Synthetic polyester is a polymer made of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) or dimethyl terephthalate (DMT) and monoethylene glycol (MEG).

Accounting for a little under 20% of the global plastics market, it is third after polyethylene and polypropylene.

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin dominates the rigid packaging market. Its properties when extruded and spun mean it also plays a leading role in the fibres and textiles sector and accounts for a significant portion of the film and flexible packaging market too.

Leading synthetic polyester producer and consumer database

PCI Wood Mackenzie leads the world in research and analysis of this dynamic and versatile polymer. Our consultants are available worldwide, and our database spans all of the leading polyester producer and consumer countries with information on market movements over the past 30 years.


Our Polyester and Raw Materials services are supported by our feedstock research on Paraxylene and Derivatives and Ethylene Oxide and Glycol.

Through our benchmark PET Resin and Films services, as well as our Fibres research, we can provide you with a complete view of the end use product markets. Further, our analysis is integrated into Wood Mackenzie’s broader view of the upstream markets and the global economy.