Polyolefins Market Research Report - Forecast to 2030

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 2030

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

Polyolefins Market

The Polyolefins Market is conjecture to stretch around $270 billion by 2030, after developing at a CAGR of 6.5% during 2020-2030.


By Type Polyethylene Polypropylene Others
By Application Film & Sheets Blow Molding Injection Molding Fibers Others
By End User Packaging Automotive Construction Pharmaceuticals/Medical Electronics & Electricals Others

Key Players

  • LyondellBasell Industries BV
  • LG Chem
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation


  • Polyolefin market is required to fill fundamentally in future helped by simple accessibility of crude material
  • Increasing popularity of Green and Natural Polyolefins
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Polyolefins Market: Overview

The Polyolefins Market is conjecture to stretch around $270 billion by 2030, after developing at a CAGR of 6.5% during 2020-2030.

The 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 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.

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

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.

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.

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. 

June 03, 2020 - SK Global Chemical Co. Ltd. (South Korea), a leading global manufactures and distributors of petrochemical products, announced the completion of its acquisition of functional polyolefin business from French chemical firm - Arkema S.A.to gain traction through high value-added products. With this buyout worth USD 375.9 MN, SK Global Chemical owns four products along with related production technology, trademarks, and human resources, plus three production plants in France. The functionalized polyolefins are thermoplastic materials used in various applications ranging from packaging films to impact modifiers for engineering plastics in automobiles and electronics.

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
  • 2030: Significant Value
  •   CAGR   6.5% (2022-2030)
      Base Year   2021
      Forecast Period   2022 to 2030
      Historical Data   2019 & 2020
      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   The region has substantial development and bundling enterprises
      Key Market Drivers   Polyolefin market is required to fill fundamentally in future helped by simple accessibility of crude material

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    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.