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Global Polyolefins (PO) Market Drivers, Challenges, Trends and Forecasts 2015-2020 – Research and Markets

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Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Global Polyolefins (PO) Market – Segmented by Type, Application and Geography – Trends and Forecasts (2015-2020)” report to their offering.

Global Polyolefins (PO) production is currently estimated to be 130.54 million tonnes in 2014 and is expected to reach 170.07 million tonnes showing a compound annual growth rate of 4.51%.

Polyethylenes (PE) and Polypropylenes (PP) are the world’s most widely used commodity plastic resins. The market for these individual sections expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.4% and 4.7% respectively, with PE having a share of about 36% of the total world plastics market, and PP having a share of 20%.

Currently, Asia-Pacific is the largest polyolefins market, acquiring more than 45.3% of the global market. The region has huge installed plant capacities of polyolefins. The market is emerging in various countries like China, South Korea, India, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, etc due to increasing industrial activity. Also, large number of emerging manufacturers from Asia-Pacific is expected to reduce import dependency and is expected to drive the market in future. China is experiencing the highest polyolefins demand globally, mainly due to increase in its industrial growth.

Polyolefin are used in an increasing number of markets – from Film & Sheet, Blow Molding, Injection Molding, Fibers and others.

Key participants in the global polyolefins market include LyondellBasell Industries NV (The Netherlands), China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (China), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Saudi Arabia) among others.


Polyolefin market is expected to grow significantly in future boosted by easy availability of raw material in U.S. & China, and growing demand from packaging & construction industry. Moreover, in North America, shale gas boom has provided an opportunity for availability of cheaper raw material, thus widening profit margins for the producers hence, providing a boost to the industry. Injection-molded plastics industry is flourishing at a fast pace in emerging economies such as: Asia-Pacific, ultimately driving demand in these regions.


High capacity-to-demand ratio will act as a barrier for the growth of polyolefin industry but growing demand due to increased applications is expected to fade its effect.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

2. Executive Summary

3. Polyolefins Market

4. Market Dynamics

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis

6. Regional Market Analysis (Market size, growth and forecast)

7. Competitive Landscape

8. Company Profiles

  • Bayer MS
  • The Dow Chemical Co.
  • DuPont
  • Lanxess AG
  • Total S.A.
  • Formosa Plastics Group
  • Americas Styrenics
  • Styrolution Group GMBH
  • Henjiang Chimei Chemical Co., Ltd
  • PS Japan Corporation
  • Styron LLC
  • TOTAL Gestion USA
  • Ineos Nova LLC
  • Total Petrochemicals
  • Owens Corning
  • Nova Chemicals Corporation

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