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Article Publishing Date: Jul 11, 2019

Global Polyethylene Market 2019 - Key Insights

IndexBox has just published a new report, the World - Polyethylene - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

The global polyethylene market revenue amounted to $31.8B in 2017, rising by 11% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +1.6% over the period from 2007 to 2017; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010, with an increase of 16% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the global polyethylene market reached its maximum level at $34.2B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2017, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Production 2007-2017


In 2017, approx. 24M tonnes of polyethylene were produced worldwide; picking up by 3.8% against the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.6% from 2007 to 2017; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations over the period under review.

Exports 2007-2017


In 2017, approx. 20M tonnes of polyethylene were exported worldwide; standing approx. at the previous year. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.6% from 2007 to 2017; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, polyethylene exports totaled $26.4B (IndexBox estimates) in 2017.

Exports by Country


In 2017, Saudi Arabia (3.3M tonnes), distantly followed by Belgium (1.6M tonnes), the U.S. (1.5M tonnes), Singapore (1M tonnes), Germany (1M tonnes), the Netherlands (978K tonnes), Qatar (939K tonnes), Iran (914K tonnes) and South Korea (907K tonnes) were the main exporters of polyethylene, together mixing up 61% of total exports. The following exporters - the United Arab Emirates (656K tonnes), France (635K tonnes) and Brazil (567K tonnes) each amounted to a 9.3% share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2017, average annual rates of growth with regard to polyethylene exports from Saudi Arabia stood at +7.1%. At the same time, the United Arab Emirates (+33.3%), Qatar (+7.4%), South Korea (+4.0%), Singapore (+2.9%), Brazil (+2.7%) and Germany (+2.7%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, the United Arab Emirates emerged as the fastest growing exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +33.3% from 2007-2017. Belgium, the U.S. and the Netherlands experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Iran (-4.3%) and France (-5.4%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2007 to 2017, the share of Iran and France increased by 2.5% and 2.3% percentage points, while Qatar (-2.4%), the United Arab Emirates (-3.1%) and Saudi Arabia (-8.2%) saw their share reduced. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Saudi Arabia ($4.2B), Belgium ($2.4B) and the U.S. ($2.1B) constituted the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2017, with a combined 33% share of global exports. These countries were followed by Germany, Singapore, the Netherlands, Qatar, South Korea, Iran, France, the United Arab Emirates and Brazil, which together accounted for a further 39%.

Export Prices by Country


In 2017, the average polyethylene export price amounted to $1.3 per kg, picking up by 6.9% against the previous year. In general, the polyethylene export price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, an increase of 18% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the average export prices for polyethylene attained their maximum at $1,607 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2017, export prices remained at a lower figure.

Average export prices varied somewhat amongst the major exporting countries. In 2017, major exporting countries recorded the following export prices: in Germany ($1,558 per tonne) and the Netherlands ($1,444 per tonne), while Iran ($1,187 per tonne) and the United Arab Emirates ($1,220 per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of export prices was attained by Saudi Arabia, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports 2007-2017


Global imports amounted to 20M tonnes in 2017, picking up by 2.5% against the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.8% from 2007 to 2017; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being observed over the period under review.

In value terms, polyethylene imports amounted to $27.2B (IndexBox estimates) in 2017.

Imports by Country


In 2017, China (2.4M tonnes), followed by Belgium (1.4M tonnes) and Germany (1.2M tonnes) represented the key importers of polyethylene, together generating 25% of total imports. Italy (888K tonnes), India (886K tonnes), Turkey (777K tonnes), Singapore (698K tonnes), France (629K tonnes), Poland (562K tonnes), Indonesia (518K tonnes), the UK (499K tonnes) and Spain (497K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by India, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest polyethylene importing markets worldwide were China ($3B), Germany ($1.8B) and Belgium ($1.7B), with a combined 24% share of global imports. These countries were followed by Italy, India, Turkey, Singapore, France, Poland, the UK, Spain and Indonesia, which together accounted for a further 30%.

Import Prices by Country


In 2017, the average polyethylene import price amounted to $1.3 per kg, surging by 1.7% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the polyethylene import price, however, continues to indicate a mild reduction.

Average import prices varied noticeably amongst the major importing countries. In 2017, major importing countries recorded the following import prices: in Germany ($1,479 per tonne) and France ($1,476 per tonne), while Belgium ($1,205 per tonne) and Indonesia ($1,260 per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of import prices was attained by Singapore, while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 20161035 - Linear polyethylene having a specific gravity < 0,94, in primary forms
• Prodcom 20161039 - Polyethylene having a specific gravity < 0,94, in primary forms (excluding linear)

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global polyethylene market. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.



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• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in World, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in World
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2025
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. GLOBAL PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. GLOBAL IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2018
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. GLOBAL EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2018
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

United States
China
Japan
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Brazil
Italy
Russian Federation
India
Canada
Australia
Republic of Korea
Spain
Mexico
Indonesia
Netherlands
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Sweden
Nigeria
Poland
Belgium
Argentina
Norway
Austria
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Colombia
Denmark
South Africa
Malaysia
Israel
Singapore
Egypt
Philippines
Finland
Chile
Ireland
Pakistan
Greece
Portugal
Kazakhstan
Algeria
Czech Republic
Qatar
Peru
Romania
Vietnam
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2018
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2018
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2018
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2018
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2018
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2018
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2018
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2018
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2018
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2018
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2018
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