Polyethylene in Primary Forms Market

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Polyethylene in Primary Forms - World's Largest Markets

RatingCountry
1China
2United States
3India
4Brazil
5Japan

In value terms, China led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the United States. It was followed by India.

From 2018 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value in China totaled -6.7%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual rates of market growth: the United States (-8.8% per year) and India (-12.5% per year).

Polyethylene in Primary Forms Prices

Lowest Prices - FOB - Top Exporters

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
USD per ton
Russia12451064774-21.2%
Saudi Arabia12121014815-18.0%
Malaysia1155981817-15.9%
Iran1117969887-10.9%
Singapore12881032935-14.8%
Thailand13441135940-16.4%
United States13641065958-16.2%
United Arab Emirates13461080963-15.4%
South Korea13481127976-14.9%
Canada133211091002-13.3%
Belgium146112911090-13.6%
Netherlands142912611136-10.8%
Germany156814051219-11.8%
Average13101102963-14.3%

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Germany ($1,219 per ton), while Russia ($774 per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2018 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the Netherlands, while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the export price figures.

Highest Prices - CIF - Top Importers

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
USD per ton
Germany147813001144-12.0%
Poland144512801122-11.9%
France141112851087-12.2%
Vietnam125912151082-7.3%
United States138511941043-13.2%
Mexico138511301035-13.6%
China127610291029-10.2%
Italy134911731023-12.9%
Belgium12911143964-13.6%
India13241104962-14.8%
Turkey13201086932-16.0%
Malaysia12131051880-14.8%
Singapore12271146844-17.1%
Average134611461034-12.3%

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major importing countries. In 2020, major importing countries recorded the following prices: in Germany ($1,144 per ton) and Poland ($1,122 per ton), while Singapore ($844 per ton) and Malaysia ($880 per ton) were amongst the lowest.

From 2018 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Vietnam, while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures.

Polyethylene in Primary Forms - Top Importers

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
billion USD
China121212-2.0%
Germany3.32.82.4-14.1%
United States2.32.21.9-8.9%
Belgium1.11.11.827.3%
Vietnam1.81.91.80.7%

In value terms, China ($11.8B) constitutes the largest market for imported polyethylene in primary forms worldwide, comprising 23% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($2.4B), with a 4.7% share of global imports. It was followed by the United States, with a 3.7% share.

In China, polyethylene in primary forms imports decreased by an average annual rate of -2.0% over the period from 2018-2020. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Germany (-14.1% per year) and the United States (-8.9% per year).

Polyethylene in Primary Forms - Top Exporters

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
billion USD
Saudi Arabia119.47.4-17.4%
United States66.460.1%
Belgium2.62.33.313.4%
United Arab Emirates3.22.52.5-11.1%
Singapore3.12.92.4-12.1%

In value terms, the largest polyethylene in primary forms supplying countries worldwide were Saudi Arabia ($7.4B), the United States ($6B) and Belgium ($3.3B), together accounting for 36% of global exports. The United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Germany, South Korea, Iran, Thailand, the Netherlands, Canada, Malaysia and Russia lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 40%.

Russia recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, in terms of the main exporting countries over the period under review, while shipments for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Polyethylene in Primary Forms - Market Forecast

Driven by rising demand for polyethylene in primary forms worldwide, the market is expected to start an upward consumption trend over the next decade. The performance of the market is forecast to increase slightly, with an anticipated CAGR of for the period from 2020 to 2030, which is projected to bring the market volume to by the end of 2030.

Polyethylene in Primary Forms - Top Companies

The Dow Chemical Company, AVC HOLDINGS PTY LTD, AUSTRALIAN VINYLS CORPORATION PTY LTD, MB Barter (usa) Inc, SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED, HARVEYS COMPOSITES (PTY) LTD, PTT GLOBAL CHEMICAL PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED, NAN YA PLASTICS CORPORATION, Hengyi Petrochemical Co., Ltd., Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, Eastman Chemical Company, Huntsman International LLC, Huntsman Corporation, Westlake Chemical Corporation, Celanese Americas LLC, Covestro Deutschland AG, FORMOSA PLASTICS CORPORATION, Celanese Holdings LLC, Celanese Chemicals Inc., HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.

Polyethylene in Primary Forms - Product Coverage

  • HS 390110 - Ethylene polymers; in primary forms, polyethylene having a specific gravity of less than 0.94
  • HS 390120 - Ethylene polymers; in primary forms, polyethylene having a specific gravity of 0.94 or more
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