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Background:

The global polymer industry is expected to grow with a CAGR of 3.9% over 2015-2020. The demand for polymer is driven by growth in end use markets, such as packaging, automotive, infrastructure, transport rails, and telecommunication mainly from emerging economies. Polymer is continuously substituting metals, glass, paper, and other traditional materials in various applications due to its lightweight and strength and the design flexibility they offer brand owners along with low-cost. Thermoplastics segment is expected to witness the highest growth over the next five years. Increasing applications of engineered plastics in various fields, such as construction, automotive, and industrial manufacturing equipment to mechanical engineering is expected to drive this market.

Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and market research firm, has analyzed the global polymer industry by applications, product types and regions and has come up with a comprehensive research report, “Global Polymer Industry 2015-2020: Trend, Profit, and Forecast Analysis.” This report provides an analysis of the global polymer industry, including the industry trends, competitive landscapes, country analysis, emerging trends, and key drivers of the industry growth. The study also includes forecast of global polymer industry through 2020 segmented by regions and product types. The study also includes the global polymer industry segmented by applications for the –the year 2014.

The global polymer industry segmented by regions:
- North America
- Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of World

The global polymer industry segmented by types:
- Thermoplastics
- Thermosets
- Elastomers

The global polymer industry segmented by applications for the the year 2014:
- Thermoplastics (Packaging, Consumer and Institutional, Building and Construction, Transportation, Furniture and Furnishing, Electrical and Electronics, and Others)
- Thermosets (Plywood, Furniture and Bedding, Building and Construction, Automotive, Electronic and Others)
- Elastomers (Tires, Automotive (non-tires), Building and Construction, Industrial Products and Others)

On the basis of its comprehensive research, Lucintel forecasts that majority of the segments for the global polymer will have good growth during 2015-2020. Rising applications of polyolefin in automotive and packaging are driving the demand of the thermoplastics segment. The APAC region is expected to have solid market potential over the next five year in the polymer industry. Dow Chemical Company, BASF SE, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, China Petrochemical Corporation, and Exxon Mobil Corporation are some of the major suppliers of polymers. Technological advancement and new product developments at competitive prices are likely to be key factors for future growth.

This unique report from Lucintel will provide you with valuable information, insights, and tools needed to identify new growth opportunities and operate your business successfully in this market. This report will save hundreds of hours of your own personal research time and will significantly benefit you in expanding your business in this market. In today’s stringent economy, you need every advantage that you can find.

Features and Scope of this Report:

To make business, investment, and strategic decisions, you need timely, useful information. This market report fulfills this core need and is an indispensable reference guide for multinational materials suppliers, product manufacturers, investors, executives, distributors, and many more that operate in this market.
Some of the features of “Global Polymer Industry 2015-2020: Trend, Profit, and Forecast Analysis” include:
- Analysis of competitive intensity of the market based on Porter’s Five Forces model which helps to understand the competitive position of industry players.
- Market size in terms of value ($B) by segment, market size trend (2009-2014) and forecast (2015-2020) for key regional segments to make major investment decisions.
- Regional Analysis provides polymer equipment industry breakdown by region among North America, Europe, APAC and ROW.
- Competitor analysis: growth leadership analysis, market drivers and challenges, growth opportunity analysis by segment market and by regional market that helps to ascertain a sound investment decision.
- Market strategic assessment, emerging trend, innovations and new product launches, mergers and acquisitions by the market players are studied in the report.
The report is in power point presentation format and has hundreds of critical data and market insights that will help in effective decision making.

Table Of Contents

Global Polymer Industry 2015-2020: Trend, Profit, and Forecast Analysis,
1. Executive Summary
2. Industry Definition and Scope
3. Industry Overview
4. Macroeconomic Trend
5. Industry Trends
6. Competitive Landscape
7. Macroeconomic Forecast
8. Industry Forecasts
9. Emerging Trends
10. Growth Opportunity
11. Conclusions
12. About Lucintel

List of Figures

Chapter 3. Industry Overview
Figure 3.1: External forces shaping global polymer industry
Chapter 4. Macroeconomic Trend
Figure 4.1: Global GDP growth rate trend
Figure 4.2: Global inflation rate trend
Figure 4.3: Global population growth rate trend
Figure 4.4: Global unemployment rate trend
Figure 4.5: Regional GDP growth rate trend
Figure 4.6: Regional inflation rate trend
Figure 4.7: Regional population growth rate trend
Figure 4.8: Regional unemployment rate trend
Chapter 5.Industry Trends
Figure 5.1: Global polymer industry annual trend 2009-2014
Figure 5.2: Global polymer industry regional trend 2009-2014 ($ B)
Figure 5.3: Global polymer industry regional trend 2009-2014 (%)
Figure 5.4: Global polymer industry by countries 2014 (Total Industry Size: $ 495 Billion)
Figure 5.5: Global polymer industry segment trend 2009-2014 ($B)
Figure 5.6: Global polymer industry segment trend 2009-2014 (%)
Figure 5.7: Global thermoplastic polymer industry by segment 2014 (total industry size:
$382 Billion)
Figure 5.8: Global thermoset polymer industry by segment 2014 (total industry size: $74
Billion)
Figure 5.9: Global elastomer polymer industry by application 2014 (total industry size:
$39 Billion)
Figure 5.10: Global polymer industry quarterly trend 2013-2014 ($B)
Figure 5.11: Global polymer industry profitability trend 2009-2014
Figure 5.12: Global polymer industry revenue per employee trend 2009-2014
Figure 5.13: Global polymer industry cost structure 2009-2014
Figure 5.14: North American polymer industry cost structure 2009-2014 (%)
Figure 5.15 European polymer industry cost structure 2009-2014 (%)
Figure 5.16: Asia Pacific polymer industry cost structure 2009-2014 (%)
Figure 5.17: Cash on hand for global polymer industry 2009-2014 ($ B)
Figure 5.18: Cash on hand for global polymer industry 2009-2014 (%)
Figure 5.19: Total asset for global polymer industry 2009-2014 ($ B)
Figure 5.20: Total asset for global polymer industry 2009-2014 (%)
Figure 5.21: Total debt for global polymer industry 2009-2014 ($ B)
Figure 5.22: Total debt for global polymer industry 2009-2014 (%)
Chapter 6.Competitive Landscape
Figure 6.1: Industry shares of top players in global polymer industry in 2009
Figure 6.2: Industry shares of top players in global polymer industry in 2014
Figure 6.3: Global polymer industry 2009 industry share analysis
Figure 6.4: Global polymer industry 2014 industry share analysis
Chapter 7.Macroeconomic Forecast
Figure 7.1: Global GDP growth rate forecast
Figure 7.2: Global inflation rate forecast
Figure 7.3: Global population growth rate forecast
Figure 7.4: Global unemployment rate forecast
Figure 7.5: Regional GDP growth rate forecast
Figure 7.6: Regional inflation rate forecast
Figure 7.7: Regional population growth rate forecast
Figure 7.8: Regional unemployment rate forecast
Chapter 8.Industry Forecasts
Figure 8.1: Global polymer industry annual forecast 2015-2020 ($ B)
Figure 8.2: Global polymer industry quarterly forecast 2014-2015 ($ B)
Figure 8.3: Global polymer industry regional forecast 2015-2020 ($ B)
Figure 8.4: Global polymer industry regional forecast 2015-2020 (%)
Figure 8.5: Global polymer industry segment forecast 2015-2020 ($ B)
Figure 8.6: Global polymer industry segment forecast 2015-2020 (%)
Chapter 9.Emerging Trends
Figure 9.1: Emerging trends in global polymer industry
Chapter 10.Growth Opportunity
Figure 10.1: Global polymer industry opportunity by region
Figure 10.2: Global polymer industry opportunity by segment

List of Tables

Chapter 3. Industry Overview
Table 3.1: Industry parameters of global polymer industry
Table 3.2: Relative industry attractiveness by region
Chapter 5.Industry Trends
Table 5.1: Regional revenue growth rate
Table 5.2: Revenue growth rate
Table 5.3: Percentage change in expenses
Table 5.4: Growth rate in cash on hand
Table 5.5: Growth rate in total asset
Table 5.6: Growth rate in total debt
Chapter 8.Industry Forecasts
Table 8.1: Growth rate
Table 8.2: Revenue growth rate

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