Nylon Market Intelligence


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Are you looking for answers on Nylon category?

Are you looking for answers on Nylon category?

  • What are the key trends in Nylon category?
  • Am I paying the right price?
  • Am I working with the right supplier?
  • What are the major challenges and risks in Nylon industry?
  • How is Nylon industry performing?

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Report Coverage

  • Global Capacity–Demand Analysis
  • Global Trade Dynamics
  • Regional Market Snapshot-North America, Europe, Asia
  • Cost Structure Analysis

Production Size

Global Production Size/ Capacity

9.79 MMT


3.4 Percent

Production Size North America

1.65 MMT

Production Size Europe

2.45 MMT

Table of contents

  1. Nylon Executive Summary
  2. Global Market Outlook
  3. Supply Market Outlook
  4. Demand Market Outlook
  5. Industry Best Practices
  1. Nylon Market Analysis
  2. Global Market Size: Nylon
  3. Global Capacity - Demand Analysis
  4. Global Demand by Application
  5. Global Market Outlook
  6. Global Trade Dynamics
  7. Global Imports
  8. Global Exports
  9. Regional Market Outlook (US, Europe, and Asia)
  10. Supply - Demand Trends and Outlook
  11. Trade Dynamics
  1. Nylon Industry Analysis
  2. Industry Outlook (US, Europe, and Asia)
  3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
  4. Industry Drivers and Constraints
  5. Industry Updates
  6. Innovations
  1. Nylon Cost and Pricing Analysis
  2. Cost and Price Analysis (US, Europe, and Asia)
  3. Cost Structure Analysis
  4. Price Forecast: Nylon
  1. Nylon Supplier Analysis
  2. Global Capacity Share by Suppliers
  3. Global Capacity Addition by Suppliers
  4. Regional Capacity Share
  5. Exhaustive Supplier List
  6. Key Global Supplier Profiles
  7. SWOT Analysis for Global Suppliers
  8. Financial Risk for Top Five Global Suppliers (if publicly listed)
  1. Nylon Industry Best Practices
  2. Contract Structures
  3. Engagement Models

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Global Market Outlook on Nylon 

  • The global demand is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.4 percent through 2017–2022
  • Broad demand drive from the automotive industry and plastic product industry is expected to trigger the nylon market growth

  • Emerging economies, such as LATAM, India, and other Southeast Asian countries, are expected to drive the global nylon market


  • Nylon procurement intelligence shows that the top global suppliers are BASF | Ascend | Libolon (Li Peng) | Li Heng Chemical| Invista.
  • The nylon market price outlook (Q3 2019 vs. Q2 2019): North America:2 percent increase, Europe: 1 percent decrease, and Asia: 8 percent decrease.
  • Major nylon market and share: North America: 17 percent, Europe: 23 percent, Asia: 57 percent, Others: 3 percent.
  • The challenges/opportunities in the nylon industry: Light-weight application in vehicles, 3D printing, and bio-based nylons. PE, POM, etc., offer similar properties to the demand segments, posing as substitutes.

Demand Market Outlook

  • The global nylon market is currently oversupplied .However, minimal expansions are in place to meet up with the increase in demand growth

Industry Best Practice

Engagement Models

  • Direct and consortium buying are the two relevant engagement models in the industry
  • Direct buying is highly preferred, as consortium buying (group buying) is:

–Still in the beginning stages in the nylon resins industry
–Practiced more by metals and automobile industries

Contract Models

  • Market Price Contract: The commodity is supplied at a market price or benchmark price
  • Fixed Contract: The buyer can decide to have a fixed margin (the margin of supplier is fixed throughout the contract period) or fixed price (prices are locked for the contract period)

Pricing Formula

Resin Producer–Converter 

  • Monomer Based

Nylon Price = Monthly Nylon Contract Prices + Fixed Component (Costs from Overhead, Freight, Conversion) + Premium 

  • Index Based

Nylon Price = Price of the Nylon Resin Quoted in the Index for the Particular Month (based on indices, such as CMAI/CDI/Platts/IHS/ICIS) + Additional Costs (based on volume, time, and clauses in purchase)

Converter–End User

Nylon Price = Nylon Resin Index Price for the Particular Month + Conversion Cost (from utilities, labor, additives, specific grade) + Margins

Global Market Size: Nylon

The global nylon market is forecasted to reach $32 million at a CAGR of 5 percent for the forecasted period until 2022.Automobile, electronics, packaging, CPG industries, etc., are expected to drive the demand

  • The nylon market is expected to portray a strong growth in the coming years, taking in support of higher raw material prices and healthier demand trends after witnessing lackluster market sentiments during 2015–2016
  • Concerns of supply tightness had arisen, especially in Europe and Asia, in line with capacity rationalization in the upstream as well as ongoing environmental regulations in China
  • Among the top regions, Asia with the largest capacity share of 57 percent and 5.3 MMT/year capacity is driving the nylon market

Global Capacity–Demand Analysis

  • The overall nylon business sentiments improved strongly, as 2016 ended impacting price hikes, increase in consumption trend, and better purchasing momentum
  • The strong demand drive from automotive and engineering plastics sectors, along with capacity constraint issues, the nylon rebounded from the bearish outlook it portrayed during 2015–2016

Market Outlook

  • The global nylon market is growing at a CAGR of 2.4 percent, with Asia being the top region for the demand growth
  • In terms of two main grades in the industry (nylon 6 and nylon 6,6), capacity of nylon 6 is more and stands at ~7.2 MMT/year compared to nylon 6,6 at ~2.3 MMT/year in 2016
  • Major demand driver for nylon 6,66 is from automotive and engineering plastics industry, while the textile industry lead the demand from nylon 6
  • With the rebound in demand drive and buying activities, the operating rates have increased to levels between 76 percent and 80 percent

Engagement Outlook

  • With capacity rationalization being targeted to wage the supply–demand gap, fixed contract models could be engaged, so as to avoid risks involving external factors, like supply disruptions

Market Overview

The nylon 66 price trend shows that decline in feedstock benzene market and lackluster downstream demand supported a decline of 1.3 percent in North America. Despite increases in the feedstock benzene market, nylon market price portrayed a rollover during the month of August. Weaker buying momentum due to the recent US-China trade escalations, lower feedstock price sentiments are likely to support for nylon market price declines in the Asian market. The nylon 66 price trend in Asia: Lower feedstock prices from caprolactam and benzene, weakened demand sentiments as well as cautious buying activities due to the recent ongoing escalations supported for a decline in the Asian market.

Why You Should Buy This Report

This report provides information on the global nylon market, demand, trade dynamics, imports, exports. It gives the regional market analysis of North America, Europe, Asia and the Porter’s five force analysis of these regions.
It lists out the nylon industry drivers and constraints and the major innovations in the nylon market. The report breaks down the cost structure, does the pricing analysis and gives the nylon 66 price trend and nylon market price. It gives nylon procurement intelligence, details the supplier landscape and does a SWOT analysis of suppliers like DowDuPont, Lanxess, Libolon (Li Peng), etc.

Nylon Market Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the expected growth of the global nylon market?
  2. The global nylon market size is forecasted to reach $32 million at a CAGR of 5 percent until 2022.


  1. What factors will be driving the global nylon market?
  2. Emerging economies, such as LATAM, India, and other Southeast Asian countries, are expected to drive the growth of the global nylon market. Furthermore, the growth of the nylon market will be triggered by the demand drive from the automotive, plastic product, electronics, packaging, and CPG industries.


  1. Who are the top global suppliers in the global nylon market?
  2. BASF, Ascend, Libolon (Li Peng), Li Heng Chemical, Invista dominate the supply space in the nylon market. The supplier power is quite high in the North American market followed by Europe and Asia with medium and low supplier power respectively.


  1. What regions dominate the global nylon market share?
  2. Asia dominates the global nylon 6 market with 57 percent of the market share followed by Europe at 23 percent and North America at 17 percent. The remaining 3 percent belong to other players in the market.


  1. What are the challenges that the global nylon market is facing?
  2. The nylon industry faces challenges from light-weight applications in vehicles, 3D printing, and bio-based nylons. PE, POM, etc. offer similar properties to the demand segments posing as substitutes.

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