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Global Plastic Market: By Product: Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), Polyurethane (PU), Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), Polystyrene (PS), Others; By Application; By End Use; Regional Analysis; Historical Market and Forecast (2016-2026); Competitive Landscape; Industry Events and Developments

Global Plastic Market Outlook

The global plastic market attained a value of nearly USD 580 billion in 2020. The market is further expected to grow in the forecast period of 2021-2026 at a CAGR of 3.5% to attain nearly USD 713 billion by 2026.

 

Rising Use of Plastics in Packaging Industry Augmenting the Plastic Industry

The increasing production activities in various industries such as construction, transportation, and textile, among others, owing to the rising population, are fuelling the plastics industry. Moreover, plastics are also used as a metal substitute to improve fuel efficiency and promote green energy in the automobile sector, which is aiding the market growth. The increasing construction activities in emerging economies such as India, China, and Brazil due to the population spurge and rapid urbanisation is further catalysing the market growth for plastics. Plastics are used in various applications in the construction sector, including decoration, flooring, and waterproofing, among others. Plastic is durable, cost-effective, safe, energy effective, and recyclable; these properties also aid the industry growth.

 

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Moreover, plastics are suitable to be used in the packaging industry due to their durability and cost-effectiveness. Innovations in the plastic industry are increasing its demand in the food and beverage industry, health and pharmaceutical sector, and the cosmetics industry, among others. Modified atmosphere packaging in the food and beverage industry preserves food freshness and extends the product’s shelf life while plastic offers lightweight, durable, and attractive packaging solutions in the cosmetics industry; such developments are significantly facilitating the market growth. Additionally, the varying types of plastics and their unique properties ensure their usage in consumer goods, which is further augmenting the market growth.

 

Plastic: Industry Definition and Segmentation

Plastics are a wide range of synthetic and semi-synthetic materials and always include carbon and hydrogen. The polymer that is used to create plastics is mixed with additives, such as colourants, stabilisers, and fillers, which affects the chemical and physical properties. They are used in a wide range of applications and in almost every industry, such as construction, textile, healthcare, transportation, and electronics, among others.

The major products of plastic are:

  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polyurethane (PU)
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
  • Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • Others

The market can be broadly classified on the basis of its applications into:

  • Injection Moulding
  • Blow Moulding
  • Roto Moulding
  • Compression Moulding
  • Casting
  • Thermoforming
  • Extrusion
  • Calendering
  • Others

Based on the end use, the market is divided into:

  • Packaging
  • Construction
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Medical Devices
  • Agriculture
  • Furniture and Bedding
  • Consumer Goods
  • Utility
  • Others

The EMR report looks into the regional markets of plastic like North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

 

Use of Plastics as Metal Substitute to Bolster the Growth of Plastic Industry

The substitution of metal such as aluminium and iron with plastics is facilitating the market growth. Advanced and cost-effective plastics are increasingly used in all types of industries owing to the high strength, superior flexibility, and consistent reliability while reducing the cost by 20-25%, which are further aiding the market growth. Moreover, with the use of specialised design techniques, plastic with better physical and chemical properties than metal can be developed; this is expected to further aid the industry growth. As plastics are extremely lightweight, they are used in a variety of transportation activities, including glazing, partitions, light diffusers, and headliners, while improving the fuel economy, consequently invigorating the market growth.

Furthermore, the rising demand for medical personal protective equipment owing to the coronavirus pandemic is lubricating the growth of the plastic industry. The demand for masks, face shields, gowns, goggles, gloves, and overalls, among others, is escalating exponentially, leading to the growth of the market. The excessive use of plastics has led to the accumulation of plastic waste around the globe, which can hinder the growth of the plastic industry. However, various innovations and evolutions in the industry to promote sustainability and recyclability are driving the market growth. The use of plastics in the construction of roads posits various advantages like less construction time and low maintenance; the advent of plastic roads as a way to increase sustainability is propelling the industry growth.  The increasing use of recyclable plastics in beauty packaging is providing further impetus to the market growth.

 

Key Industry Players in the Global Plastic Market

The report presents a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global plastic market, looking into their capacity, market shares, and latest developments like capacity expansions, plant turnarounds, and mergers and acquisitions:

  • BASF SE
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Lyondellbasell Industries Holdings B.V.
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Others

The comprehensive report looks into the macro and micro aspects of the industry. The EMR report gives an in-depth insight into the market by providing a SWOT analysis as well as an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model.

 

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2020
Historical Period 2016-2020
Forecast Period 2021-2026
Scope of the Report Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- Product, Application, End Use, Region
Breakup by Product Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), Polyurethane (PU), Polyvinyl chloride (PVC),
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), Polystyrene (PS), Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS),
Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT), Polycarbonate (PC), Others
Breakup by Application Injection Moulding, Blow Moulding, Roto Moulding, Compression Moulding, Casting, Thermoforming, Extrusion, Calendering, Others
Breakup by End Use Packaging, Construction, Electrical and Electronics, Automotive, Medical Devices, Agriculture, Furniture and Bedding, Consumer Goods, Utility, Others
Breakup by Region North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Market Dynamics SWOT, Porter's Five Forces, EMR’s Key Indicators for Price and Demand
Trade Data Analysis Major Importing Countries by Value and Volume, Major Exporting Countries by Value and Volume
Price Analysis Historical and Forecast Price Trends-Regional
Competitive Landscape Market Structure, Company Profiles- Company Overview, Product Portfolio, Demographic Reach and Achievements, Certifications
Companies Covered BASF SE, Evonik Industries AG, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Lyondellbasell Industries Holdings B.V., Eastman Chemical Company, Others
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1    Preface
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Industry Opportunities and Challenges
8    Global Plastic Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Plastic Historical Market (2016-2020) 
    8.3    Global Plastic Market Forecast (2021-2026)
    8.4    Global Plastic Market by Product
        8.4.1    Polyethylene (PE)
            8.4.1.1    Market Share
            8.4.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.2    Polypropylene (PP)
            8.4.2.1    Market Share
            8.4.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.3    Polyurethane (PU)
            8.4.3.1    Market Share
            8.4.3.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.3.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.4    Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
            8.4.4.1    Market Share
            8.4.4.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.4.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.5    Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
            8.4.5.1    Market Share
            8.4.5.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.5.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.6    Polystyrene (PS)
            8.4.6.1    Market Share
            8.4.6.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.6.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.7    Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
            8.4.7.1    Market Share
            8.4.7.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.7.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.8    Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)
            8.4.8.1    Market Share
            8.4.8.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.8.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.9    Polycarbonate (PC)
            8.4.9.1    Market Share
            8.4.9.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.9.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.10    Others
    8.5    Global Plastic Market by Application
        8.5.1    Injection Moulding
            8.5.1.1    Market Share
            8.5.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.2    Blow Moulding
            8.5.2.1    Market Share
            8.5.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.3    Roto Moulding
            8.5.3.1    Market Share
            8.5.3.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.3.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.4    Compression Moulding
            8.5.4.1    Market Share
            8.5.4.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.4.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.5    Casting
            8.5.5.1    Market Share
            8.5.5.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.5.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.6    Thermoforming
            8.5.6.1    Market Share
            8.5.6.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.6.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.7    Extrusion
            8.5.7.1    Market Share
            8.5.7.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.7.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.8    Calendering
            8.5.8.1    Market Share
            8.5.8.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.8.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.9    Others
    8.6    Global Plastic Market by End Use
        8.6.1    Packaging
            8.6.1.1    Market Share
            8.6.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.2    Construction
            8.6.2.1    Market Share
            8.6.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.3    Electrical and Electronics
            8.6.3.1    Market Share
            8.6.3.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.3.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.4    Automotive
            8.6.4.1    Market Share
            8.6.4.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.4.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.5    Medical Devices
            8.6.5.1    Market Share
            8.6.5.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.5.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.6    Agriculture
            8.6.6.1    Market Share
            8.6.6.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.6.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.7    Furniture and Bedding
            8.6.7.1    Market Share
            8.6.7.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.7.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.8    Consumer Goods
            8.6.8.1    Market Share
            8.6.8.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.8.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.9    Utility
            8.6.9.1    Market Share
            8.6.9.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.9.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.10    Others
    8.7    Global Plastic Market by Region
        8.7.1    Market Share
            8.7.1.1    North America
            8.7.1.2    Europe
            8.7.1.3    Asia Pacific
            8.7.1.4    Latin America
            8.7.1.5    Middle East and Africa
9    Regional Analysis
    9.1    North America
        9.1.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.1.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.1.3    Breakup by Country
            9.1.3.1    United States of America 
            9.1.3.2    Canada
    9.2    Europe
        9.2.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.2.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.2.3    Breakup by Country
            9.2.3.1    United Kingdom
            9.2.3.2    Germany
            9.2.3.3    France
            9.2.3.4    Italy
            9.2.3.5    Others
    9.3    Asia Pacific
        9.3.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.3.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.3.3    Breakup by Country
            9.3.3.1    China
            9.3.3.2    Japan
            9.3.3.3    India
            9.3.3.4    ASEAN
            9.3.3.5    Australia
            9.3.3.6    Others
    9.4    Latin America
        9.4.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.4.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.4.3    Breakup by Country
            9.4.3.1    Brazil
            9.4.3.2    Argentina
            9.4.3.3    Mexico
            9.4.3.4    Others
    9.5    Middle East and Africa
        9.5.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.5.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.5.3    Breakup by Country
            9.5.3.1    Saudi Arabia
            9.5.3.2    United Arab Emirates
            9.5.3.3    Nigeria
            9.5.3.4    South Africa
            9.5.3.5    Others
10    Market Dynamics
    10.1    SWOT Analysis
        10.1.1    Strengths
        10.1.2    Weaknesses
        10.1.3    Opportunities
        10.1.4    Threats
    10.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        10.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        10.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        10.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        10.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        10.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    10.3    EMR’s Key Indicators for Demand
    10.4    EMR’s Key Indicators for Price
11    Value Chain Analysis
12    Trade Data Analysis

    12.1    Major Exporting Countries
        12.1.1    By Value
        12.1.2    By Volume
    12.2    Major Importing Countries
        12.2.1    By Value
        12.2.2    By Volume
13    Price Analysis
14    Competitive Landscape

    14.1    Market Structure
    14.2    Company Profiles
        14.2.1    BASF SE
            14.2.1.1    Company Overview
            14.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.1.4    Certifications
        14.2.2    Evonik Industries AG
            14.2.2.1    Company Overview
            14.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.2.4    Certifications
        14.2.3    Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
            14.2.3.1    Company Overview
            14.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.3.4    Certifications
        14.2.4    Lyondellbasell Industries Holdings B.V.
            14.2.4.1    Company Overview
            14.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.4.4    Certifications
        14.2.5    Eastman Chemical Company
            14.2.5.1    Company Overview
            14.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.5.4    Certifications
        14.2.6    Others
15    Industry Events and Developments


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1    Manufacturing Process
    1.1    Overview
    1.2    Detailed Process Flow
    1.3    Operation Involved
2    Project Requirement and Cost Analysis
    2.1    Land, Location and Site Development
    2.2    Construction
    2.3    Plant Machinery
    2.4    Cost of Raw Material
    2.5    Packaging
    2.6    Transportation
    2.7    Utilities
    2.8    Manpower
    2.9    Other Capital Investment


List of Figures and Tables

1.    Global Plastic Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2016 and 2026
2.    Global Plastic Historical Market: Breakup by Product (USD Billion), 2016-2020
3.    Global Plastic Market Forecast: Breakup by Product (USD Billion), 2021-2026
4.    Global Plastic Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Billion), 2016-2020
5.    Global Plastic Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Billion), 2021-2026
6.    Global Plastic Historical Market: Breakup by End Use (USD Billion), 2016-2020
7.    Global Plastic Market Forecast: Breakup by End Use (USD Billion), 2021-2026
8.    Global Plastic Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Billion), 2016-2020
9.    Global Plastic Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Billion), 2021-2026
10.    North America Plastic Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2016-2020
11.    North America Plastic Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2021-2026
12.    Europe Plastic Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2016-2020
13.    Europe Plastic Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2021-2026
14.    Asia Pacific Plastic Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2016-2020
15.    Asia Pacific Plastic Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2021-2026
16.    Latin America Plastic Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2016-2020
17.    Latin America Plastic Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2021-2026
18.    Middle East and Africa Plastic Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2016-2020
19.    Middle East and Africa Plastic Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2021-2026
20.    Major Exporting Countries by Value
21.    Major Importing Countries by Value
22.    Major Exporting Countries by Volume
23.    Major Importing Countries by Volume
24.    Global Plastic Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

In 2020, the global plastic market attained a value of nearly USD 580 billion.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.5% between 2021 and 2026.

The market is estimated to witness a healthy growth in the forecast period of 2021-2026 to reach nearly USD 713 billion by 2026.

The industry is being aided by the increasing use of plastics in the packaging and construction industries, rapid urbanisation, and changing lifestyles.

The market is driven by the rising use of plastic in the healthcare sector due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The major regions in the industry are North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

The major products of plastic in the industry are polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyurethane (PU), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polystyrene (PS), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), and polycarbonate (PC), among others.

The significant applications of plastics are injection moulding, blow moulding, roto moulding, compression moulding, casting, thermoforming, extrusion, and calendering, among others.

The major end uses of plastics are packaging, construction, electrical and electronics, automotive, medical devices, agriculture, furniture and bedding, consumer goods, and utility, among others.

The major players in the industry are BASF SE, Evonik Industries AG, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Lyondellbasell Industries Holdings B.V., and Eastman Chemical Company, among others.

Analyst Review

The global plastic market attained a value of nearly USD 580 billion in 2020, driven by the rising use of plastics in packaging and construction industries. Aided by the growing use of plastic in the healthcare sector due to the coronavirus pandemic, the market is expected to witness a further growth in the forecast period of 2021-2026, growing at a CAGR of 3.5%. The market is projected to reach nearly USD 713 billion by 2026.

EMR’s meticulous research methodology delves deep into the market, covering the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Based on its products, the plastic industry can be segmented into polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyurethane (PU), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polystyrene (PS), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), and polycarbonate (PC), among others. On the basis of applications, the industry is divided into injection moulding, blow moulding, roto moulding, compression moulding, casting, thermoforming, extrusion, and calendering, among others. Based on the end uses, the market is segmented into packaging, construction, electrical and electronics, automotive, medical devices, agriculture, furniture and bedding, consumer goods, and utility, among others. The major regional markets for plastic are North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. The key players in the above market include BASF SE, Evonik Industries AG, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Lyondellbasell Industries Holdings B.V., and Eastman Chemical Company, among others.

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