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The report covers the important polystyrene global markets. It further divides the market on the basis of application and geography. The market data for these sub-markets have been provided with respect to volume (kilo tons) and value (USD Million). The global polystyrene market is projected to grow from $22,024.0 million in 2014 to $28,246.0 million by 2019, at a CAGR of 5.1% from 2014 to 2019.

The research study provides the value chain analysis with respect to polystyrene raw materials, manufacturers, and application verticals. The value chain describes the key contributors to the materials market at different stages from product development to end use. It represents the top players who are contributing to the global polystyrene market.

The impacts of different market factors, such as drivers, inhibitors, and opportunities have also been illustrated in the report. This provides insights into the key drivers, such as industrialization, increasing demand from the plastic & rubber industries, uneconomical substitutes, and high polystyrene consumption.

The global polystyrene market has been segmented based on the different applications. The important applications include packaging, electronics, appliances, and construction, among others. The packaging applications vertical is expected to dominate the polystyrene market, among the applications, during the forecast period of 2014 to 2019.

The key companies in this market are BASF SE (Germany), Styrolution Group (Germany), Videolar S/A (Sao Paulo), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), and Formosa Plastic Corporation (Taiwan), among others. These companies are consistently focusing on expanding their production capacities to achieve a competitive advantage in the market, and thereby serve the customers more effectively. Investments in expansion of plant capacities, followed by acquisitions, were the most preferred strategies by the top players in 2013 & 2014. Their strategies to capture the market in developing economies include expansions and agreements.

The Asia-Pacific region is the largest contributor to the global market, having accounted for 38% of the overall market, in terms of value. China is the leading segment in the Asia-Pacific market, owing to the availability of cheaper raw materials and low labor costs. The important emerging economies such as Brazil and India are also expected to be the major players in the global polystyrene market in the coming years, mainly owing to the rapid industrialization and the impacts of globalization in these economies.

The report also presents a competitive landscape covering the different strategies and developments (such as mergers & acquisitions, expansions, and agreements) undertaken by the leading polystyrene companies in recent years. Furthermore, the leading polystyrene market participants have been profiled in the report.

Scope of the report
The global polystyrene market has been covered in detail in this report. In order to provide an all-round picture, the current market demand and forecasts have also been included. The report segments the global polystyrene market as:

On the Basis of Application:
- Packaging
- electronics
- Appliances
- Construction
- Others
On the Basis of Geography:
- Asia-Pacific
- North America
- Europe
- South America & MEA

Table Of Contents

Global Polystyrene Market by Application, by Region - Forecast to 2019
TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION 10
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 10
1.2 MARKET SEGMENTATION and COVERAGE 11
1.3 STAKEHOLDERS 11
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 12
2.1 INTEGRATED ECOSYSTEM OF THE GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE MARKET 12
2.2 ARRIVING AT THE GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE 13
2.2.1 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 14
2.2.2 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 15
2.2.3 DEMAND SIDE APPROACH 15
3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 18
4 MARKET OVERVIEW 20
4.1 INTRODUCTION 20
4.2 MARKET DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 22
4.3 KEY MARKET DYNAMICS 23
5 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE MARKET, BY APPLICATION 26
5.1 INTRODUCTION 27
5.2 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE IN PACKAGING, BY GEOGRAPHY 29
5.3 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE IN ELECTRONICS, BY GEOGRAPHY 31
5.4 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE IN CONSUMER GOODS and APPLIANCES, BY GEOGRAPHY 32
5.5 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE IN CONSTRUCTION, BY GEOGRAPHY 34
6 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 37
6.1 INTRODUCTION 38
6.2 ASIA-PACIFIC POLYSTYRENE MARKET 40
6.3 EUROPE POLYSTYRENE MARKET 42
6.4 NORTH AMERICA POLYSTYRENE MARKET 45
6.5 SOUTH AMERICA and MEA POLYSTYRENE MARKET 49
7 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE MARKET: COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 53
7.1 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE MARKET: COMPANY SHARE ANALYSIS 53
7.2 MERGERS and ACQUISITIONS 54
7.3 NEW TECHNOLOGY LAUNCH 54
7.4 INVESTMENT 55
7.5 CONSOLIDATION 55
7.6 JOINT VENTURE 56
7.7 EXPANSION 57
8 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE MARKET, BY COMPANY 58
(Overview, Financials, Products and Services, Strategy, and Developments)*
8.1 STYROLUTION GROUP GMBH 58
8.2 TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS 61
8.3 BASF SE 64
8.4 FORMOSA CHEMICALS and FIBRE CORPORATION 67
8.5 KUMHO PETROCHEMICALS LTD. 70
8.6 CHI MEI CORPORATION 73
8.7 SABIC 74
8.8 TRINSEO 77
8.9 VIDEOLAR S/A. 80
8.10 ACH FOAM TECHNOLOGIES LLC 82
8.11 ALPEK SAB DE CV 84
8.12 THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY 87
*Details on overview, financials, product and services, strategy, and developments might not be captured in case of unlisted company
9 APPENDIX 90
9.1 CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS 90
9.1.1 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS 90
9.1.2 LOW-COST SOURCING LOCATIONS 90
9.1.3 REGULATORY FRAMEWORK 90
9.1.4 POLYSTYRENE USAGE DATA 90
9.1.5 IMPACT ANALYSIS 90
9.1.6 TRADE ANALYSIS 91
9.1.7 HISTORICAL DATA AND TRENDS 91
9.2 RELATED REPORTS 92
9.3 INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE 93
9.3.1 RT SNAPSHOTS 94



LIST OF TABLES

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TABLE 1 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE PEER MARKET SHARE VALUE 2013 (%) 14
TABLE 2 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE APPLICATION MARKET, 2014 (KT) 16
TABLE 3 ASSUMPTIONS 17
TABLE 4 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE MARKET: COMPARISON WITH PARENT MARKET,
2013 - 2019 (USD MN) 22
TABLE 5 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2019 (USD MN) 22
TABLE 6 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE MARKET: DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 22
TABLE 7 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2019 (USD MN) 23
TABLE 8 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2019 (KT) 23
TABLE 9 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013-2019 (USD MN) 24
TABLE 10 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013-2019 (KT) 24
TABLE 11 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE MARKET: COMPARISON WITH APPLICATION MARKETS,
2013-2019 (USD MN) 25
TABLE 12 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2019 (USD MN) 28
TABLE 13 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE: MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2019 (KT) 29
TABLE 14 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE MARKET IN PACKAGING, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2013-2019 (USD MN) 30
TABLE 15 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE MARKET IN PACKAGING, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013-2019 (KT) 30
TABLE 16 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE IN ELECTRONICS, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013-2019 (USD MN) 31
TABLE 17 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE MARKET IN ELECTRONICS, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013-2019 (KT) 32
TABLE 18 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE IN CONSUMER GOODS and APPLIANCES, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2013-2019 (USD MN) 33
TABLE 19 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE MARKET IN CONSUMER GOODS and APPLIANCES BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013-2019 (KT) 34
TABLE 20 GLOBAL POLYSTYRENE IN CONSTRUCTION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013-2019 (USD MN) 35
TABLE 21 GLOBAL POLYSTYR

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