Plastics Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2028

Plastics Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2028

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Market Overview:

The global plastics market size reached US$ 615.2 Billion in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 747.9 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 3.18% during 2023-2028.

Plastics refer to polymeric materials made from synthetic or semi-synthetic organic compounds that are malleable and can be molded into desired shapes using heat and pressure. Some of the commonly used plastics include polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and liquid crystal polymers. Plastics are widely used for manufacturing bags, cups, cases, bottles, food wraps, tableware, wire insulations, and non-stick surfaces. They are cost-effective, lightweight, and durable and offer corrosion resistance, high thermal and electrical insulation, and inertness to biological materials. As a result, plastics find extensive applications across the packaging, construction, agriculture, automotive, electronics, healthcare, and textile industries.

Plastics Market Trends:

The increasing product utilization in the packaging industry is one of the key factors driving the market growth. Plastics are widely used to pack pickles, processed vegetables and fruits, syrups, jams, baby food and dairy products. In line with this, rising demand for ready-to-eat (RTE) food products due to hectic lifestyles and busy schedules is acting as another growth-inducing factor. Furthermore, the widespread product adoption in the automotive industry to manufacture vehicle components and improve fuel efficiency, reduce weight, enhance safety, minimize noise, and lower production costs is providing a considerable boost to the market growth. Apart from this, the introduction of bioplastics with potential applications in food packaging, agriculture, horticulture, medical devices, and cosmetics, due to their lower carbon footprint, non-toxicity, safety, and bio-inertness, is creating a positive outlook for the market. Additionally, the increasing demand for engineering plastics that offer excellent load capacity, thermal stability, mechanical strength, and durability is propelling the market growth. Moreover, the widespread product demand for manufacturing composite materials as a replacement for metals, such as steel and aluminum, for applications in industrial engineering, building, construction, and machinery is providing an impetus to the market growth. Other factors, including rapid industrialization, extensive research and development (R&D) activities, and rising investments by several governments in infrastructural development, are anticipated to drive the market growth.

Key Market Segmentation:

IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global plastics market report, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on type, application and end user.

Breakup by Type:

  • Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Others

Breakup by Application:

  • Injection Molding
  • Blow Molding
  • Roto Molding
  • Compression Molding
  • Casting
  • Thermoforming
  • Extrusion
  • Calendering
  • Others

Breakup by End User:

  • Packaging
  • Automotive
  • Infrastructure and Construction
  • Consumer Goods
  • Others

Breakup by Region:

  • North America
    • United States
    • Canada
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Others
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • United Kingdom
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:

The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being Arkema S.A, BASF SE, Celanese Corporation, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LLC, Chimei Corporation, Covestro AG, Dow Inc., Eastman Chemical Company, Evonik Industries AG, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. and Toray Industries Inc.

Report Coverage:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2022
Historical Period 2017-2022
Forecast Period 2023-2028
Units US$ Billion
Segment Coverage Type, Application, End User, Region
Region Covered  Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Countries Covered United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
Companies Covered Arkema S.A, BASF SE, Celanese Corporation, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LLC, Chimei Corporation, Covestro AG, Dow Inc., Eastman Chemical Company, Evonik Industries AG, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. and Toray Industries Inc.
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Key Questions Answered in This Report

The global plastics market was valued at US$ 615.2 Billion in 2022.

We expect the global plastics market to exhibit a CAGR of 3.18% during 2023-2028.

The rising adoption of plastics across various industries, including packaging, construction, agriculture, automotive, healthcare, etc., as they are cost-effective, lightweight, durable, etc., is primarily driving the global plastics market.

The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had led to the implementation of stringent lockdown regulations across several nations, resulting in the temporary halt in numerous production activities for plastics.

Based on the type, the global plastics market can be divided into polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, and others. Currently, polyethylene accounts for the majority of the global market share.

Based on the application, the global plastics market has been segregated into injection molding, blow molding, roto molding, compression molding, casting, thermoforming, extrusion, calendering, and others. Among these, injection molding exhibits clear dominance in the market.

Based on the end user, the global plastics market can be bifurcated into packaging, automotive, infrastructure and construction, consumer goods, and others. Currently, the packaging industry holds the largest market share.

On a regional level, the market has been classified into North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa, where Asia-Pacific currently dominates the global market.

Some of the major players in the global plastics market include Arkema S.A, BASF SE, Celanese Corporation, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LLC, Chimei Corporation, Covestro AG, Dow Inc., Eastman Chemical Company, Evonik Industries AG, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., and Toray Industries Inc.

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