Polymer demand in NAFTA

Available in 2020


The polymer markets of the NAFTA region range from the USA, the world’s second largest market with a sophisticated, well developed but increasingly mature plastics processing industry to the rapidly developing market of Mexico. An abundance of natural resources, a well-developed infrastructure and high levels of productivity support the region’s growth and continue to encourage investment. Low energy costs have enabled manufacturing industries to thrive with the region increasingly fighting off competition from other parts of the world and creating growing demand for polymer materials across a wide range of industries.

Changes to corporate tax laws and the resurgence of large industries and infrastructure projects present an opportunity for producers and investors to participate in this market and reap the benefit of future growth.Momentum is building in key markets within manufacturing and economic conditions are increasingly favourable to drive further growth for polymer materials in the NAFTA nations. Those that understand this market will be able to capitalise on the growth potential being seen in various polymer markets.AMI Consulting’s new report, the first of its kind for NAFTA, 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.

Polymer demand in NAFTA is the first edition in a series of data reports from AMI Consulting. Each report draws on AMI Consulting’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 all major plastics processing technologies on a country-by-country basis.

What this report will give you 

The report provides:

  • A complete, refined 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 country.

Published as a single volume report, the report is divided into 7 easy to use sections covering polymer demand data for 2016, 2017, 2018 with five-year forecasts for the period 2017to 2022.

It also includes a global market overview.


Polymers covered 

Commodity polymers: LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, PP, PVC, PS, EPS, PET

Engineering polymers: ABS/SAN, PA, PC, POM, PBT and PMMA

giving an indication of end use application


Processing technologies covered 

Film extrusion, pipe/profile extrusion, sheet extrusion, injection moulding, blow moulding, fibre extrusion, other processes (including rotomoulding, cable extrusion).


Data covered 

All data is reported in tonnes or thousand metric tonnes

Geographic coverage

The report covers all of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) with data reported for the following individual countries:

North America, Canada, and Mexico

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 3,000/ EUR 2,500

Hard copy + PDF with enterprise-wide license: USD 4,500/ EUR 3,600

For further information and sample pages please contact Fergus Mooney

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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