Snapshot:  Polypropylene through 2033
Long-Term View

Global Demand to 2033

  • From 2002 to 2015, global demand grew at 4.4% p.y.
  • From 2005 to 2015, global demand grew at 4.1% p.y.
  • Townsend forecasts that global PP demand will grow at 3.8% p.y. from 2015 to 2033
 Global Capacity to 2033

  • From 2005 to 2015, global capacity  added was 30,798kt, 51.4% over global demand growth (20,340kt)
  • From 2015 to 2025, the global announced capacity is expected to add 23,282kt, -18.3% over demand growth (28,513kt)
  • If through 2025, another 6,225kt of speculative capacity is added, totaling 29,507kt, this is only 3.5% over demand growth, less than in the previous 10 years
  • From 2015 to 2033, even adding 27,275kt of speculative capacity totaling 53,137kt of new PP capacity, -10.1% over demand growth


Published annually since 1996, the Townsend Polypropylene Report provides provides a highly detailed and specific review of global supply and demand for
Polypropylene (PP), delivering critical data and expert analysis of global PP suppliers, catalyst & process technology, capacity, supply/demand, trends &
drivers, inter-regionial trade and market dynamics.   
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