Polypropylene Market Size

Report on Industry Size & Market Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Global Polypropylene Market Growth is Segmented by Type (Homopolymer and Copolymer), Application (Injection Molding, Fiber, Film and Sheet, and Other Applications (Extrusion Coating and Blow Molding)), End-user Industry (Packaging, Automotive, Consumer Products, Electrical and Electronics, and Other End-user Industries (Textiles, Construction)), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East and Africa). For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of volume (million tons).

Polypropylene Market Size

Polypropylene Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Volume (2024) 91.98 Million tons
Market Volume (2029) 121.81 Million tons
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 5.78 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific

Major Players

Polypropylene Market

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Polypropylene Market Analysis

The Polypropylene Market size is estimated at 91.98 Million tons in 2024, and is expected to reach 121.81 Million tons by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 5.78% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

A slight decline in the demand for polypropylene has been observed due to COVID-19. A drastic slowdown was witnessed in the construction and automotive sector, where polypropylene is in high demand. With the resumption of operations in major end-user industries, it significantly recovered in 2022.

  • Over the short term, major factors driving the market studied are the increasing usage of plastics to reduce vehicle weight and enhance fuel economy and the growing demand for flexible packaging.
  • On the other hand, the presence of different substitute products in the market is a key factor anticipated to restrain the growth of the target industry over the forecast period.
  • The increasing trends of recycled polypropylene are likely to act as an opportunity in the future.
  • The Asia-Pacific dominated the market across the world and is expected to dominate in the forecast period, with the largest consumption from countries such as China and India.

Polypropylene Market Trends

Increasing Demand for Injection Molding to Dominate the Application Segment

  • Polypropylene is majorly used for injection molding and is mostly available for this application in the form of pellets. Polypropylene is easy to mold, and it flows very well because of its low melt viscosity.
  • Injection molding technology is used to produce plastics that are used extensively in electrical and electronic applications. These plastics are widely used in the manufacturing of electrical and electronic devices.
  • Polypropylene is well-suited to a wide range of product types due to its numerous flexible uses. One of the most frequent applications is the living hinge, a one-piece hinged design typically used in consumer items such as caps. Innumerable products made from the process include children's toys, sporting goods, closures, automotive applications, food trays, cups, to-go containers, household goods, and appliances like dishwashers.
  • According to HUBS, a globally leading material manufacturing company, polypropylene accounts for 35-40% of worldwide injection molding output, followed by other materials such as ABS (25%), polyethylene (15%), and polystyrene (10%).
  • The high growth of the packaging and chemical processing industries across the world is expected to offer a favorable market scenario for injection molding. Owing to the geographical advantage of distribution to the rapidly growing Asia-Pacific region, the consumption of injection-molded pallets may increase drastically.
  • Moreover, the adoption of lightweight components for the automobile to increase fuel efficiency is expected to favor the demand for the market studied in the forecast period.
  • All the aforementioned factors are expected to boost the market's demand.
Polypropylene Market, Volume CAGR (%), by Application, Global, 2022-2027

Asia-Pacific to Register the Fastest Growth

  • The Asia-pacific polypropylene market is growing at a fast pace, driven by countries like China and India. Polypropylene is widely used in the automotive, consumer products, electronics, and packaging industries. With robust growth in these industries and government support, the demand for polypropylene is projected to increase at a healthy pace during the forecast period.
  • China is the world's largest vehicle market and will continue to be the largest market by both annual sales and manufacturing output, with domestic production expected to reach 35 million vehicles by 2025.
  • Moreover, as per the OICA, Chinese automotive manufacturers manufactured 26,082,220 vehicles in 2021, registering a growth of 3% compared to 2020.
  • In India, according to the Packaging Industry Association of India (PIAI), the sector is growing at 22% to 25% per annum and is expected to reach USD 204.81 billion by 2025. The Indian packaging industry made a mark with its exports and imports, driving technology and innovation growth in the country and adding value to the various manufacturing sectors.
  • The packaging industry is enacting the role of catalyst in promoting the huge growth of the polypropylene market in India. Furthermore, the country has been exhibiting a significant demand for packed foods in the past few years, which is expected to continue during the forecast period, thus boosting the demand for the market studied.
  • As per the National Investment Promotion & Facilitation Agency, the automobile industry contributes 7.1% of India's GDP and 49% of its manufacturing GDP. Moreover, according to Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, the Indian automotive industry manufactured 4,399,112 vehicles, which is almost 30% more than in 2020.
  • Such growth in various industries is expected to drive the market for polypropylene in the Asia-Pacific region during the forecast period.
Polypropylene Market - Growth Rate by Region, 2022-2027

Polypropylene Industry Overview

The global polypropylene market is fragmented in nature. The top five companies hold around 35% of the global market share in terms of production capacities. Some of the major players in the market include China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (SINOPEC), LyondellBasell Industries Holdings BV, Borealis AG, Braskem, and Reliance Industries Limited.

Polypropylene Market Leaders

  1. LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.

  2. Borealis AG

  3. Braskem

  4. Reliance Industries Limited

  5. China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (SINOPEC)

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Polypropylene Market Concentration
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Polypropylene Market News

  • July 2022: The Canadian company Heartland Polymers fully commissioned its polypropylene (PP) plant with a planned production capacity of 525,000 tons/year of polypropylene at the Heartland Petrochemical Complex in Alberta, Canada.
  • June 2022: Linde Engineering announced that the company started working on a large-scale revamp of a polypropylene (PP3) plant of Slovnaft, a member of the MOL Group situated in Bratislava, Slovakia. The revamp will extend the plant's production capacity by 18% to 300 kilotons of polypropylene per year and the expansion of the storage facility from 45 to 61 silos in total.
  • April 2022: Exxon Mobil announced that the company expected to start its new ongoing polypropylene manufacturing unit in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by December 2022.

Polypropylene Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Usage of Plastics to Reduce Vehicle Weight and Enhance Fuel Economy

      2. 4.1.2 Growing Demand for Flexible Packaging

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Availability of Substitute Products

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

    5. 4.5 Price Trends

    6. 4.6 Import-Export Trends

    7. 4.7 Feedstock Analysis

    8. 4.8 Technological Snapshot

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Volume)

    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Homopolymer

      2. 5.1.2 Copolymer

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Injection Molding

      2. 5.2.2 Fiber

      3. 5.2.3 Film and Sheet

      4. 5.2.4 Other Applications (Extrusion Coating, Blow moulding)

    3. 5.3 End-user Industry

      1. 5.3.1 Packaging

      2. 5.3.2 Automotive

      3. 5.3.3 Consumer Products

      4. 5.3.4 Electrical and Electronics

      5. 5.3.5 Other End-user industries (Textiles, Construction)

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. ASEAN Countries

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.4.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.4.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Russia

        6. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share(%) Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Borealis AG

      2. 6.4.2 Braskem

      3. 6.4.3 China National Petroleum Corporation

      4. 6.4.4 China Petrochemical Corporation (SINOPEC)

      5. 6.4.5 Daelim Co. Ltd

      6. 6.4.6 Exxon Mobil Corporation

      7. 6.4.7 Formosa Plastics Corporation

      8. 6.4.8 INEOS

      9. 6.4.9 LG Chem

      10. 6.4.10 Lotte Chemical Corporation

      11. 6.4.11 LyondellBasell Industries Holdings BV

      12. 6.4.12 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

      13. 6.4.13 Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (Prime Polymer Co. Ltd)

      14. 6.4.14 Reliance Industries Limited

      15. 6.4.15 SABIC

      16. 6.4.16 SIBUR International GmbH

      17. 6.4.17 Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd

      18. 6.4.18 Total Energies

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Recycled Polypropylene

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Polypropylene Industry Segmentation

Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer produced from the chain-growth polymerization of propylene monomer.

The market is segmented based on type, application, end-user industry, and geography. By type, the market is segmented into homopolymer and copolymer. By application, the market is segmented into injection molding, fiber, film and sheet, and other applications (extrusion coating and blow molding). By end-user industry, the market is segmented into packaging, automotive, consumer products, electrical and electronics, and other end-user industries (textiles, construction). The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the polypropylene market in 16 countries across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on volume (million tons).

Injection Molding
Film and Sheet
Other Applications (Extrusion Coating, Blow moulding)
End-user Industry
Consumer Products
Electrical and Electronics
Other End-user industries (Textiles, Construction)
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa
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Polypropylene Market Research FAQs

The Polypropylene Market size is expected to reach 91.98 million tons in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 5.78% to reach 121.81 million tons by 2029.

In 2024, the Polypropylene Market size is expected to reach 91.98 million tons.

LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V., Borealis AG, Braskem, Reliance Industries Limited and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (SINOPEC) are the major companies operating in the Polypropylene Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Polypropylene Market.

In 2023, the Polypropylene Market size was estimated at 86.95 million tons. The report covers the Polypropylene Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Polypropylene Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

The opportunities in the Polypropylene Market are a) Increasing trends of recycled polypropylene b) Growing demand for flexible packaging c) Increasing usage of plastics to reduce vehicle weight and enhance fuel economy

Polypropylene Industry Report

The global polypropylene market is witnessing remarkable growth, driven by increasing demand from industries such as automotive, packaging, building & construction, and electrical & electronics. This growth is fueled by the adoption of lightweight polypropylene materials by automotive manufacturers for better fuel efficiency and its use in construction due to infrastructural developments, especially in the U.S. Homopolymers dominate the market due to their wide applications in medical, automotive, and packaging sectors, making them essential for polypropylene manufacturers. Injection molding and blow molding processes are key, supporting a variety of applications from automotive parts to plastic containers. The automotive sector is the largest end-use segment, with the Asia-Pacific region, led by China and India, expected to see the fastest growth due to strong industrial activities and government support. Polypropylene manufacturers are focusing on strategic partnerships, capacity expansions, and new product developments to meet evolving demands and maintain market positions. For detailed statistics on market share, size, and revenue growth rate, Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports offer a comprehensive analysis, including forecasts and historical overviews, available as a free report PDF download.

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Polypropylene Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)