Plastic industry worldwide

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Statista dossier on the global plastic industry

This dossier offers some of the most interesting facts relating to the plastics industry worldwide, including chapters on the widely used plastics polyethylene terephthalate (PET), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), and others.

Table of contents

  • 1. Global overview
    • Global plastic production 1950-2018

    • Plastic material production worldwide by region 2018

    • Global distribution of polymer demand by type 2016

  • 2. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
    • Global market value of PET 2016 & 2023

    • Global polyethylene terephthalate production 2014-2020

    • Global polyethylene terephthalate production capacity by leading company 2017

    • Global polyethylene terephthalate production capacity distribution by region 2017

    • Global polyethylene terephthalate consumption distribution by end-use 2016

    • Global PET bottle production 2004-2021

  • 3. High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
    • Global market value HDPE 2016-2023

    • Global production volume of HDPE resin 2016-2022

    • Global high-density polyethylene production share by region 2016

  • 4. Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
    • Global market value LLDPE 2017-2022

    • Global low-density polyethylene production capacity by manufacturing plant 2017

    • Global LDPE production distribution by region 2016

    • Distribution of global LDPE and LLDPE consumption by end use 2017

  • 5. Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
    • Global PVC market size weight 2013-2020

    • Global PVC market value 2015-2021

    • PVC consumption volume worldwide 2016-2022

    • Global PVC consumption by application 2017

    • PVC consumption volume worldwide by region 2017

    • PVC polymer leading importing countries worldwide 2016

  • 6. Polypropylene (PP)
    • Global polypropylene forecasted market value 2014-2023

    • Global polypropylene production by region 2016

    • Global polypropylene production by major producer 2016

  • 7. Polystyrene (PS)
    • Global polystyrene market value forecast 2016-2022

    • Global polystyrene production capacity distribution by region 2016

    • EPS global market value 2016 & 2021

  • 8. Assorted plastics
    • Global market value of polyethylene 2017 & 2024

    • Global polycarbonate production capacity by producer 2016

    • Global polycarbonates demand 2011-2022

    • Global ABS production capacity 2013-2023

    • Global ABS production distribution by region 2016

    • Forecasted global demand distribution for styrene by region 2020

  • 9. Recycling
    • Global market for recycled plastic and waste to oil 2014-2024

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