Polystyrene: United States

This report forecasts US polystyrene (PS) resin demand in pounds to 2020. Total demand is segmented by form in terms of: crystal (solid), rubber-modified, and expanded. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: consumer and institutional, packaging, building products, electrical and electronic, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand, total production, 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, environmental and regulatory factors, price trends, and trade. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines forms and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each form 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 27-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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