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Plastics - Global Outlook

  • Published: January 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 217 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

The global outlook series on Plastics provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers rich quantitative analysis into this most indispensable material of modern life. The omnipotence of plastics is mirrored in its widespread application in every walk of life, and in every sector of the world's economy i.e. from packaging consumer goods to manufacturing aeronautical components, and everything in between. The report provides rich statistical analysis, facts, and figures on the global market. Amply punctuated with 91 information rich tables, the global market discussion evaluates HDPE, LDPE, Polypropylene, PVC, Purified Terephthalic Acid, Polycarbonate, Synthetic Rubber, and Polyurethane demand by region/country/end-use application, and product type (wherever applicable). Also provided is a compilation of all recent mergers, acquisitions, and strategic corporate developments.

Regional markets briefly abstracted, and summarized include the US, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Poland, UK, Australia, China, India, Singapore, South Korea, and Egypt, among few others. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, READ MORE >

PLASTICS

A GLOBAL OUTLOOK, JANUARY 2012Global Directory

CONTENTS

1. THE GLOBAL SCENE 1
Outlook 1
Developing Countries Meet World Plastic Demand 1
Impact of Recession on Plastics Industry 2
Current & Future Analysis 3
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Plastics by Geographic Region-US, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(including Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analysed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Tons for the
Years 2010 through 2015 3

Table 2: World Plastics Market (2011 & 2015): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales by Geographic Region - US, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (including Japan) and Rest of World 4

Table 3: Global Plastics Market by Region/Country (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume 4
Noteworthy Trends 5
Plastic Packaging to Gain Imperative Status 5
Engineered Plastics Display Consistent Growth 5
Consolidation Reshapes the Industry 6
Automobile and Electronic Fuel Demand for Engineering Plastics 7
Reinforced Plastics Gain Momentum 7
Table 4: Global Fibre-Reinforced Plastics Market (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand by Application Area 7
Medical Plastics Demand Set to Rise 7
Global Plastic Pipes Market Register Rapid Growth 8
High Temperature Plastics Makes Conventional Material Obsolete 8
Efforts to Curb the Use of Plastic Bags Consumption in Retail
Stores 9
Recycling Industry on Par with Other Major Industries 9
Bioplastics Post Steady Growth 9
Plant-Based Plastics for Sustainable Bioplastic Production 10
Table 5: Global Biopolymers Production Capacity by Region
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown for North America,
Europe, Asia-Pacific, and South America 11

Table 6: Global Bioplastics Market (2009 & 2010): Breakdown
of Production Capacity by Type 11

Table 7: Global Biopolymers Market (2010): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Production Capacity by Type 12
Plastic Additives: Overview 12
Insight into Major Plastic Categories 13
Polyethylene 13
HDPE 13
Table 8: Global HDPE Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Production Capacity by Geographic Region 14

Table 9: Global HDPE Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Production Capacity by Geographic Region 14
Table 10: Global HDPE Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Consumption by End-Use 15
LDPE 15
Table 11: Global LDPE Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Consumption by Geographic Region 16
Polypropylene 16
Table 12: Global Polypropylene Market (2010): Breakdown of
Production Capacity by Geographic Region (In Million Metric
Tons) 17

Table 13: Global Polypropylene Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption by Geographic Region 17

Table 14: Global Polypropylene Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption by End-Use 18
Polyvinyl Chloride 18
Table 15: Global Polyvinyl Chloride Market (2010):
Percenatge Breakdown of Production Capacity by Geographic
Region 19

Table 16: Global Polyvinyl Chloride Market (2010):
Percenatge Breakdown of Consumption by Geographic Region 19

Table 17: Global Polyvinyl Chloride Market (2010):
Percenatge Breakdown of Consumption by End-Use 19
Polyethylene Terephthalate Plastic Resin 20
Table 18: World PTA Capacity (2010): Percentage Breakup by
Region 20
Table 19: Global Polyethylene Terephthalate Market (2010):
Percenatge Breakdown of Consumption by Geographic Region 20

Table 20: Global Polyethylene Terephthalate Market (2010):
Percenatge Breakdown of Consumption by End-Use 21

2. INDUSTRY DEFINITIONS 22
Plastics - The Product 22
Thermoplastics 22
Thermosets 22
Hybrid Plastics 22
Types of Plastic 22
Polyethylene - A Useful Petrochemical Product 22
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) 23
Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) 23
Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) 23
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) 24
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC/Vinyl) 24
Polypropylene (PP) 24
Polystyrene (PS) 24
Others 25
Key Applications of Plastics 25

3. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 26

4. PRODUCT LAUNCHES/DEVELOPMENTS 45

A REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE 51

1. NORTH AMERICA 51
Polyurethanes Market in North America 51
Polyurethane Applications 51
Role of Soy Polyols 51
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) 51
Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) 52
Market Overview 52
Demand-Supply Trends in the Resin Segment 52
Resin Demand in End-Use Industries 53

1a. UNITED STATES 54
Overview of the US Plastic Industry 54
Current and Future Analysis 54
Table 21: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Plastics with Annual Sales Figures in Million Metric Tons
for the Years 2010 through 2015 54
US Plastics Trade 55
Plastic Additives Market 55
Plastic Containers Market 55
Market Trends 55
Plastic Demand in Healthcare Packaging to Increase 55
US Plastics Pipes Demand Soars 55
Demand for Plastic Lids On the Rise 56
Bioplastics Industry to Grow 56
Plastic Packaging 56
Plastic Recycling 57
Supply Position in the Domestic Market and Avenues to Counter
Supply Woes 57
Natural Polymers 58
Petrochemical Industry in the US 58
Plastic Resins 58
Table 22: Plastic Resin Production in the US (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume for
Thermosets (Epoxy, Other Thermosets), and Thermoplastics (PP,
HDPE, PVC, LLDPE, LDPE, PS, Nylon, and Other Thermoplastics) 59

Table 23: Plastic Resin Market in the US (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Volume Sales for Thermosets (Epoxy, Other
Thermosets), and Thermoplastics (PP, HDPE, PVC, LLDPE, LDPE,
PS, Nylon, and Other Thermoplastics) 60

Table 24: US Thermoplastic Resin Market by End-Use Segment
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Packaging, Consumer and Institutional, Building and
Construction, Transportation, Furniture and Furnishings,
Electrical/Electronic, Industrial/ Machinery,
Adhesives/Inks/Coatings, and Others 60
Polyethylene 61
LDPE 61
Market Trends 61
Polyethylene Terephthalate 61
Market Trends 61
Table 25: US Exports of Polyethylene Terephthalate (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by Destination
Country - Canada, Netherlands, Peru, Uruguay, Mexico, Chile,
China, and Others 61

Table 26: US Imports of Polyethylene Terephthalate (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by Country of
Origin - Mexico, Indonesia, Canada, China, South Korea,
Taiwan, Australia, India, and Others 62
Polypropylene 62
Market Trends 62
Polyurethane 63
Market Trends 63
Polyvinyl Chloride 63
Market Trends 63
Engineering Plastics 63
Market Trends 63
Table 27: US Thermoplastic Resins Market by End-Use Segment
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales for Packaging,
Consumer & Institutional, Building & Construction,
Transportation, Electrical/Electronics,
Furniture/Furnishings, and Others 63
Export Import Statistics 64
Table 28: US Exports of Polycarbonates (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Export Value by Destination Country -
China, Mexico, Singapore, Canada, South Korea, Hong Kong,
Brazil, and Others 64

Table 29: US Imports of Polycarbonates (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Import Value by Country of Origin - China,
Mexico, Singapore, Canada, South Korea, Hong Kong, Brazil,
and Others 64

Table 30: US Exports of Ethylene Polymers in Primary Forms*
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by
Destination Country - Mexico, Canada, China, Brazil,
Singapore, Belgium, Colombia, and Others 65

Table 31: US Imports of Ethylene Polymers in Primary Forms
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by Country
of Origin - Canada, Germany, Japan, China, Brazil, Singapore,
and Others 65

Table 32: US Exports of Propylene & Other Olefins Polymers in
Primary Forms (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export
Value by Destination Country - Mexico, Canada, China, Brazil,
Singapore, Belgium, Colombia, and Others 66

Table 33: US Imports of Propylene & Other Olefins Polymers in
Primary Forms (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import
Value by Country of Origin - Japan, Canada, Germany, South
Korea, Belgium, Spain, Singapore, UK, and Others 66

Table 34: US Exports of Styrene Polymers in Primary Forms
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by
Destination Country - Mexico, Canada, China, Japan, Brazil,
Netherlands, Hong Kong, France, and Others 67

Table 35: US Imports of Styrene Polymers in Primary Forms
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by Country
of Origin - Mexico, South Korea, Bahamas, Taiwan, Canada,
Japan, and Others 67

Table 36: US Exports of Vinyl Chloride or Other Halogenated
Olefins Polymers in Primary Forms (2010): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Export Value by Destination Country - Canada,
China, Mexico, Turkey, Egypt, Russia, India, Peru, and Others 68

Table 37: US Imports of Vinyl Chloride or Other Halogenated
Olefins Polymers in Primary Forms (2010): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Import Value by Country of Origin - Canada,
Japan, Germany, Italy, China, Netherlands, Colombia, Mexico,
and Others 68

Table 38: US Exports of Plastics Tubes, Pipes, Hoses and
Fittings (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value
by Destination Country - Mexico, Canada, China, Australia,
Venezuela, Germany, UK, and Others 69

Table 39: US Imports of Plastics Tubes, Pipes, Hoses and
Fittings (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value
by Country of Origin - Canada, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan,
UK, Taiwan, and Others 69

1b. CANADA 70
Plastics - Market Trends 70
Growth Drivers 70
Lack of Technology Diffusion Hurts SMEs 70
Industry Profile 70
Table 40: Canadian Plastics Market by End-Use Segment (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand for Packaging,
Construction, Automotive, and Others 71
Size and Structure 71
Trade 71
Plastics Industry - Sub-Sectors 71
Synthetic Resins 71
Plastic Products 72
Polyvinyl Chloride 72
Market Trends 72
Export Import Statistics 72
Table 41: Canadian Exports of Polycarbonates (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by Destination
Country - US, China, Hong Kong, Netherlands, South Korea ,
Finland, and Others 72

Table 42: Canadian Imports of Polycarbonates (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by Country of
Origin - US, Japan, Singapore, Belgium, Germany, China, and
Others 72

Table 43: Canadian Exports of Polyethylene Terephthalate
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by
Destination Country - US, Malaysia, China, Ireland, Hong
Kong, South Korea, and Others 73

Table 44: Canadian Imports of Polyethylene Terephthalate
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by Country
of Origin - US, China, Pakistan, Taiwan, Mexico, Netherlands,
South Korea, and Others 73

Table 45: Canadian Exports of Ethylene Polymers in Primary
Forms (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by
Destination Country - US, China, Mexico, Singapore, Chile,
Japan, India, and Others 74

Table 46: Canadian Imports of Ethylene Polymers in Primary
Forms (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by
Country of Origin - US, Re-imports, Belgium, South Korea,
China, Germany, France, and Others 74

Table 47: Canadian Exports of Propylene & Other Olefins
Polymers in Primary Forms (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Export Value by Destination Country - US, Belgium, China,
Germany, Japan, Australia, Philippines, Hong Kong, and Others 75

Table 48: Canadian Imports of Propylene & Other Olefins
Polymers in Primary Forms (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Import Value by Country of Origin - US, Japan,
Netherlands, Germany, UK, South Korea, France, and Others 75

Table 49: Canadian Exports of Styrene Polymers in Primary
Forms (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by
Destination Country - US, Hong Kong, Cuba, China, and Others 76

Table 50: Canadian Imports of Styrene Polymers in Primary
Forms (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by
Destination Country - US, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan,
Malaysia, China, and Others 76

Table 51: Canadian Exports of Vinyl Chloride or Other
Halogenated Olefins Polymers in Primary Forms (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by Destination
Country - US, Hong Kong, China, UK, and Others 76

Table 52: Canadian Imports of Vinyl Chloride or Other
Halogenated Olefins Polymers in Primary Forms (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by Country of
Origin - US, Germany, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Belgium,
and Others 77

Table 53: Canadian Exports of Plastic Tubes, Pipes, Hoses and
Fittings (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value
by Destination Country - US, Mexico, China, South Africa,
Australia, France, and Others 77

Table 54: Canadian Imports of Plastic Tubes, Pipes, Hoses and
Fittings (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value
by Country of Origin - US, China, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico,
Japan, Spain, and Others 78

1c. MEXICO 78
Market Overview 78
Demand Grows for Plastic Packaging in Mexico and Brazil 78

2. EUROPE 79
Plastics 79
Plastics Consumption 79
Table 55: European EPS Market by End-Use Segment (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand for Building &
Construction, Packaging, and Others 79
Packaging 79
Agriculture 79
Building and Construction (B&C) 79
Automotive 80
Electrical and Electronic (E&E) 80
Table 56: Penetration of Plastic Bottles in Europe (2010):
Percentage Breakdown by Select End-Use Applications 80

Table 57: European Plastics Demand by Country (2009):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales Volume for Germany,
Italy, Spain, UK, Poland, Belgium & Luxembourg,
Netherlands, Austria, and Others 81

Table 58: European Plastics Demand by End-Use Application
(2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales Volume for
Packaging, Building & Construction, Automotive, Electrical
& Electronic Equipment, and Others 81
PET Segment - An Overview 81
Table 59: Blow Molded Bottles Market in Europe (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales by End-Use Application -
Carbonated Soft Drinks, Still Water, Household Products,
Milk & Dairy Beverages, Juices & Other Beverages, Sparkling
Water, Toiletries & Cosmetics, and Others 82
Plastic Closures 82
Table 60: European Plastic Caps & Closures Market by End-Use
Application (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales for
Still Water, Food, Carbonated Soft Drinks, Juices & Juice
Drinks, Toiletries & Cosmetics, Sparkling Water, Household
Products and Others 83
Heat-Stable PET 83
Plastic Pipe Market 83
Table 61: European* PVC Market by End-Use Segment (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales for Profiles,
Pipes & Fitting, Rigid Films, Miscellaneous Rigid & Bottles,
Cables, Flex Film & Sheet, Flooring, and Others 84
Polypropylene 84
Market Trends 84
European Union Bans the Use of Plastic Bags 84
Table 62: European Plastics Market by Resin Type (2009):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand Volume for
Polypropylene, Polyethylene-Low Density (PE-LD) &
Polyethylene-Linear Low Density (PE-LLD), Polyethylene- High
Density (PE-HD), Polyvinyl Chloride, Polystyrene (Solid PS
and Expandable PS), Polyethylene Terephthalate, PUR, and
Others 85
Polyolefins 85
European Polyolefins Market 85
Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) 85
Plastic Film Industry 86
Bioplastics 86
Bioplastic Packaging 86

2a. AUSTRIA 87

2b. FRANCE 88
Market Trends 88
Bioplastic Industry in France 88
Table 63: French Bioplastics Production in Thousand Tons (
2008-2018) 88
Table 64: French Bioplastics Market by End-Use Segment
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand Volume for
Packaging Film, Containers & Other Packaging, Bags, and Other
Non-Packaging 89

Table 65: French Bioplastics Market by Type (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand Volume for Starch Based,
PLA, and Others 89

2c. GERMANY 90
Overview 90
Table 66: German Plastic Market by End-Use Sector (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Packaging, Construction, Vehicles, Electrics/Electronics, and
Others 90
Plastic Pipe Industry on Growth Path 90
Bioplastics 91
Outlook 91

2d. POLAND 91
Market Trends 91

2e. TURKEY 92
Plastic Industry in Turkey 92

2f. UNITED KINGDOM 93
UK Plastics Industry 93
Table 67: Plastic Industry in the UK (2011): Percentage
Breakdown by end-Use Application - Packaging, Construction,
Electronics & Electrical, Transportation, Furniture and
Others 93

Table 68: UK Plastics Industry (2010): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Number of Polymer Companies by Location 93
Prime Source for Raw Material - Imports 94
UK Plastics Consumption 94
Table 69: UK Plastics Market by Application Segment (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Packaging, Construction, Furniture/House, Transport,
Electrical, Medical, and Others 94
Plastic Machinery 94
Table 70: UK Plastics Processing Industry (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Number of Processors by Process -
Injection Moulding, Thermoset Processing, Extrusion, Vacuum
Forming, Rotamoulding, and Others 95
Plastic Packaging Industry in UK 95
Future Prospects 95
Mixed Plastic Recycling 95
Challenges for the Plastic Industry in the UK 96

2g. RUSSIA 96
Market Trends 96
Plastic Export in Russia 96

3. ASIA-PACIFIC 97
Overview 97
Table 71: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Plastics with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Tons for the Years 2010 through 2015 97
HDPE Plastic Resin 98
LDPE Plastic Resin 98
Polystyrene Plastic Resin 98
PET Plastic Resin 98

3a. AUSTRALIA 99
Historical Perspective 99
Table 72: Plastics Recycling Rate in Australia (2000-2009) 99
Table 73: Plastic Recycling in Australia (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Recycled Plastic Volume by State -
Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia,
Western Australia, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory,
and NT 100

Table 74: Recycled Plastics Source in Australia by Sector
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Recycled Plastic Volume
for Commercial & Industrial, Building, Construction &
Demolition, and Municipal 100

Table 75: Polymer Consumption in Australia (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown for HDPE, L/LLDPE, PP, PVC, PET, PU, EPS, PS,
ABS/SAN, Nylon, and Others 100

Table 76: Recycling Rate of Various Polymers in Australia
(2009) 101

Table 77: Australian Plastics Market (2010): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Consumption by End-Use Sector 101

3b. NEW ZEALAND 102
Overview 102
Plastic Packaging 102
Construction Plastics 102
Agricultural Plastic Products 102
House Ware Plastics 102

3c. JAPAN 103
Plastic Market in Japan 103
Table 78: Plastic Materials Production in Japan (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Quantity for
Thermosetting Resins, Thermoplastic Resins, and Others 103

Table 79: Production of Plastic Products in Japan (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Quantity for Plastic Film and
Sheets, Plastic Containers, Products for Machine Tools &
Components, Plastic Pipes & Pipe Fittings, Plastic Formed
Products, Plastic Building Material , Plastic Plates, Plastic
Reinforced Products, Plastic Synthetic Leathers, and Others 104

Table 80: Plastic Materials Market in Japan (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales Quantity for
Thermosetting Resins, Thermoplastic Resins, and Others 105

3d. CHINA 106
Overview 106
Table 81: Production Output of Plastic Products in China
(2009 & 2010) (In Million Metric Tons) 106

Table 82: China's Plastic Production by Province (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume for
Guangdong, Zhejiang, Shandong, Jiangsu, Liaoning, and Others 106
Ban on Free Plastic Bags 107
Decline in Consumption Affects Petrochemical Market 107
Plastics on Move 107
China - Driving South East Asia Plastics Market 107
Growth in the PU Sector 107
Chinese WPC Industry to Thrive 108
Persisting Demand of Polymer 108
Polymer Foam Industry 108
Polycarbonate Consumption Grows 109
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) 109
Facts & Trends 109
Polypropylene 110
Market Trends 110
Outlook 110
Engineering Plastic Compounds 110
PA Engineering Plastics 111
Polyoxymethylene 111
Polystyrene 111
Market Trends 111
Ecological Issues 112
Polyvinyl Chloride 112
Growing Market 112
Imports 112
Heat Stabilizers 113
LLDPE 113
Market Trends 113

3e. INDIA 114
Industry Structure 114
Market Highlights 114
Indian Companies Eye Chinese Market 115
Shifting Industry Pattern to Bolster Growth 115
India's Global Competitiveness 115
Government Policies and Initiatives 115
Key Players and Foreign Enterprise Investments 116
Key Statistics 116
Table 83: Plastic Consumption by End-Use Application in India
(2009-10)
Percentage Share Breakdown for Packaging,
Agriculture, Electronic, Houseware, Building, Transportation,
and Others 116

Table 84: Indian Plastic Processing Industry (2009-10):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Capacity for Extrusion,
Injection Moulding, and Blow Moulding 116

Table 85: India's Plastic Exports by Product Group (2009-10):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value for Plastic Raw
Materials, Plastic Sheets, Plates & Films, Other Molded and
Extruded Items, Packaging Items, and Others 117

Table 86: India's Plastic Exports by Destination Country
(2009-10): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value for
China, US, UAE, UK, Italy, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Others 117
Polymers 117
Table 87: Polymer Demand in India (2009-10): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Consumption Volume for PP, PVC, LD/LLD, HDPE,
and PS 118

Table 88: Polymer Production in India (2009-10): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Production Volume for PP, PVC, LD/LLD,
HDPE, and PS 118

Table 89: Capacity of Various Polymers in India (2009-10):
Breakdown for Polypropylene, High Density Polyethylene
(HDPE)/Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE), Polyvinyl
Chloride (PVC), Polypropylene, and Low Density Polyethylene
(LDPE) 118

Table 90: India's Polymer Imports (2009-10)
Percentage Share
Breakdown of Import Volume for PVC, PP, LD/LLD, HDPE, and PS 119

Table 91: India's Polymer Exports (2009-10)
Percentage Share
Breakdown of Export Volume for PP, PS, HDPE, and LD/LLD 119
Biodegradable Polymers 119
Polypropylene 119
Composite and Reinforced Plastic Product Market 120

3f. MALAYSIA 120
Overview of Plastic Industry in Malaysia 120

3g. PAKISTAN 121
Overview 121

3h. SINGAPORE 121

3i. SOUTH KOREA 122
Market Trends 122
Synthetic Rubber 122
Market 122

3j. VIETNAM 123
Vietnamese Plastic Industry in the Recent Past 123
Player Scenario 123
Current Export-Import Transactions: Overview 123

4. LATIN AMERICA 125

4a. BRAZIL 125
Significant Trends 125
Resin Consumption 125
Plastics Export to Increase 125
Initiative to Reduce Plastic Bags Usage Proves Successful 126

4b. MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 127
Overview 127

4c. EGYPT 127
Egyptian Plastic Industry: Overview 127

GLOBAL DIRECTORY

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