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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

CAGR

3.4 Percent

Production Size North America

0.77 MMT

Production Size Europe

1.22 MMT

Production Size Asia

2.87 MMT

Table of contents

  1. Polycarbonate Executive Summary
  2. Global Market Outlook
  3. Supply Market Outlook
  4. Demand Market Outlook
  5. Industry Best Practice
  6. Category Summary- COVID-19 Impact
  1. Polycarbonate Market Analysis
  2. Global Market Size: PC
  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
  12. COVID-19 Impact
  1. Polycarbonate Industry Analysis
  2. Industry Outlook (U.S., Europe, and Asia)
  3. – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
  4. – Industry Drivers and Constraints
  5. – Industry Updates
  1. Polycarbonate Cost and Pricing Analysis
  2. Cost and Price Analysis (US, Europe, and Asia)
  3. Cost Structure Analysis

 

  1. Innovation and Sustainability
  2. Innovation and Sustainability

 

  1. Industry Best Practices
  2. Contract Structures
  3. Engagement Models

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Global Market Outlook on Polycarbonate

  • The global demand is expected to grow at 3.4 percent CAGR through 2020–2024
  • The PC demand for CPG applications is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4 percent and reach 0.34 MMT by 2023
  • Blends of PC with other polymers, particularly ABS, polyester, and thermoformed PC films are expected to be the demand drivers during the period

Demand Market Outlook

Even though the global PC market is currently oversupplied, the absence of required additions in line with the expected improvement in demand may lead to high operating rates within the suppliers

Industry Best Practice

Engagement Models

  • Direct buying is the preferred engagement model in the industry
  • CPG companies outsource its packaging requirements to the converters, as it helps to focus on its core business
  • Consortium buying is not a common practice for the CPG players in the resin market

Contract Models

  • Market Price Contract: The supplier supplies the commodity at a market price or benchmark price
  • Fixed Contract: The margin of a supplier is fixed throughout the contract period or fixed price is locked for the contract period
  • Contract Revisions: Quarterly contracts are generally preferred in this industry

Pricing Formula

  • Based on Monomer Contract Prices

P (PC) = Monthly contract prices for feedstock + Fixed component + Premium

  • Based on Index Prices

P (PC) = Resin prices quoted in the index for the month [CMAI/CDI/Platts] +/- margin%

Producer margins are observed to be the highest in North America (20– 25 percent) followed by Europe (15 –18 percent) and Asia (12–15 percent)

P (PC) = Resin index prices for the month + Conversion cost + Margins

Global Market Size: PC

  • The global PC market is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 3.4 percent to reach $14.83 billion by 2022
  • Major drivers, such as applications in automobile, electrical and electronics segment, etc., help in the development
  • Growth in consumer goods applications is anticipated to remain modest during the period
  • The global PC market size was estimated at over $11.63 billion in 2016 with Asia driving the overall demand
  • Applications in electrical and electronics segment in Asia is anticipated to favor high growth rates

Global Capacity–Demand Analysis

  • PC demand during the forecast period is projected to witness a CAGR of 3.4 percent, owing to growth in electronics, packaging, and medical applications

Market Outlook

  • The global PC market has a total capacity of 5.11 MMT, as of 2017
  • There has been a high capacity rationalization of PC in the US and Europe in the past, which had created some deficit in production, especially in Europe
  • Recently, China witnessed PC capacity addition of 0.27 MMT. This is expected to reduce Asia's PC import dependency by 2020
  • Lack of sufficient capacity additions in other regions would push the plants to operate at high rates, as demand is projected to increase at 3.4 percent CAGR

Market Overview

● Polycarbonate market analysis shows that in 2017, 0.49 MMT of supply deficit was observed on a global level
● Exports from Asia were observed to be higher compared to imports during 2017
● Imports and exports remained at the same level in North America, as supply was constrained in the market, due to plant shutdowns
● The import dependency of China is expected to reduce with capacity addition 
● Plants operating at high rates are expected to support the domestic supply levels
● South Korea, Thailand and the US are the major suppliers of the polycarbonate industry with trade surpluses of 0.50 MMT, ~0.40 MMT, and ~0.33 MMT, respectively
● Global exports witnessed an increase of 12 percent during 2018, due to increasing demand for PC from automobile and construction industries
● The polycarbonate price trends show that PC prices in US witnessed a marginal increase of 0.5 percent on a M-o-M basis.

Why You Should Buy This Report

The polycarbonate market research report gives the cost structure breakdown, polycarbonate price trends and forecast analysis. It gives the regional capacity share by suppliers and does a SWOT analysis of major players like Covestro, Sabic IP, Trinseo, etc. It details the polycarbonate industry drivers, constraints and technological innovations.

Polycarbonate Market Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the net global capacity and global demand of the polycarbonate market?
  2. As per Beroe’s analysis, the global capacity of the polycarbonate market stands at 4.95 MMT, while the global demand came around 4.02 MMT.
  1. What’s the expected growth rate of global polycarbonate market?
  2. The global demand of the global polycarbonate market is expected to grow at a rate of 3.4 percent CAGR till 2022 to reach a valuation of $14.83 billion.
  1. Who are the major supply market regions of polycarbonate, and what is their market share?
  2. As per the polycarbonate market analysis done by Beroe, the major supply markets for polycarbonate include: North America (15 percent) EU (23 percent ) Asia (59 percent ) Others (3 percent )
  1. How is PC Supplier power and buyer power distributed within the polycarbonate market?
  2. Following Beroe’s report and its insights, it can be said that – the PC supplier power is the highest in North America, followed by Europe, and Asia has the lowest PC supplier power. On the contrary, the buyer power seems to be lowest in North America while both Europe and Asia fall in the medium category of buyer powers.
  1. Who are the top global suppliers of the polycarbonate industry?
  2. As per Beroe, the following five are known to be the global suppliers in the polycarbonate market: Covestro SABIC Teijin Trinseo Mitsubishi
  1. Which model is most preferred in the polycarbonate industry when it’s about engagement?
  2. The most preferred engagement model in the polycarbonate model is of direct buying. It’s also worth noting that consortium buying isn’t a common practice for CPG players.
  1. How are the market prices and fixed contracts different from each other?
  2. In the market price contract, the supplier delivers the commodity at the market/benchmark price. However, in a fixed-price contract, the margin of the supplier gets fixed throughout the contract period or a fixed price is locked for the entire contract period. The contracts are generally revised after every quarter.
  1. What is the primary challenge/opportunities within the polycarbonate industry?
  2. As per Beroe’s analysis, the increasing demand for “smart” electronics and devices is the primary challenge/opportunity as it will trigger the demand for PC. Again, the presence of different technologies within the medical segment like – sensors, LED luminaries, etc. too will drive the PC demand.
  1. What are the two parameters based on which polycarbonate price is determined?
  2. The price of the polycarbonate is determined based on either of the two parameters: Based on the monomer contract price P (PC) = monthly contract price for feedstock + fixed component + premium Based on the index price P (PC) = Resin price quoted in the index for the month [CMAI/CDI/Platts] +/- margin% Another formula that calculates polycarbonate price is: P (PC) = Resin index price for the month + Conversion cost + Margin
  1. Which country holds the highest and the lowest producer margins, and by what percentage?
  2. As per Beroe’s analysis, producer margin is highest in North America (20 – 25 percent), followed by Europe (15 – 18 percent), and is the least in Asia (12 – 15 percent).
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