Low-density Polyethylene Market Research Report – Global Forecast till 2027

Low-density Polyethylene Market: Global Information by Manufacturing Process (Autoclave Method, Tubular Method) Application (Film & Sheets, Extrusion Coating, Injection Molding, Others) Region (North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe) — Global Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/CnM/5905-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 140 pages

Please note that the assessment period of report has been updated from 2017-2023 to 2020-2027. Cordially fill Sample form for the updated data.

Market Synopsis


Low density polyethylene is a thermoplastic manufactured from monomer ethylene. Polymerization of ethylene takes place by either two process tubular reactors or autoclave at high pressure. It has higher resilience and low tensile strength as well as provides excellent resistance to concentrated acids, dilutes, esters, bases and alcohols. These properties make it ideal application for manufacturing containers, wash bottles, molded laboratory equipment and dispensing bottles. Owing to good resistance to chemical and electrical properties, it is majorly used for manufacturing plastic bags.


The global low-density polyethylene market was valued at USD 29.78 billion in 2017.High coefficient to thermal expansion and poor heat resistance are few drawbacks of low-density polyethylene which can be overcome by glass reinforcement. It comprises of high impact strength at lower temperature and is available at low cost compared to other polyethylene which is expected to positively influence the market growth. Growing demand for low density polyethylene in home appliances, packaging, pipe and cables are likely to propel the growth of global low-density polyethylene market during the forecast period. According to Canada Radio-television and Telecommunication Commission, cable- carriers wireline revenue increased from USD 7.1 billion in 2016 to USD 7.4 billion in 2017, thus surge in demand for cables are projected to drive demand for low-density polyethylene during the assessment period.


Global Low-Density Polyethylene Market Share, by Application, 2017 (%)


Low-Density Polyethylene Market


Source: MRFR analysis


Regional Analysis


Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America and the Middle East & Africa are the five regions studied for the global low-density polyethylene market. In 2017, Europe accounted 31.10% market share  owing to presence of large number of manufacturers and rapid expansion in polymer industry. In addition, technological advancements and economic development in China and India are enhancing growth prospects in Asia-Pacific region. Moreover, increasing global population has triggered the demand for food positively impacting the packaging industry thereby, driving the demand for low-density polyethylene.


North America and Latin America will witness significant growth in terms of CAGR during the review period. Surging demand in the consumer good applications is expected to augment the market growth. In addition, the market in the Middle East & Africa are projected to witness steady growth during the forecast period. Countries such as UAE and Saudi Arabia are increasing expenditure on retail and consumer goods industry, thus changing economy from oil based to consumer based which is expected to stimulate the demand during assessment period.


Market Segmentation


The global low-density polyethylene market has been segmented on the basis of manufacturing process, application and region.


Based on manufacturing process, the global low-density polyethylene market has been segregated into autoclave and tubular.


Film & sheets, extrusion coating, injection molding and others are the major application studied for the global-density polyethylene market.


The global-density polyethylene market has been studied with respect to five regions—Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.


Key Players


Some of the prominent players in the global low-density polyethylene market are Braskem (Brazil), Chevron Phillips Chemical Company (U.S.), INEOS (UK), Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Japan), Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A (U.S.), Reliance Industries Limited (India), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), Sasol (South Africa), LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V. (The Netherlands) and China Petrochemical Corporation (China), DuPont (U.S.), Petkim Petrokimya Holding A.Ş (Turkey), Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) Q.P.J.S.C. (Qatar), Exxon Mobil Corporation (U.S.) and BASF SE (Germany)


Intended Audience



  • Low-density polyethylene manufacturers

  • Traders and distributors of low-density polyethylene

  • Research and development institutes

  • Potential investors

  • Raw material suppliers

  • Nationalized laboratories



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size

  • 2022: USD 29.78 billion
  • 2027: Significant Value
  •   CAGR   Substantial CAGR (2017-2023)
      Base Year   2019
      Forecast Period   2020-2027
      Historical Data   2018
      Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
      Report Coverage    Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
      Segments Covered   manufacturing process, application and region
      Geographies Covered   Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America and the Middle East & Africa
      Key Vendors   Braskem (Brazil), Chevron Phillips Chemical Company (U.S.), INEOS (UK), Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Japan), Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A (U.S.), Reliance Industries Limited (India), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), Sasol (South Africa), LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V. (The Netherlands) and China Petrochemical Corporation (China), DuPont (U.S.), Petkim Petrokimya Holding A.Ş (Turkey), Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) Q.P.J.S.C. (Qatar), Exxon Mobil Corporation (U.S.) and BASF SE (Germany)
      Key Market Opportunities   
      Key Market Drivers   


    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    Europe will spearhead the low-density polyethylene market.

    It finds extensive applications in injection molding, extrusion coating, and films & sheets.

    Increasing use in pipe and cables, packaging, and home appliances is boosting market growth.

    Key competitors in the low-density polyethylene market include BASF SE (Germany), Exxon Mobil Corporation (U.S.), Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) Q.P.J.S.C. (Qatar), Petkim Petrokimya Holding A.Ş (Turkey), DuPont (U.S.), China Petrochemical Corporation (China), LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V. (The Netherlands), Sasol (South Africa), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), Reliance Industries Limited (India), Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A (U.S.), Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Japan), INEOS (UK), Chevron Phillips Chemical Company (U.S.), and Braskem (Brazil).

    Different strategies incorporated by industry players to create a foothold in the low-density polyethylene market include collaborations, product developments, partnerships, and mergers.

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    1 Executive Summary

    2 Scope of the Report

    2.1 Market Definition

    2.2 Scope of the Study

    2.2.1 Research Objectives

    2.2.2 Assumptions & Limitations

    2.3 Markets Structure

    3 Market Research Methodology

    3.1 Research Process

    3.2 Primary Research

    3.3 Secondary Research

    3.4 Forecast Model

    4 Market Landscape

    4.1 Supply Chain Analysis

    4.1.1 Raw Material Suppliers

    4.1.2 Manufacturers/Producers

    4.1.3 Distributors/Retailers/Wholesalers/E-Commerce Merchants

    4.1.4 Application

    4.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

    4.2.1 Threat of New Entrants

    4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

    4.2.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

    4.2.4 Threat of Substitutes

    4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    5 Industry Overview of Global Low-Density Polyethylene Market

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Drivers

    5.3 Restraints

    5.4 Opportunities

    5.5 Challenges

    6 Market Trends

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Growth Trends

    6.3 Impact Analysis

    7. Global Low-Density Polyethylene Market, by Manufacturing Process

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Autoclave Method

    7.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    7.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020-2027

    7.3 Tubular Method

    7.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    7.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020-2027

    10. Global Low-Density Polyethylene Market, by Application

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Film & Sheets

    10.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    10.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020-2027

    10.3 Extrusion Coating

    10.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    10.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020-2027

    10.4 Injection Molding

    10.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    10.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020-2027

    10.5 Others

    10.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    10.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020-2027

    11. Global Low-Density Polyethylene Market, by Region

    11.1 Introduction

    11.2 North America

    11.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.2.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.2.6 US

    11.2.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.2.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.2.6.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.2.7 Canada

    11.2.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.2.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.2.7.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.3 Europe

    11.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.3.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.3.6 Germany

    11.3.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.3.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.3.6.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.3.7. France

    11.3.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.3.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.3.7.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.3.8 Italy

    11.3.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.3.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.3.8.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.3.9 Spain

    11.3.9.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.3.9.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.3.9.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.3.10 UK

    11.3.10.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.3.10.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.3.10.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.3.11 Russia

    11.3.11.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.3.11.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.3.11.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.3.12 Netherlands

    11.3.12.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.3.12.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.3.12.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.3.13 Rest of Europe

    11.3.13.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.3.13.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.3.13.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.4 Asia Pacific

    11.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.4.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.4.6 China

    11.4.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.4.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.4.6.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.4.7 India

    11.4.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.4.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.4.7.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.4.8 Japan

    11.4.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.4.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.4.8.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.4.9 Australia

    11.4.9.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.4.9.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.4.9.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.4.10 Malaysia

    11.4.10.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.4.10.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.4.10.5Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.4.11 South Korea

    11.4.11.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.4.11.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.4.11.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.4.12 Rest of Asia Pacific

    11.4.12.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.4.12.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.4.12.5Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.5 Middle East & Africa

    11.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.5.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.5.6 Saudi Arabia

    11.5.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.5.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.5.6.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.5.7 UAE

    11.5.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.5.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.5.7.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.5.8 Africa

    11.5.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.5.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.5.8.5Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.5.9 Rest of the Middle East & Africa

    11.5.9.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.5.9.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.5.9.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.6 Latin America

    11.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.6.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.6.4 Brazil

    11.6.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.6.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.6.4.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.6.5 Argentina

    11.6.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.6.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.6.5.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.6.6 Mexico

    11.6.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.6.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.6.6.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    11.6.7 Rest of Latin America

    11.6.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    11.6.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    11.6.7.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

    12. Competitive Landscape

    12.1 Introduction

    12.2 Market Key Strategies

    12.3 Key Development Analysis

    (Expansions/Mergers & Acquisitions/Joint Ventures/New Product Developments/Agreements/Investments)

    13. Company Profiles

    13.1 Braskem

    13.1.1 Company Overview

    13.1.2 Financial Updates

    13.1.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

    13.1.4 Key Developments

    13.1.5 SWOT Analysis

    13.1.6 Key Strategies

    13.2 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company

    13.2.1 Company Overview

    13.2.2 Financial Updates

    13.2.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

    13.2.4 Key Developments

    13.2.5 SWOT Analysis

    13.2.6 Key Strategies

    13.3 INEOS

    13.3.1 Company Overview

    13.3.2 Financial Updates

    13.3.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

    13.3.4 Key Developments

    13.3.5 SWOT Analysis

    13.3.6 Key Strategies

    13.4 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

    13.4.1 Company Overview

    13.4.2 Financial Updates

    13.4.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

    13.4.4 Key Developments

    13.4.5 SWOT Analysis

    13.4.6 Key Strategies

    13.5 Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A.

    13.5.1 Company Overview

    13.5.2 Financial Updates

    13.5.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

    13.5.4 Key Developments

    13.5.5 SWOT Analysis

    13.5.6 Key Strategies

    13.6 Reliance Industries Limited

    13.6.1 Company Overview

    13.6.2 Financial Updates

    13.6.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

    13.6.4 Key Developments

    13.6.5 SWOT Analysis

    13.6.6 Key Strategies

    13.7 SABIC

    13.7.1 Company Overview

    13.7.2 Financial Updates

    13.7.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

    13.7.4 Key Developments

    13.7.5 SWOT Analysis

    13.7.6 Key Strategies

    13.8 Sasol

    13.8.1 Company Overview

    13.8.2 Financial Updates

    13.8.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

    13.8.4 Key Developments

    13.8.5 SWOT Analysis

    13.8.6 Key Strategies

    13.9 LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.

    13.9.1 Company Overview

    13.9.2 Financial Updates

    13.9.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

    13.9.4 Key Developments

    13.9.5 SWOT Analysis

    13.9.6 Key Strategies

    13.10 China Petrochemical Corporation

    13.10.1 Company Overview

    13.10.2 Financial Updates

    13.10.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

    13.10.4 Key Developments

    13.10.5 SWOT Analysis

    13.10.6 Key Strategies

    13.11 BASF SE

    13.11.1 Company Overview

    13.11.2 Financial Updates

    13.11.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

    13.11.4 Key Developments

    13.11.5 SWOT Analysis

    13.11.6 Key Strategies

    13.12 Exxon Mobil Corporation

    13.12.1 Company Overview

    13.12.2 Financial Updates

    13.12.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

    13.12.4 Key Developments

    13.12.5 SWOT Analysis

    13.12.6 Key Strategies

    13.13 Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) Q.P.J.S.C.

    13.13.1 Company Overview

    13.13.2 Financial Updates

    13.13.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

    13.13.4 Key Developments

    13.13.5 SWOT Analysis

    13.13.6 Key Strategies

    13.14 Petkim Petrokimya Holding A.Ş

    13.14.1 Company Overview

    13.14.2 Financial Updates

    13.14.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

    13.14.4 Key Developments

    13.14.5 SWOT Analysis

    13.14.6 Key Strategies

    13.15. DuPont

    13.15.1 Company Overview

    13.15.2 Financial Updates

    13.15.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

    13.15.4 Key Developments

    13.15.5 SWOT Analysis

    13.15.6 Key Strategies

    14. Conclusion

    LIST OF TABLES

    Table 1 Global Low-density Polyethylene Market, by Region, 2020-2027

    Table 2 North America: Low-density Polyethylene Market, by Country, 2020-2027

    Table 3 Europe: Low-density Polyethylene Market, by Country, 2020-2027

    Table 4 Asia-Pacific: Low-density Polyethylene Market, by Country, 2020-2027

    Table 5 Middle East & Africa: Low-density Polyethylene Market, by Country, 2020-2027

    Table 6 Latin America: Low-density Polyethylene Market, by Country, 2020-2027

    Table 7 Low-density Polyethylene Manufacturing Process Market, by Region, 2020-2027

    Table 8 North America: Low-density Polyethylene Manufacturing Process Market, by Country, 2020-2027

    Table 9 Europe: Low-density Polyethylene Manufacturing Process Market, by Country, 2020-2027

    Table 10 Asia-Pacific: Low-density Polyethylene Manufacturing Process Market, by Country, 2020-2027

    Table 11 Middle East & Africa: Low-density Polyethylene Manufacturing Process Market, by Country, 2020-2027

    Table 12 Latin America: Low-density Polyethylene Manufacturing Process Market, by Country, 2020-2027

    Table 13 Low-density Polyethylene Application Market, by Region, 2020-2027

    Table 14 North America: Low-density Polyethylene Application Market, by Country, 2020-2027

    Table 15 Europe: Low-density Polyethylene Application Market, by Country, 2020-2027

    Table 16 Asia-Pacific: Low-density Polyethylene Application Market, by Country, 2020-2027

    Table 17 Middle East & Africa: Low-density Polyethylene Application Market, by Country, 2020-2027

    Table 18 Latin America: Low-density Polyethylene Application Market, by Country, 2020-2027

    Table 19 Global Manufacturing Process Market, by Region, 2020-2027

    Table 20 Global Application Market, by Region, 2020-2027

    Table 21 North America: Low-density Polyethylene Market, by Country, 2020-2027

    Table 22 North America: Low-density Polyethylene Market, by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    Table 23 North America: Low-density Polyethylene Market, by Application, 2020-2027

    Table 24 Europe Low-density Polyethylene Market, by Country, 2020-2027

    Table 25 Europe Low-density Polyethylene Market, by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    Table 26 Europe Low-density Polyethylene Market, by Application, 2020-2027

    Table 27 Asia-Pacific Low-density Polyethylene Market, by Country, 2020-2027

    Table 28 Asia-Pacific Low-density Polyethylene Market, by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    Table 29 Asia-Pacific Low-density Polyethylene Market, by Application, 2020-2027

    Table 30 Middle East & Africa: Low-density Polyethylene Market, by Country, 2020-2027

    Table 31 Middle East & Africa: Low-density Polyethylene Market, by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    Table 32 Middle East & Africa: Low-density Polyethylene Market, by Application, 2020-2027

    Table 33 Latin America: Low-density Polyethylene Market, by Country, 2020-2027

    Table 34 Latin America: Low-density Polyethylene Market, by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    Table 35 Latin America: Low-density Polyethylene Market, by Application, 2020-2027

    LIST OF FIGURES

    FIGURE 1 Low-density polyethylene Market Segmentation

    FIGURE 2 Forecast Methodology

    FIGURE 3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis of Low-density polyethylene Market

    FIGURE 4 Supply Chain of Low-density polyethylene Market

    FIGURE 5 Share of Low-density polyethylene Market, by Country, 2020 (%)

    FIGURE 6 Global Low-density polyethylene Market, 2020-2027

    FIGURE 7 Sub Segments of Manufacturing Process

    FIGURE 9 Low-density polyethylene Market size, by Manufacturing Process, 2020 (%)

    FIGURE 10 Share of Low-density polyethylene Market, by Manufacturing Process, 2020-2027

    FIGURE 17 Sub Segments of Application

    FIGURE 18 Low-density polyethylene Market size, by Application, 2020 (%)

    FIGURE 19 Share of Low-density polyethylene Market, by Application, 2020-2027