Price Fluctuations
6.3.2 Polyethylene: A Threat to Human Health
6.3.3 PVC pipes considered to be Hazardous
7. Competitive Landscape
Table A: Various Major Companies Producing Ethylene Worldwide, 2014
8. Company Profiles: Global Ethylene Market
8.1 Honeywell UOP
8.1.1 Business Overview
8.1.2 Financial Overview
Table 32: Total Sales of Honeywell UOP, (In US$ Billions), 2010-2014
Table 33: Segmentation of the Sales of Honeywell UOP by processing Segments, (In %), 2014
8.1.3 Business Strategies
8.2 Sinopec Limited
8.2.1 Business overview
8.2.2 Financial overview
Table 34: Total Revenue of Sinopec Limited, (In US$ Billions), 2009-2014
8.2.3 Business strategies
8.3 Nova Chemicals
8.3.1 Business Overview
8.3.2 Financial Overview
Table 35: Total Revenue of Nova Chemicals, (In US$ Billions), 2010-2014
8.3.3 Business Strategies
8.4 Shell Chemicals
8.4.1 Business Overview
8.4.2 Financial Overview
Table 36: Total Revenue of Shell Companies, (in US$ Billions), 2009-2014
8.4.3 Business Strategies
8.5 Chevron Phillips Chemicals
8.5.1 Business Overview
8.5.2 Financial Overview
Table 37: Total Revenue of Chevron Phillips Chemicals, (In US$ Millions), 2010-2014
8.5.3 Business Strategies

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