Polypropylene Market by Grade (Photopolymer, Random Copolymer), by Application (Injection Molding, Blow Molding), by End User Industry (Automotive, Packaging, Electrical & Electronics), by Region (Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, South America) – Global Forecast 2018 to 2025

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Polypropylene Market: Summary

The Global Polypropylene Market is estimated to reach USD 112.3 Billion by 2025 at a CAGR of 6.1 %, predicts forencis research (FSR).

Polypropylene also referred as polypropene, is a rigid thermoplastic polymer with semi crystalline structure, which has gained massive popularity in last decade. The polypropylene is manufactured by polymerization process from the monomer propylene. It is one of the most used polymer, which possess high temperature resistance, low density, with high electrical fatigue and chemical resistance. Due to these excellent properties and ease in fabrication, the polypropylene is widely accepted in household articles, toys, rigid & flexible straps, pipes, electrical and automotive components, injection molding for production of industrial components. 


Polypropylene Market: Drivers & Restraints

Market Drivers:

  • Soaring Demand from Packaging Industry

The plastics or polymers are crucial in the packaging sector owing to their superior properties, durability and cost advantages. Polypropylene is gaining higher demand from the packaging industry owing to higher resistance to chemical, fatigue, water and elevated temperature conditions. The rising demand for sustainable and innovative packaging solution across varied industries is projected to boost the market growth in the forecast period.  Also, soaring demand for PP packaging films especially from food and beverage sector is projected to spur the market growth.

  • Increasing Investment by the Prominent Companies to Boost Polypropylene Production

The growth of the polypropylene market is further pushed uphill owing to increasing investment by the key players on the expanding production of the polypropylene.  The increase in number of production facilities owing to soaring demand of the propylene from the end–user industries. In 2018, the Exxonmobil announced investment of several hundred million dollars on the US Gulf coast project for boosting the polypropylene capacity. Ongoing investment in the emerging countries is projected to fuel the market growth in the years to follow.

Market Restraints:

  • Emergence of Substitute

The polypropylene market is witnessing growth at a remarkable pace, however, availability of substitutes is expected to hinder the market growth in the years to follow. Advent of new materials such as Acetal (POM), Polyhydroxy butyrate (PHB), and others, which exhibits similar properties to polypropylene with better recyclability may replace the PP. In addition to this, substitutes such as Polyhydroxy butyrate (PHB), emits lower emission, which may drive its demand. This, in turn, is projected to hinder the market growth

Polypropylene Market: Key Segments

  • On the basis of Grade: Photopolymer Polypropylene, Random Copolymer Polypropylene and Block Copolymer Polypropylene
  • On the basis of Application: Injection Moulding, Blow Molding, Film, Fiber and Others
  • On the basis of End User Industry: Automotive, Packaging, Electrical & Electronics, Construction, Medical, Consumer Goods and Others
  • Key Regions Covered : North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and South America, with individual country-level analysis.

Polypropylene Market: Report Scope

The report on the Polypropylene market covers a deep dive analysis of historic, recent and current market trends. Furthermore, market share/ranking analysis of key players, market dynamics, competition landscape, country wise analysis for each region covered and the entire supply chain dynamics are covered through the below segmentation.

Report Features


Historical/Estimated/Forecasted Market Size Years


Base Year for Market Calculation


Forecasted Period

2020-2025 (2020 estimated year, forecasted up to 2025)

Measured Units

Value (USD Million) Volume (Units)

Segments Included

Grade, Application, End-User Industry

Regional Coverage

Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa and South America

Key Companies Covered

  • Exxon Mobil Corporation (Company Description, Company Overview, Product Synopsis, Key Developments, SWOT Analysis)
  • Borealis AG
  • Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
  • Braskem SA
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
  • LyondellBasell Industries
  • Covestro AG
  • China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
  • Total SA
  • Other Key Companies

Polypropylene Market: Report Segmentation

For the scope of report, In-depth segmentation is offered by Forencis Research

Polypropylene Market, by Grade

  • Photopolymer Polypropylene
  • Random Copolymer Polypropylene
  • Block Copolymer Polypropylene

Polypropylene Market, by Application

  • Injection Molding
  • Blow Molding
  • Film
  • Fiber
  • Others

Polypropylene Market, by End-User Industry

  • Automotive
  • Packaging
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Construction
  • Medical
  • Consumer Goods
  • Others

Polypropylene Market, by Region

  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America

Key Questions answered by the report

  • What are the key developments playing vital role in the global market growth?
  • What are the impact of the key developments in the global market on the industry and on the market players in the near and far future?
  • What are the evolving types of the global market?
  • What are the evolving applications of global market?
  • What are the major characteristics that will affect the global market growth during the study period?
  • Who are the key global players operating in the market?
  • How are the major players leveraging in the existing global market conditions?

Report Audience

  • Polypropylene Market Providers
  • Polypropylene Market Solution and Services Suppliers, Distributors and Dealers
  • End-Users of Varied Segments of Polypropylene Market
  • Government Bodies and Intellectual Institutions
  • Associations and Industrial Organizations
  • Research & Consulting Service Providers
  • Research & Development Organizations
  • Investment Banks & Private Equity Firms



1.1       Research Objectives

1.2       Market Definition

1.3       Research Scope

1.4       Regional Coverage

1.5       Research Timeline

1.6       Assumptions

1.7       Limitations


2.1       Introduction

2.2       Primary Research

                                  2.2.1    Key Industry Expert Insight

2.3       Secondary Research

                                  2.3.1    Vital Data from Secondary Sources

2.4       Market Size Estimation

2.5       Data Validation & Triangulation



4.1       Introduction

4.2       Drivers

                                 4.2.1.    Soaring Demand from Packaging Industry

                                 4.2.2.    Increasing Investment by The Prominent Companies to Boost Polypropylene Production

                                 4.2.3.    Growing End-User Industries

4.3       Restraints

                                  4.3.1    Emergence of Substitute

4.4       Opportunities

                                 4.4.1.    Rising Adoption of Bio Based Polypropylene

                                 4.4.2.    Recyclability of Polypropylene


5.1       Introduction

                                 5.1.1.    Power of Buyers

                                 5.1.2.    Power of Suppliers

                                 5.1.3.    Intensity of Competition

                                 5.1.4.    Challenges of Substitutes

                                 5.1.5.    Challenges of New Entrants

5.2       Macro-Economic Indicators

6      POLYPROPYLENE MARKET BY GRADE, Market Size in USD Million and Kiloton (2018—2025)

6.1       Introduction

6.2       Photopolymer Polypropylene

6.3       Random Copolymer Polypropylene

6.4       Block Copolymer Polypropylene

7      POLYPROPYLENE MARKET BY APPLICATION, Market Size in USD Million (2018—2025)

7.1       Introduction

7.2       Injection Molding

7.3       Blow Molding

7.4       Film

7.5       Fiber

7.6       Others

8      POLYPROPYLENE MARKET BY END-USER INDUSTRY, Market Size in USD Million (2018—2025)

8.1       Introduction

8.2       Automotive

8.3       Packaging

8.4       Electrical & Electronics

8.5       Construction

8.6       Medical

8.7       Consumer Goods

8.8       Others

9      POLYPROPYLENE MARKET BY REGION, Market Size in USD Million (2018—2025)

9.1       North America

                                 8.1.1.    US

                                 8.1.2.    Canada

                                 8.1.3.    Mexico

9.2       Europe

                                 8.2.1.    Germany

                                 8.2.2.    France

                                 8.2.3.    Italy

                                 8.2.4.    UK

                                 8.2.5.    Spain

                                 8.2.6.    Rest of Europe

9.3       Asia-Pacific

                                 8.3.1.    China

                                 8.3.2.    Japan

                                 8.3.3.    India

                                 8.3.4.    South Korea

                                 8.3.5.    Rest of Asia-Pacific

9.4       Middle East & Africa

                                 8.4.1.    Saudi Arabia

                                 8.4.2.    UAE

                                 8.4.3.    Rest of Middle East

9.5       South America

                                 8.5.1.    Brazil

                                 8.5.2.    Argentina

                                 8.5.3.    Rest of South America


10.1     Introduction

10.2     Market Ranking/Share Analysis of Key Companies

10.3     Company Benchmarking


11.1     Exxon Mobil Corporation

                                11.1.1    Company Overview

                                11.1.2    Financial Overview

                                11.1.3    Products/Solutions/Services Offered

                                11.1.4    Key Developments

                                11.1.5    SWOT Analysis

11.2     BASF SE

11.3     Borealis AG

11.4     Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)

11.5     Braskem SA

11.6     Chevron Phillips Chemical Company

11.7     LyondellBasell Industries

11.8     Covestro AG

11.9     China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation

11.10  Total SA

11.11  Other Key Companies


12.1     Key Industry Expert Insights

12.2     Primary Discussion Guide

12.3   Customization Options

Note1: Tentative table of contents, may get updated during the course of research.

Note2: Company financial information is subject to availability in public domain




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  • Evolving Application of the various products in the Market
  • Growing countries in the Global Market
  • Effects of the developments in the market on the industry and on the market players
  • Key market developments undertaken by the leading players

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