Lucintel’s Analysis of the Global Polyethylene Industry: Market to Reach US $148 Billion in 2017

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Lucintel’s Analysis of the Global Polyethylene Industry: Market to Reach US $148 Billion in 2017

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The global polyethylene industry experienced strong growth over the last five years and is expected to continue advancing as it reaches approximately US$148.1billion in 2017 with a CAGR of 3.5% over next five years.Strategies such as new product innovation, processes, and feedstock technologies are expected to help players capture market share.

Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and market research firm, has analyzed the global polyethylene industry and presents its findings in “Global Polyethylene Industry 2012-2017:Trend, Profit, and Forecast Analysis.”

APAC dominates the polyethylene market and represents 41.8% of the global market. A combination of factors such as feedstock price (crude oil and naphtha), feedstock availability, lightweight properties, energy costs, environmental issues, and government regulations are affecting the industry dynamics significantly. Polyethylene is a consolidated industry and consists of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) as the segments.

Lucintel’s research indicates that in 2011the industry witnessed solid growth over 2010 due, in part, to increased government stimulus packages in infrastructure developments in the piping sector of pipe industry.

APAC is forecast to witness the highest growth during 2012-2017. APAC and the Rest of the World (ROW)both represent sound market growth potential for the polyethylene industry during the forecast period. China and India are expected to drive the polyethylene industry due to low-cost labor, downstream processing capacity additions, and government-supported subsidy packages. They they present great growth potential in the plastic films and sheet market. The introduction of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene and sugarcane-based polyethylene are emerging trends that are expected to affect the future growth in the industry.

The study indicates that innovations in packaging, rising living standards and population, growing demand in end user markets, and emerging economies are anticipated to boost the industry.The industry is expected to face certain challenges such as regulatory standards to reduce CO2emissions, fluctuation of crude oil prices, product commoditization, and high cost of polypropylene.The report tracks three market segments for four geographic regions; thus, it tracks 12 segments of the industry.

For a detailed table of contents and pricing information on this timely, insightful report, contact Lucintel at +1-972-636-5056 or via email at helpdesk(at)lucintel(dot)com. Lucintel provides cutting-edge decision support services that facilitate critical decisions with greater speed, insight, and cost efficiency.

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