Australia polyethylene market is expected to grow at a steady rate during the forecast period. Polyethylene is a thermoplastic polymer obtained from ethylene molecules. Polyethylene is generally used for packaging purposes. It has excellent mechanical, chemical and electrical properties. Moreover, they are cheap and electrical and chemical resistant.

Australia is the world's driest inhabited country. In order to meet the water scarcity problems rainwater harvesting is done. This rainwater is stored in large tanks & containers which are made from polyethylene. Around 3 million units of tanks are manufactured to store 28 million liters of rainwater. This serves as a major driving factor for the polyethylene market in Australia. Additionally, increase in manufacturing of pipes & fittings to prevent water loss in agricultural area would further steer growth in the market.

The Australia polyethylene market is segmented based on type, sales channel, region and company. Based on type, the market can be segmented into High Density Polyethylene (HDPE); Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE); Linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE); Others. The HDPE segment is expected to dominate the market during forecast period owing to their widespread use in packaging, consumer goods, fibers & textiles packaging, pipes & fittings, among others. Based on regions, the market can be fragmented into New South Wales; Victoria; Tasmania; Western Australia; Queensland; Northern Territory & Southern Australia. Victoria dominates the market followed by New South Wales. This can be accredited to the presence of a large number of plastic manufacturers in these regions.

The major players operating in the Australia polyethylene market are Qenos Pty Ltd, Thai Polyethylene Co., Ltd, PTT Global Chemical Plc, ExxonMobil Australia Pty Ltd, LyondellBasell Australia Pty Ltd, Eni Australia Ltd, IRPC Public Company Limited, PRPC Polymers (Petronas Chemical Group), Polyethylene Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Korea Petrochemical Ind. Co., Ltd. and others. Major companies are developing advanced technologies and launching new products in order to stay competitive in the market. Other competitive strategies include mergers & acquisitions and new product developments.  

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: 2014-2017

Base Year: 2018

Estimated Year: 2019

Forecast Period: 2020–2024

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyze and forecast the market size of Australia polyethylene market.
  • To classify and forecast Australia polyethylene market based on type, region, sales channel, company and regional distribution.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for Australia polyethylene market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in Australia polyethylene market.
  • To conduct pricing analysis for Australia polyethylene market.
  • To identify and analyze the profile of leading players operating in Australia polyethylene market.

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TechSci Research performed both primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci Research sourced a list of manufacturers across the country. Subsequently, TechSci Research conducted primary research surveys with the identified companies. While interviewing, the respondents were also enquired about their competitors. Through this technique, TechSci Research could include the manufacturers which could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analyzed the manufacturers, distribution channels and presence of all major players across the country.

TechSci Research calculated the market size of Australia polyethylene market by using a bottom-up approach, wherein data for various end-user segments was recorded and forecast for the future years. TechSci Research sourced these values from the industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical data of these product types and applications for getting an appropriate, overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, news articles, press releases, company annual reports, investor presentations and financial reports were also studied by TechSci Research.

Key Target Audience:

  • Australia polyethylene manufacturers and suppliers
  • Market research and consulting firms
  • Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Organizations, forums and alliances related to polyethylene

The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for the industry stakeholders such as manufacturers, suppliers and partners, end users, etc., besides allowing them in strategizing investments and capitalizing on market opportunities.

Report Scope:

In this report, Australia polyethylene market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • Market, By Type:
    • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
    • Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
    • Linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE)
    • Others
  • Market, By Sales Channel:

o   Direct

o   Indirect

  • Market, By Region:
    • Victoria
    • Queensland
    • Tasmania
    • New South Wales
    • Western Australia
    • Southern Australia
    • Northern Territory

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in Australia polyethylene market.

Available Customizations:

With the given market data, TechSci Research offers customizations according to a company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (up to five).
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1.     Product Overview

2.     Research Methodology

3.     Analyst View

4.     Voice of Customer

5.     Australia Polyethylene Market Outlook

5.1.   Market Size & Forecast

5.1.1. By Value & Volume

5.2.   Market Share & Forecast

5.2.1. By Type (High Density Polyethylene (HDPE); Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE); Linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE); Others)

5.2.2. By Region (New South Wales; Victoria; Tasmania; Western Australia; Queensland; Northern Territory & Southern Australia)

5.2.3. By Sales Channel (Direct, Indirect)

5.2.4. By Company

5.3.   Market Attractiveness Index

6.     Australia HDPE Market Outlook

6.1.   Market Size & Forecast

6.1.1. By Volume

6.2.   Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1. By Process Application (Blow Moulding, Pipe Extrusion, Injection Moulding, Rotational Moulding, Film Extrusion)

7.     Australia LDPE Market Outlook

7.1.   Market Size & Forecast

7.1.1. By Volume

7.2.   Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1. By Process Application (Film Extrusion, Extrusion Coating, Others (Blow Moulding, Injection Moulding, Rotational Moulding))


8.     Australia LLDPE Market Outlook

8.1.   Market Size & Forecast

8.1.1. By Volume

8.2.   Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1. By Process Application (Rotational Moulding, Film Extrusion, Others (Blow Moulding, Injection Moulding, Extrusion Coating))

9.     Market Dynamics

9.1.   Drivers

9.2.   Challenges

10.  Market Trends & Developments

11.  SWOT Analysis

12.  Policy & Regulatory Landscape

13.  Australia Economic Profile

14.  Competitive Landscape                                                                                                    

14.1.              Competition Outlook

14.2.              Company Profiles

14.2.1.   Qenos Pty Ltd

14.2.2.   Thai Polyethylene Co., Ltd

14.2.3.   PTT Global Chemical Plc

14.2.4.   ExxonMobil Australia Pty Ltd

14.2.5.   LyondellBasell Australia Pty Ltd

14.2.6.   Eni Australia Ltd

14.2.7.   IRPC Public Company Limited 

14.2.8.   PRPC Polymers (Petronas Chemical Group)

14.2.9.   Polyethylene Malaysia Sdn Bhd

14.2.10  Korea Petrochemical Ind. Co., Ltd.

15.  Strategic Recommendations

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