Polyethylene Market

Polyethylene market: enjoy recently published info featured by an Ai-driven BI tool. Statistics cover trade, market prices, exports, companies, market size, imports, consumption, and production. Here is a split by region, including the U.S., the Middle East, Africa, Russia, China, EU, the U.K., and Latin America. Market trends and outlook to 2030 are also featured in the snapshots.


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Polyethylene - World's Largest Markets

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

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 growth rate of value in China stood at -7.6%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual rates of market growth: the United States (-11.1% per year) and India (-7.8% per year).

Polyethylene Prices

Lowest Prices - FOB - Top Exporters

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
USD per ton
Russia13181112777-23.2%
Saudi Arabia1171961813-16.7%
Iran1144971846-14.0%
Singapore13761043886-19.8%
Malaysia1171986894-12.6%
United States13581048918-17.8%
Thailand13951162927-18.5%
South Korea13831108931-18.0%
Canada13021094971-13.6%
United Arab Emirates13751086991-15.1%
Belgium148512991089-14.4%
Netherlands142012721125-11.0%
Germany151113611231-9.7%
Average13131084942-15.3%

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Germany ($1,231 per ton), while Russia ($777 per ton) was amongst the lowest.

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

Highest Prices - CIF - Top Importers

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
USD per ton
Germany146012851106-13.0%
United Kingdom138912841106-10.8%
Vietnam141012341056-13.5%
Italy136612081026-13.3%
Spain133111291018-12.5%
United States13141137987-13.3%
Belgium12161100955-11.4%
India13701101941-17.1%
Mexico13821113920-18.4%
Turkey13701100902-18.9%
China13121035874-18.4%
Malaysia12941068838-19.5%
Singapore12171129813-18.3%
Average13541131957-15.9%

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major importing countries. In 2020, major importing countries recorded the following prices: in Germany ($1,106 per ton) and the UK ($1,106 per ton), while Singapore ($813 per ton) and Malaysia ($838 per ton) were amongst the lowest.

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

Polyethylene - Top Importers

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
billion USD
China8.88.37.9-5.1%
United States1.51.51.3-8.1%
Germany1.51.31.1-12.0%
Belgium0.50.6149.5%
Italy10.90.7-12.7%

In value terms, China ($7.9B) constitutes the largest market for imported polyethylene with a specific gravity of more then 0,94, in primary forms worldwide, comprising 30% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the United States ($1.3B), with a 4.8% share of global imports. It was followed by Germany, with a 4.3% share.

From 2018 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of value in China amounted to -5.1%. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: the United States (-8.1% per year) and Germany (-12.0% per year).

Polyethylene - Top Exporters

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
billion USD
United States3.53.93.72.4%
Saudi Arabia5.34.83.6-17.5%
Belgium10.91.629.2%
United Arab Emirates2.31.81.5-19.7%
South Korea1.61.41.5-5.4%

In value terms, the United States ($3.7B), Saudi Arabia ($3.6B) and Belgium ($1.6B) constituted the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2020, with a combined 36% share of global exports. These countries were followed by the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Germany, Iran, Canada, Singapore, Thailand, the Netherlands, Russia and Malaysia, which together accounted for a further 43%.

In terms of the main exporting countries, Russia (+63.6% per year) saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Polyethylene - Market Forecast

Driven by rising demand for polyethylene 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 - Product Coverage

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