According to a British market-research consulting agency Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd., global demand for propylene (PP) will grow by 6.9% a year until 2010. PP production has risen by 34% and PP consumption – by 35% over the recent 5 years, Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd. experts say. Capacity utilization rate remains at 92.2%. Production capacities will grow at an average of 5.9%.
PP market may be driven by production technology development and the boost of the demand for roofing materials.
The largest growth – 10% a year – will be demonstrated by India. North-East Asia will feature an annual consumption growth of 6%. By 2009 North America and Western Europe will exhibit consumption growth rates below world average – 4.5% and 3.3% respectively.
In 2009, world PP consumption will reach 51.3m mt.
Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd. experts argue that nowadays polypropylene holds the most stable position as compared to other polymers.
One of the reasons behind the dizzy rise in PP consumption is expansion of its application areas paralleled by its substitution of other polymers (primarily, polystyrene and PVC). Another reason which affects PP popularity is its price, which often acts as a decisive factor when ecological friendliness of competing polymers is comparable. As a result, polypropylene gets an upper hand in its application in so-called engineering plastics heavily used in electronics, automotive and other industries.
PP is heavily applied in the manufacture of polymer fiber and yarn due to its low cost and ease of utilization. Currently, PP is also widely employed in car industry.
The market research report entitled “Polypropylene and Polypropylene-Base Compounds Market Research” also features the following information:
- Analysis of the global polypropylene market;
- Analysis of the regional polypropylene markets;
- Polypropylene market in Russia, Ukraine and other CIS countries;
- Polypropylene cost structure among PP manufacturers;
- Other subjects.
1. POLYPROPYLENE: PROPERTIES, APPLICATIONS, PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES
1.1. Polypropylene physicochemical properties
1.2. Polypropylene applications
1.3. Polypropylene production technologies
2. GLOBAL PROPYLENE MARKET
2.1. Global polypropylene consumption
2.2. Global propylene production
2.3. Regional polypropylene markets
- polypropylene market in Western Europe
- Propylene market in Western Europe
- Propylene market in Eastern Europe
2.3.2. North America
- US polypropylene market
- polypropylene market in Canada
2.3.3. Latin America
2.3.4. Asia-Pacific region
2.3.5. Middle East and Africa
2.4. Polypropylene prices worldwide
2.5. Producers and trade names of polypropylene and polypropylene-based compounds
3. POLYPROPYLENE MARKET IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
3.1. Polypropylene production capacities in Russia and other CIS countries
3.2. Polypropylene market in Russia
3.3. Polypropylene production capacities and output in Russia
3.4. Polypropylene consumption in Russia
3.5. Foreign trade with polypropylene in Russia
3.6. Polypropylene producers
3.7. Polypropylene grades and trademarks in Russia
3.8. Polypropylene prices in Russia
3.9. Polypropylene market forecast
4. POLYPROPYLENE MARKET IN OTHER CIS COUNTRIES
4.1.1. Polypropylene market in Ukraine
4.1.2. Polypropylene production in Ukraine
4.1.3. Polypropylene consumption in Ukraine
4.1.4. Foreign trade with polypropylene in Ukraine
4.1.5. Polypropylene prices in Ukraine
4.1.6. Polypropylene market forecast
4.2. Polypropylene market in Belarus (consumption, foreign trade, forecast)
4.3. Polypropylene market in Kazakhstan (consumption, foreign trade, forecast)
4.4. Polypropylene market in Turkmenistan (consumption, foreign trade, forecast)
4.5. Polypropylene market in Azerbaijan (consumption, foreign trade, forecast)
4.6. Polypropylene market in Uzbekistan (consumption, foreign trade, forecast)
5. PRODUCTION COST STRUCTURE DEMONSTRATED BY POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCERS IN THE CIS COUNTRIES
5.1. Feedstock cost and supply
5.2. Transportation costs
6. PROSPECTIVE POLYPROPYLENE CONSUMERS IN THE CIS COUNTRIES
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