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Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Industry Installed Capacity and Capital Expenditure (CapEx) Forecast by Region and Countries including details of All Active Plants, Planned and Announced Projects, 2021-2026

The global polyethylene market was valued at 130.5 mtpa in 2021. The market is expected to grow at an AAGR of more than 6% during the forecast period.

The polyethylene market report provides polyethylene industry details such as the plant’s name, status, and plant operator name for all active, planned, announced, suspended, and decommissioned plants globally by region and country for the period 2016-2026. The report also provides global and regional capital expenditure outlook by key countries, year on year, till 2026. The report offers a comparison of key countries based on contribution to global as well as regional plant capacities. The report also provides the installed plant capacity by production process and technology for the global polyethylene industry in 2021. Further, the report offers, planned and announced polyethylene plants along with the development stages for the period 2022-2026.

Global polyethylene market overview

 

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Which are the key regions in the polyethylene market?

The key regions in the polyethylene market are Asia, Europe, Former Soviet Union, Middle East, North America, South America, Oceana, and then Africa. Among regions, Asia leads with the largest capacity contribution globally over the next five years, followed by North America and Middle East.

Global polyethylene market, by regions

Global polyethylene market, by regions

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Which are the key countries in the polyethylene market?

The key countries in the polyethylene market are China, the US, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and India.  Among them China stood at the first in the year 2021, followed by the United States.

Global polyethylene market, by countries

Global polyethylene market, by countries

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What are the key production processes in the polyethylene market?

The key production process in the polyethylene market are gas phase, slurry, tubular, Ziegler slurry, solution, and others. Gas phase process is the dominant production process used for polyethylene production, followed by slurry, tubular, Ziegler slurry and solution process.

Global polyethylene industry, by production process

Global polyethylene industry, by production process

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Which are the key companies in the polyethylene market?

The key companies in the polyethylene market include Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd, RusGazDobycha, Shell plc, QatarEnergy, China Petrochemical Corp, The National Petrochemical Co, Oil and Natural Gas Corp Ltd, Sibur Holding, PT Pertamina (Persero), and The Siam Cement Public Co Ltd.

Global polyethylene market, by key companies

Global polyethylene market, by key companies

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Market report scope

Market size 2021 130.5 mtpa
AAGR >6%
Forecast period 2021-2026
Key regions Asia, Europe, Former Soviet Union, Middle East, North America, South America, Oceana, and Africa
Key countries China, United States, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and India
Key production processes Gas Phase, Slurry, Tubular, Ziegler Slurry, Solution, and Others
Key companies Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd, RusGazDobycha, Shell plc, QatarEnergy, China Petrochemical Corp, The National Petrochemical Co, Oil and Natural Gas Corp Ltd, Sibur Holding, PT Pertamina (Persero), and The Siam Cement Public Co Ltd

Scope

The report provides

  • Global polyethylene capacity outlook by region
  • Global polyethylene outlook by country
  • Polyethylene planned and announced projects details
  • Capacity share of the major polyethylene producers globally
  • Global polyethylene capital expenditure outlook by region
  • Global polyethylene capital expenditure outlook by country

Reasons to Buy

  • Obtain the most up to date information available on all active, planned, and announced polyethylene plants globally
  • Identify opportunities in the global polyethylene industry with the help of upcoming projects and capital expenditure outlook
  • Facilitate decision making on the basis of strong historical and forecast of polyethylene capacity data

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 15

1.1. What is This Report About? 15

1.2. Market Definition 15

2. Global Polyethylene Capacity and Capital Expenditure Review 16

2.1. Global Polyethylene Industry, An Overview 16

2.2. Global Polyethylene Industry, Capacity by Key Countries, 2016–2026 17

2.3. Global Polyethylene Industry, Capacity Share vis-à-vis Growth by Key Countries, 2016–2021 18

2.4. Global Polyethylene Industry, Installed Plant Capacity by Production Process, 2021 19

2.5. Global Polyethylene Industry, Top 10 Planned and Announced Projects 40

2.6. Global Polyethylene Capacity Contribution by Region 42

2.7. Key Companies by Polyethylene Capacity Contribution (% Share), 2021 43

2.8. Key Countries by Active Global Capacity Contribution to Polyethylene Industry 45

2.9. Regional Capacity Additions from Planned and Announced Projects 47

2.10. Global Capacity Additions from Planned and Announced Projects by Top 10 Countries 48

2.11. Global Capacity Additions from Planned and Announced Projects by Top 10 Companies 50

2.12. Regional Capex Spending on Planned and Announced Projects 52

2.13. Global Capex Spending on Planned and Announced Projects by Countries 53

3. Global Planned and Announced Polyethylene Projects 54

4. Africa Polyethylene Industry 82

4.1. Africa Polyethylene Industry, An Overview 82

4.2. Africa Polyethylene Industry, Capacity by Key Countries, 2016–2026 83

4.3. Africa Polyethylene Industry, Capacity Share vis-à-vis Growth by Key Countries, 2016–2021 84

4.4. Africa Polyethylene Industry, Installed Plant Capacity by Production Process, 2021 85

4.5. Africa Polyethylene Industry, Installed Plant Capacity by Technology, 2021 88

4.6. Africa Polyethylene Industry, Annual New Build and Expansion Capital Expenditure Outlook for Active, Planned and Announced Projects 91

4.7. Africa Polyethylene Industry, Annual New Build and Expansion Capital Expenditure Outlook for Active, Planned and Announced Plants by Countries 92

4.8. Polyethylene Industry in Nigeria 93

Nigeria Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 93

4.9. Polyethylene Industry in Egypt 94

Egypt Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 94

4.10. Polyethylene Industry in South Africa 96

South Africa Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 96

4.11. Polyethylene Industry in Algeria 97

Algeria Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 97

4.12. Polyethylene Industry in Libya 98

Libya Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 98

5. Asia Polyethylene Industry 99

5.1. Asia Polyethylene Industry, An Overview 99

5.2. Asia Polyethylene Industry, Capacity by Key Countries, 2016–2026 100

5.3. Asia Polyethylene Industry, Capacity Share vis-à-vis Growth by Key Countries, 2016–2021 101

5.4. Asia Polyethylene Industry, Installed Plant Capacity by Production Process, 2020 102

5.5. Asia Polyethylene Industry, Annual New Build and Expansion Capital Expenditure Outlook for Active, Planned and Announced Projects 114

5.6. Asia Polyethylene Industry, Annual New Build and Expansion Capital Expenditure Outlook for Active, Planned and Announced Plants by Countries 115

5.7. Polyethylene Industry in China 117

China Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 117

5.8. Polyethylene Industry in South Korea 138

South Korea Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 138

5.9. Polyethylene Industry in India 141

India Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 141

5.10. Polyethylene Industry in Thailand 147

Thailand Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 147

5.11. Polyethylene Industry in Japan 149

Japan Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 149

5.12. Polyethylene Industry in Singapore 153

Singapore Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 153

5.13. Polyethylene Industry in Taiwan 154

Taiwan Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 154

5.14. Polyethylene Industry in Indonesia 156

Indonesia Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 156

5.15. Polyethylene Industry in Malaysia 159

Malaysia Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 159

5.16. Polyethylene Industry in Philippines 161

Philippines Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 161

5.17. Polyethylene Industry in Pakistan 162

5.18. Polyethylene Industry in Vietnam 162

5.19. Polyethylene Industry in Brunei 163

6. North America Polyethylene Industry 164

6.1. North America Polyethylene Industry, An Overview 164

6.2. North America Polyethylene Industry, Capacity by Countries, 2016–2026 165

6.3. North America Polyethylene Industry, Capacity Share vis-à-vis Growth by Countries, 2016–2021 166

6.4. North America Polyethylene Industry, Installed Plant Capacity by Production Process, 2021 167

6.5. North America Polyethylene Industry, Annual New Build and Expansion Capital Expenditure Outlook for Active, Planned and Announced Projects 171

6.6. North America Polyethylene Industry, Annual New Build and Expansion Capital Expenditure Outlook for Active, Planned and Announced Plants by Countries 172

6.7. Polyethylene Industry in the US 173

The US Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 173

6.8. Polyethylene Industry in Canada 181

Canada Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 181

6.9. Polyethylene Industry in Mexico 183

Mexico Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 183

7. Europe Polyethylene Industry 184

7.1. Europe Polyethylene Industry, An Overview 184

7.2. Europe Polyethylene Industry, Capacity by Key Countries, 2016–2026 185

7.3. Europe Polyethylene Industry, Capacity Share vis-à-vis Growth by Key Countries, 2016–2021 186

7.4. Europe Polyethylene Industry, Installed Plant Capacity by Production Process, 2020 187

7.5. Europe Polyethylene Industry, Annual New Build Capital Expenditure Outlook for Active, Planned and Announced Projects 192

7.6. Europe Polyethylene Industry, Annual New Build Capital Expenditure Outlook for Active, Planned and Announced Plants by Countries 193

7.7. Polyethylene Industry in Germany 194

Germany Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 194

7.8. Polyethylene Industry in Belgium 196

Belgium Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 196

7.9. Polyethylene Industry in France 197

France Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 197

7.10. Polyethylene Industry in Netherlands 198

Netherlands Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 198

7.11. Polyethylene Industry in Spain 199

Spain Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 199

7.12. Polyethylene Industry in Italy 200

Italy Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 200

7.13. Polyethylene Industry in United Kingdom 201

United Kingdom Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 201

7.14. Polyethylene Industry in Sweden 202

Sweden Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 202

7.15. Polyethylene Industry in Austria 203

Austria Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 203

7.16. Polyethylene Industry in Hungary 204

Hungary Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 204

7.17. Polyethylene Industry in Czech Republic 205

Czech Republic Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 205

7.18. Polyethylene Industry in Poland 206

Poland Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 206

7.19. Polyethylene Industry in Finland 207

Finland Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 207

7.20. Polyethylene Industry in Portugal 208

Portugal Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 208

7.21. Polyethylene Industry in Romania 209

Romania Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 209

7.22. Polyethylene Industry in Slovakia 210

Slovakia Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 210

7.23. Polyethylene Industry in Serbia 211

Serbia Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 211

7.24. Polyethylene Industry in Norway 212

Norway Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 212

7.25. Polyethylene Industry in Croatia 213

Croatia Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 213

8. Former Soviet Union Polyethylene Industry 214

8.1. Former Soviet Union Polyethylene Industry, An Overview 214

8.2. Former Soviet Union Polyethylene Industry, Capacity by key Countries, 2016–2026 215

8.3. Former Soviet Union Polyethylene Industry, Capacity Share vis-à-vis Growth by key Countries, 2016–2021 216

8.4. Former Soviet Union Polyethylene Industry, Installed Plant Capacity by Production Process, 2021 217

8.5. Former Soviet Union Polyethylene Industry, Installed Plant Capacity by Technology, 2021 220

8.6. Former Soviet Union Polyethylene Industry, Annual New Build Capital Expenditure Outlook for Active, Planned and Announced Projects 223

8.7. Former Soviet Union Polyethylene Industry, Annual New Build Capital Expenditure Outlook for Active, Planned and Announced Plants by Countries 224

8.8. Polyethylene Industry in Russia 225

Russia Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 225

8.9. Polyethylene Industry in Uzbekistan 228

Uzbekistan Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 228

8.10. Polyethylene Industry in Turkmenistan 229

Turkmenistan Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 229

8.11. Polyethylene Industry in Azerbaijan 230

Azerbaijan Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 230

8.12. Polyethylene Industry in Belarus 231

Belarus Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 231

8.13. Polyethylene Industry in Ukraine 232

Ukraine Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 232

8.14. Polyethylene Industry in Kazakhstan 233

9. Middle East Polyethylene Industry 234

9.1. Middle East Polyethylene Industry, An Overview 234

9.2. Middle East Polyethylene Industry, Capacity by key Countries, 2016–2026 235

9.3. Middle East Polyethylene Industry, Capacity Share vis-à-vis Growth by key Countries, 2016–2021 236

9.4. Middle East Polyethylene Industry, Installed Plant Capacity by Production Process, 2021 237

9.5. Middle East Polyethylene Industry, Installed Plant Capacity by Technology, 2021 242

9.6. Middle East Polyethylene Industry, Annual New Build Capital Expenditure Outlook for Active, Planned and Announced Projects 247

9.7. Middle East Polyethylene Industry, Annual New Build Capital Expenditure Outlook for Active, Planned and Announced Plants by Countries 248

9.8. Polyethylene Industry in Saudi Arabia 249

Saudi Arabia Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 249

9.9. Polyethylene Industry in Iran 251

Iran Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 251

9.10. Polyethylene Industry in United Arab Emirates 256

United Arab Emirates Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 256

9.11. Polyethylene Industry in Qatar 257

Qatar Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 257

9.12. Polyethylene Industry in Kuwait 258

Kuwait Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 258

9.13. Polyethylene Industry in Oman 259

Oman Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 259

9.14. Polyethylene Industry in Turkey 260

Turkey Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 260

9.15. Polyethylene Industry in Israel 261

Israel Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 261

9.16. Polyethylene Industry in Iraq 262

Iraq Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 262

10. South America Polyethylene Industry 263

10.1. South America Polyethylene Industry, An Overview 263

10.2. South America Polyethylene Industry, Capacity by key Countries, 2016–2026 264

10.3. South America Polyethylene Industry, Capacity Share vis-à-vis Growth by key Countries, 2016–2021 265

10.4. South America Polyethylene Industry, Installed Plant Capacity by Production Process, 2021 266

10.5. South America Polyethylene Industry, Installed Plant Capacity by Technology, 2021 269

10.6. Polyethylene Industry in Brazil 273

Brazil Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 273

10.7. Polyethylene Industry in Argentina 274

Argentina Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 274

10.8. Polyethylene Industry in Venezuela 275

Venezuela Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 275

10.9. Polyethylene Industry in Colombia 276

Colombia Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 276

11. Oceania Polyethylene Industry 277

11.1. Oceania Polyethylene Industry, An Overview 277

11.2. Oceania Polyethylene Industry, Capacity by Country, 2016–2026 278

11.3. Oceania Polyethylene Industry, Capacity Share vis-à-vis Growth by key Countries, 2016–2021 279

11.4. Oceania Polyethylene Industry, Installed Plant Capacity by Production Process, 2020 280

11.5. Oceania Polyethylene Industry, Installed Plant Capacity by Technology, 2021 282

11.6. Polyethylene Industry in Australia 284

Australia Polyethylene Industry, Plants Capacity (mtpa), 2016–2026 284

12. Appendix 285

12.1. Definitions 285

Installed Capacity 285

12.2. Abbreviations 285

12.3. Status Definition 285

12.4. Methodology 286

Coverage 286

Secondary Research 286

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List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: Polyethylene industry, global, key statistics, 2021 16

Table 2: Polyethylene industry, global, capacity by key countries (mtpa), 2016–2026 17

Table 3: Global Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 20

Table 4: Global Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Gas Phase Process, 2021 20

Table 5: Global Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Slurry Process, 2021 25

Table 6: Global Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Tubular Process, 2021 30

Table 7: Global Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Ziegler Slurry Process, 2021 34

Table 8: Global Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Solution Process, 2021 38

Table 9: Polyethylene industry, global, top 10 planned and announced projects details, 2022–2026 40

Table 10: Polyethylene industry, global, capacity by region (mtpa), 2021–2026 42

Table 11: Polyethylene industry, global, capacity share of top 10 companies (%), 2021 44

Table 12: Polyethylene industry, global, active Polyethylene capacity of top 10 countries (mtpa), 2021 46

Table 13: Polyethylene industry, global, planned and announced capacity additions by region (mtpa), 2026 47

Table 14: Polyethylene industry, global, planned and announced capacity additions by top countries (mtpa), 2026 49

Table 15: Polyethylene industry, global, planned and announced capacity additions by top companies (mtpa), 2026 51

Table 16: Polyethylene industry, global, total capex spending on planned and announced projects by region ($B), 2022–2026 52

Table 17: Polyethylene industry, global, total capex spending on planned and announced projects by countries ($B), 2022–2026 53

Table 18: Global, planned and announced Polyethylene projects details 54

Table 19: Polyethylene Industry, Asia, key statistics, 2021 82

Table 20: Polyethylene industry, Africa, capacity by key countries (mtpa), 2016–2026 83

Table 21: Africa polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 86

Table 22: Africa polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Gas Phase, 2021 86

Table 23: Africa polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Tubular/Autoclave, 2021 86

Table 24: Africa polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Slurry, 2021 87

Table 25: Africa polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Tubular, 2021 87

Table 26: Africa, polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by technology (%) 2021 89

Table 27: Africa, polyethylene industry, major installed plant capacity by Univation Polyethylene Technology, 2021 89

Table 28: Africa, polyethylene Industry, Major Installed Plant Capacity by Nova Polyethylene Technology, 2021 89

Table 29: Africa, polyethylene industry, major installed plant capacity by Ineos Polyethylene Technology, 2021 90

Table 30: Africa, polyethylene industry, major installed plant capacity by Exxon Mobil Polyethylene Technology, 2021 90

Table 31: Africa, polyethylene industry, major installed plant capacity by Dow Polyethylene Technology, 2021 90

Table 32: Polyethylene industry, Africa, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects ($B), 2022–2026 91

Table 33: Polyethylene industry, Africa, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects by countries ($B), 2022–2026 92

Table 34: Polyethylene industry, Nigeria, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 93

Table 35: Polyethylene industry, Egypt, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 94

Table 36: Polyethylene industry, South Africa, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 96

Table 37: Polyethylene industry, Algeria, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 97

Table 38: Polyethylene industry, Libya, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 98

Table 39: Polyethylene Industry, Asia, key statistics, 2021 99

Table 40: Polyethylene industry, Asia, capacity by key countries (mtpa), 2016–2026 100

Table 41: Asia polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 103

Table 42: Asia polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Gas Phase, 2021 103

Table 43: Asia polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Ziegler Slurry, 2021 107

Table 44: Asia polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Slurry, 2021 108

Table 45: Asia polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Tubular, 2021 111

Table 46: Asia polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Solution, 2021 113

Table 47: Polyethylene industry, Asia, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects ($B), 2022–2026 114

Table 48: Polyethylene industry, Asia, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects by countries ($B), 2022–2026 115

Table 49: Polyethylene industry, China, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 117

Table 50: Polyethylene industry, South Korea, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 138

Table 51: Polyethylene industry, India, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 141

Table 52: Polyethylene industry, Thailand, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 147

Table 53: Polyethylene industry, Japan, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 149

Table 54: Polyethylene industry, Singapore, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 153

Table 55: Polyethylene industry, Taiwan, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 154

Table 56: Polyethylene industry, Indonesia, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 156

Table 57: Polyethylene industry, Malaysia, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 159

Table 58: Polyethylene industry, Philippines, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 161

Table 59: Polyethylene industry, Pakistan, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 162

Table 60: Polyethylene industry, Vietnam, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 162

Table 61: Polyethylene industry, Brunei, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 163

Table 62: Polyethylene Industry, North America, Key Statistics, 2021 164

Table 63: Polyethylene industry, North America, capacity by country (mtpa), 2016–2026 165

Table 64: North America polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 168

Table 65: North America polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Gas Phase, 2021 168

Table 66: North America polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Slurry, 2021 169

Table 67: North America polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Solution, 2021 169

Table 68: North America polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Tubular, 2021 170

Table 69: North America polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Autoclave, 2021 170

Table 70: Polyethylene industry, North America, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects ($B), 2022–2026 171

Table 71: Polyethylene industry, North America, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects by countries ($B), 2022–2026 172

Table 72: Polyethylene industry, United States, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 173

Table 73: Polyethylene industry, Canada, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 181

Table 74: Polyethylene industry, Mexico, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 183

Table 75: Polyethylene industry, Europe, key statistics, 2021 184

Table 76: Polyethylene industry, Europe, capacity by key countries (mtpa), 2016–2026 185

Table 77: Europe polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 188

Table 78: Europe polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Tubular, 2021 188

Table 79: Europe polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Gas Phase, 2021 189

Table 80: Europe polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Slurry, 2021 189

Table 81: Europe polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Zeigler Slurry, 2021 191

Table 82: Europe polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Autoclave, 2021 191

Table 83: Polyethylene industry, Europe, annual new build capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects ($B), 2022–2026 192

Table 84: Polyethylene industry, Europe, annual new build capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects by countries ($B), 2022–2026 193

Table 85: Polyethylene industry, Germany, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 194

Table 86: Polyethylene industry, Belgium, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 196

Table 87: Polyethylene industry, France, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 197

Table 88: Polyethylene industry, Netherlands, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 198

Table 89: Polyethylene industry, Spain, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 199

Table 90: Polyethylene industry, Italy, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 200

Table 91: Polyethylene industry, United Kingdom, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 201

Table 92: Polyethylene industry, Sweden, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 202

Table 93: Polyethylene industry, Austria, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 203

Table 94: Polyethylene industry, Hungary, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 204

Table 95: Polyethylene industry, Czech Republic, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 205

Table 96: Polyethylene industry, Poland, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 206

Table 97: Polyethylene industry, Finland, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 207

Table 98: Polyethylene industry, Portugal, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 208

Table 99: Polyethylene industry, Romania, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 209

Table 100: Polyethylene industry, Slovakia, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 210

Table 101: Polyethylene industry, Serbia, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 211

Table 102: Polyethylene industry, Norway, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 212

Table 103: Polyethylene industry, Croatia, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 213

Table 104: Polyethylene industry, Former Soviet Union, key statistics, 2021 214

Table 105: Polyethylene industry, Former Soviet Union, capacity by key countries (mtpa), 2016–2026 215

Table 106: Former Soviet Union, Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 218

Table 107: Former Soviet Union Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Gas Phase, 2021 218

Table 108: Former Soviet Union Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Slurry, 2021 218

Table 109: Former Soviet Union Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Tubular, 2021 219

Table 110: Former Soviet Union Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Solution, 2021 219

Table 111: Former Soviet Union polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Ziegler Slurry, 2021 219

Table 112: Former Soviet Union, polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by technology (%) 2021 221

Table 113: Former Soviet Union, polyethylene industry, major installed plant capacity by Ineos Polyethylene Technology, 2021 221

Table 114: Former Soviet Union, polyethylene Industry, Major Installed Plant Capacity by Univation Polyethylene Technology, 2021 221

Table 115: Former Soviet Union, polyethylene industry, major installed plant capacity by LyondellBasell Polyethylene Technology, 2021 222

Table 116: Former Soviet Union, polyethylene industry, major installed plant capacity by ICI Polyethylene Technology, 2021 222

Table 117: Former Soviet Union, polyethylene industry, major installed plant capacity by Nova Polyethylene Technology, 2021 222

Table 118: Polyethylene industry, Former Soviet Union, annual new build capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects ($B), 2022–2026 223

Table 119: Polyethylene industry, Former Soviet Union, annual new build capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects by countries ($B), 2022–2026 224

Table 120: Polyethylene industry, Russia, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 225

Table 121: Polyethylene industry, Uzbekistan, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 228

Table 122: Polyethylene industry, Turkmenistan, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 229

Table 123: Polyethylene industry, Azerbaijan, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 230

Table 124: Polyethylene industry, Belarus, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 231

Table 125: Polyethylene industry, Ukraine, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 232

Table 126: Polyethylene industry, Kazakhstan, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 233

Table 127: Polyethylene industry, Middle East, key statistics, 2021 234

Table 128: Polyethylene industry, Middle East, capacity by key countries (mtpa), 2016–2026 235

Table 129: Middle East, Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 238

Table 130: Middle East Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Gas Phase, 2021 238

Table 131: Middle East Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Tubular, 2021 239

Table 132: Middle East Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Slurry, 2021 240

Table 133: Middle East Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Ziegler Slurry, 2021 240

Table 134: Middle East Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Slurry/Gas Phase, 2021 241

Table 135: Middle East, polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by technology (%) 2021 243

Table 136: Middle East, Polyethylene industry, major installed plant capacity by LyondellBasell Polyethylene Technology, 2021 244

Table 137: Middle East, Polyethylene industry, major installed plant capacity by Univation Polyethylene Technology, 2021 245

Table 138: Middle East, polyethylene industry, major installed plant capacity by Dow Polyethylene Technology, 2021 245

Table 139: Middle East, Polyethylene industry, major installed plant capacity by Borealis Polyethylene Technology, 2021 246

Table 140: Middle East, Polyethylene industry, major installed plant capacity by Chevron Phillips Polyethylene Technology, 2021 246

Table 141: Polyethylene industry, Middle East, annual new build capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects ($B), 2022–2026 247

Table 142: Polyethylene industry, Middle East, annual new build capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects by countries ($B), 2022–2026 248

Table 143: Polyethylene industry, Saudi Arabia, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 249

Table 144: Polyethylene industry, Iran, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 251

Table 145: Polyethylene industry, United Arab Emirates, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 256

Table 146: Polyethylene industry, Qatar, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 257

Table 147: Polyethylene industry, Kuwait, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 258

Table 148: Polyethylene industry, Oman, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 259

Table 149: Polyethylene industry, Turkey, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 260

Table 150: Polyethylene industry, Israel, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 261

Table 151: Polyethylene industry, Iraq, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 262

Table 152: Polyethylene industry, South America, key statistics, 2021 263

Table 153: Polyethylene industry, South America, capacity by key countries (mtpa), 2016–2026 264

Table 154: South America, Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 267

Table 155: South America Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Gas Phase, 2021 267

Table 156: South Americs Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Solution, 2021 267

Table 157: South America polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Ziegler Slurry, 2021 268

Table 158: South America Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Autoclave, 2021 268

Table 159: Middle East Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Slurry, 2021 268

Table 160: South America, Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by technology (%) 2021 270

Table 161: South America polyethylene industry, major installed plant capacity by LyondellBasell Polyethylene Technology, 2021 270

Table 162: South America, Polyethylene industry, major installed plant capacity by Univation Polyethylene Technology, 2021 270

Table 163: South America, Polyethylene industry, major installed plant capacity by Nova Polyethylene Technology, 2021 271

Table 164: South America, Polyethylene industry, major installed plant capacity by Dow Polyethylene Technology, 2021 272

Table 165: South America, Polyethylene industry, major installed plant capacity by Chevron Phillips Polyethylene Technology, 2021 272

Table 166: Polyethylene industry, Brazil, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 273

Table 167: Polyethylene industry, Argentina, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 274

Table 168: Polyethylene industry, Venezuela, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 275

Table 169: Polyethylene industry, Colombia, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 276

Table 170: Polyethylene industry, Oceania, key statistics, 2021 277

Table 171: Polyethylene industry, Oceania, capacity by key countries (mtpa), 2016–2026 278

Table 172: Oceania, Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 281

Table 173: Oceania polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Gas Phase, 2021 281

Table 174: Oceania polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Ziegler Slurry, 2021 281

Table 175: Oceania polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by Autoclave, 2021 281

Table 176: Oceania, Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by technology (%) 2021 283

Table 177: Oceania, polyethylene industry, major installed plant capacity by Univation Polyethylene Technology, 2021 283

Table 178: Oceania, Polyethylene industry, major installed plant capacity by LyondellBasell Polyethylene Technology, 2021 283

Table 179: Oceania, Polyethylene industry, major installed plant capacity by ICI Polyethylene Technology, 2021 283

Table 180: Polyethylene industry, Australia, capacity by major plants (mtpa) 2016–2026 284

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global Polyethylene industry, capacity share vis-à-vis growth by key countries, 2016–2021 18

Figure 2: Global, Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 19

Figure 3: Polyethylene industry, global, capacity by region (mtpa), 2021–2026 42

Figure 4: Polyethylene industry, global, capacity share of top 10 companies (%), 2021 43

Figure 5: Polyethylene industry, global, active Polyethylene capacity of top 10 countries (mtpa), 2021 45

Figure 6: Polyethylene industry, global, planned and announced capacity additions by region (mtpa), 2026 47

Figure 7: Polyethylene industry, global, planned and announced capacity additions by top 10 countries (mtpa), 2026 48

Figure 8: Polyethylene Industry, global, planned and announced capacity additions by top companies (mtpa), 2026 50

Figure 9: Polyethylene industry, global, total capex spending on planned and announced projects by region ($B), 2022–2026 52

Figure 10: Polyethylene industry, global, total capex spending on planned and announced projects by countries ($B) 2022–2026 53

Figure 11: Polyethylene industry, Africa, capacity share vis-à-vis growth by key countries, 2016–2021 84

Figure 12: Africa, polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 85

Figure 13: Africa, polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by technology (%) 2021 88

Figure 14: Polyethylene industry, Africa, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects ($B), 2022–2026 91

Figure 15: Polyethylene industry, Africa, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects by countries ($M), 2022–2026 92

Figure 16: Polyethylene industry, Asia, capacity share vis-à-vis growth by key countries, 2016–2021 101

Figure 17: Asia, polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 102

Figure 18: Polyethylene industry, Asia, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects ($B), 2022–2026 114

Figure 19: Polyethylene industry, Asia, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects by countries ($B), 2022–2026 116

Figure 20: Polyethylene industry, North America, capacity share vis-à-vis growth by countries, 2016–2021 166

Figure 21: North America, polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 167

Figure 22: Polyethylene industry, North America, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects ($B), 2022–2026 171

Figure 23: Polyethylene industry, North America, annual new build and expansion capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects by countries ($B), 2022–2026 172

Figure 24: Polyethylene industry, Europe, capacity share vis-à-vis growth by countries, 2016–2021 186

Figure 25: Europe, polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 187

Figure 26: Polyethylene Industry, Europe, annual new build capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects ($B), 2022–2026 192

Figure 27: Polyethylene industry, Europe, annual new build capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects by countries ($B), 2022–2026 193

Figure 28: Polyethylene industry, Former Soviet Union, capacity share vis-à-vis growth by key countries, 2016–2021 216

Figure 29: Former Soviet Union, polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 217

Figure 30: Former Soviet Union, polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by technology (%) 2021 220

Figure 31: Polyethylene Industry, Former Soviet Union, annual new build capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects ($B), 2022–2026 223

Figure 32: Polyethylene industry, Former Soviet Union, annual new build capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects by countries ($B), 2022–2026 224

Figure 33: Polyethylene industry, Middle East, capacity share vis-à-vis growth by key countries, 2016–2021 236

Figure 34: Middle East, polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 237

Figure 35: Middle East, polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by technology (%) 2021 242

Figure 36: Polyethylene Industry, Middle East, annual new build capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects ($B), 2022–2026 247

Figure 37: Polyethylene industry, Middle East, annual new build capital expenditure outlook for active, planned and announced projects by countries ($B), 2022–2026 248

Figure 38: Polyethylene industry, South America, capacity share vis-à-vis growth by key countries, 2016–2021 265

Figure 39: South America, polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 266

Figure 40: South America, Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by technology (%) 2021 269

Figure 41: Polyethylene industry, Oceania, capacity share vis-à-vis growth by key countries, 2016–2021 279

Figure 42: Oceania, polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by production process (%) 2021 280

Figure 43: Oceania, Polyethylene industry, installed plant capacity by technology (%) 2021 282

Frequently Asked Questions

The global polyethylene market size was 130.5 mtpa in the year 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

The global polyethylene market is expected to grow at an AAGR of more than 6% during the forecast period.

Asia, Europe, Former Soviet Union, Middle East, North America, South America, Oceana, and then Africa are the key regions in the global polyethylene industry.

The key countries in the global polyethylene industry include China, United States, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and India.

Gas phase, slurry, tubular, Ziegler slurry, solution, and others are the key production process in the global polyethylene industry.

Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd, RusGazDobycha, Shell plc, QatarEnergy, China Petrochemical Corp, The National Petrochemical Co, Oil and Natural Gas Corp Ltd, Sibur Holding, PT Pertamina (Persero), and The Siam Cement Public Co Ltd are the key companies in the global polyethylene industry.

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