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Global Ethylene Market 2019-2023

Global Ethylene Market 2019-2023

About this market

Emergence of bio-ethylene to drive market growth. Ethylene is one of the basic organic commodity chemicals. It is used as a feedstock for several downstream chemical products and is the largest bulk chemical (in terms of volume) to produce plastics across the globe. However, fluctuating prices of crude oil and depleting resources fossil fuels drive the need for biochemical routes for producing ethylene. Technavio’s analysts have predicted that the ethylene market will register a CAGR of close to 4% by 2023.

Market Overview

Growth in the flexible packaging industry

One of the major drivers of the global ethylene market is the increasing demand for packaging materials from the food and beverages industry and other industries such as consumer goods, electronics, and pharmaceuticals. LDPE and LLDPE are extensively used in flexible packaging. It is used in a variety of applications such as food and beverages. consumer products. and medical products.

Decreasing use of plastics

Environmental concerns regarding the use of plastic packaging for various applications will be a serious challenge to the global ethylene market. Ethylene is widely used in the packaging sector, and bans which imposed on plastic products can hamper the production of ethylene during the forecast period.

For the detailed list of factors that will drive and challenge the growth of the ethylene market during the 2019-2023, view our report.

Competitive Landscape

The market appears to be fragmented and with the presence of several companies including DowDuPont and Exxon Mobil the competitive environment is quite intense. Factors such as emergence of bio-ethylene and the growth in the flexible packaging industry, will provide considerable growth opportunities to ethylene manufactures. China Petroleum & Chemical, DowDuPont, Exxon Mobil, LyondellBasell Industries Holdings, SABIC, and Shell International are some of the major companies covered in this report.


  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Preface
    • Currency conversion rates for US$
  • Market landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Global petrochemicals market
      • Table Segments of global petrochemicals market
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table Market definition - Inclusions and exclusions checklist
    • Market sizing 2018
      • Table Market size 2018
    • Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Global market: Size and forecast 2018-2023 (million t)
      • Table Global market: Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis 2018
    • Table Five forces analysis 2023
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Table Bargaining power of buyers
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Table Bargaining power of suppliers
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Table Threat of new entrants
    • Threat of substitutes
      • Table Threat of substitutes
    • Threat of rivalry
      • Table Threat of rivalry
    • Market condition
      • Table Market condition - Five forces 2018
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Table Application - Market share 2018-2023 (%)
    • Comparison by application
      • Table Comparison by application
    • LDPE - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table LDPE - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 (million t)
      • Table LDPE - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
      • Table Global LDPE market by application, 2018
      • Table Global LLDPE market by application 2018
    • HDPE - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table HDPE - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 (million t)
      • Table HDPE - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
      • Table Global HDPE market by application 2018
    • Ethylene oxide - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Ethylene oxide - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 (million t)
      • Table Ethylene oxide - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
      • Table Global ethylene oxide market by applications 2018
    • Vinyls - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Vinyls - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 (million t)
      • Table Vinyls - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
      • Table Global PVC market by applications, 2018
    • Others - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Others - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 (million t)
      • Table Others - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Market opportunity by application
      • Table Market opportunity by application
  • Customer landscape
    • Table Customer landscape
  • Geographic landscape
    • Geographic segmentation
      • Table Market share by geography 2018-2023 (%)
    • Geographic comparison
      • Table Geographic comparison
    • APAC - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table APAC - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 (million t)
      • Table APAC - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • North America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table North America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 (million t)
      • Table North America - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
      • Table Flexible packaging market by application in the US 2018
    • MEA - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table MEA - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 (million t)
      • Table MEA - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Europe - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Europe - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 (million t)
      • Table Europe - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
      • Table European plastic demand by industries 2018
    • South America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table South America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 (million t)
      • Table South America - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
      • Table Market opportunity
  • Market segmentation by feedstock
    • Table Feedstock - Market share 2018-2023 (%)
    • Comparison by feedstock
      • Table Comparison by feedstock
    • Naphtha - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Naphtha - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 (million t)
      • Table Naphtha - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Ethane - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Ethane - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 (million t)
      • Table Ethane - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • LPG - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table LPG - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 (million t)
      • Table LPG - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Others - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Others - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 (million t)
      • Table Others - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Market opportunity by feedstock
      • Table Market opportunity by feedstock
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Global plastic market by passenger car 2018 (by region)
      • Table Global flexible packing market 2018 (by region)
    • Market challenges
      • Table Crude oil prices 2010-2017 ($ per barrel)
      • Table Natural gas prices 2018
      • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Emergence of bio-ethylene
    • Increasing innovation in the packaging sector
    • New ethylene projects in the US
  • Vendor landscape
    • Overview
      • Table Vendor landscape
    • Landscape disruption
      • Table Landscape disruption
    • Competitive scenario
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendors covered
      • Table Vendors covered
    • Vendor classification
      • Table Vendor classification
    • Market positioning of vendors
      • Table Market positioning of vendors
    • China Petroleum & Chemical
      • Table China Petroleum & Chemical - Vendor overview
      • Table China Petroleum & Chemical - Business segments
      • Table China Petroleum & Chemical - Organizational developments
      • Table China Petroleum & Chemical - Geographic focus
      • Table China Petroleum & Chemical - Segment focus
      • Table China Petroleum & Chemical - Key offerings
    • DowDuPont
      • Table DowDuPont - Vendor overview
      • Table DowDuPont - Business segments
      • Table DowDuPont - Organizational developments
      • Table DowDuPont - Geographic focus
      • Table DowDuPont - Segment focus
      • Table DowDuPont - Key offerings
    • Exxon Mobil
      • Table Exxon Mobil - Vendor overview
      • Table Exxon Mobil - Business segments
      • Table Exxon Mobil - Organizational developments
      • Table Exxon Mobil - Geographic focus
      • Table Exxon Mobil - Segment focus
      • Table Exxon Mobil - Key offerings
    • LyondellBasell Industries Holdings
      • Table LyondellBasell Industries Holdings - Vendor overview
      • Table LyondellBasell Industries Holdings - Business segments
      • Table LyondellBasell Industries Holdings - Organizational developments
      • Table LyondellBasell Industries Holdings - Geographic focus
      • Table LyondellBasell Industries Holdings - Segment focus
      • Table LyondellBasell Industries Holdings - Key offerings
    • SABIC
      • Table SABIC - Vendor overview
      • Table SABIC - Business segments
      • Table SABIC - Organizational developments
      • Table SABIC - Geographic focus
      • Table SABIC - Segment focus
      • Table SABIC - Key offerings
    • Shell International
      • Table Shell International - Vendor overview
      • Table Shell International - Business segments
      • Table Shell International - Organizational developments
      • Table Shell International - Geographic focus
      • Table Shell International - Segment focus
      • Table Shell International - Key offerings
  • Appendix
    • Research methodology
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing
    • List of abbreviations
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