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Polycarbonate Market Size in Latin America and the Caribbean

In 2019, after two years of growth, there was significant decline in the Latin American polycarbonate market, when its value decreased by -X% to $X. The total consumption indicated a measured increase from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, consumption increased by +X% against 2016 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% y-o-y. The level of consumption peaked at $X in 2018, and then fell in the following year.

Polycarbonate Production in Latin America and the Caribbean

In value terms, polycarbonate production reduced to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. Overall, production showed a noticeable descent. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 when the production volume increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, production attained the peak level of $X. From 2011 to 2019, production growth remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Production By Country in Latin America and the Caribbean

The countries with the highest volumes of polycarbonate production in 2019 were Cuba (X tonnes), Brazil (X tonnes) and Ecuador (X tonnes), together comprising X% of total production.

From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Ecuador, while polycarbonate production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Polycarbonate Exports

Exports in Latin America and the Caribbean

In 2019, overseas shipments of polycarbonates (in primary forms) decreased by -X% to X tonnes, falling for the third consecutive year after three years of growth. Overall, exports recorded a noticeable curtailment. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, exports attained the peak of X tonnes. From 2017 to 2019, the growth exports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, polycarbonate exports reduced sharply to $X in 2019. Over the period under review, exports showed a noticeable shrinkage. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 with an increase of X% y-o-y. As a result, exports attained the peak of $X. From 2017 to 2019, the growth exports remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

Mexico prevails in polycarbonate exports structure, recording X tonnes, which was near X% of total exports in 2019. Colombia (X tonnes), Brazil (X tonnes), Argentina (X tonnes) and Peru (X tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2019, average annual rates of growth with regard to polycarbonate exports from Mexico stood at +X%. At the same time, Colombia (+X%) and Peru (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Colombia emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007-2019. By contrast, Argentina (-X%) and Brazil (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2007 to 2019, the share of Mexico and Colombia increased by +X% and +X% percentage points, while Argentina (-X p.p.) and Brazil (-X p.p.) saw their share reduced. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Mexico ($X) remains the largest polycarbonate supplier in Latin America and the Caribbean, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Brazil ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by Argentina, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value in Mexico was relatively modest. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Brazil (-X% per year) and Argentina (-X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

In 2019, the polycarbonate export price in Latin America and the Caribbean amounted to $X per tonne, with a decrease of -X% against the previous year. Overall, the export price showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 an increase of X% year-to-year. The level of export peaked at $X per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Brazil ($X per tonne), while Colombia ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Peru, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Polycarbonate Imports

Imports in Latin America and the Caribbean

In 2019, after two years of growth, there was decline in overseas purchases of polycarbonates (in primary forms), when their volume decreased by -X% to X tonnes. Total imports indicated resilient growth from 2007 to 2019: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, imports increased by +X% against 2016 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. The volume of import peaked at X tonnes in 2018, and then contracted slightly in the following year.

In value terms, polycarbonate imports contracted to $X in 2019. Overall, imports, however, continue to indicate buoyant growth. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports attained the peak figure at $X in 2018, and then dropped in the following year.

Imports by Country

Mexico was the largest importer of polycarbonates (in primary forms) in Latin America and the Caribbean, with the volume of imports accounting for X tonnes, which was near X% of total imports in 2019. It was distantly followed by Brazil (X tonnes), mixing up a X% share of total imports. Chile (X tonnes), Argentina (X tonnes) and Peru (X tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

Imports into Mexico increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2019. At the same time, Peru (+X%), Chile (+X%) and Brazil (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Peru emerged as the fastest-growing importer imported in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007-2019. By contrast, Argentina (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. Mexico (+X p.p.), Brazil (+X p.p.), Chile (+X p.p.) and Peru (+X p.p.) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the total imports, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Mexico ($X) constitutes the largest market for imported polycarbonates (in primary forms) in Latin America and the Caribbean, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Brazil ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by Chile, with a X% share.

In Mexico, polycarbonate imports increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007-2019. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Brazil (+X% per year) and Chile (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The polycarbonate import price in Latin America and the Caribbean stood at $X per tonne in 2019, dropping by -X% against the previous year. In general, the import price, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the import price increased by X% year-to-year. The level of import peaked at $X per tonne in 2018, and then shrank in the following year.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2019, the country with the highest price was Mexico ($X per tonne), while Chile ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Mexico, while the other leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for polycarbonates (in primary forms) in LatAmerica and the Caribbean?
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Mexico (206K tonnes) remains the largest polycarbonate consuming country in Latin America and the Caribbean, comprising approx. 56% of total volume. Moreover, polycarbonate consumption in Mexico exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Brazil (50K tonnes), fourfold. Cuba (20K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 5.4% share.
What are the largest producers of polycarbonates (in primary forms) in LatAmerica and the Caribbean?
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The countries with the highest volumes of polycarbonate production in 2019 were Cuba (20K tonnes), Brazil (11K tonnes) and Ecuador (11K tonnes), together accounting for 49% of total production.
What are the leading exporters of polycarbonates (in primary forms) in LatAmerica and the Caribbean?
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In value terms, Mexico ($17M) remains the largest polycarbonate supplier in Latin America and the Caribbean, comprising 82% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Brazil ($961K), with a 4.6% share of total exports. It was followed by Argentina, with a 4% share.
What are the leading importers of polycarbonates (in primary forms) in LatAmerica and the Caribbean?
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In value terms, Mexico ($731M) constitutes the largest market for imported polycarbonates (in primary forms) in Latin America and the Caribbean, comprising 80% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Brazil ($91M), with a 9.9% share of total imports. It was followed by Chile, with a 2.9% share.
What is the average export price for polycarbonates (in primary forms) in LatAmerica and the Caribbean?
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In 2019, the polycarbonate export price in Latin America and the Caribbean amounted to $2,550 per tonne, with a decrease of -9.7% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for polycarbonates (in primary forms) in LatAmerica and the Caribbean?
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The polycarbonate import price in Latin America and the Caribbean stood at $3,186 per tonne in 2019, with a decrease of -3.2% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 20164040 - Polycarbonates, in primary forms

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the polycarbonate market in Latin America and the Caribbean. 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:
• Anguilla
• Antigua and Barbuda
• Aruba
• Bahamas
• Barbados
• Belize
• Bermuda
• Bolivia
• British Virgin Islands
• Cayman Islands
• Costa Rica
• Cuba
• Curacao
• Dominica
• Dominican Republic
• Ecuador
• El Salvador
• Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
• French Guiana
• Grenada
• Guadeloupe
• Guatemala
• Guyana
• Haiti
• Honduras
• Jamaica
• Martinique
• Montserrat
• Nicaragua
• Panama
• Paraguay
• Saint Kitts and Nevis
• Saint Lucia
• Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
• Saint Maarten (Dutch part)
• Suriname
• Trinidad and Tobago
• Turks and Caicos Islands
• United States Virgin Islands
• Uruguay
• Venezuela

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in Latin America and the Caribbean, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in Latin America and the Caribbean
• 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 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
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2019
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2019
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

• Anguilla
• Antigua and Barbuda
• Argentina
• Aruba
• Bahamas
• Barbados
• Belize
• Bermuda
• Bolivia
• Brazil
• British Virgin Islands
• Cayman Islands
• Chile
• Colombia
• Costa Rica
• Cuba
• Curacao
• Dominica
• Dominican Republic
• Ecuador
• El Salvador
• Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
• French Guiana
• Grenada
• Guadeloupe
• Guatemala
• Guyana
• Haiti
• Honduras
• Jamaica
• Martinique
• Mexico
• Montserrat
• Nicaragua
• Panama
• Paraguay
• Peru
• Saint Kitts and Nevis
• Saint Lucia
• Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
• Saint Maarten (Dutch part)
• Suriname
• Trinidad and Tobago
• Turks and Caicos Islands
• United States Virgin Islands
• Uruguay
• Venezuela
• Puerto Rico
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2019
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2019
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2019
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, 2007–2019
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2019
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2019

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