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Global Polyethylene Market 2017-2021

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global polyethylene market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global polyethylene market 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast: Global polyethylene market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Global polyethylene market by type
      • Table Global polyethylene market by type 2016 and 2021
      • Table Global polyethylene market by type 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
    • Global polyethylene market by HDPE
      • Table Global polyethylene market by HDPE 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast: Global polyethylene market for HDPE 2016-2021
      • Table Global HDPE Market segmentation by process
      • Table Global HDPE market segmentation by application
    • Global polyethylene market by LLDPE
      • Table Global polyethylene market by LLDPE 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast: Global polyethylene market for LLDPE 2016-2021
      • Table Advantages of LLDPE over LDPE
      • Table Global LLDPE market segmentation by process
      • Table Global LLDPE market segmentation by application
    • Global polyethylene market by LDPE
      • Table Global polyethylene market by LDPE 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast: Global polyethylene market by LDPE 2016-2021
      • Table Global LDPE market segmentation by process
      • Table Global LDPE market segmentation by application
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global polyethylene market by geography
      • Table Global polyethylene market by geography 2016 and 2021
      • Table Global polyethylene market by geography 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
    • Polyethylene market in APAC
      • Table Polyethylene market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast: Polyethylene market in APAC 2016-2021
    • Polyethylene market in EMEA
      • Table Polyethylene market in EMEA 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast: Polyethylene market in EMEA 2016-2021
      • Table European plastics demand: Segmental demand
    • Polyethylene market in Americas
      • Table Polyethylene market in Americas 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast: Polyethylene market in Americas 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
      • Table Fluctuations in prices of natural gas
  • Market trends
    • New developments in application of polyethylene
    • Innovations and advances in production of polyethylene
    • Product innovation and increased adoption of novel technologies
  • 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 polyethylene wax
      • Table BASF: Micronized polyethylene wax
      • Table BASF: Polyethylene based wax emulsions
    • China Petrochemical
      • Table China Petrochemical: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table China Petrochemical: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table China Petrochemical: Fine and specialty chemicals
      • Table China Petrochemical: Polyethylene glycol products based on oxyethylation compounds
    • DuPont
      • 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
    • 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: Polyethylene products
    • 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: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table The Dow Chemical Company: Polyethylene products
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
  • Explore Technavio

About Polyethylene

Polyethylene (PE) or polythene refers to a polymer of ethylene, particularly belonging to lightweight thermoplastics that are partially crystalline in nature and are resistant to moisture and chemicals. Polyethylene is the most commonly used plastic globally. It is used in the production of products ranging from shopping and food wrap bags to automobile fuel tanks and detergent bottles. Polyethylene can be spun or slit to form synthetic fibers or can be modified to assume the elastic properties pertaining to rubber.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global polyethylene market to grow at a CAGR of 3.78% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global polyethylene 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:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Polyethylene 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
  • DuPont
  • Exxon Mobil
  • LyondellBasell Industries Holdings
  • SABIC
  • Sumitomo Chemical
  • The Dow Chemical Company
Other prominent vendors
  • Borealis
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
  • Royal DSM
  • Formosa Plastics
  • INEOS
  • National Petroleum Company (Iran)
  • NOVA Chemicals
  • Reliance Industries
  • USI
  • Versalis
Market driver
  • Growing sectoral demand for use of polyethylene products
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Volatility in prices of raw materials coupled with product commoditization
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • New developments in application of polyethylene
  • 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?


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