Global Ethylene Market: Overview

Growing demand for ethylene in the rapidly expanding packaging, construction and automotive end-user segments is anticipated to drive the global ethylene market in the next few years. The mass production of ethylene through the process of catalytic oxydehydrogenation is prophesized to act as an opportunity for the ethylene market in the next few years.

As per expert analysts, the global ethylene market is projected to register revenue worth US$234.2 by 2020, which is a decent increase from the initial revenue worth US$156 bn that was achieved in 2013. This growth is expected to occur at a healthy CAGR of 6.05% during the forecast period from 2014 to 2020.

Packaging Emerges As a Winning Segment in the Global Ethylene Market

The global ethylene market is mainly segregated on the basis of few factors such as application, end user and region. Under applications, polyethylene, ethylene oxide, ethylene benzene, ethylene dichloride, vinyl acetate, and alpha olefins, are key segments present in the global ethylene market. Under end-users, packaging, automotive, construction, agrochemical, textile, and soaps & detergents, are chief segments comprising the market.

Under applications, polyethylene was used extensively in the production of plastic, and progressed at the topmost growth pace in the global ethylene market, by accounting for more than 50% of the total market share in 2013. However, ethylene oxide is expected to grow at a rampant speed in the applications category of the global ethylene market in the near future. The rapid growth in the ethylene oxide application segment can be mainly attributed to the increasing consumption of its derivative called ethylene glycol used for the production of plastics for making bottles.

In terms of end users, packaging emerged as a leading segment of the ethylene market by bagging a share of more than 30% in 2013. The extensive utilization of different forms of polyethylene such as PVC, low density polyethylene (LDPE), linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), and high density polyethylene (HDPE) for the manufacturing of packaging application products is expected to drive the global ethylene market during the forecast period.

Increasing Demand for Ethylene in Several Industries Drives Market in Asia Pacific

Region-wise, the global ethylene market is mainly spread across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa. In recent times, Asia Pacific held a leading position in terms of maximum market shares of over 30% share in 2013. And this growth is projected to continue even in the near future. However, an increasing demand for ethylene in the packaging, automotive, and construction industries is projected to drive the ethylene market in Asia Pacific during the next few years too. Moreover, Asia Pacific is projected to depict a rampant pace of development in the global ethylene market during the forecast period. Rising demand for ethylene in emerging economies such as China, India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, is likely to drive the ethylene market in Asia Pacific.

In contrast to Asia Pacific, the ethylene market in North America and Europe is anticipated to grow at a moderate rate over the next six years, due to the slow but steady recovery of the economy in the U.S. and developed countries across Europe. The ethylene market in the Middle East and Africa too is projected to expand considerably in the next few years, owing to rising demand for ethylene for various industrial processes.

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), The Dow Chemical Company, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell plc, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Corporation), Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, Total S.A., Lyondell Basell Industries, National Petrochemical Company (NPC), and INEOS Group AG., are key players operating in the global ethylene market.

 
Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report Description
1.2 Market Segmentation
     1.2.1 Global Ethylene Market Segmentation by Application, End-user and Region
1.3 Research Scope
     1.3.1 Assumptions
1.4 Research Methodology
 
Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Global Ethylene Market, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US$ Bn)
 
Chapter 3 Ethylene Market – Industry Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Market Drivers
     3.3.1 Rising Demand in Packaging Applications Anticipated to Drive the Global Ethylene Market
             3.3.1.1 Global Plastic Packaging Market, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
     3.3.2 Growth in Construction Industry Projected to Drive Global Ethylene Market
             3.3.2.1 Global Construction Market, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Bn)
     3.3.3 Increasing Demand in Automotive Applications Predicted to Drive Global Ethylene Market
             3.3.3.1 Global Automotive Market, 2013 – 2020 (Mn Units)
3.4 Restraints
     3.4.1 Volatility in Crude Oil Prices Expected to Restrain the Global Ethylene Market
     3.4.2 Regulatory Issues Anticipated to Act as a Restraint for the Global Ethylene Market
3.5 Opportunities
     3.5.1 Mass Production of Ethylene by Process of Catalytic Oxydehydrogenation Expected to Act as Opportunity for Global Ethylene Market
3.6 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
     3.6.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
     3.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers     
     3.6.3 Threat of New Entrants
     3.6.4 Threat of Substitutes
     3.6.5 Degree of Competition
3.7 Market Attractiveness Analysis
     3.7.1 Ethylene Market Attractiveness, by End-user, 2013
3.8 Company Market Share Analysis
     3.8.1 Global Ethylene Market Share, by Company, 2013
 
Chapter 4 Raw Material and Price Trend Analysis
4.1 Raw Material Analysis
4.2 Raw Material Price Trends
     4.2.1 U.S. Gulf Ethane Price Trends, 2013 - 2020 (US$/MBTU)
     4.2.2 U.S. Gulf Propane Price Trends, 2013 - 2020 (US$/Gallon)
     4.2.3 U.S. Gulf Butane Price Trends, 2013 - 2020 (US$/Gallon)
     4.2.4 U.S. Gulf Naphtha Price Trends, 2013 - 2020 (US$/Kilo)
     4.2.5 U.S. Gulf Gas Oil Price Trends, 2013 - 2020 (US$/Liter)
4.3 Global Ethylene Price Trends, by Region, 2013 - 2020 (US$/Kilo)
4.4 U.S Gulf Propylene Price Range, 2013 - 2020 (US$/Kilo)
4.5 U.S Gulf MTBE Price Range, 2013 - 2020 (US$/Kilo)
4.6 U.S. Gulf Crude Oil Price Range, 2013 - 2020 (US$/Gallon)
4.7 U.S. Gulf Natural Gas Price Range, 2013 - 2020 (US$/MBTU)
4.8 U.S. Gulf Isobutylene Price Range, 2013 - 2020 (US$/Kilo)
 
Chapter 5 Ethylene Market - Application Analysis
5.1 Global Ethylene Market: Application Overview
     5.1.1 Global Ethylene Market Volume Share, by Application, 2013 and 2020
     5.1.2 Polyethylene
             5.1.2.1 Global Ethylene Market for Polyethylene, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US$ Bn)
     5.1.3 Ethylene Oxide
             5.1.3.1 Global Ethylene Market for Ethylene Oxide, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US$ Bn)
     5.1.4 Ethylene Benzene
             5.1.4.1 Global Ethylene Market for Ethylene Benzene, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US$ Bn)
     5.1.5 Ethylene Dichloride
             5.1.5.1 Global Ethylene Market for Ethylene Dichloride, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US$ Bn)
     5.1.6 Others (Including Vinyl Acetate and Alpha Olefins)
             5.1.6.1 Global Ethylene Market for Others Segment, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US$ Bn)
 
Chapter 6 Ethylene Market – End-user Analysis
6.1 Global Ethylene Market: Market Overview by End-user
     6.1.1 Global Ethylene Market Volume Share, by End-user, 2013 and 2020
     6.1.2 Packaging
             6.1.2.1 Global Ethylene Market for Packaging, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US$ Bn)
     6.1.3 Automotive
             6.1.3.1 Global Ethylene Market for Automotive, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US$ Bn)
     6.1.4 Construction
             6.1.4.1 Global Ethylene Market for Construction, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US$ Bn)
     6.1.5 Agrochemical
             6.1.5.1 Global Ethylene Market for Agrochemical, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US$ Bn)
     6.1.6 Textile
             6.1.6.1 Global Ethylene Market for Textile, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US$ Bn)
     6.1.7 Others (Including Soaps & Detergents)
             6.1.7.1 Global Ethylene Market for Other Applications, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US$ Bn)
 
Chapter 7 Ethylene Market - Regional Analysis
7.1 Global Ethylene Market: Regional Overview
     7.1.1 Global Ethylene Market Volume Share, by Region, 2013 and 2020
7.2 North America
     7.2.1 North America Ethylene Market Volume, by Application Segment, 2013 – 2020 (Mn Tons)
     7.2.2 North America Ethylene Market Revenue, by Application Segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Bn)
     7.2.3 North America Ethylene Market Volume, by End-user Segment, 2013 – 2020 (Mn Tons)
     7.2.4 North America Ethylene Market Revenue, by End-user Segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Bn)
7.3 Europe
     7.3.1 Europe Ethylene Market Volume, by Application Segment, 2013 – 2020 (Mn Tons)
     7.3.2 Europe Ethylene Market Revenue, by Application Segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Bn)
     7.3.3 Europe Ethylene Market Volume, by End-user Segment, 2013 – 2020 (Mn Tons)
     7.3.4 Europe Ethylene Market Revenue, by End-user Segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Bn)
7.4 Asia Pacific
     7.4.1 Asia Pacific Ethylene Market Volume, by Application Segment, 2013 – 2019 (Mn Tons)
     7.4.2 Asia Pacific Ethylene Market Revenue, by Application Segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Bn)
     7.4.3 Asia Pacific Ethylene Market Volume, by End-user Segment, 2013 – 2019 (Mn Tons)
     7.4.4 Asia Pacific Ethylene Market Revenue, by End-user Segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Bn)
     7.4.5 China
             7.4.5.1 China Ethylene Market Volume, by Application Segment, 2013 – 2019 (Mn Tons)
             7.4.5.2 China Ethylene Market Revenue, by Application Segment, 2013 – 2019 (US$ Bn)
             7.4.5.3 China Ethylene Market Volume, by End-user Segment, 2013 – 2019 (Mn Tons)
             7.4.5.4 China Ethylene Market Revenue, by End-user Segment, 2013 – 2019 (US$ Bn)
     7.4.6 Japan
            7.4.6.1 Japan Ethylene Market Volume, by Application Segment, 2013 – 2019 (Mn Tons)
            7.4.6.2 Japan Ethylene Market Revenue, by Application Segment, 2013 – 2019 (US$ Bn)
            7.4.6.3 Japan Ethylene Market Volume, by End- user Segment, 2013 – 2020 (Mn Tons)
            7.4.6.4 Japan Ethylene Market Revenue, by End-user Segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Bn)
     7.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
            7.4.7.1 Rest of Asia Pacific Ethylene Market Volume, by Application Segment, 2013 – 2020 (Mn Tons)
            7.4.7.2 Rest of Asia Pacific Ethylene Market Revenue, by Application Segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Bn)
            7.4.7.3 Rest of Asia Pacific Ethylene Market Volume, by End-user Segment, 2013 – 2019 (Mn Tons)
            7.4.7.4 Rest of Asia Pacific Ethylene Market Revenue, by End-user Segment, 2013 – 2019 (US$ Bn)
7.5 Latin America
     7.5.1 Latin America Ethylene Market Volume, by Application Segment, 2013 – 2020 (Mn Tons)
     7.5.2 Latin America Ethylene Market Revenue, by Application Segment, 2013 – 2019 (US$ Bn)
     7.5.3 Latin America Ethylene Market Volume, by End-user Segment, 2013 – 2019 (Mn Tons)
     7.5.4 Latin America Ethylene Market Revenue, by End-user Segment, 2013 – 2019 (US$ Bn)
7.6 RoW
     7.6.1 RoW Ethylene Market Volume, by Application Segment, 2013 – 2020 (Mn Tons)
     7.6.2 RoW Ethylene Market Revenue, by Application Segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Bn)
     7.6.3 RoW Ethylene Market Volume, by End-user Segment, 2013 – 2020 (Mn Tons)
     7.6.4 RoW Ethylene Market Revenue, by End-user Segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Bn)
 
Chapter 8 Company Profiles
8.1 E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont)
8.2 China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)
8.3 Royal Dutch Shell plc
8.4 Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil)
8.5 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
8.6 LyondellBasell Industries
8.7 INEOS Group AG
8.8 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
8.9 BASF SE
8.10 The Dow Chemical Company
8.11 British Petroleum plc (BP)
8.12 Lonza Group Ltd.
8.13 Borealis AG
8.14 Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. (Formosa Plastics)
8.15 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Corporation)
8.16 Total S.A.
8.17 National Petrochemical Company (NPC)
 
Chapter 9 Primary Research – Key Findings
List of Tables 
 
TABLE 1 Global Ethylene Market: Snapshot
TABLE 2 Drivers for Ethylene Market: Impact Analysis
TABLE 3 Restraints for Ethylene Market: Impact Analysis
TABLE 4 Impact of Crude Oil Price Volatility on Ethylene Oxide Prices
TABLE 5 North America Ethylene Market Volume, by Application Segment, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons)
TABLE 6 North America Ethylene Market Revenue, by Application Segment, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 7 North America Ethylene Market Volume, by End-user Segment, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons)
TABLE 8 North America Ethylene Market Revenue, by End-user Segment, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 9 Europe Ethylene Market Volume, by Application Segment, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons)
TABLE 10 Europe Ethylene Market Revenue, by Application Segment, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 11 Europe Ethylene Market Volume, by End-user Segment, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons)
TABLE 12 Europe Ethylene Market Revenue, by End-user Segment, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 13 Asia Pacific Ethylene Market Volume, by Application Segment, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons)
TABLE 14 Asia Pacific Ethylene Market Revenue, by Application Segment, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 15 Asia Pacific Ethylene Market Volume, by End-user Segment, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons)
TABLE 16 Asia Pacific Ethylene Market Revenue, by End-user Segment, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 17 China Ethylene Market Volume, by Application Segment, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons)
TABLE 18 China Ethylene Market Revenue, by Application Segment, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 19 China Ethylene Market Volume, by End-user Segment, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons)
TABLE 20 China Ethylene Market Revenue, by End-user Segment, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 21 Japan Ethylene Market Volume, by Application Segment, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons)
TABLE 22 Japan Ethylene Market Revenue, by Application Segment, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 23 Japan Ethylene Market Volume, by End-user Segment, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons)
TABLE 24 Japan Ethylene Market Revenue, by End-user Segment, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 25 Rest of Asia Pacific Ethylene Market Volume, by Application Segment, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons)
TABLE 26 Rest of Asia Pacific Ethylene Market Revenue, by Application Segment, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 27 Rest of Asia Pacific Ethylene Market Volume, by End-user Segment, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons)
TABLE 28 Rest of Asia Pacific Ethylene Market Revenue, by End-user Segment, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 29 Latin America Ethylene Market Volume, by Application Segment, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons)
TABLE 30 Latin America Pacific Ethylene Market Revenue, by Application Segment, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 31 Latin America Ethylene Market Volume, by End-user Segment, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons)
TABLE 32 Latin America Ethylene Market Revenue, by End-user Segment, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 33 RoW Ethylene Market Volume, by Application Segment, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons)
TABLE 34 RoW Ethylene Market Revenue, by Application Segment, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 35 RoW Ethylene Market Volume, by End-user Segment, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons)
TABLE 36 RoW Ethylene Market Revenue by End-user Segment, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Bn)

List of Figures 

 

FIG. 1 Global Ethylene Market Segmentation by Application, End-user and Region

FIG. 2 Global Ethylene Market, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US$ Bn)

FIG. 3 Ethylene Market: Value Chain Analysis

FIG. 4 Global Plastic Packaging Market, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)

FIG. 5 Global Construction Market, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Bn)

FIG. 6 Global Automotive Market, 2013 – 2020 (Mn Units)

FIG. 7 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis for Ethylene Market

FIG. 8 Ethylene: Market Attractiveness, by End-user, 2013

FIG. 9 Global Ethylene Market Share, by Company, 2013

FIG. 10 Global Ethylene Market Volume Share, by Application, 2013 and 2020

FIG. 11 Global Ethylene Market for Polyethylene, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US$ Bn)

FIG. 12 Global Ethylene Market for Ethylene Oxide, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US$ Bn)

FIG. 13 Global Ethylene Market for Ethylene Benzene, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US$ Bn)

FIG. 14 Global Ethylene Market for Ethylene Dichloride, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US$ Bn)

FIG. 15 Global Ethylene Market for Others Segment, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US$ Bn)

FIG. 16 Global Ethylene Market Volume Share, by End-user, 2013 and 2020

FIG. 17 Global Ethylene Market for Packaging, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US$ Bn)

FIG. 18 Global Ethylene Market for Automotive, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US $ Bn)

FIG. 19 Global Ethylene Market for Construction, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US$ Bn)

FIG. 20 Global Ethylene Market for Agrochemical, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US$ Bn)

FIG. 21 Global Ethylene Market for Textile, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US$ Bn)

FIG. 22 Global Ethylene Market for Other Applications, 2013 - 2020 (Mn Tons) (US$ Bn)

FIG. 23 Global Ethylene Market Volume Share, by Region, 2013 and 2020

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