Polyethylene: United States

This report forecasts to 2021 and 2025 US polyethylene resin demand and production in pounds and nominal US dollars at the manufacturer level, and polyethylene prices in US dollars. Total demand, production, and prices are segmented by product in terms of: high-density polyethylene (HDPE), linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), and low-density polyethylene (LDPE). Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: packaging; consumer and institutional products; building products; and other markets such as electrical and electronic products, industrial goods, and transport equipment.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand, total production, the various segments, resin prices, and trade are provided in annual series from 2010 to 2020.

Polyethylene copolymers excluded from this report include: ethylene vinyl acetate, polyolefin elastomers/plastomers, and ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene. Recycled polyethylene is excluded from the scope of this report. Re-exports of polyethylene are excluded from demand and trade figures.

Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided with quantified trends. Other various topics, including profiles of pertinent leading companies, are covered in this report. A full outline of report items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

Related NAICS Codes:
325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing
326111 Plastics Bag and Pouch Manufacturing
326112 Plastics Packaging Film and Sheet (including Laminated) Manufacturing
326113 Unlaminated Plastics Film and Sheet (except Packaging) Manufacturing
326121 Unlaminated Plastics Profile Shape Manufacturing
326122 Plastics Pipe and Pipe Fitting Manufacturing
326130 Laminated Plastics Plate, Sheet (except Packaging), and Shape Manufacturing

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