India Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Markets, 2015-2019 & 2020-2030 - LDPE Sector Hard Hit by the Outbreak of COVID-19 as Several Indian Ports Had to Declare Force Majeure -

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The demand for Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) in India grew at a CAGR of around 5.5% during 2015-2019, and is expected to achieve a healthy growth rate during the forecast period.

A large volume of LDPE produced in the country (about 30%), goes for packaging films. The demand for packaging films have reported a robust rise in recent years due to the increasing demand from poultry wrapping, dairy products, snacks and sweets, frozen food bags and bakery products. Also, the government's initiatives towards making India a global manufacturing hub would propel the growth of the country's packaging industry. Increasing investments by large packaging companies such as Uflex, which are actively coming up with innovative packaging ideas and sophisticated products will drive the demand for LDPE in the forecast period.

These days, LDPE shrink films have been popularly preferred over other polyethylene films due to added strength and durability for heavier and larger items like bundles of beverage cans. These films typically offer better biaxial shrink properties, good sealing characteristics and machinability on conversion lines, thereby preferably chosen by industrialists involved transportation and storage of FMCG commodities in bulk.

Pharmaceutical companies also use odorless LDPE bags to prevent their drugs from moisture for a longer duration. Desirable properties of LDPE like low water absorption, high environmental stress resistance and easy processability makes it an ideal choice for manufacturing containers, dispensing bottles, wires and cables, tubes, plastic bags, etc. Moreover, the Indian government's policies such as Make in India Scheme and Smart Cities Mission would further escalate the demand for LDPE products from the construction and infrastructure sectors.

The LDPE plants across the world use different technologies for production. India's only LDPE manufacturer, RIL is using LyondellBasell's Lupotech technology, which is the most popularly used technology across the globe. However, a sudden outbreak of novel coronavirus hard hit the country's LDPE sector as several Indian ports had to declare force majeure in compliance with the government's lockdown measure in country's battle against COVID-19.

LDPE supplies remained tight throughout the final quarter of 2020 as key southeast Asian players such as Lotte Chemical Titan, and undue delays in scheduled capacity expansion plans further hit the LDPE market dynamics. Moreover, prime minister Narendra Modi's vision to completely ban single-use plastic by 2022 may also hamper the growth of LDPE market to some extent during the forecast period. The LDPE market may also face a threat of substitution from LLDPE, HDPE, and ULDPE counterparts, that may also restrict the growth of the LDPE market during the forecast period.

Some of the major players operating in the LDPE market are Reliance Industries Limited, Rakha Al-Khaleej International (RAI) FZCO, Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge), Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Co., Sinopec Corp., Beijing Yanshan Petrochemical Co., Ltd., ExxonMobil Chemical Co, Qatar Petrochemical Company, Borealis AB, The Dow Chemical Company, LyondellBasell, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) etc. are some leading international players operating in the Indian LDPE market.

Import of LDPE declined by almost 20 per cent in FY 2020. LDPE film Q4FY20 CFR prices in India hovered between $900-920/ tonne, down by about 2 per cent than in the last quarter due to COVID-19 related uncertainties. However, with the downstream sectors restarting their production activities, and manufacturers scaling up production, prices are likely to show an uptrend by the Q2FY21.

Years Considered

  • Historical Years: 2015-2019
  • Base Year: 2020
  • Estimated Year: 2021
  • Forecast Period: 2022-2030

Objective of the Study

  • The primary objective of the study was to evaluate and forecast LDPE production, demand, inventory, and demand - supply gap in India.
  • To categorize demand for LDPE based on end-use, sales channel and region.
  • To study trade dynamics and company share in the Indian LDPE market.
  • To identify major customers of LDPE in India.
  • To evaluate and forecast LDPE pricing in India.
  • To identify and profile major companies operating in the Indian LDPE market.
  • To identify major developments, deals and expansion plans in the Indian LDPE market.

Key Topics Covered

1. Manufacturing Process & Technology Licensing Evaluation

2. India LDPE Demand-Supply Gap Outlook, By Volume

2.1. Capacity, By Company

2.2. Capacity, By Location

2.3. Capacity, By Technology

2.4. Capacity, By Process

2.5. Production, By Company

2.6. Operating Efficiency, By Company

2.7. Country-Wise Import

2.8. Country-Wise Export

2.9. Demand-Supply Gap

3. India LDPE Demand Outlook

3.1. By Application

3.2. By End Use

3.3. By Distribution Channel

3.4. By Region / State

3.5. By Company

4. Customer Analysis

4.1. Procurement Volume

4.2. Procurement Prices

4.3. Existing Supplier

4.4. Contact Details

5. Cost Structure

5.1. Contact Details

5.2. Selling & Distribution Cost

5.3. Fixed Cost

5.4. Other Cost

6. Market Trends & Developments (Focus on emerging application and manufacturing technologies)

7. Grade-Wise & Company-Wise Pricing Analysis (Monthly)

7.1. Historical Prices (Domestic, CFR)

7.2. Forecast

8. Competitive Landscape (Top 10 Companies in terms of revenue share)

8.1. Company Profiles

8.1.1. Key Financial Matrices

8.1.2. Margin Analysis

8.1.3. SWOT Analysis

8.1.4. Key Market Focus and Geographical Presence

8.1.5. Planned Investments

8.1.6. Collaborations

8.1.7. Technology Licensing

8.1.8. Expansion Plan

9. Project Viability Analysis

10. Strategic Recommendations

Companies Mentioned

  • Reliance Industries Limited
  • Rakha Al-Khaleej International (RAI) FZCO
  • Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge)
  • Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Co.
  • Sinopec Corp.
  • Beijing Yanshan Petrochemical Co. Ltd.
  • ExxonMobil Chemical Co
  • Qatar Petrochemical Company
  • Borealis AB
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • LyondellBasell
  • Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)

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