Polylactic Acid Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Production, Consumption, Revenue, Company Analysis and Forecast 2021-2030

Published Date : Mar 2021 | No. of Pages : 250 Pages | Category : Chemical and Material

The global Polylactic Acid market size is expected to be worth around US$ 2.82 billion by 2030, according to a new report by Vision Research Reports.

The global Polylactic Acid market size was valued at US$ 525.47 million in 2020 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 18.8% during forecast period 2021 to 2030.

Growth Factors

The market growth is mainly driven by the high demand for flexible packaging due to the increasing popularity of Quick-Service Restaurants (QSRs) and changing consumer preferences. Moreover, the rapid expansion of the end-use industries, such as agriculture, transport, and textile, will support the market growth. The growing packaging sector is anticipated to create high opportunities for polylactic acid (PLA) during the forecast period.

Packaging was the dominant end-use segment in 2020 and is estimated to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The product is extensively used in this segment for the packaging of foods & beverages, household care, and personal care products. Growing consumer awareness regarding the need for sustainability, recyclability, and green packaging is expected to boost the demand for PLA on a global level over the forecast period. In the automotive & transportation sector, several reforms, in terms of component manufacturing, are observed globally.

For instance, vehicle interior components, such as engine components, interior trim, and under-the-hood components, are manufactured using lightweight substances to enhance performance and to reduce overall vehicular weight. This has led to the rising need for sustainable bioplastic component manufacturing for enhanced toughness and fuel economy, which, in turn, has resulted in the growing demand for PLA. Rising demand for protective apparel and equipment due to the COVID-19 outbreak is anticipated to drive the inclusion of PLA in the medical and textile end-use segments.

Report Highlights

The packaging end-use segment accounted for the largest revenue share of over 36% in 2020, owing to the wide utilization of PLA in the manufacturing of bottles, jars, and containers, as well as in fresh food packaging solutions. The inclination of consumers towards sustainable packaging and rising environmental concerns across the globe are compelling manufacturers to use the product in various packaging solutions.

The packaging industry is one of the major consumers of PLA, especially in the food packaging sector. PLA plastic bottles are durable, disposable, and possess properties such as transparency and gloss. In addition, a strict ban on single-use plastics in many countries, such as the U.K., Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Taiwan, and several states of the U.S. (such as Hawaii, New York, and California), is significantly driving the product demand in the packaging end-use segment.

Moreover, PLA can be easily composted as compared to petroleum-based products and does not emit toxic gases on incineration; thus, its demand in this application area is expected to remain strong over the forecast period. Bioplastic packaging, including rigid packaging and loose-fill packaging, has witnessed considerable regulatory support on account of the need for reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.

Textile is another important sector having high market penetration and a high growth rate as PLA helps in manufacturing smooth fabrics. In addition, PLA provides excellent moisture resistance, drapability, breathability, and durability. These benefits are anticipated to propel its demand in the global textile industry over the forecast period.

North America accounted for the largest revenue share of over 42% in 2020. This large share is attributed to the high demand for bioplastics, which is one of the largest markets for PLA. Moreover, several initiatives promoting environmentally-friendly products by the regional government are supporting market growth.

Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing regional market from 2021 to 2028, owing to factors such as increasing demand for PLA from key end-use sectors (automobile, electronics, textile, appliance, and medical) of developing countries like Indonesia and Malaysia, fluctuating petroleum prices, and lack of resources for fossil fuels.

China led the Asia Pacific regional market in 2020. Furthermore, the richness of biomass, research-driven resources, strong downstream industry demand, material supply, and supporting government policies have created significant business opportunities for bioplastic in Thailand. This factor is also likely to drive the regional market of APAC over the forecast years. Moreover, the rapidly expanding food & beverage sector, particularly in India and China, is augmenting the market growth.

Key Players

  • Total Corbion PLA

  • NatureWorks LLC


  • Futerro

  • Jiangxi Keyuan Bio-Material Co., Ltd.

  • Zhejiang Hisun Biomaterials Co., Ltd.

  • Shanghai Tong-Jie-Liang Biomaterials Co., Ltd.

Market Segmentation

  • End-use Outlook

    • Packaging

    • Agriculture

    • Automotive & Transport

    • Electronics

    • Textile

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • The Netherlands

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • Indonesia

      • Malaysia

      • Philippines

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

The Polylactic Acid market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Polylactic Acid market for the base year 2020 and the forecast between 2021 and 2030. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global Polylactic Acid market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Polylactic Acid market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Polylactic Acid market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the Polylactic Acid capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Polylactic Acid by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Polylactic Acid market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2017 to 2030. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Polylactic Acid market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Polylactic Acid market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Polylactic Acid industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

The Polylactic Acid market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Polylactic Acid market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Polylactic Acid market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Polylactic Acid market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Polylactic Acid. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Polylactic Acid. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Polylactic Acid are as follows:

  • Historic Year: 2017-2020
  • Base Year: 2021
  • Forecast Year 2021 to 2030

Reasons to Purchase this Report:

- Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and policy aspects
- Regional and country level analysis integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the market.
- Market value USD Million and volume Units Million data for each segment and sub-segment
- Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
- Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players

Research Methodology:

In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.

Market Size Estimation

Top-down and bottom-up approaches are used to estimate and validate the global market size for company, regional division, product type and application (end users).

The market estimations in this report are based on the selling price (excluding any discounts provided by the manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or traders). Market share analysis, assigned to each of the segments and regions are achieved through product utilization rate and average selling price.

Major manufacturers & their revenues, percentage splits, market shares, growth rates and breakdowns of the product markets are determined through secondary sources and verified through the primary sources.

All possible factors that influence the markets included in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to get the final quantitative and qualitative data. The market size for top-level markets and sub-segments is normalized, and the effect of inflation, economic downturns, and regulatory & policy changes or others factors are accounted for in the market forecast. This data is combined and added with detailed inputs and analysis from Vision Research Reports and presented in this report.

Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation

After complete market engineering with calculations for market statistics; market size estimations; market forecasting; market breakdown; and data triangulation. Extensive primary research was conducted to gather information and verify and validate the critical numbers arrived at. In the complete market engineering process, both top-down and bottom-up approaches were extensively used, along with several data triangulation methods, to perform market estimation and market forecasting for the overall market segments and sub-segments listed in this report.

Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources occupies approximately 25% of data sources, such as press releases, annual reports, Non-Profit organizations, industry associations, governmental agencies and customs data, and so on. This research study includes secondary sources; directories; databases such as Bloomberg Business, Wind Info, Hoovers, Factiva (Dow Jones & Company), TRADING ECONOMICS, and avention; Investing News Network; statista; Federal Reserve Economic Data; annual reports; investor presentations; and SEC filings of companies.

Primary Sources

 In the primary research process, various sources from both the supply and demand sides were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for this report. The primary sources from the supply side include product manufacturers (and their competitors), opinion leaders, industry experts, research institutions, distributors, dealer and traders, as well as the raw materials suppliers and producers, etc.

The primary sources from the demand side include industry experts such as business leaders, marketing and sales directors, technology and innovation directors, supply chain executive, end users (product buyers), and related key executives from various key companies and organizations operating in the global market.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global market capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2017-2020) and forecast (2021-2030);
  • Focuses on the key manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market

To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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