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Global polyethylene and polypropylene demand 2017-2023

The global demand for polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) amounted to around 142 million metric tons in 2017. Projections that were made prior to the COVID-19 pandemic indicated an expected steady increase in the global demand for PE and PP until 2023, with an expected demand of 180 million metric tons.

Polyethylene and polypropylene demand worldwide from 2017 to 2023 (in million metric tons)*

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Release date

April 2020



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Supplementary notes

* Excluding Latin America and Africa.
** Projection.
The source did not differentiate between polyethylene and polypropylene.

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