Share of Polystyrene in Packaging Industry Is Down According to Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd

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Recently the share of polystyrene in the packaging industry has been down, while packaging is considered to be the key application industry for polystyrene. Detailed analysis and market forecasts for polystyrene market are presented in the new market research review “Polystyrene (PS) 2011 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2016” recently published by Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd.

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During the economic recession the global polystyrene market has witnessed big downfalls in the feedstock and consumption levels. The market was largely impacted by a whole row of factors such as skyrocketing styrene prices, harsh competition from polypropylene, consumer behavior shifts. Nevertheless some polystyrene producers are reporting gradual revival today.

Recently the share of polystyrene in the packaging industry has been down, while packaging is considered to be the key application industry for polystyrene. Uppermost the major hurdles for the polystyrene market at the moment are the environmental concerns and preference for paper-based products.

Detailed analysis and market forecasts for polystyrene market are presented in the new market research review “Polystyrene (PS) 2011 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2016”. It examines the market at the global, regional and country level, and provides information on the past and present landscape and forecasts up to 2016.

The information covered by the study includes the production and consumption volumes and statistics, trade activities and prices for polystyrene in various periods. Key producers and consumers are profiled and the competitive landscape is examined. The presented market forecasts show the future trends and developments in the polystyrene industry, opportunities and challenges, and future volumes and prices.

Report Details:

Polystyrene (PS) 2011 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2016
Published: October, 2011
Pages: 342
http://mcgroup.co.uk/researches/polystyrene-ps

Report Contents:

DISCLAIMER

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

1. INTRODUCTION: POLYSTYRENE PROPERTIES AND USES

2. POLYSTYRENE MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

3. POLYSTYRENE WORLD MARKET

3.1. World polystyrene capacity

  •     Polystyrene capacity broken down by region (incl. regions shares)
  • Polystyrene capacity divided by country (incl. countries shares)
  • Polystyrene producers and their capacity (by plant)

3.2. World polystyrene production

  • Polystyrene global output dynamics (2003-present)
  • Polystyrene production by region
  • Polystyrene production by country

3.3. Polystyrene consumption

  • World consumption of polystyrene (2003-present)
  • Polystyrene consumption by end use sector, 2010
  • Polystyrene consumption trends in Europe (incl. historical background 2003-2010)
  • Polystyrene consumption trends in Asia (incl. historical background 2003-2010)
  • Polystyrene consumption trends in North America (incl. historical background 2003-2010)

3.4. Polystyrene global trade

  • World polystyrene trade dynamics
  • Polystyrene export and import flows in regions

3.5. Polystyrene prices in the world market

  • Polystyrene prices dynamics in Europe
  • Polystyrene prices dynamics in Asia
  • Polystyrene prices dynamics in North America

4. POLYSTYRENE EUROPEAN MARKET ANALYSIS

4.1. Belgium
4.2. Bulgaria
4.3. Croatia
4.4. Czech Republic
4.5. Finland
4.6. France
4.7. Germany
4.8. Greece
4.9. Poland
4.10. Romania
4.11. Russia
4.12. Spain
4.13. Sweden
4.14. UK

5. POLYSTYRENE ASIAN MARKET ANALYSIS

5.1. China
5.2. Hong Kong
5.3. India
5.4. Indonesia
5.5. Japan
5.6. Pakistan
5.7. Singapore
5.8. South Korea
5.9. Taiwan
5.10. Thailand

6. POLYSTYRENE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET ANALYSIS

6.1. US

7. POLYSTYRENE LATIN AMERICAN MARKET ANALYSIS

7.1. Brazil
7.2. Colombia
7.3. Mexico
7.4. Venezuela

8. POLYSTYRENE AFRICA&MIDDLE EAST MARKET ANALYSIS

8.1. Saudi Arabia
8.2. Turkey

9. POLYSTYRENE OCEANIA EAST MARKET ANALYSIS

9.1. Australia

10. POLYSTYRENE MARKET PERSPECTIVES

10.1. Polystyrene capacity and production forecast up to 2016

  • Polystyrene global supply forecast

10.1.1. Polystyrene projects

  • New polystyrene capacity introductions

10.2. Polystyrene consumption forecast up to 2016

  • Future trends in polystyrene market worldwide
  • Polystyrene world consumption forecast
  • Polystyrene consumption forecast in Europe
  • Polystyrene consumption forecast in Asia
  • Polystyrene consumption forecast in North America

10.3. Estimated polystyrene prices changes up to 2016

  • Polystyrene prices forecast in Europe
  • Polystyrene prices forecast in Asia
  • Polystyrene prices forecast in North America

11. KEY COMPANIES IN THE POLYSTYRENE MARKET WORLDWIDE

12. FEEDSTOCK MARKET

  •     Polystyrene feedstocks capacity worldwide
  • Trends in polystyrene feedstocks markets globally
  • Prices for polystyrene feedstocks in world market
  • Polystyrene feedstocks markets perspectives

LIST OF TABLES
LIST OF FIGURES

Monthly report updates for “Polystyrene (PS) 2011 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2016” are also available.

The study on polystyrene has been provided by Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd, an internationally recognized market research agency, specializing in chemical industry. “Polystyrene (PS) 2011 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2016” is incorporated into the catalogue “Polymers”, which also includes reviews on Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Copolymer, Nitrile Rubber, Nitrobenzene, Polycarbonate, Polyvinyl Chloride, Propylene, Vinyl Acetate, Vinyl Chloride markets.

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