Asia-Pacific Polyolefins Market - Segmented by Type, Application and Geography - Trends and Forecasts 2017 - 2022

  • ID: 4390179
  • Report
  • Region: Asia Pacific
  • 135 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
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Asia-Pacific Polyolefins (PO) market is estimated to be xx million metric tons in 2016 and is expected to reach xx million metric tons showing a compound annual growth rate of 6.1% during the forecast period 2016-2021. Polyethylene (PE) and Polypropylene (PP) are the worlds most widely used commodity plastic resins. The market for these sections is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.4% and 4.7% respectively. PE and PP occupy shares of about 36% and 20% respectively of the total world plastic resins market.

Polyolefins are polymers of alkenes. The polyolefin market is expected to grow significantly in future due to the shift in focus toward flexible packaging and growing demand from automotive sector. Moreover, the shale gas boom along with low oil prices has created an opportunity wherein cheaper raw material is easily available, thus widening profit margins for the producers in turn providing a boost to the industry. Injection-molded plastics industry is flourishing at a fast pace in emerging economies. Polyolefins, owing to their excellent and wide-ranging physical and chemical properties, has applications in nearly all end-user industries. High capacity-to-demand ratio will act as a barrier for the growth of polyolefin industry; however, growing demand due to increased applications is expected to fade its effect.

In the Europe polyolefins market study, we have considered the following key end-user sectors:

Packaging: flexible and rigid
Transportation: automotive, aerospace and marine
Electrical & electronics
Consumer goods

Packaging industry is the largest end-user of polyolefins in terms of consumption.

The market is also segmented on the basis of applications into film & sheet, blow molding, injection molding, fibers and others with injection molding being the major segment. On the basis of type, the market is segmented into polyethylene (HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE and others), polypropylene, polybutene and others.

Currently, Asia-Pacific is the largest polyolefins market in terms of production and sales, and holds the largest aggregate number of major production plants; they account for more than 45.3% of the global market. The region has huge installed plant capacities of polyolefins. In addition, large number of emerging manufacturers from Asia-Pacific is expected to reduce import dependency and drive the market growth in future. China is experiencing the highest polyolefins demand in Asia-Pacific, mainly due to its industrial growth; the country occupies a market share of about 23%.

Growing focus towards green polyolefins and the possibility of commercialization of polymer solar cells are the major opportunities for the market in coming years. Key participants in the Asia-Pacific polyolefins market include LyondellBasell Industries NV, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, The Dow Chemical Company and SABIC, among others.
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1. Introduction
1.1 Description
1.2 Research Methodology
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Overview
3.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Raw Material/Feedstock Analysis
3.4 Industry Attractiveness Porters Five Force Analysis
3.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.4.5 Degree of Competition
4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Shift in End-User Preference toward Flexible Packaging
4.1.2 Growing Demand from Automotive Sector
4.1.3 Expansion in Manufacturing Capacities of Local Manufactures
4.1.4 Low Crude Oil Prices
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 High Capacity-To-Demand Ratio
4.2.2 Growing Environmental Concerns
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Growing Focus on Green Polyolefins
4.3.2 Commercialization of Polymer Solar Cells
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Polyethylene (PE) High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) Others
5.1.2 Polypropylene (PP)
5.1.3 Polybutene
5.1.4 Others
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Film & Sheet
5.2.2 Blow Molding
5.2.3 Injection Molding
5.2.4 Fibers
5.2.5 Others
5.3 By End-User
5.3.1 Packaging Flexible Rigid
5.3.2 Construction
5.3.3 Transportation Automotive Marine Aerospace
5.3.4 Electrical & Electronics
5.3.5 Consumer Goods
5.3.6 Healthcare
5.3.7 Others
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market size, growth and forecast)
6.1 China
6.2 South Korea
6.3 India
6.4 Japan
6.5 Singapore
6.6 Malaysia
6.7 Indonesia
6.8 Rest of Asia-Pacific
7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
7.2 Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
7.3 Market Share Analysis
7.4 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8. Company Profiles (Overview, Products & Services, Financials, Recent Developments)
8.1 Abu Dhabi Polymers Company Limited (Borouge)
8.2 Al-Jubail Petrochemical
8.3 Arkema SA
8.4 Covestro
8.5 Braskem SA
8.6 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
8.7 China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)
8.8 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec)
8.9 Daelim
8.10 The Dow Chemical Company
8.11 Eni SpA
8.12 ExxonMobil Corporation
8.13 Japan Polypropylene Corporation
8.14 LG Chem Limited
8.15 Lyondellbasell Industries N.V.
8.16 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
8.17 Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated
8.18 Toray Industries
8.19 PetroChina Company Limited
8.20 PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited
8.21 Reliance Industries Limited
8.22 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
8.23 Sasol Ltd.
8.24 Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
8.25 Tosoh Corporation
8.26 Westlake Chemical Corporation
9. Disclaimer
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