World Analysis – Polyester

Proposed Table of Contents


Executive Overview

Strategic Insights

  • Polyester demand projected to return to trend growth following the post-pandemic recovery phase
  • Impact of large polyester capacity additions in mainland China
  • Feedstock integration increasingly critical to long-term competitiveness
  • Supply chain disruptions
  • Sustainability and recycling in the polyester chain

North America

South America


Central Europe

CIS and the Baltic States


Middle East

Indian Subcontinent

Mainland China

Other Northeast Asia

Southeast Asia

Production Process Overview

  • Polyethylene Terephthalate
  • Polycondensation (PTA Route)
  • PET Film
  • Polyester for Textile Products (Staple Fiber and Filament Yarn)
  • PET Resin (Solid State Polycondensation Process)

Production Process Economics

  • Methodology
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PTA feed), US Basis
  • Polyester Staple Fiber (Melt from PTA at Cash Cost), Northeast Asia Basis
  • Polyester Textile Filament (Melt from PTA at Cash Cost), Northeast Asia Basis

Price Forecast

  • Methodology
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Price Forecast Tables


Ashish Pujari

Martin Wiesweg

Marcelo Wasem

Meiko Woo

Prem Chitkara

Wei Ding

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