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Global Plastics Market 2020-2025: Focus on Product Types, Molding Types & Their Applications, and Countries

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  • 369 Pages
  • April 2021
  • Region: Global
  • BIS Research
  • ID: 5317018
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The global plastics market accounted for $621.9 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach $758.6 billion by 2025. The market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 3.37% during the forecast period 2020-2025.

The market growth is mainly attributed to the rising number of applications for plastics, increasing adoption and awareness rates of bio-plastics and recycled plastics, and heavy investments made in the research and development of bio-based plastic products and solutions. In addition, governments are coming up with policies and laws to encourage the development and usage of bioplastics in a transparent manner, which is expected to drive market growth during the forecast period.

COVID-19 has hit the plastics industry hard in terms of import of raw-material, transportation, and in maintaining a smooth supply-demand. The unavailability of sufficient raw material has created an imbalance in supply for medium-scale manufacturers as well as small-scale and medium-scale end users. Moreover, the price imbalance created in the oil and gas sector due to COVID-19 resulted in volatility in petroleum-based plastic prices.

Market Overview

The global plastics market is mainly attributed due to the increased demand for plastic in packaging products such as bottles, films, containers, among others. Additionally, the implementation of government laws and regulations across the globe limits the production and plastics.

Moreover, in several countries such as Germany, the U.S., and Canada, laws regarding the ban on single-use plastics have also been implemented, thereby discouraging the demand for plastics on a global scale. The increasing emphasis on advanced and innovative technologies and products in the plastics industry, such as bio-based plastics and recycled plastics, creates several opportunities for the manufacturers to expand their revenue stream and product portfolios.

Competitive Landscape

Companies across the globe are looking for ways to maintain their relevance in this ever-changing plastics industry. Further, leading conventional plastic manufacturers and bio-based plastic manufacturing companies, to stay relevant in this industry, are planning to increase production as well as the import of the same.
This report is a good compilation of research on more than 25 players in the global plastics market. It draws upon the insights from in-depth interviews with key opinion leaders of more than 20 leading companies, market experts, and vendors. The report also profiles 22 suppliers and key ecosystem participants in the plastics market. BASF SE, ExxonMobil Corporation and LyondellBasell Industries N.V. are some of the leading players profiled in the market study.

Continuous product expansions (launches and enhancements) are some of the business strategies executed in the plastics market. Several companies, including BASF SE, Lanxess AG, LyondellBasell Industries N.V., and INEOS have been involved in product launches and enhancements.

Key Questions Answered

  • Why are plastics a requirement in the market? How has the plastics market evolved over the years? 
  • Which type of plastic is anticipated to dominate the market in the next five years (2021-2025)? 
  • What are the driving and restraining factors affecting the global plastic market? 
  • How are the future trends expected to impact the plastic market in the coming years? 
  • What are the opportunities for players in the global plastic market? 
  • How is the demand for the plastic market expected to change with the stringent regulatory landscape? 
  • What are the applications and corresponding end-use industries driving the demand for plastics? 
  • Which region and which country are the major consumers of the plastic market? 
  • Which country/region is going to emerge as a potential revenue-generating pocket for the plastic market during the forecast period 2020-2025? 
  • What are the strategies adopted by major players in the plastic market? 
  • Which end-user industry is expected to dominate the plastic market by 2025? 
  • How are the prices of products going to behave in the next five years, and what is their impact on the plastic market? 
  • How has COVID-19 impacted the plastic business across the supply chain globally? 
  • Which key organizations across various countries are involved in research and development for plastic products? 
  • How is the demand-supply curve for plastic going to shift over the years (2020-2025)? 
  • What are customer attributes across various countries for plastic product adoption? 
  • How is the adoption of plastic expected to impact the profit and operation of the end-user industries? 
  • How is the sales channel of plastic projected to evolve over the forecast period?

Table of Contents

i) Executive Summary
ii) Scope of the Study

1 Markets
1.1 Industry Outlook
1.1.1 Trends: Current and Future
1.1.2 Supply Chain Network
1.1.3 Industry Attractiveness
1.1.4 Ecosystem/Ongoing Programs
1.1.5 Supply and Demand Analysis
1.2 Business Dynamics
1.2.1 Business Drivers
1.2.2 Business Challenges
1.2.3 Business Strategies
1.2.4 Corporate Strategies
1.2.5 Business Opportunities

2 Application
2.1 Global Plastics Market - Based on Application (End-use)
2.1.1 Packaging
2.1.2 Building and Construction
2.1.3 Electrical and Electronics
2.1.4 Consumer Goods
2.1.5 Automotive
2.1.6 Others (Agriculture, Medical, Textile)
2.2 Plastics Market - Demand Analysis (By Application)
2.2.1 Global Plastics Demand (by Application), Value and Volume Data

3 Products
3.1 Global Plastics Market - Based on Resin Type and Molding Type
3.1.1 Global Plastics Market (by Resin Type)
3.1.2 Global Plastics Market (by Molding Type)
3.2 Plastics Market - Demand Analysis (By Product)
3.2.1 Global Plastics Demand (by Product), Value and Volume Data
3.3 Plastics Market - Demand Analysis (By Molding)
3.3.1 Global Plastics Demand (by Molding), Value and Volume Data

4 Region
4.1 North America
4.1.1 Market
4.1.2 Applications
4.1.3 Products
4.1.4 North America (by Country)
4.2 South America
4.2.1 Market
4.2.2 Applications
4.2.3 Products
4.2.4 South America, Central America, and Caribbean (by Country)
4.3 Europe
4.3.1 Market
4.3.2 Applications
4.3.3 Products
4.3.4 Europe (by Country)
4.3.5 Belgium
4.4 U.K.
4.4.1 Market
4.4.2 Applications
4.4.3 Products
4.5 Middle East and Africa
4.5.1 Market
4.5.2 Applications
4.5.3 Products
4.6 China
4.6.1 Market
4.6.2 Applications
4.6.3 Products
4.7 Asia-Pacific and Japan
4.7.1 Market
4.7.2 Applications
4.7.3 Products
4.7.4 Asia-Pacific and Japan (by Country)
4.7.5 India
4.7.6 South Korea
4.7.7 Rest-of-Asia-Pacific

5 Markets - Competitive Benchmarking & Company Profiles
5.1 Competitive Benchmarking
5.2 Company Profiles
5.2.1 The Dow Chemical Company
5.2.2 BASF SE
5.2.3 Arkema S.A.
5.2.4 LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
5.2.5 INEOS
5.2.6 Lanxess AG
5.2.7 MBA Polymers Inc.
5.2.8 Koninklijke DSM N.V.
5.2.9 Novamont S.p.A.
5.2.10 Evonik Industries AG
5.2.11 Neste Oyj
5.2.12 Royal Dutch Shell
5.2.13 Formosa Plastics
5.2.14 LG Chem Ltd.
5.2.15 SABIC
5.2.16 ENI S.p.A. (Versalis)
5.2.17 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LLC
5.2.18 ExxonMobil Corporation
5.2.19 Borealis AG
5.2.20 Total SE
5.2.21 Sinopec
5.2.22 Braskem S.A.
5.2.23 Other Key Players

6 Research Methodology
6.1 Data Sources
6.1.1 Primary Data Sources
6.1.2 Secondary Data Sources
6.2 Data Triangulation
6.3 Market Estimation and Forecast
6.3.1 Factors for Data Prediction and Modeling



Companies Mentioned

  • Arkema S.A.
  • Borealis AG
  • Braskem S.A.
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LLC
  • ENI S.p.A. (Versalis)
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Formosa Plastics
  • Koninklijke DSM N.V.
  • Lanxess AG
  • LG Chem Ltd.
  • LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
  • MBA Polymers Inc.
  • Neste Oyj
  • Novamont S.p.A.
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Sinopec
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Total SE

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