Global Polymer Demand

Global Polymer Demand

Published: January 2014

Global Polymer Demand is a report from AMI Consulting which draws on AMI's unique, in-depth knowledge and understanding of the downstream plastics processing value chain to provide unrivalled detail in quantifying the volume of polymer materials used across the major plastics processing technologies on a global basis. The data presented is further enhanced by detailed analysis of the major end use markets for polymers for each world region covered in the report. The report provides a complete statistical dataset for 2012, 2013 and 2014 with future forecasts to 2018.

While many established markets in the world are relatively mature, the polymer industry continues to show strong growth. It is also notable that there are significant opportunities in a number of developing world regions where the pace of growth is accelerating on the back of economic expansion and rising incomes. This growth is also being driven by an ongoing process of innovation and performance advances for a wide variety of polymers and compounds combined with the growing sophistication in the manufacturing technology for plastic products. 

For any company active in the polymer market it is important to understand how individual geographic markets around the world will develop, and what opportunities it will give their company.  Without high quality data it is difficult to plan future investments and marketing strategies. Global Polymer Demand aims to remedy the lack of consistent and accurate information by providing an up to date and thoroughly researched report on the current status and future trends of polymer usage by processing technology for the global market.

AMI's report deals with the size, structure and future prospects of polymer demand and provides a detailed statistical analysis of where demand is currently occurring and the nature of processing that is carried out there, with an assessment of where the growth opportunities are likely to arise.

Published as a single volume the report provides:

  • A complete and detailed statistical dataset for polymer consumption by polymer, by process and by country.
  • Key highlights of the nature of the demand by each polymer, process and region.
  • Regional profiles with key trends for polymer demand by type and by end use process.

The report is divided into 6 easy to use sections covering polymer demand data for 2012, 2013, 2014 and future forecasts to 2018.

Polymers covered 
Commodity polymers: LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, PP, PVC, PS, EPS, PET
Engineering polymers: ABS/SAN, Other Engineering Thermoplastics (PA, PC, PBT, POM, PMMA)

Processing technologies covered 
Film extrusion, pipe/profile extrusion, sheet extrusion, injection moulding, blow moulding, fibre extrusion

Years covered
The report provides data for the following years: 2012, 2013, 2014 with five year forecasts for the period 2013-2018.

Data covered 
All data is reported in tonnes or thousand metric tonnes.

This report is concerned with the global market. Data is reported regionally as follows:

Europe EU28, Russia and its former republics
North America NAFTA - USA, Canada, Mexico
South America All countries south of Mexico
Greater China PRC, HK, Macao, Taiwan
Asia-Pacific  ASEAN, Japan, North/South Korea, Australia, NZ, Pacific islands
Indian Sub-Continent  India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan
Middle East and Africa  African continent, GCC, Levant, Israel

The report can be supplied as a hard copy report only or with a pdf for site-wide or enterprise-wide use.

Pricing is as follows:

Hard copy report only: USD 2,500/EUR 2,000

Hard copy + PDF with site-wide license:  USD 3,750/ EUR 3,000

Hard copy + PDF with enterprise-wide license:  USD 5,000/ EUR 4,000

For further information and sample pages please contact, DDI: +44(0) 117 314 8136


You may also be interested in AMI's Global Plastics Industry Seminar as it provides, complete summary of the market for plastics around the world, from demand by polymer type, to end use analysis for each material; from an understanding of the development of the processing industry to a perspective on the way consumers and brands are reshaping the world industry. 

We are a leading provider of information, market intelligence and events for the global plastics industry. Our business is underpinned by our talented staff and our unique databases.

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