Article Publishing Date: Nov 29, 2021

U.S. Polyethylene Film Imports Surpass $1.7B, Doubling in Past Decade

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'U.S. - Plates, Sheets, Film, Foil and Strip of Non-Cellular Polyethylene - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

American imports of polyethylene films steadily grew during the last decade, surpassing $1.7B in 2020. The U.S. has nearly doubled polyethylene film purchases, increasing supplies from 281K to 512K tonnes. Approximately 54% of American polyethylene film imports come from Canada, and a further 15% is supplied from China and Mexico. The average import price for polyethylene films imported to the U.S. decreased by -4.1% y-o-y to $3,318 per tonne in 2020.

U.S. Polyethylene Film Imports by Country

Non-cellular polyethylene film imports into the U.S. expanded markedly to 513K tonnes in 2020, surging by 9.5% against the year before. in general, total imports indicated a substantial expansion from 2010 to 2020: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +6.2% over the last decade.

In value terms, non-cellular polyethylene film imports grew modestly to $1.7B (IndexBox estimates) in 2020. Overall, total imports indicated a remarkable increase over the last decade: their value increased at an average annual rate of +6.2% from 2010 to 2020.

In 2020, Canada (278K tonnes) constituted the largest supplier of non-cellular polyethylene film to the U.S., accounting for a 54% share of total imports. Moreover, non-cellular polyethylene film imports from Canada exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, China (43K tonnes), sevenfold. Mexico (34K tonnes) occupied the third position in this ranking with a 6.6% share.

During the last decade, the average annual growth rate of volume from Canada stood at +4.6%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: China (+8.1% per year) and Mexico (+16.1% per year).

In value terms, Canada ($920M) constituted the largest supplier of non-cellular polyethylene film to the U.S., comprising 54% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by China ($124M), with a 7.3% share of total imports, and it was followed by Mexico, with a 4.7% share.

The average non-cellular polyethylene film import price stood at $3,318 per tonne in 2020, decreasing by -4.1% against the previous year. Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin - the country with the highest price was Germany ($4,515 per tonne), while the price for imports from Brazil ($1,693 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. From 2010 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Malaysia, while the prices of the other significant suppliers declined.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 22213010 - Other plates..., of polymers of ethylene, not reinforced, t hickness . 0,125 mm
• Prodcom 22213017 - Other plates..., of polymers of ethylene, not reinforced, etc., t hickness > 0,125 mm

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the non-cellular polyethylene film market in the U.S.. 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.


Country coverage:
• USA

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in the U.S.
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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This report is designed for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and wholesalers, as well as for investors, consultants and advisors.

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1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
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4. How to increase your profit margins
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8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
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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

3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
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. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
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

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings in 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, in Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption in 2007-2020
Table 5:
Imports, in Physical Terms, by Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, in Value Terms, by Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Import Prices, by Country of Origin, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Exports, in Physical Terms, by Country, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, in Value Terms, by Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Export Prices, by Country of Destination, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, in Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, in Physical Terms, 2007-2020
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, in Value Terms, 2007-2020
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, in Physical Terms, 2007-2020
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, in Value Terms, 2007-2020
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007-2020
Figure 8:
Market Forecast to 2030
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size and Growth, by Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, by Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports and Growth, by Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices and Growth, by Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume and Growth
Figure 14:
Exports and Growth
Figure 15:
Export Prices and Growth
Figure 16:
Market Size and Growth
Figure 17:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18:
Imports and Growth
Figure 19:
Import Prices
Figure 20:
Production, in Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Production, in Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, in Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Imports, in Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, in Physical Terms, by Country, 2020
Figure 25:
Imports, in Physical Terms, by Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, in Value Terms, by Country, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Import Prices, by Country of Origin, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, in Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 29:
Exports, in Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, in Physical Terms, by Country, 2020
Figure 31:
Exports, in Physical Terms, by Country, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, in Value Terms, by Country, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Export Prices, by Country of Destination, 2007–2020
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