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Global Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Market Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2027

Published On : December, 2018 REP-ID-131 Category: Packaging

Polyethylene Terephthalate Market overview

Polyethylene terephthalate is also known as PET is a thermoplastic polymer resin formed by the reaction of monoethylene glycol (MEG) and purified terephthalic acid (PTA). It acts as a barrier between water and moisture. Polyethylene terephthalate finds applications across varied industries such as automotive, food and beverage packaging, electronics among the others. Polyethylene terephthalate has various advantages including recyclability, recyclability, higher reliability and cost reduction.

Market Size and Forecast

Global polyethylene terephthalate market was valued at approximately USD 24 Billion in 2017, and is expected to reach USD 39 Billion by 2027.Global polyethylene terephthalate market is anticipated to exhibit CAGR of 7.1% from 2017 to 2027. PET is generally formed by the polymerization of ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid and is internationally recognized as a non-toxic in nature, lightweight, safe, strong and flexible material, which is fully recyclable. It is used in various application industries such as beverage packaging, consumer goods, sheets & films, food packaging, automotive, and construction. Increasing demand for PET containers particularly from food and beverage sector and also growing demand for frozen & processed food are major factors that drive the polyethylene terephthalate market.

The global Polyethylene terephthalate market is segmented into application, end user and geography. Asia Pacific is one the most prominent region that dominated the overall market with a share of more than 37% in 2017 owing to the busy lifestyle coupled with the increasing demand for PET bottles  in Asian countries. In Asia Pacific, China is anticipated to be dominating country followed by India and Japan

The Middle East and Africa is expected to observe a significant growth over the forecast period due to the increasing consumption of packaged food and beverages which increase the demand for polyethylene terephthalate products.


Our-in depth analysis of the global polyethylene terephthalate market which includes the following segments:

By Application:

  • Sheets/Films
  • Packaging (Bottles)
  • Consumer Goods

By End User:

  • Automotive
  • Electronics
  • Food and Beverages

By Regional

Global Polyethylene terephthalate market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis.
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Growth Factor and Challenges

The major growth factor for the polyethylene terephthalate market is the substituting traditional glass packaging with that of PET packaging. Some of the key features include recyclability of PET is also expected to fuel the polyethylene terephthalate market over the forecast period. Polyethylene terephthalate is projected to capture the highest growth in packaging application  primarily due to the increasing demand for effective and rigid packaging materials and also growing consumer preference toward high quality packaging material.

The one of the challenges is volatility in prices of crude oil which is changing and the increase in formulation of strict government rules related the application of polyethylene terephthalate hamper the growth of the global PET market.

Key Players

  • DuPont
  • DSM
  • M&G Group
  • Indorama Ventures
  • Jiangsu Sanfangxiang Group
  • Lanxess Corporation
  • Nan Ya Plastics
  • Far Eastern New Century.
  • SK Chemicals
  • Neo Group
  • Octal
  •  Egyptian Indian Polyester Co.,
  • Reliance Industries Ltd.,
  • Dhunseri Petrochem Ltd.,

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