Plastics Market Size, Industry Trends, Share, Forecast 2024-2032


(MENAFN- IMARC Group) IMARC Group, a leading market research company, has recently releases report titled “Plastics Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2024-2032” the global plastics market size US$ 634.8 Billion in 2023. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 829.7 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 2.93% during 2024-2032.

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Factors Affecting the Growth of the Plastics Industry:

  • Increasing Demand in the Packaging Industry:

The expansion of the packaging industry represents one of the primary factors propelling the market growth. Additionally, the rising reliance of individuals on online shopping channels is driving the demand for convenient and efficient packaging solutions. Plastics offer a versatile and cost-effective means of packaging, providing durability and flexibility for various applications. Moreover, advancements in plastic technologies, such as barrier coatings and modified atmospheres, enhance the protective qualities of plastic packaging, making it an indispensable choice for many industries.

  • Rapid Urbanization and Changing Lifestyles:

Rapid urbanization and evolving lifestyles of individuals are contributing substantially to the growth of the market. The increasing rate of urbanization is driving the need for products that align with the fast-paced urban lifestyle, where convenience and efficiency are paramount. Plastics, being lightweight, durable, and easily moldable, are widely used the manufacturing of numerous consumer goods, ranging from electronics to automotive components. The rising demand for plastic-based products beyond necessities to encompass a wide array of lifestyle products, including fashion accessories, home goods, and recreational items is favoring the market growth. This shift in consumer preferences, coupled with the adaptability of plastics in design and functionality, propelling the market growth.

  • Technological Innovations and Material Advancements:

Continuous innovations in plastic materials and manufacturing processes are strengthening the growth of the market. Researchers and industry leaders are investing in developing sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives to traditional plastics, addressing concerns related to environmental impact. Additionally, the increasing use of biodegradable plastics, recycled materials, and bio-based polymers
to meet stringent environmental regulations and consumer demands for greener alternatives is offering a favorable market outlook. Furthermore, technological advancements, such as three-dimensional (3D) printing and nanotechnology, are opening new frontiers in plastic applications, enabling the production of complex and customized products across various sectors. These innovations enhance the performance characteristics of plastics and attract a wider consumer base.

Leading Companies Operating in the Global
Plastics Industry:

  • Arkema S.A
  • BASF SE
  • Celanese Corporation
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LLC
  • Chimei Corporation
  • Covestro AG
  • Dow Inc.
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Toray Industries Inc.

Plastics Market Report Segmentation:

By Type:

  • Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Others

Polyethylene represents the largest market segment as it offers customization and can be easily molded, extruded, and fabricated into various shapes and sizes.

By Application:

  • Injection Molding
  • Blow Molding
  • Roto Molding
  • Compression Molding
  • Casting
  • Thermoforming
  • Extrusion
  • Calendering
  • Others

Injection molding holds the largest market share as it allows high-volume production with a short cycle time.

By End User:

  • Packaging
  • Automotive
  • Infrastructure and Construction
  • Consumer Goods
  • Others

Packaging accounts for the majority of the market share as plastic packaging can resist breaking and shattering and ensure safe transportation of products.

Regional Insights:

  • North America (United States, Canada)
  • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Others)
  • Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Others)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Others)
  • Middle East and Africa

Asia Pacific's dominance in the plastics market is attributed to the expansion of several industries in the region.

Global Plastics Market Trends:

The increasing emphasis on sustainable and circular economy initiatives is creating a positive outlook for the market. Along with this, manufacturers are investing in research and innovation to create biodegradable plastics, recycled materials, and bio-based polymers. These alternatives help reduce the environmental impact of traditional plastics by promoting recyclability, minimizing waste, and lowering carbon footprints. Furthermore, governing authorities and regulatory bodies worldwide are also implementing policies to encourage the adoption of sustainable practices within the plastic industry.

Other Key Points Covered in the Report:

  • COVID-19 Impact
  • Porters Five Forces Analysis
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Strategic Recommendations

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