Polyethylene: United States

As Quoted In How the US Became a Leader in the Global Polyethylene Industry blog

This report forecasts US polyethylene (PE) resin demand and shipments in pounds to 2020. Total demand is segmented by resin in terms of: high-density PE (HDPE), linear low-density PE (LLDPE), and low-density PE (LDPE). Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: packaging, consumer and institutional goods, construction materials, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand, total shipments, price, and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, trade, technology, environmental and regulatory factors, and US capacity by producer. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines resins and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each resin and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing in the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 26-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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