Market Research Logo

Global Commodity Plastic Market 2017-2021

Global Commodity Plastic Market 2017-2021

About Commodity Plastic

Commodity plastics refer to a class of materials that are used as raw materials in different industries, such as packaging, textile, consumer goods, and electronics among others. These plastics can be molded or shaped into a range of solid objects such as food containers and bottles. The property of plasticity of commodity plastics, in combination with properties such as low electrical conductivity, low density, toughness, and transparency, allows commodity plastics to find application in a wide range of products.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global commodity plastic market to grow at a CAGR of 5.53% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global commodity plastic market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Commodity Plastic Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • BASF
  • China Petrochemical Corporation
  • DuPont
  • Exxon Mobil
  • LG Chem
  • LyondellBasell Industries Holdings
  • SABIC
  • Sumitomo Chemical
  • The Dow Chemical Company
Other prominent vendors
  • Borealis
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
  • Formosa Plastics
  • INEOS
  • National Petrochemical Company
  • NOVA Chemicals
  • Reliance Industries Limited
  • Royal DSM
  • USI
  • Versalis
Market driver
  • Increasing demand for the application of commodity plastics from the rigid packaging industry
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Fluctuations in the prices of raw materials such as natural gas or crude oil
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • New polymerization system for manufacturing environment-friendly commodity plastics
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Commodity Plastic Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global commodity plastic market: BASF, China Petrochemical Corporation, DuPont, Exxon Mobil, LG Chem, LyondellBasell Industries Holdings, SABIC, Sumitomo Chemical, and The Dow Chemical Company.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Borealis, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Formosa Plastics, INEOS, National Petrochemical Company, NOVA Chemicals, Reliance Industries Limited, Royal DSM, USI, and Versalis.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is new polymerization system for manufacturing environment-friendly commodity plastics. The conventional petroleum-based plastics, such as commodity plastics, show high resistance to degradation in landfills. An alternative to commodity plastics, such as bioplastics, can only break down in controlled environments, including the ones created in commercial facilities.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is increasing demand for the application of commodity plastics from the rigid packaging industry. The global commodity plastic market is driven by the increasing use of commodity plastics in plastic packaging and FMCG industries. In the plastic packaging industry, the demand for commodity plastics is driven by their increasing use in rigid packaging. As an important packaging tool, commodity plastics find use in a number of applications, including thin-walled containers, cups and lids, bottles, material handling, and containers.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is fluctuations in the prices of raw materials such as natural gas or crude oil. The fluctuations in the prices of raw materials such as crude oil have a negative impact on players in the market that rely heavily on crude oil during the manufacturing process. The rising prices of oil translate into an increase in the production cost of petroleum-based products, including commodity plastics. For instance, the price of PP hiked over 4.5% in December 2016, following a hike in the prices of crude oil in India. The prices of crude oil in November 2016 was $46.28 per barrel, which reached $54.1 per barrel in December 2016.

Companies Mentioned

BASF, China Petrochemical Corporation, DuPont, Exxon Mobil, LG Chem, LyondellBasell Industries Holdings, SABIC, Sumitomo Chemical, The Dow Chemical Company, Borealis, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Formosa Plastics, INEOS, National Petrochemical Company, NOVA Chemicals, Reliance Industries Limited, Royal DSM, USI, and Versalis.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global commodity plastic market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global commodity plastic market 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast: Global commodity plastic market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Overview: Global commodity plastic market by type
      • Table Global commodity plastic market by type 2016 and 2021
      • Table Global commodity plastic market by type 2016-2021
    • Global commodity plastic market for PE
      • Table Global commodity plastic market for PE 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast: Global commodity plastic market for PE 2016-2021
      • Table Global HDPE market segmentation by application 2016
    • Global commodity plastic market for PP
      • Table Global commodity plastic market for PP 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global commodity plastic market for PP 2016-2021
    • Global commodity plastic market for PVC
      • Table Global commodity plastic market for PVC 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global commodity plastic market for PVC 2016-2021
      • Table Global PVC market share by application 2016
    • Global commodity plastic market for PET
      • Table Global commodity plastic market for PET 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast: Global commodity plastic market for PET 2016-2021
    • Global commodity plastic market for PS
      • Table Global commodity plastic market for PS 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast: Global commodity plastic market for PS 2016-2021
    • Global market for other commodity plastics
      • Table Global market for other commodity plastics 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast: Global market for other commodity plastics 2016-2021
      • Table Applications of HDPE, LLDPE, and LDPE
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Overview: Global commodity plastic market by application
      • Table Global commodity plastic market by application 2016 and 2021
      • Table Global commodity plastic market by application 2016-2021
    • Global commodity plastic market for packaging
      • Table Global commodity plastic market for packaging 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast: Global commodity plastic market for packaging 2016-2021
      • Table Global packaging market by end-user 2016
    • Global commodity plastic market for consumer goods
      • Table Global commodity plastic market for consumer goods 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast: Global commodity plastic market for consumer goods 2016-2021
    • Global commodity plastic market for electronics
      • Table Global commodity plastic market for electronics 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast: Global commodity plastic market for electronics 2016-2021
    • Global commodity plastic market for automotive
      • Table Global commodity plastic market for automotive 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast: Global commodity plastic market for automotive 2016-2021
      • Table Applications of commodity plastics in automotive industry
    • Global commodity plastic market for textile
      • Table Global commodity plastic market for textile 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast: Global commodity plastic market for textile 2016-2021
    • Global commodity plastic market for pharmaceuticals
      • Table Global commodity plastic market for pharmaceuticals 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast: Global commodity plastic market for pharmaceuticals 2016-2021
    • Global commodity plastic market for others
      • Table Global commodity plastic market for others 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast: Global commodity plastic market for others 2016-2021
      • Table Applications of commodity plastics in the construction industry
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Overview: commodity plastic market by geography
      • Table commodity plastic market by geography 2016 and 2021
      • Table commodity plastic market by geography 2016 and 2021
    • Commodity plastic market in APAC
      • Table Commodity plastic market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast: Commodity plastic market in APAC 2016-2021
    • Commodity plastic market in North America
      • Table Commodity plastic market in North America 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast: Commodity plastic market in North America 2016-2021
    • Commodity plastic market in Europe
      • Table Commodity plastic market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast: Commodity plastic market in Europe 2016-2021
    • Commodity plastic market in ROW
      • Table Commodity plastic market in ROW 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast: Commodity plastic market in ROW 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Global packaging market by material 2016
      • Table Demand for beverage containers in the US 2016
    • Market challenges
      • Table Fluctuations in the prices of natural gas ($ per MMBtu)
  • Market trends
    • New polymerization system for manufacturing environment-friendly commodity plastics
    • Increasing use of commodity plastics over glass materials for food and beverage packaging
    • Lightweighting: A trend beyond automotive applications
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table BASF: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table BASF: Ethylene homopolymer wax
      • Table BASF: Oxidized PE wax
      • Table BASF: Micronized PE wax
      • Table BASF: PE-based wax emulsions
    • China Petrochemical Corporation
      • Table China Petrochemical Corporation: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table China Petrochemical Corporation: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table China Petrochemical Corporation: Fine and specialty chemicals
      • Table China Petrochemical Corporation: PE glycol products based on oxyethylation compounds
    • DuPont
      • Table DuPont: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table DuPont: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table DuPont: Products and applications
    • Exxon Mobil
      • Table Exxon Mobil: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Exxon Mobil: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Exxon Mobil: LLDPE
      • Table Exxon Mobil: HDPE grades
    • LG Chem
      • Table LG Chem: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table LG Chem: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table LG Chem: Product classification
      • Table LG Chem: Products offered
    • LyondellBasell Industries Holdings
      • Table LyondellBasell Industries Holdings: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table LyondellBasell Industries Holdings: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • SABIC
      • Table SABIC: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table SABIC: Commodity plastic products
      • Table SABIC: PE brands
    • Sumitomo Chemical
      • Table Sumitomo Chemical: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Sumitomo Chemical: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • The Dow Chemical Company
      • Table The Dow Chemical Company: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table The Dow Chemical Company: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table The Dow Chemical: PE products
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
  • Explore Technavio

Download our eBook: How to Succeed Using Market Research

Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.

Download eBook

Share this report