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US Ethylene Market: Industry Analysis & Outlook (2019-2023)

US Ethylene Market: Industry Analysis & Outlook (2019-2023)

Ethylene is typically referred to as the building block of the petrochemical value chain and is the most widely produced organic hydrocarbon. It is initially produced as a gas, which is in turn upgraded into other products such as Polyethylene (PE), Ethylene Oxide (EO) and Ethylene Dichloride (EDC), among other derivatives. Ethylene is primarily produced via thermal (steam) crackers utilizing ethane (a natural gas liquid, or NGL) or naphtha (an oil derivative) as a feedstock.

Ethylene is one of the most important petrochemical intermediates and is a feedstock for many various products. End products made with ethylene include food packaging, film, toys, food containers, bottles, pipes, antifreeze, carpets, insulation, housewares, etc.

The US Ethylene market is set to experience favorable growth driven by factors such as rising shale oil production, increasing automobile sales, growing flexible packaging industry and rising construction industry. The major trends observed in this market include technological advancements, increasing demand for plastics and basic chemicals and addition of ethylene capacity. However, the growth of this budding is constrained by volatility of crude oil prices, stringent regulations and cyclicality and volatility of industries.

The report “The US Ethylene Market: Industry Analysis & Outlook (2019-2023)” analyses the development of this market. The major trends, growth drivers as well as issues being faced by the market are discussed in detail in this report. The four major players: DowDuPont Inc., Exxon Mobil Corporation, LyondellBasell Industries NV and Royal Dutch Shell PLC are being profiled along with their key financials and strategies for growth.


1. Overview
1.1 Ethylene
Table 1: Ethylene Derivatives
1.2 Manufacturing Process
Table 2: Ethylene Manufacturing Process
1.3 Physical Properties
Table 3: Physical Properties of Ethylene
1.4 Ethylene Value Chain
Table 4: Value Chain of Ethylene
1.5 Uses
2. US Ethylene Market Analysis
2.1 US Ethylene Capacity Volume
Table 5: US Ethylene Capacity Volume Forecast (2019-2023)
2.2 US Ethylene Capacity Volume Forecast
Table 6: US Ethylene Capacity Volume Forecast (2019-2023)
2.3 US Ethylene Production Volume
Table 7: US Ethylene Production Volume (2014-2018)
2.4 US Ethylene Production Volume Forecast
Table 8: US Ethylene Production Volume Forecast (2019-2023)
2.5 US Ethylene Production by Feedstock
Table 9: US Ethylene Production by Feedstock (2018)
2.6 US Ethylene Consumption Volume Forecast
Table 10: US Ethylene Consumption Volume Forecast (2018-2023)
2.7 US Ethylene Exports by Derivative
2.7.1 US HDPE Exports Volume
Table 11: US HDPE Exports Volume (2014-2018)
2.7.2 US HDPE Exports Volume Forecast
Table 12: US HDPE Exports Volume Forecast (2019-2023)
2.7.3 US LLDPE Exports Volume
Table 13: US LLDPE Exports Volume (2014-2018)
2.7.4 US LLDPE Exports Volume Forecast
Table 14: US LLDPE Exports Volume Forecast (2019-2023)
2.7.5 US LDPE Exports Volume
Table 15: US LDPE Exports Volume (2014-2018)
2.7.6 US LDPE Exports Volume Forecast
Table 16: US LDPE Exports Volume Forecast (2019-2023)
2.7.7 US PVC Exports Volume
Table 17: US PVC Exports Volume (2014-2018)
2.7.8 US PVC Exports Volume Forecast
Table 18: US PVC Exports Volume Forecast (2019-2023)
3. Market Dynamics
3.1 Growth Drivers
3.1.1 Rising Shale Oil Production
Table 19: US Shale Oil Production (2014-2018)
3.1.2 Increasing Automobile Sales
Table 20: US Automobile Sales Volume (2012-2018)
3.1.3 Growth in Flexible Packaging Industry
Table 21: US Flexible Packaging Market Value Forecast (2018-2023)
3.1.4 Accelerating Construction Industry
Table 22: US Construction Industry as % of GDP (2012-2018)
3.2 Key Trends & Development
3.2.1 Expansion of Polyethylene Capacity
Table 23: US Polyethylene Capacity Addition (2018-2022)
3.2.2 Increasing Demand for Plastics and Basic Chemicals
3.2.3 Technological Advancements
3.2.4 Addition of Ethylene Capacity
Table 24: US Planned Ethylene Capacity Additions (2018-2022)
3.3 Challenges
3.3.1 Volatility in Crude Oil Prices
3.3.2 Cyclicality and Volatility of Industries
3.3.3 Stringent Regulations
4. Competitive Landscape
4.1 Global Market
4.1.1 Revenue Comparison of Key Companies
Table 25: Revenue Comparison of Key Companies (2018)
4.1.2 Market Cap Comparison of Key Companies
Table 26: Market Cap Comparison of Key Companies (2018)
5. Company Profiles
5.1 DowDuPont Inc.
5.1.1 Business Overview
Table 27: DowDuPont Net Sales by Segments (2018)
5.1.2 Financial Overview
Table 28: DowDuPont Net Sales and Net Income (2014-2018)
5.1.3 Business Strategies
Table 29: DowDuPont Research & Development Expenditure (2016-2018)
5.2 Exxon Mobil Corporation
5.2.1 Business Overview
Table 30: Exxon Mobil Revenue by Segments (2018)
5.2.2 Financial Overview
Table 31: Exxon Mobil Revenue and Net Income (2014-2018)
5.2.3 Business Strategies
Table 32: Exxon Mobil Research & Development Expenditure (2016-2018)
5.3 LyondellBasell Industries NV
5.3.1 Business Overview
Table 33: LyondellBasell Revenue by Segments (2018)
5.3.2 Financial Overview
Table 34: LyondellBasell Sales and Net Income (2014-2018)
5.3.3 Business Strategies
Table 35: LyondellBasell Revenue by Segments (2016-2018)
5.4 Royal Dutch Shell PLC
5.4.1 Business Overview
Table 36: Royal Dutch Shell Revenue by Segments (2018)
5.4.2 Financial Overview
Table 37: Royal Dutch Shell Revenue and Net Income (2014-2018)
5.4.3 Business Strategies
Table 38: Royal Dutch Shell Research & Development Expenditure (2016-2018)

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