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Analysis of the global polypropylene market in 2008-2012, the forecast for 2013-2017

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During the period from 2008 to 2012, sales of polypropylene in the world increased by 16%: from 51 to 59 million tons. A decrease compared to previous years was observed only in 2009 - by 4%. The polypropylene market suffered during the crisis years insignificantly compared with other chemical industry markets. According to experts, the basic polymer grade used in the manufacture of packaging material and products made of it was in high demand even in times of crisis.

In 2008-2012, China and the Netherlands were the leaders in sales of polypropylene in the world. During the period under review, China’s share in world sales averaged 18%, while the share of the Netherlands was about 10%. In 2013-2017, the demand for this polymer in China will grow faster than in other countries. So, in 2013, the share of China in world sales of polypropylene will be 19%, and in 2017 it will increase to 20%.

According to forecasts of BusinesStat, in 2017 polypropylene sales in the world will amount to 79 million tons, which will exceed the value of the indicator for 2012 by 36%. The market for polypropylene products is far from saturation. According to market experts, in the coming years, the greatest growth in demand for products is expected in the automotive segment, as replacing metal parts with plastic can significantly reduce the weight of the car (about 2 times), save fuel and achieve increased safety levels. Also a significant increase in demand is expected in all segments (packaging, spunbond, pipes, etc.).

"Analysis of the global polypropylene market in 2008-2012, the forecast for 2013-2017" includes the most important data necessary for understanding the current market conditions and assessing the prospects for its development:

• Economy and population

• Polypropylene production

• Polypropylene sales

• External and internal trade in polypropylene

• Import and export of polypropylene

• Foreign trade prices of polypropylene

The review contains current data for all countries of the world and a forecast for the 25 leading countries of the world polypropylene market: Belgium, Brazil, Great Britain, Vietnam, Germany, India, Indonesia, Spain, Italy, Canada, China, China Hong Kong, Mexico, Nigeria, Netherlands , Pakistan. Republic of Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, USA, Thailand, Turkey, France, Japan.

In preparing the review used official statistics:

• United Nations Statistics Division

• Commodity Trade Statistics

• Eurostat

• National Agencies and Compendia

• Index Mundi

• Industrial Commodity Statistics

• International Trade Center

• International Monetary Fund

• Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

• World Trade Organization

Along with the official statistics, the review contains the results of BusinesStat research:

• Analysis of open information on the chemical industry

• Survey of chemical industry experts

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