Polyolefins Market: Global Market Analysis and Forecast (2024-2030) Trends, Statistics, Dynamics, Segmentation by Application, End Users, Type and Region

  • Polyolefins Market was valued at USD 319.55 billion in 2023. Global Polyolefins Market size is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 10 % over the forecast period

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Polyolefins Market Definition:

Various applications of polyolefins in a variety of Markets, such as bundling, customer products, and others, are driving polyolefins market demand throughout the forecast period. An increase in electric and hybrid automobiles sparked more interest in vehicle and automotive parts, propelling the market forward. Polyolefins are increasingly being used in fashion, sports, and toys due to their ability to withstand physical stresses, provide strength, allow for flexible bundling, and allow for easy item trimming. Growing interest in drippers, small cylinders, spouts, and discharging pipes at water system fields indicates that polyolefins are being used in farming.


Further, the Polyolefins market is segmented by Application, End Users, Types, and geography. On the basis of Application, the Polyolefins market is segmented under Film & Shits, Blow Molding, Injection Molding, Fibers, and Others. Based on the End Users, the Polyolefins market is segmented under the channels of Packaging, Automotive, Construction, Pharmaceutical, and Electronic & Electrical. Based on the Types, the Polyolefins market is segmented under the channels of Polyethylene, Polypropylene, and others. By geography, the market covers the following Regions: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of value (in USD Billion).


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Polyolefins Market Dynamics:

Market Drivers: The polyolefin market will need to fill substantially in the future, aided by easy access to crude material in China and the United States, as well as growing demand from the bundling and development Market. Furthermore, in North America, the shale gas boom has allowed for the availability of less expensive crude material, resulting in higher net revenues for the manufacturers and, as a result, a boost to the Market. In Asia-Pacific economies, the infusion-shaped plastics Market grows at a rapid pace, generating interest in these districts.


The global polyolefin market is growing due to increased demand for films and sheets from a variety of Markets, including packaging, agriculture, cosmetics, construction, and the automotive Market. Because of their robustness and low pricing, polypropylene, polyethylene, and ethylene vinyl acetate are the most often used film and sheet materials. Furthermore, rising demand from developing countries is likely to boost market growth.


Market Restraints: However, rigorous environmental regulations governing the use of harmful synthetics in polyolefin production are substantial commercial constraints. Furthermore, the market development must be stymied by the terrible conditions that have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 incident.


Market 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 polyolefins market in the following not many years, inferable from the execution of new natural standards. This is also considered while setting up new open doorways for important components on the lookout.


Market Challenges: High ability-to-request proportion will be an impediment to the growth of the polyolefin Market, but growing interest due to increased applications is necessary to mitigate its impact.


COVID-19 Impact: The downstream subordinates of the polyolefins Market are showing minimal interest. The implementation of a wave of polyethylene restriction changes resulted in oversupply and slashed net revenues, further putting pressure on producers. COVID-19 contributed additional lead time to freight conveyances for producers who were already dealing with production network delays caused by the US-China trade war. The emergence of COVID-19, which the World Health Organization has declared a pandemic, is harming global financial development.


Global GDP will have to fall by 0.3 % in 2020. According to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the economic impact of COVID-19 is expected to reduce global trade volumes by between 13 and 32 % in 2020. The pandemic is affecting tasks in several Markets including automobiles, oil and gas, development, aviation, and others since most countries have issued a "stay at home" directive, i.e., lockdown. Furthermore, the episode of COVID-19 is expected to be discovered throughout 2020 and for a few months in 2021. Again, polyolefins sector products are widely used in these Marketesand their declining activities are directly influencing Polyolefin's market growth.


Recent Development:


In March 2020: LyondellBasell Markets NV announced a 50-50 joint venture with Liaoning Bora Enterprise Group (Bora) in Panjin, China, to build an ethylene saltine and related polyolefin manufacturing complex capable of producing 1.1 million tonnes per year.


In June 2020: To gain traction through high value-added goods, SK Global Chemical Co. Ltd. (South Korea), a prominent global manufacturer and distributor of petrochemical products, announced the completion of its acquisition of functional polyolefin Market from French chemical giant Arkema S.A. SK Global Chemical now owns four products, as well as related production technologies, trademarks, and people resources, as well as three production units in France, for a total of USD 375.9 million. Functionalized polyolefins are thermoplastic polymers that are utilised in a variety of applications, such as packaging films and impact modifiers for engineering plastics in autos and electronics.


Polyolefins Market Segment Analysis:

By Application,

The movies and sheet part of the Polyolefins market accounts for over 60% of the market throughout this time period because of their widespread application across many Market verticals such as bundling, transportation, agrimarket, development, and wellness, and cleanliness. Though, growing demand for polyolefin movies and sheets in horticulture applications such as nursery, mulch, and silage stretch movies, and silage sheets, as well as development for window movies and clinical applications, is driving the growth of this market. Furthermore, polyolefin-based rural films protect crops not only from the effects of ice, wind, and rain, but also enable natural products, vegetables, and blooms to age faster, allowing ranchers to produce several yields in a year. Polyolefin coatings also reduce water consumption by reducing disappearance


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By End User,

The packaging segment accounted for over 35 % of the global Polyolefins market, and it is expected to grow at a tremendous CAGR of 3.5 % over the forecast period in 2023. This growth is attributed to the growing interest in polyethylene films as an alternative for glass and metal in the bundling Market, which is propelling the market forward. In addition, the market is expected to grow due to an increase in demand for hygienic and adaptable food packaging materials.


Polyolefins Market Regional Insights:

Asia Pacific dominated the polyolefin market, which is expected to grow at 13% CAGR through forecast period. This is due to the presence of growing economies such as India, China, Japan, and South Korea. Packaging, automotive, and construction are three Markets with fast rising consumer bases in these emerging economies. Because of its large consumer base and presence of important companies in the polyolefins Market, China is one of the primary contributors to the market. Rapid industrialization, substantial infrastructure expenditures, rapid urbanisation, the growth of e-commerce, and the growth of the automobile Market in the region are all factors contributing to the region's success. Many people in Asia Pacific are still dependent on agriculture, thus the films and sheets market in the region has a lot of room to grow.


In the North American region, packaging, automotive, construction, and transportation Markets all contribute to the polyolefin Market. Furthermore, technical advances in the development of sustainable plastic solutions provide profitable growth prospects for the region's leading market participants. Furthermore, the increased use of electric vehicles is increasing the demand for polyolefin, which is valued for its durability and lightweight. In the next years, this will dramatically increase


Polyolefins Market Key Players Insights:

The market is characterized by the existence of a number of well-known firms. These companies control a large portion of the market, have a wide product portfolio, and have a global presence. In addition, the market comprises small to mid-sized competitors that sell a limited variety of items, some of which are self-publishing organizations.


The market's major companies have a significant impact because most of them have extensive global networks through which they can reach their massive client bases. To drive revenue growth and strengthen their positions in the global market, key players in the market, particularly in North America and Europe, are focusing on strategic initiatives such as acquisitions, new collection launches, and partnerships.


The objective of the report is to present a comprehensive analysis of the Global Polyolefins market to the stakeholders in the Market. The report provides trends that are most dominant in the Global Polyolefins market and how these trends will influence new Market investments and market development throughout the forecast period. The report also aids in the comprehension of the Global Polyolefins Market dynamics and competitive structure of the market by analyzing market leaders, market followers, and regional players.


The qualitative and quantitative data provided in the Global Polyolefins market report is to help understand which market segments, regions are expected to grow at higher rates, factors affecting the market, and key opportunity areas, which will drive the Market and market growth through the forecast period. The report also includes the competitive landscape of key players in the Market along with their recent developments in the Global Polyolefins market. The report studies factors such as company size, market share, market growth, revenue, production volume, and profits of the key players in the Global Polyolefins market.


The report provides Porter's Five Force Model, which helps in designing the Market strategies in the market. The report helps in identifying how many rivals exist, who they are, and how their product quality is in the Global Polyolefins market. The report also analyses if the Global Polyolefins market is easy for a new player to gain a foothold in the market, do they enter or exit the market regularly, if the market is dominated by a few players, etc.


The report also includes a PESTEL Analysis, which aids in the development of company strategies. Political variables help in figuring out how much a government can influence the Global Polyolefins market. Economic variables aid in the analysis of economic performance drivers that have an impact on the Global Polyolefins market. Understanding the impact of the surrounding environment and the influence of environmental concerns on the Global Polyolefins market is aided by legal factors.


Polyolefins Market Scope:

Polyolefins Market

Market Size in 2023

USD 319.55 Bn.

Market Size in 2030

USD 622.71 Bn.

CAGR (2023-2029)


Historic Data


Base Year


Forecast Period


Segment Scope

By  Application

  • Film & Shits
  • Blow Molding
  • Injection Molding
  • Fibers
  • Others

By End Users

  • Packaging
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Electronic & Electrical


By Type

  • Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • Others

Regional Scope

North America- United States, Canada, and Mexico

Europe – UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Austria, and Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific – China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, ASEAN, Rest of APAC

Middle East and Africa - South Africa, GCC, Egypt, Nigeria, Rest of the Middle East and Africa

South America – Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America


Polyolefins Market Key Players:

  • ExxonMobil Corp. (US)
  • Sinopec Corp. (China)
  • Repsol (Spain)
  • Total SE (Paris)
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. (US)
  • Reliance Industries, (India)
  • BASF SE, (Germany)
  • Formosa Plastic Corp. (Taiwan)
  • SABIC, (Saudi Arabia)
  • LyondellBasell Markets (Netherland)
  • LG Chem (South Corea)
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holding Corp (Japan)
  • Ineos Group AG (UK)
  • Ducor Petrochemicals (Netherland)

Frequently Asked Questions

The segments covered in the Polyolefins Market report are based on Application, End Users, and type.

  1. Scope of the Report
  2. Research Methodology
    • Research Process
    • Global Polyolefins Market: Target Audience
    • Global Polyolefins Market: Primary Research (As per Client Requirement)
    • Global Polyolefins Market: Secondary Research
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Competitive Landscape
    • Market Share Analysis by Region in 2023(%)
      • North America
      • Europe
      • Asia Pacific
      • Middle East and Africa
      • South America
    • Stellar Competition matrix
      • Global Stellar Competition Matrix
      • North America Stellar Competition Matrix
      • Europe Stellar Competition Matrix
      • Asia Pacific Stellar Competition Matrix
      • South America Stellar Competition Matrix
      • Middle East and Africa Stellar Competition Matrix
    • Key Players Benchmarking: - by Product, Pricing, Investments, Growth Plans, Physical Presence, and Presence in the Market.
    • Mergers and Acquisitions in Market: - M&A by Region, Value, and Strategic Intent
    • Market Dynamics
    • Market Drivers
    • Market Restraints
    • Market Opportunities
    • Market Challenges
    • PESTLE Analysis
    • PORTERS Five Force Analysis
    • Value Chain Analysis
  5. Global Polyolefins Market Segmentation
    • Global Polyolefins Market, by Region (2023-2030)
      • North America
      • Europe
      • Asia-Pacific
      • Middle East & Africa
      • South America
    • Global Polyolefins Market, by Application (2023-2030)
      • Film & Shits
      • Blow Molding
      • Injection Molding
      • Fibers
      • Others
    • Global Polyolefins Market, by End User (2023-2030)
      • Packaging
      • Automotive
      • Construction
      • Pharmaceutical
      • Electronic & Electrical
    • Global Polyolefins Market, by Type (2023-2030)
      • Polyethylene
      • Polypropylene
      • Others
  6. North America Polyolefins Market Segmentation
    • North America Polyolefins Market, by Application (2023-2030)
      • Film & Shits
      • Blow Molding
      • Injection Molding
      • Fibers
      • Others
    • North America Polyolefins Market, by End User (2023-2030)
      • Packaging
      • Automotive
      • Construction
      • Pharmaceutical
      • Electronic & Electrical
    • North America Polyolefins Market, by Type (2023-2030)
      • Polyethylene
      • Polypropylene
      • Others
    • North America Toys Market, by Country (2023-2030)
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
  7. Europe Polyolefins Market Segmentation
    • Europe Polyolefins Market, by Application (2023-2030)
    • Europe Polyolefins Market, by End User (2023-2030)
    • Europe Polyolefins Market, by Type (2023-2030)
    • Europe Polyolefins Market, by Country (2023-2030)
  8. Asia Pacific Polyolefins Market Segmentation
    • Asia Pacific Polyolefins Market, by Application (2023-2030)
    • Asia Pacific Polyolefins Market, by End User (2023-2030)
    • Asia Pacific Polyolefins Market, by Type (2023-2030)
    • Asia Pacific Polyolefins Market, by Country (2023-2030)
  9. Middle East and Africa Polyolefins Market Segmentation
    • Middle East and Africa Polyolefins Market, by Application (2023-2030)
    • Middle East and Africa Polyolefins Market, by End User (2023-2030)
    • Middle East and Africa Polyolefins Market, by Type (2023-2030)
    • Middle East and Africa Polyolefins Market, by Country (2023-2030)
  10. South America Polyolefins Market Segmentation
    • South America Polyolefins Market, by Application (2023-2030)
    • South America Polyolefins Market, by End User (2023-2030)
    • South America Polyolefins Market, by Type (2023-2030)
    • South America Polyolefins Market, by Country (2023-2030)
  11. Company Profiles
    • Key Players
      • Sinopec (China)
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Market Strategy
        • Key Developments
      • Reliance Industry
      • BASF SE
      • Formosa Plastic Corp
      • SABIC,
      • LyondellBasell Industries
      • LG Chem
      • Mitsubishi Chemical Holding Corp
      • Ineos Group AG
      • Ducor Petrochemicals
      • Repsol
      • Total SE
      • ExxonMobil Corp
  12. Key Findings
  13. Recommendations

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