Polyolefins Market Research Report - Forecast to 2020-2027

Global Polyolefins Market Information - by type (Polyethylene, Polypropylene and others), by application (Film & Sheets, Blow Molding, Injection Molding, Fibers and others), by end user (Packaging, Automotive, Construction, Pharmaceuticals/Medical, Electronics & Electricals and others) and by Region - Forecast to 2027

ID: MRFR/CnM/2163-CR | May 2017 | Region: Global | 151 pages

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

Market Overview

The worldwide polyolefin market size was assessed at 149.78 million tons in 2016. Expanding development in plastic advances, the appearance of modest inside goods in cars, and strict modern principles concerning fossil fuel by-products have been vital elements driving the business. Polyethylene is the quickest developing item regarding volume, extending at a CAGR of 6.4% during the figure time frame.

The global polyolefins market is conjecture to stretch around $270 billion by 2025, after developing at a CAGR of 6.5% during 2020-2025. The different utilizations of polyolefins in an extent of ventures, including bundling, customer products, and others, drive polyolefins market demand during the gauge time frame. An increment in electric and crossbreed vehicles prompted more interest for vehicle and car parts and added to the market development. The utilization of polyolefins in style, sports, and toys is becoming because of its capacity to oppose actual burdens, solidness, give adaptability in bundling, and permit simple trim of items. In the farming business, the use of polyolefins is becoming inferable from expanding interest for drippers, miniature cylinders, spouts, and discharging pipes at water system fields.

COVID 19 Analysis

The polyolefins market is seeing a time of low interest from its downstream subordinates. The proceeding with a wave of limit developments in polyethylene prompted oversupply and crushed net revenues, further squeezing makers. For producers, who were at that point reeling under production network interruptions brought about by the U.S. also, China exchange war, COVID-19 further added lead time to freight conveyances. The rise of COVID-19, which is proclaimed a pandemic by the World Health Organization, is discernibly affecting worldwide financial development. 

As indicated by International Monetary Fund, the worldwide GDP is required to decrease by 0.3% in 2020. As per World Trade Organization (WTO), worldwide exchange volumes are projected to decrease somewhere in the range of 13% and 32% in 2020 because of the economic effect of COVID-19. The pandemic is influencing tasks of different businesses like car, oil and gas, development, aviation, and others, as most nations have given "stay at the home direction," i.e., lockdown. Furthermore, it is expected that the episode of COVID-19 would be found in the entire year of 2020 and a couple of months in 2021. Again, polyolefins industry items are broadly utilized in these enterprises; these businesses' declining activities are straightforwardly influencing Polyolefins market development.

Market Dynamics

  • Drivers

Polyolefin market is required to fill fundamentally in future helped by simple accessibility of crude material in China and U.S. and developing interest from bundling and development industry. Additionally, in North America, shale gas blast has given a chance to the accessibility of less expensive crude material, consequently augmenting net revenues for the makers subsequently, giving a lift to the business. The infusion-shaped plastics industry thrives at high speed in Asia-Pacific economies, eventually driving interest in these districts.

  • Challenges

High ability to-request proportion will go about as an obstruction for the development of polyolefin industry, yet developing interest because of expanded applications is required to blur its impact.

  • Restraints

Nonetheless, strict ecological guidelines relating to the utilization of destructive synthetics in polyolefin creation are significant limitations for the market. Besides, horrible conditions emerging because of the COVID-19 episode is required to thwart the market development.

  • Opportunities

The region has substantial development and bundling enterprises, which are expected to drive the polyolefins market growth in MEA. The rivalry is probably going to heighten in the worldwide polyolefins market in the following not many years, inferable from the execution of new natural standards. This is likewise assessed to set out new open doors for significant parts on the lookout.

  • Cumulative Growth

The market size of polyolefins (PO) is assessed to arrive at USD 297.09 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 7.82% during the figure time frame. The market is driven by expanding requests from the plastic, bundling, building and development, and transportation end-use ventures. The PO requirement is sponsored by expanding interest for plastic items in film and sheet, infusion shaping, expulsion covering, blow forming, and different applications.

Value chain analysis

Film and sheet are the most significant end-use utilization of PO. Expanding utilization of movies in-vehicle, development, food and non-food bundling, and sunlight-based energy is one of the significant drivers of the PO market. PO materials, for example, PE, PP, and EVA are required to show appeal in the film and sheet application. PE is the most generally utilized polymer in the plastic business because of its simple accessibility and less expensive handling procedures than different polymers.

The essential driver for PO gum utilization is the expanding request from non-industrial nations. Developing the inclination of makers for bio-based polyolefins items is likewise driving the market. The plastic business has a vast extension, which is thus required to build the utilization of PO materials during the estimated time frame.

Segmental Overview

  • By product

According to the product, this polyolefins market is segmented into various parts such as Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Ethylene Vinyl Acetate, Thermoplastic Olefins, and Others. 

  • By Application

The movies and sheet section hold the most significant portion of over 60% in the Polyolefins market during this gauge time frame because of wide use across different industry verticals like bundling, transportation, agribusiness, development, and wellbeing and cleanliness. Though, developing interest for polyolefin movies and sheets from the horticulture area in wide reach applications including nursery, mulch and silage stretch movies, and silage sheets, development for window movies, and clinical area drive the development of this market. Besides, Polyolefins-based rural movies not just shield vegetables from the impacts of ice, wind, and downpour but also help natural products, vegetables, and blossoms age quicker, permitting ranchers to develop a few yields in a year. Furthermore, polyolefin films likewise lessen water utilization by bringing down vanishing.

  • By End-user Industry

The packaging portion holds the most significant portion of over 35% in 2019 and is projected to observe a massive CAGR of 3.5% in the worldwide Polyolefins market during the gauge time frame. This development is credited to the developing interest in polyethylene films as a substitute for glass and metal in the bundling business, further lifts the development of the market. Besides, an increment famous for sterile and adaptable food bundling materials is expected to drive the market development.

Regional Analysis

The Asia Pacific arose as the quickest developing local polyolefin market regarding utilization, which can be credited to the extension of a few economies in the area just as an ascent in purchasers' discretionary cash flow. Growing end-use enterprises like development, bundling, and car are additionally expected to be significant main thrusts. For example, the presence of driving petrochemical organizations, such as BASF, Sinopec, and Chevron, is relied upon to help item interest across India, China, Vietnam, Thailand, and other Asian nations.

Competitive Landscape

Innovation dispatches, acquisitions, and R&D exercises are critical methodologies received by significant parts in the polyolefins market report. In 2019, the market of Polyolefins top 10 organizations representing xx% of the offer.

Major Market Player


  • LyondellBasell Industries BV

  • LG Chem

  • Exxon Mobil Corporation

  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation

Polyolefin market share serious scene gives subtleties by analysis. Subtleties included are organization outline, organization financials, income created, market potential, interest in innovative work, new market activities, worldwide presence, creation locales, and offices, creation limits, organization qualities and shortcomings, item dispatch, item width, and broadness, application strength. The above information focuses are simply identified with the organizations' center identified with polyolefin market.

Recent Developments

In March 2020, LyondellBasell Industries NV marked a 50-50 joint endeavor with Liaoning Bora Enterprise Group (Bora) in Panjin, China, to assemble a 1.1 million-tons/year ethylene saltine and related polyolefin subordinates complex. 

In November 2019, LyondellBasell started dispatching its new high-thickness polyethylene (HDPE) plant in La Porte, Texas. The new plant used LyondellBasell's licensed Hyperzone innovation to create 500,000 tons/year of HDPE.

In 2019, Neste Corporation and LyondellBasell together declared the principal equal creation of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-thickness polyethylene at a business scale. The venture effectively delivered a few thousand tons of bio-based plastics, which are affirmed for creating food bundling and being advertised under Circulen and Circulen Plu. 

Report Overview

Polyethylene is a quick-growing business as far as volume during the estimated period. High persistence and high effect obstruction of the item has been credited to its item offer. These end-use items have cut a name for it in developing the working-class populace by urbanization, expanding discretionary cashflow of customers, high brand value, and similarly high enhancements in the material science industry. This is pushed by many market players and their broad idea out the network. Moreover, this report signifies a boom period for this market. 

Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size

  • 2025: USD 270 billion
  • 2027: Significant Value
  •   CAGR   6.5% (2020-2025)
      Base Year   2019
      Forecast Period   2020-2027
      Historical Data   2018
      Forecast Units   Value (USD billion)
      Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
      Segments Covered   Product, Application and End-Use
      Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
      Key Vendors   SABIC, LyondellBasell Industries BV, LG Chem, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
      Key Market Opportunities   
      Key Market Drivers   

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    The global polyolefins market will expand at a CAGR exceeding 6.2% from 2019 to 2025.

    Tremendous interest from bundling and development areas to drive the worldwide polyolefins market development.

    Restrictions on non-biodegradable plastic residues can hamper the global polyolefins market growth.

    Asia Pacific is the best region of the global polyolefins market thanks to massive demand from China, Taiwan, India, and Japan.

    PetroChina Company Limited, PolyOne Corporation, Arkema SA, W.R. Grace, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V, and SABIC are the main players of the global polyolefins market.

    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 Secondary Research

    3.3 Primary Research

    3.4 Forecast Model

    4 Market Landscape

    4.1 Five Forces Analysis

    4.1.1 Threat Of New Entrants

    4.1.2 Bargaining Power Of Buyers

    4.1.3 Threat Of Substitutes

    4.1.4 Segment Rivalry

    4.2 Value Chain Of Global Polyolefin Market

    5 Industry Overview Of Global Polyolefin

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Growth Drivers

    5.3 Impact Analysis

    5.4 Market Challenges

    5.5 Impact Analysis

    6 Market Trends

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Growth Trends

    6.3 Impact Analysis

    7 Global Polyolefin Market By Region

    8 Global Polyolefin Market By Type

    10 Applications Of Global Polyolefin Market

    11 Company Profiles

    11.1 BASF SE

    11.1.1 Overview

    11.1.2 Financials

    11.1.3 Product Portfolio

    11.1.4 Business Strategies

    11.1.5 Recent Development

    11.2 The Dow Chemical Co.

    11.2.1 Overview

    11.2.2 Financials

    11.2.3 Product Portfolio

    11.2.4 Business Strategies

    11.2.5 Recent Development

    11.3 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company

    11.3.1 Overview

    11.3.2 Financials

    11.3.3 Product Portfolio

    11.3.4 Business Strategies

    11.3.5 Recent Development

    11.4 Formosa Plastics Corporation

    11.4.1 Overview

    11.4.2 Financials

    11.4.3 Product Portfolio

    11.4.4 Business Strategies

    11.4.5 Recent Development

    11.5 Sinopec Corporation

    11.5.1 Overview

    11.5.2 Financials

    11.5.3 Product Portfolio

    11.5.4 Business Strategies

    11.5.5 Recent Development

    11.6 LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.

    11.6.1 Overview

    11.6.2 Financials

    11.6.3 Product Portfolio

    11.6.4 Business Strategies

    11.6.5 Recent Development

    11.7 ExxonMobil Corporation

    11.7.1 Overview

    11.7.2 Financials

    11.7.3 Product Portfolio

    11.7.4 Business Strategies

    11.7.5 Recent Development

    11.8 China National Petroleum Corporation

    11.8.1 Overview

    11.8.2 Financials

    11.8.3 Product Portfolio

    11.8.4 Business Strategies

    11.8.5 Recent Development

    11.9 SABIC

    11.9.1 Overview

    11.9.2 Financials

    11.9.3 Product Portfolio

    11.9.4 Business Strategies

    11.9.5 Recent Development

    11.10 Braskem S.A.

    11.10.1 Overview

    11.10.2 Financials

    11.10.3 Product Portfolio

    11.10.4 Recent Development

    11.11 Total S.A.

    11.11.1 Overview

    11.11.2 Financials

    11.11.3 Product Portfolio

    11.11.4 Business Strategies

    11.11.5 Recent Development

    11.12 Ineos Group AG

    11.12.1 Overview

    11.12.2 Financials

    11.12.3 Product Portfolio

    11.12.4 Business Strategies

    11.12.5 Recent Developments

    11.13 Arkema S.A.

    11.13.1 Overview

    11.13.2 Financials

    11.13.3 Product Portfolio

    11.13.4 Business Strategies

    11.13.5 Recent Developments

    12 Conclusion

    13 List Of Tables

    Table 1 World Population By Major Regions (2015 To 2030) (Million)

    Table 2 Global Polyolefin Market: By Region, 2020-2027 (Usd Million)

    Table 3 Global Polyolefin Market: By Region, 2020-2027 (Kt)

    Table 4 North America Global Polyolefin Market: By Country, 2020-2027 (Usd Million)

    Table 5 Europe Global Polyolefin Market: By Country, 2020-2027 (Usd Million)

    Table 6 Asia-Pacific Global Polyolefin Market: By Country, 2020-2027 (Usd Million)

    Table 7 RoW Global Polyolefin Market: By Country, 2020-2027 (Usd Million)

    Table 8 Global Polyolefin For Material Market: By Regions, 2020-2027 (Usd Million)

    Table 9 North America Global Polyolefin For Type Market: By Country, 2020-2027 (Usd Million)

    Table 10 Europe Global Polyolefin For Type Market: By Country, 2020-2027 (Usd Million)

    Table 11 Asia-Pacific Global Polyolefin For Type Market: By Country, 2020-2027 (Usd Million)

    Table 12 RoW Global Polyolefin For Type Market: By Country, 2020-2027 (Usd Million)

    Table 13 Global Polyolefin For Application Market: By Region, 2020-2027 (Usd Million)

    Table 14 North America Global Polyolefin For Application Market: By Country, 2020-2027 (Usd Million)

    Table 15 Europe Global Polyolefin For Application Market: By Country, 2020-2027 (Usd Million)

    Table 16 Asia-Pacific Global Polyolefin For Application Market: By Country, 2020-2027 (Usd Million)

    Table 17 RoW Global Polyolefin For Application Market: By Country, 2020-2027 (Usd Million)

    Table 18 RoW Global Polyolefin For Application Market: By Country, 2020-2027 (Usd Million)

    Table 19 Global Type Market: By Region, 2020-2027 (Usd Million)

    Table 20 Global Application Market: By Region, 2020-2027 (Usd Million)

    Table 21 North America Global Polyolefin Market, By Country (Usd Million)

    Table 22 North America Global Polyolefin Market, By Type (Million Usd)

    Table 23 North America Global Polyolefin Market, By Application (Million Usd)

    Table 24 Europe: Global Polyolefin Market, By Country (Usd Million)

    Table 25 Europe: Global Polyolefin Market, By Type (Usd Million)

    Table 26 Europe: Global Polyolefin Market, By Application (Usd Million)

    Table 27 Asia-Pacific: Global Polyolefin Market, By Country (Usd Million)

    Table 28 Asia-Pacific: Global Polyolefin Market, By Type (Usd Million)

    Table 29 Asia-Pacific: Global Polyolefin Market, By Application (Usd Million)

    Table 30 RoW: Global Polyolefin Market, By Country (Usd Million)

    Table 31 RoW: Global Polyolefin Market, By Typeal (Usd Million)

    Table 32 RoW: Global Polyolefin Market, By Application (Usd Million)

    14 List Of Figures

    FIGURE 1 Global Polyolefin Market Segmentation

    FIGURE 2 Forecast Methodology

    FIGURE 3 Five Forces Analysis Of Global Polyolefin Market

    FIGURE 4 Value Chain Of Global Polyolefin Market

    FIGURE 5 Share Of Global Polyolefin Market In 2020, By Country (In %)

    FIGURE 6 Global Polyolefin Market, 2020-2027, (USD Billion)

    FIGURE 7 Sub-Segments Of Applications

    FIGURE 8 Global Polyolefin Market Size By Application

    FIGURE 9 Share Of Films & Sheet In Global Polyolefin Industry, 2020

    FIGURE 10 Share Of Blow Molding In Global Polyolefin Industry, 2020

    FIGURE 11 Share Of Injection Molding In Global Polyolefin Industry, 2020

    FIGURE 12 Share Of Tapes & Fibers In Global Polyolefin Industry, 2020

    FIGURE 13 Share Of Global Polyolefin Market By Type, 2020