Europe Polypropylene Market By Type (Homopolymer & Copolymer), By Process (Injection Molding, Blow Molding, Extrusion, & Others), By Product Type (Mouldings, Fibres, Tape, Film, Foam, & Others), By Application (Battery cases & Trays, Bumpers, Fender liners, Packaging (Flexible Packaging & Rigid Packaging), Interior Trim, Instrument Panels, Door Trims, Fibers & Fabrics, & Others), By End-Use Industry (Automotive (Passenger Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Commercial Vehicle), Building & Construction (Residential Construction, Commercial Construction, Industrial, Infrastructure), Electrical & Electronics, Agriculture, Textile & Apparel, Medical & Healthcare, Furniture, Consumer Goods, Food & Beverages, & Others), By Geography - Global Opportunity Analysis & Industry Forecast, 2022-2027

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Europe Polypropylene Market Overview

The Europe Polypropylene Market size is forecast to reach US$22.6 billion by 2027, after growing at a CAGR of 3.2% during the forecast period 2022-2027. Polypropylene is a thermoplastic, which is made from the polymerization of propylene monomers. It is an essential class of polyolefins resins and is of two types - homopolymer and copolymer. Polypropylene, polylactide, and polyethylene plastics are utilized in various applications in the end-use industries. Food & beverages, medical & healthcare, and other industries require polypropylene for packaging applications which is driving the market growth. Moreover, the requirement for polypropylene for the production of carpet textiles, bumpers, cable insulations, and others, will further drive the demand for the Europe polypropylene industry in the forecast period. The global economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a huge drop in demand for automobiles, textiles, consumer goods, and others, all across the world, which had a significant impact on the growth of Europe's polypropylene market size.

Report Coverage

The “Europe Polypropylene Market Report – Forecast (2022 - 2027)” by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments in the Europe polypropylene industry.

By Type: Homopolymer and Copolymer
By Process: Injection Molding, Blow Molding, Extrusion, and Others
By Product Type: Mouldings, Fibres, Tape, Film, Foam, and Others
By Application: Battery cases and Trays, Bumpers, Fender liners, Packaging (Flexible Packaging and Rigid Packaging), Interior Trim, Instrument Panels, Door Trims, Fibers and Fabrics, and Others
By End-Use Industry: Automotive (Passenger Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Commercial Vehicle), Building & Construction (Residential Construction, Commercial Construction, Industrial, Infrastructure), Electrical & Electronics, Agriculture, Textile & Apparel, Medical & Healthcare, Furniture, Consumer Goods, Food & Beverages, and Others
By Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Russia, Belgium, and the Rest of Europe

Key Takeaways

  • Germany dominates the Europe Polypropylene Market owing to the rising growth in the automotive industry. For instance, in March 2022, Tesla launched its first automobile plant in Germany. The plant is capable of producing 500,000 electric vehicles annually as well as batteries for the cars.
  • Rapidly rising demand for Europe Polypropylene in the building & construction industry for the production of carpet textiles, air, and moisture barrier membranes, and other applications has driven the growth of the Europe polypropylene market.
  • The increasing demand for Europe Polypropylene in the food & beverages sector, due to its usage in the packaging application, has been a critical factor driving the growth of the Europe polypropylene market in the upcoming years.
  • However, the increasing plastic recycling trend can hinder the growth of the Europe polypropylene market.

Figure: Germany Polypropylene Market Revenue, 2021-2027 (US$ Billion)

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Europe Polypropylene Market Segment Analysis – by Application

The packaging segment held the largest Europe Polypropylene Market share in 2021 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.6% during the forecast period 2022-2027. The growing demand for convenient packaging, the growing online food delivery market, growth of the e-commerce business, is anticipated to boost the demand for the packaging sector. Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer, which is extensively used in plastic packaging and is an important family of polyolefin. Since polypropylene does not leak any chemicals into the food, therefore, it is primarily used in food packaging applications, where zero contact with food and beverages is required. Also, it is utilized in water bottles, steering wheels, toys, and other applications. Moreover, the food processing industry is growing, for instance, in the Netherlands, it is one of the national economy’s most dynamic sectors, representing about US$94 billion in market value in 2020. There are around 6930 companies in the Netherlands engaged in the food processing sector, which is more than 6% from 2019, and therefore, it is rising demand for the Europe polypropylene market, as a food packaging material. Thus, with the growing demand for packaging and its growing sector, the Europe polypropylene market size will further rise over the forecast period.

Europe Polypropylene Market Segment Analysis – by End-Use Industry

The Food & Beverages industry held the largest Europe Polypropylene Market share in 2021 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.4% during the forecast period 2022-2027. Owing to the changing lifestyles and busy schedules of the people, are rising the requirement for processed food items. The manufacturers are therefore compelled to utilize effective packaging solutions to provide a longer shelf-life and prevent spoilage of food items. Due to external and internal factors, polypropylene is capable of protecting food and beverages from becoming stale. Polypropylene acts as a moisture barrier and also protects food products from temperature fluctuations and UV rays. The food & beverages industry is growing, for instance, in May 2021, Bunge Loders Croklaan invested more than EUR 300 million (US$ 346.5 million) to build a new sustainable food processing facility in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The development of the facility is estimated to be completed by the end of 2024. Additionally, in March 2021, Nature Bio Foods BV (NBF BV) launched its organic food processing plant in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The new facility of Nature Bio Foods aims at providing organic food ingredients to customers throughout the country. Thus, the growing food & beverages industry will require more polypropylene for packaging purposes, which will drive the Europe polypropylene market growth during the forecast period.

Europe Polypropylene Market Segment Analysis – by Country

Germany dominated the Europe Polypropylene Market share by 32% in 2021. Germany is one of the largest markets for polypropylene, due to the growing food & beverages, automotive, and building & construction sectors, for instance, according to Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI), in 2020, total food retailing revenue grew significantly by 8.2 percent, reaching EUR 227 billion (US$236.43 billion), and the industry enlarged production capacities and adjusted supply chains to meet demand patterns and changing production. Also, in August 2021, Ford commenced the development of its automobile plant in Germany. The new facility aims at increasing electric vehicle production and will be responsible for the assembly of a new electric vehicle in the country. The facility construction is scheduled to be completed by end of 2022. Moreover, the high volume of construction activities owing to the increase in investment is continuing the appeal of the new-build market in Germany. For instance, according to German works, annual investment in construction has been growing steadily since 2015, there is a gradual growth in construction which is getting constructed every year from 1.6% in 2015 to 5.9% in 2020. Plastics such as polypropylene, polylactide, and polyethylene, are utilized in carpet textiles, insulating building wraps, cable insulation, automobile interior wrapping, and other applications in automotive and building & construction sectors, due to their characteristics such as flexibility, tensile strength, and excellent moldability. Therefore, the growing end-use industries have increased the usage of polypropylene and are proving to be a market booster for Europe polypropylene market size in this country. 

Europe Polypropylene Market Drivers

Surging Building and Construction Industry:

In the building and construction industry, polypropylene finds usage in numerous applications such as in air and moisture barrier membranes, carpet textiles, insulating building wraps, industrial adhesives and tapes, piping, and others. In recent years, with the rising building and construction activities, the demand for homopolymer and copolymer polypropylenes is also set to rise. The building and construction industry is growing, for instance, the construction Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose to 50.7 in April of 2022 from 48.4 in the prior month, indicating renewed growth of construction activity across France. Also, In May 2020, Eiffage Construction, as part of a consortium with Groupe Hospitalier Nord-Essonne, has secured a US$148.53 million contract to design, build and maintain Paris-Saclay hospital, which is expected to be finished in late 2023. Moreover, according to the estimates from the National Association of Building Contractors (ANCE), in 2021, the Italian construction industry rose by 8.6%, owing to the increased redevelopment of existing stock for housing purposes (+14%), new housing construction (+3,5%), and a corresponding rise in both private non-residential construction investments (+5%) and public works (+7.7%). Thus, increasing building and construction activities in Europe will require more applications made from polypropylene, which will drive the demand for the Europe polypropylene market during the forecast period.

Rapidly Rising Demand for Automotive:

In the automotive industry, polypropylene is used in bumpers, cable insulation, interior wrapping, wheel covers, chemical tanks, and carpet fibers. It exhibits properties such as high moldability, tensile strength, and flexibility. Also, polypropylene helps to lower the weight of the vehicle and increase fuel efficiency. The production of automobiles is rising, for instance, according to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), the total automobile production in France including cars and commercial vehicles reached 13,51,308 units in 2021, an increase of 3% from 13,16,371 units in 2020. Moreover, in September 2021, Silk-FAW began the development of a new plug-in hybrid car manufacturing plant in northern Italy. The production of vehicles is scheduled to begin in 2023. The total automobile production is expected to reach around 400 units over three years. Thus, increasing automotive production in Europe will require more automotive components made from polypropylene, which will drive the demand for the Europe polypropylene market during the forecast period.

Europe Polypropylene Market Challenges

Increasing Plastic Recycling Trend:

Polypropylene is the most commonly produced plastic material in the world on a large scale. However, polypropylene is non-biodegradable and is harmful to the environment. The new trend of recycling polypropylene plastic material retrains its growth. Recycling the available polypropylene lessens its production. Nowadays, polypropylene is becoming a highly recyclable material through organized efforts. Brands such as Procter & Gamble and Unilever are driving the demand for recycled polypropylene for packaging applications. Additionally, various companies are embracing this trend to increase their brand image by committing to environmental protection and zero waste. Thus, due to the increasing plastic recycling trend, the growth of the Europe polypropylene market will be hindered in the forecast period.

Europe Polypropylene Market Industry Outlook

Technology launches, acquisitions, and R&D activities are key strategies players adopt in the Europe polypropylene markets. The top 10 companies in the Europe polypropylene market are:

  1. Borealis AG
  2. ExxonMobil Corporation
  3. Ineos Group Limited
  4. LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
  5. SABIC (Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation)
  6. Arkema S.A.
  7. Borealis AG, Braskem S.A
  8. China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina)
  9. Dow Chemical Company
  10. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont)

Recent Developments

  • In April 2022, Antalis Visual Communications launched Priplak R100, in France, a flexible plastic sheet manufactured from recycled polypropylene (PP) sourced from manufacturing waste and the company’s buyback scheme.
  • In June 2021, LyondellBasell and Neste have announced a long-term commercial agreement under which LyondellBasell will source Neste, a polypropylene feedstock made from 100 percent renewable feedstock. This feedstock will be converted into polymers and sold under the CirculenRenew brand name at LyondellBasell's Germany, plant.
  • In May 2020, Total and PureCycle Technologies have agreed to form a strategic partnership in the field of plastic recycling. Total has agreed to purchase a portion of the output from PureCycle Technologies' future facility in the United States and to explore the possibility of collaborating on the development of a new plant in Europe. PureCycle Technologies separates color, odor, and any other contaminants from plastic waste feedstock before converting it into virgin-like recycled polypropylene using patented technology.

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1. Europe Polypropylene Market- Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Europe Polypropylene Market - Executive Summary
    2.1 Key Trends by Type
    2.2 Key Trends by Process
    2.3 Key Trends by Product Type
    2.4 Key Trends by Application
    2.5 Key Trends by End-Use Industry
    2.6 Key Trends by Country
3. Europe Polypropylene Market – Comparative analysis
    3.1 Market Share Analysis- Major Companies
    3.2 Product Benchmarking- Major Companies
    3.3 Top 5 Financials Analysis
    3.4 Patent Analysis- Major Companies
    3.5 Pricing Analysis (ASPs will be provided)
4. Europe Polypropylene Market - Startup Companies Scenario Premium
    4.1 Major startup company analysis:
        4.1.1 Investment
        4.1.2 Revenue
        4.1.3 Product portfolio
        4.1.4 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. Europe Polypropylene Market – Industry Market Entry Scenario PremiumPremium
    5.1 Regulatory Framework Overview
    5.2 New Business and Ease of Doing Business Index
    5.3 Successful Venture Profiles
    5.4 Customer Analysis – Major companies
6. Europe Polypropylene Market - Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints
    6.3 Porters Five Force Model
        6.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        6.3.2 Bargaining Powers of Buyers
        6.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
        6.3.4 Competitive Rivalry
        6.3.5 Threat of Substitutes
7. Europe Polypropylene Market – Strategic Analysis
    7.1 Value/Supply Chain Analysis
    7.2 Opportunity Analysis
    7.3 Product/Market Life Cycle
    7.4 Distributor Analysis – Major Companies
8. Europe Polypropylene Market – by Type (Market Size -US$ Million/Billion)
    8.1 Homopolymer
    8.2 Copolymer
9. Europe Polypropylene Market – by Process (Market Size -US$ Million/Billion)
    9.1 Injection Molding
    9.2 Blow Molding
    9.3 Extrusion
    9.4 Others
10. Europe Polypropylene Market – by Product Type (Market Size -US$ Million/Billion)
    10.1 Mouldings
    10.2 Fibres
    10.3 Tape
    10.4 Film
    10.5 Foam
    10.6 Others
11. Europe Polypropylene Market – by Application (Market Size -US$ Million/Billion)
    11.1 Battery cases and Trays
    11.2 Bumpers
    11.3 Fender liners
    11.4 Packaging
        11.4.1 Flexible Packaging
        11.4.2 Rigid Packaging
    11.5 Interior trim
    11.6 Instrument Panels
    11.7 Door Trims
    11.8 Fibers and Fabrics
    11.9 Others
12. Europe Polypropylene Market – by End-Use Industry (Market Size -US$ Million/Billion)
    12.1 Automotive
        12.1.1 Passenger Cars
        12.1.2 Light Commercial Vehicles
        12.1.3 Heavy Commercial Vehicle
    12.2 Building & Construction
        12.2.1 Residential Construction
            12.2.1.1 Independent homes
            12.2.1.2 Row homes
            12.2.1.3 Large apartment buildings
        12.2.2 Commercial Construction
            12.2.2.1 Healthcare Facilities
            12.2.2.2 Educational Institutes
            12.2.2.3 Hotels and Restaurants
            12.2.2.4 Airports
            12.2.2.5 Shopping Malls
            12.2.2.6 Others
        12.2.3 Industrial
        12.2.4 Infrastructure
    12.3 Electrical & Electronics
    12.4 Agriculture
    12.5 Textile & Apparel
    12.6 Medical & Healthcare
    12.7 Furniture
    12.8 Consumer Goods
    12.9 Food & Beverages
    12.10 Others
13. Europe Polypropylene Market - by Country (Market Size -US$ Million/Billion)
    13.1 UK
    13.2 Germany
    13.3 France
    13.4 Italy
    13.5 Netherlands
    13.6 Spain
    13.7 Belgium
    13.8 Rest of Europe
14. Europe Polypropylene Market – Entropy
    14.1 New Product Launches
    14.2 M&As, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
15. Europe Polypropylene Market – Industry/Segment Competition Landscape Premium
    15.1 Company Benchmarking Matrix – Major Companies
    15.2 Market Share at Country Level - Major companies
    15.3 Market Share by Key Geography - Major companies
    15.4 Market Share by Key Application - Major companies
    15.5 Market Share by Key Product - Major companies
16. Europe Polypropylene Market – Key Company List by Country Premium Premium
17. Europe Polypropylene Market Company Analysis - Business Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials, and Developments
    17.1 Company 1
    17.2 Company 2
    17.3 Company 3
    17.4 Company 4
    17.5 Company 5
    17.6 Company 6
    17.7 Company 7
    17.8 Company 8
    17.9 Company 9
    17.10 Company 10 and more
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List of Tables:

Table 1 Polypropylene European Market Revenue, 2014-2020 ($)
Table 2  Polypropylene European Market Volume 2014-2020 (Mt)
Table 3 Europe Polypropylene Demand, By Application, 2014-2020 (Mmt)
Table 4 Europe Polypropylene Revenue By Application, 2014-2020 ($Million)
Table 5 Polypropylene Plants Data With Actual Production, 2014-2020 (Kt)
Table 6 Mfn Duties And Sales Tax Imposed As Part Of Import Tariffs
Table 7 Germany Snapshot
Table 8 Germany Polypropylene Demand, 2014-2020 (Mmt)
Table 9 Germany Polypropylene Market Revenue ($Billion)
Table 10 Germany Polypropylene Demand By Application, 2014-2020 (Mmt)
Table 11 Germany Polypropylene Revenue By Application, 2014-2020 ($Million)
Table 12 Germany Polypropylene Plants Data With Actual Production, 2014-2020 (Kt) 
Table 13 France Snapshot
Table 14France Polypropylene Demand, 2014-2020 (Mmt)
Table 15 France Polypropylene Market Revenue, 2014-2020 ($Billion)
Table 16France Polypropylene Demand By Application, 2014-2020 (Mmt)
Table 17 France Polypropylene Revenue By Application, 2014-2020 ($Million)
Table 18 France Polypropylene Plants Data With Actual Production, 2014-2020 (Kt) 
Table 19 Poland Snapshot
Table 20 Poland Polypropylene Demand, 2014-2020 (Mmt)
Table 21 Poland Polypropylene Market Revenue ($Billion)
Table 22 Poland Polypropylene Demand By Application, 2014-2020 (Mmt)
Table 23 Poland Polypropylene Revenue By Application, 2014-2020 ($Million)
Table 24 United Kingdom Snapshot
Table 25 United Kingdom Polypropylene Demand, 2014-2020 (Mmt)
Table 26 United Kingdom Polypropylene Market Revenue ($Billion)
Table 27 United Kingdom Polypropylene Demand By Application, 2014-2020 (Mmt)
Table 28 United Kingdom Polypropylene Revenue By Application, 2014-2020 ($Million)
Table 29 Russian Federation Snapshot
Table 30 Russian Federation Polypropylene Demand, 2014-2020 (Mmt)
Table 31 Russian Federation Polypropylene Market Revenue ($Billion)
Table 32 Russian Federation Polypropylene Demand By Application, 2014-2020 (Mmt)
Table 33 Russian Federation Polypropylene Revenue By Application, 2014-2020 ($Million)
Table 34 Russian Federation Polypropylene Plants Data With Actual Production, 2014-2020 (Kt) 
Table 35 Lyondellbasell: Business Overview
Table 36 Lyondellbasell: Comparative Analysis Of Business Segmentation
Table 37 Lyondellbasell: Financials
Table 38 Lyondellbasell: Polypropylene Manufacturing Plants Data
Table 39 Exxonmobil Corporation: Business Overview
Table 40 Exxonmobil Corporation: Financials
Table 41 Exxonmobil Corporation: Polypropylene Manufacturing Plants Data
Table 42 Borealis Ag: Business Overview
Table 43 Borealis Ag: Financials
Table 44 Borealis Ag: Revenue By Geography ($Billion)
Table 45 Borealis Ag: Polypropylene Manufacturing Plants Data
 

List of Figures:

Figure 1 Europe Polypropylene Demand (Million Metric Tons)
Figure 2 Europe Polypropylene Market Revenue ($Billion)
Figure 3 Europe Polypropylene Pricing Analysis
Figure 4 Europe Polypropylene Prices By Application, 2014 ($/Ton)
Figure 5 Europe Export Vs Import Quantities Forecast, 2014-2020 (Mmt)
Figure 6 Europe Export Vs Import Price Forecast, 2014-2020 ($/Ton)
Figure 7 Export Quantities In Million Metric Tons
Figure 8 Import Quantities In Million Metric Tons
Figure 9 Europe Polypropylene Export Prices, 2014 ($/Ton)
Figure 10 Europe Polypropylene Import Prices, 2014 ($/Ton)
Figure 11 Europe Trading Partners, 2014 (%)
Figure 12 Market Share Analysis By Production Capacity
Figure 13 Europe Polypropylene Value Chain Analysis
Figure 14 Europe Polypropylene Chain
Figure 15 Germany Polypropylene Demand, 2014-2020 (Mmt)
Figure 16 Germany Polypropylene Market Revenue ($Billion)
Figure 17 Germany Polypropylene Plants Data With Actual Production, 2014-2020 (Kt) 
Figure 18 Germany Trading Partners, 2014 (%)
Figure 19 France Polypropylene Demand, 2014-2020 (Mmt)
Figure 20 France Polypropylene Market Revenue ($Billion)
Figure 21 France Polypropylene Plants Data With Actual Production, 2014-2020 (Kt) 
Figure 22 France Trading Partners, 2014 (%)
Figure 23 Poland Polypropylene Demand, 2014-2020 (Mmt)
Figure 24 Poland Polypropylene Market Revenue ($Billion)
Figure 25 Poland Trading Partners, 2014 (%)
Figure 26 United Kingdom Polypropylene Demand, 2014-2020 (Mmt)
Figure 27 United Kingdom Polypropylene Market Revenue ($Billion)
Figure 28 United Kingdom Trading Partners, 2014 (%)
Figure 29 Russian Federation Polypropylene Demand, 2014-2020 (Mmt)
Figure 30 Russian Federation Polypropylene Market Revenue ($Billion)
Figure 31 Russian Federation Polypropylene Plants Data With Actual Production, 2014-2020 (Kt) 
Figure 32 Russian Federation Trading Partners, 2014 (%)
Figure 33 Lyondellbasell: Revenue For Business Segments, (%)
Figure 34 Lyondellbasell: Annual Capacity, 2014, (%)
Figure 35 Lyondellbasell: Swot Analysis
Figure 36 Exxonmobil Corporation: Business Segment Revenue, 2014, (%)
Figure 37 Exxonmobil Corporation: Revenue By Geography, 2014 (%)
Figure 38 Exxonmobil Corporation: Manufacturing Plants
Figure 39 Exxonmobil Corporation: Swot Analysis
Figure 40 Borealis Ag: Revenue For Business Segments, 2014 (%)
Figure 41 Borealis Ag: Swot Analysis