Global Polyethylene Industry 2012-2017: Trend, Profit, and Forecast Analysis

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  • Region: Global
  • Lucintel
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The global polyethylene industry experienced strong growth over the last five years and is expected to continue advancing as it reaches approximately US $148.1 billion in 2017 with a CAGR of 3.5% over next five years. Strategies such as new product innovation, processes, and feedstock technologies are expected to help players capture market share.

Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and market research firm, has analyzed the global polyethylene industry and presents its findings in “Global Polyethylene Industry 2012- 2017: Trend, Profit, and Forecast Analysis.”

APAC dominates the polyethylene market and represents 41.8% of the global market. A combination of factors such as feedstock price (crude oil and naphtha), feedstock availability, lightweight properties, energy costs, environmental issues, and government regulations are affecting the industry dynamics significantly. Polyethylene is a consolidated industry and consists of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) as the segments.

Lucintel’s research indicates that in 2011 the industry witnessed solid growth over 2010 due, in part, to increased government stimulus packages in infrastructure developments in the piping sector of pipe industry.

APAC is forecast to witness the highest growth during 2012-2017. APAC and the Rest of the World (ROW) both represent sound market growth potential for the polyethylene industry during the forecast period. China and India are expected to drive the polyethylene industry due to lowcost labor, downstream processing capacity additions, and government-supported subsidy packages. They they present great growth potential in the plastic films and sheet market. The introduction of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene and sugarcane-based polyethylene are emerging trends that are expected to affect the future growth in the industry.

The study indicates that innovations in packaging, rising living standards and population, growing demand in end user markets, and emerging economies are anticipated to boost the industry. The industry is expected to face certain challenges such as regulatory standards to reduce CO2 emissions, fluctuation of crude oil prices, product commoditization, and high cost of polypropylene. The report tracks three market segments for four geographic regions; thus, it tracks 12 segments of the industry.

This comprehensive guide from Lucintel provides readers with valuable information and the tools needed to successfully drive critical business decisions with a thorough understanding of the market’s potential. This report will save Lucintel clients hundreds of hours in personal research time on a global market and it offers significant benefits in expanding business opportunities throughout the global polyethylene industry. Ina fast-paced ever-changing world, business leaders need every advantage available to them in a timely manner to drive change in the market and to stay ahead of their competition. This report provides business leaders with a keen advantage in this regard by making them aware of emerging trends and demand requirements on an annual basis

Features and Scope of this Report:

To make any investment or strategic decision, you need adequate and timely information. This market report fulfills this core need. Some of the features of this market report are:
- Industry size estimates in terms of (US $) value by regions and by segments
- Global polyethylene industry annual trend (2006-2011) and forecast (2012-2017)
- Porter’s Five Force analysis
- New product launch and merger and acquisition activity in global polyethylene industry
- Quarterly demand trend (Q1 2010–Q4 2011)and forecast analysis (Q1 2012–Q4 2012) for global polyethylene industry
- Gross and net profit trends in the global polyethylene industry
- Cost structure trend in the global as well as regional polyethylene industry

Who Can Benefit From This Report?

This study is intended for senior level executives, sales, marketing and business development professionals at various nodes of value chain of this market. This multi-client market study from Lucintel is used by small to multi-national Fortune 500 companies and utilized for a variety of reasons as follows.

- Business development
- Strategic planning
- Business presentation
- Determination of market size and trend
- Competitive analysis
- Resource and inventory management
- Budgeting
- Investment decision
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1. Executive Summary
2. Industry Definition and Scope
3. Industry Overview
4. Global Macroeconomic Overview
5. Industry Trends
6. Industry Forecasts
7. Emerging Trends
8. Conclusions

List of Figures
Chapter 3. Industry Overview
Figure 3.1 External forces shaping global polyethylene industry
Chapter 4. Global Macroeconomic Overview
Figure 4.1: Global GDP growth rate trend
Figure 4.2: Global inflation rate trend
Figure 4.3: Global population growth rate trend
Figure 4.4: Global unemployment rate trend
Figure 4.5: Regional GDP growth rate trend
Figure 4.6: Regional inflation rate trend
Figure 4.7: Regional population growth rate trend
Figure 4.8: Regional unemployment rate trend
Chapter 5.Market Trends
Figure 5.1 Global polyethylene industry annual trend: 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.2 Global polyethylene industry regional trend 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.3 Global polyethylene industry regional trend: 2006-11 (%)
Figure 5.4 Global polyethylene industry segment trend 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.5 Global polyethylene industry segment trend: 2006-11 (%)
Figure 5.6 Global polyethylene industry quarterly trend: 2010-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.7 Global polyethylene industry profitability trend: 2006-11
Figure 5.8 Global polyethylene industry revenue per employee trend: 2006-11
Figure 5.9 Cost structure trend in global polyethylene industry: 2006-11 (%)
Figure 5.10 Cost structure trend in North American polyethylene industry: 2006-11
Figure 5.11 Cost structure trend in European polyethylene industry: 2006-11
Figure 5.12 Cost structure trend in Asia pacific polyethylene industry: 2006-11
Figure 5.13 Top five companies v/s global polyethylene industry gross profit & net profit analysis: 2011
Figure 5.14 Cash on hand for global polyethylene industry: 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.15 Cash in hand for global polyethylene industry: 2006-11 (%)
Figure 5.16 Total asset for global polyethylene industry: 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.17 Total asset for global polyethylene industry: 2006-11 (%)
Figure 5.18 Total debt for global polyethylene industry: 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.19 Total debt for global polyethylene industry: 2006-11 (%)
Figure 5.20 Market shares of top players in global polyethylene industry in 2006
Figure 5.21 Market shares of top players in global polyethylene industry in 2011
Figure 5.22 Global polyethylene industry: 2006 market share analysis
Figure 5.23 Global polyethylene industry: 2011 market share analysis
Chapter 6. Industry Forecasts
Figure 6.1 Global polyethylene industry annual forecast: 2012-2017 (US $B)
Figure 6.2 Global polyethylene industry quarterly forecast: 2011-2012 (US $B)
Figure 6.3 Global GDP growth rate forecast
Figure 6.4 Global inflation rate forecast
Figure 6.5 Global population growth rate forecast
Figure 6.6 Global unemployment rate forecast
Figure 6.7 Regional GDP growth rate forecast
Figure 6.8 Regional inflation rate forecast
Figure 6.9 Regional population growth rate forecast
Figure 6.10 Regional unemployment rate forecast
Figure 6.11 Global polyethylene industry regional forecast: 2012-17 (US $B)
Figure 6.12 Global polyethylene industry regional forecast: 2012-17 (%)
Figure 6.13 Global polyethylene industry segment forecast: 2012-17 (US $B)
Figure 6.14 Global polyethylene industry segment forecast: 2012-17 (%)
Chapter 7.Emerging Trends
Figure 7.1: Global polyethylene industry opportunity by region
Figure 7.2: Global polyethylene industry opportunity by segment

List of Tables
Chapter 3. Industry Overview
Table 3.1 Industry parameters of global polyethylene industry
Table 3.2 Relative market attractiveness by region
Chapter 5. Industry Trends
Table 5.1 Global polyethylene industry regional growth rate
Table 5.2 Global polyethylene industry segment growth rate
Table 5.3 Percentage change in cost structure
Table 5.4 Percentage change in cash on hand
Table 5.5 Percentage change in total asset
Table 5.6 Percentage change in total debt
Table 5.7 Key companies by highest revenue growth
Table 5.8 Key companies by lowest revenue growth
Chapter 6. Industry Forecasts
Table 6.1 Regional growth rate
Table 6.2 Segment growth rate
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