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Global Polystyrene Market: By Applications: Packaging and One-Time Use, Consumer and Institutional, Electrical and Electronic, Building and Construction, Resellers and Others; Regional Analysis; Historical Market and Forecast (2018-2028); Market Dynamics: SWOT Analysis; Competitive Landscape; Industry Events and Developments

Global Polystyrene Market Outlook

The global polystyrene market is being driven by the rising demand for the product. The global demand for the product reached nearly 18.6 million metric tons in 2020.

 

Global Polystyrene Market

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The demand for the product is further expected to grow at a CAGR of 1.9% between 2021 and 2026 to reach a volume of 20.8 million metric tons by 2026. The major supply markets include North America, the European Union, and the Asia Pacific region. The polystyrene market is significantly supported by the construction as well as the electronics industry.

The Asia Pacific region is a major regional polystyrene market. Currently, the Asia Pacific region contributes significantly to the total trade market of the material. While the import and export of high impact polystyrene (HIPS) and general-purpose polystyrene (GPPS) is balanced in the region, the Asia Pacific is a net exporter of expanded polystyrene (EPS) resin. The global production capacity for polystyrene, specifically high impact polystyrene, and GPPS is estimated to be about 14 million metric tons, with Asia accounting for about half of the total capacity. The global production capacity for expanded polystyrene (EPS) is estimated to be around 12 million metric tons, with the Asia Pacific accounting for about three-fourth of the total global capacity. The consumers in North America are expected to look to the Asia Pacific region to cater to their future requirements. China is one of the largest importers of HIPS and GPPS because of the increasing application of the substance in the consumer electronics industry.

The market for EPS is supported by the firm demand from the Asian market, which is expected to grow further in the coming years, while mature markets, like Europe and North America, are expected to grow slower than Asia. The United States is one of the net importers of high impact polystyrene (HIPS), general-purpose polystyrene (GPPS) and expanded polystyrene (EPS). With the rising demand for expanded polystyrene, Europe might depend on imports from regions like Korea and India. Turkey is the largest export market within Europe, accounting for nearly half of the total exports in Europe. The expanded polystyrene industry has been among the fastest-growing polystyrene markets, owing to the high demand from the construction sector. The industry is majorly impacted by the construction industry, which is growing at a rapid rate. The construction sector in the Asia Pacific region is likely to develop faster as compared to Europe and North America, thus, driving the demand for polystyrene within the sector.

 

Market Segmentation

Polystyrene is a flexible plastic used in the production of a wide range of consumer products. It is often used as a rigid, solid plastic in items requiring clarity such as food packaging and laboratory products. Polystyrene is used to produce appliances, computers, automotive parts, toys, gardening pots and equipment, and more when mixed with various colours, chemicals, or other plastics.

 

Global Polystyrene Market By Application

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It has wide applications in the following segments:

  • Packaging and One-Time Use
  • Consumer and Institutional
  • Electrical and Electronic
  • Building and Construction
  • Resellers and Others

The report also covers the regional markets of the product like North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

 

Global Polystyrene Market By Region

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Market Analysis

The polystyrene market is significantly driven by downstream users like the construction industry and electronics industry. The increasing application of expanded polystyrene for insulation and construction purposes is propelling the polystyrene market growth further. The construction industry is rapidly growing and is positively affecting the polystyrene industry. The expanded polystyrene market has been one of the fastest-growing styrene markets, due to high demand from the infrastructure and construction sector.

The rising use of high impact polystyrene and general-purpose polystyrene in consumer electronic devices is supporting the growth of the industry. The high impact polystyrene and general-purpose polystyrene market are supported by the demand from the Asian market. The segment is also growing due to its extensive use for insulation purposes as it has to compete only with cotton wool in this segment. The consumer electronics sector has a consumption rate of around 20% of the material and is aided by the electric and electronic appliances market.

 

Competitive Landscape

February 2020- Ineos Styrolution completed its acquisition Total S.A.’s China polystyrene business, which includes the purchase of Ningbo and Foshan production sites.

The report gives a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global polystyrene market, covering their competitive landscape, capacity, and latest developments like mergers, acquisitions, and investments, expansions of capacity, and plant turnarounds:

  • INEOS Styrolution Group GmbH
  • Total S.A.
  • Americas Styrenic LLC
  • CHIMEI Corporation
  • PS Japan Corporation
  • Shanghai SECCO Petrochemical Company Limited
  • Versalis S.p.A.
  • Supreme Petrochem Ltd
  • Trinseo PLC
  • Others

The comprehensive EMR report provides an in-depth assessment of the polystyrene market based on Porter's five forces model along with giving a SWOT analysis.

 

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2022
Historical Period 2018-2022
Forecast Period 2023-2028
Scope of the Report Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and
Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- Application, Region
Breakup by Application Packaging and One-Time Use, Consumer and Institutional, Electrical and Electronic, Building and Construction, Resellers and Others
Breakup by Region North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Market Dynamics SWOT, Porter's Five Forces, 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 INEOS Styrolution Group GmbH, Total S.A., Americas Styrenic LLC, CHIMEI Corporation,
PS Japan Corporation, Shanghai SECCO, Petrochemical Company Limited,
Versalis S.p.A., Supreme Petrochem Ltd, Trinseo PLC, 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 Polystyrene Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Polystyrene Historical Market (2018-2022) 
    8.3    Global Polystyrene Market Forecast (2023-2028)
    8.4    Global Polystyrene Market by Application
        8.4.1    Packaging and One-Time Use
            8.4.1.1    Market Share
            8.4.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.4.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.4.2    Consumer and Institutional
            8.4.2.1    Market Share
            8.4.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.4.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.4.3    Electrical and Electronic
            8.4.3.1    Market Share
            8.4.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.4.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.4.4    Building and Construction
            8.4.4.1    Market Share
            8.4.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.4.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.4.5    Resellers and Others
            8.4.5.1    Market Share
            8.4.5.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.4.5.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    8.5    Global Polystyrene Market by Region
        8.5.1    Market Share
            8.5.1.1    North America
            8.5.1.2    Europe
            8.5.1.3    Asia Pacific
            8.5.1.4    Latin America
            8.5.1.5    Middle East and Africa
9    Regional Analysis
    9.1    North America
        9.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
        9.1.2    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        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 (2018-2022)
        9.2.2    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        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 (2018-2022)
        9.3.2    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        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 (2018-2022)
        9.4.2    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        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 (2018-2022)
        9.5.2    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        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    Key Indicators for Demand
    10.4    Key Indicators for Price
11    Value Chain Analysis
12    Price Analysis
13    Global Polystyrene Trade Analysis (HS Code: 390319)

    13.1    Major Exporting Countries: By Value and Volume
    13.2    Major Importing Countries: By Value and Volume
14    Competitive Landscape
    14.1    Market Structure
    14.2    Company Profiles
        14.2.1    INEOS Styrolution Group GmbH
            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    Total S.A.
            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     Americas Styrenic LLC
            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    CHIMEI Corporation
            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    PS Japan Corporation
            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    Shanghai SECCO Petrochemical Company Limited
            14.2.6.1    Company Overview
            14.2.6.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.6.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.6.4    Certifications
        14.2.7    Versalis S.p.A.
            14.2.7.1    Company Overview
            14.2.7.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.7.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.7.4    Certifications
        14.2.8    Supreme Petrochem Ltd
            14.2.8.1    Company Overview
            14.2.8.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.8.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.8.4    Certifications
        14.2.9    Trinseo PLC
            14.2.9.1    Company Overview
            14.2.9.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.9.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.9.4    Certifications
        14.2.10    Others
15    Industry Events and Developments


List of Key Figures and Tables

1.    Global Polystyrene Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2028
2.    Global Polystyrene Historical Market: Breakup by Application (Million Metric Tons), 2018-2022
3.    Global Polystyrene Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (Million Metric Tons), 2023-2028
4.    Global Polystyrene Historical Market: Breakup by Region (Million Metric Tons), 2018-2022
5.    Global Polystyrene Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (Million Metric Tons), 2023-2028
6.    North America Polystyrene Historical Market: Breakup by Country (Million Metric Tons), 2018-2022
7.    North America Polystyrene Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (Million Metric Tons), 2023-2028
8.    Europe Polystyrene Historical Market: Breakup by Country (Million Metric Tons), 2018-2022
9.    Europe Polystyrene Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (Million Metric Tons), 2023-2028
10.    Asia Pacific Polystyrene Historical Market: Breakup by Country (Million Metric Tons), 2018-2022
11.    Asia Pacific Polystyrene Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (Million Metric Tons), 2023-2028
12.    Latin America Polystyrene Historical Market: Breakup by Country (Million Metric Tons), 2018-2022
13.    Latin America Polystyrene Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (Million Metric Tons), 2023-2028
14.    Middle East and Africa Polystyrene Historical Market: Breakup by Country (Million Metric Tons), 2018-2022
15.    Middle East and Africa Polystyrene Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (Million Metric Tons), 2023-2028
16.    Major Exporting Countries by Value
17.    Major Importing Countries by Value
18.    Major Exporting Countries by Volume
19.    Major Importing Countries by Volume
20.    Global Polystyrene Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

In 2020, the global polystyrene market attained a volume of nearly 18.6 million metric tons.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 1.9% between 2021 and 2026.

The major drivers of the industry are  the growing of the thermal insulation, rise in the green building demand, increasing investment into research and development, increasing rate of global population, and increasing industrialisation and globalisation.

The growing usage of high-impact polystyrene and general-purpose polystyrene in consumer electronics and increasing application of expanded polystyrene for insulation and construction purposes are the key industry trends propelling the market growth.

The major regions in the industry are North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa with Asia Pacific accounting for the largest share in the market.

The major applications in the global polystyrene industry are packaging and one-time use, consumer and institutional, electrical and electronic, building and construction, and resellers and others.

The major players in the industry are INEOS Styrolution Group GmbH, Total S.A., Americas Styrenic LLC, CHIMEI Corporation, PS Japan Corporation, Shanghai SECCO Petrochemical Company Limited, Versalis S.p.A., Supreme Petrochem Ltd, and Trinseo PLC, among others.

Analyst Review

The global polystyrene market attained a volume of nearly 18.6 million metric tons in 2020, driven by the increasing applications of the product in sectors such as construction and electronics. Aided by the rise in the green building demand and increasing industrialisation and globalisation, the market is expected to witness a further growth in the forecast period of 2021-2026, growing at a CAGR of 1.9%.

EMR’s meticulous research methodology delves deep into the market, covering the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Based on its applications, the global polystyrene industry can be segmented into packaging and one-time use, consumer and institutional, electrical and electronic, building and construction, and resellers and others. The major regional markets for the global polystyrene are North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa with Asia Pacific accounting for the largest share in the market. The key players in the above market include INEOS Styrolution Group GmbH, Total S.A., Americas Styrenic LLC, CHIMEI Corporation, PS Japan Corporation, Shanghai SECCO Petrochemical Company Limited, Versalis S.p.A., Supreme Petrochem Ltd, and Trinseo PLC, among others.

EMR’s research methodology uses a combination of cutting-edge analytical tools and the expertise of their highly accomplished team, thus, providing their customers with market insights that are accurate, actionable, and help them remain ahead of their competition.

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