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Global Naphtha Market - Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

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Global Naphtha Market - Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

  • Chemical and Materials
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  • Apr 2024
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Global Naphtha Market - Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

Market Size in USD Billion

CAGR :  % Diagram

Diagram Forecast Period 2021–2029
Diagram Market Size (Base Year) USD 158.23 Billion
Diagram Market Size (Forecast Year) USD 215.55 Billion
Diagram CAGR %

Major Markets Players

  • Chevron Corporation
  • Reliance Industries Limited
  • Shell Chemicals
  • SABIC
  • BP PLC

Global Naphtha Market, By Type (Light Naphtha, Heavy Naphtha), Process (Gasoline Blending, Naphtha Reforming, Steam Cracking, Others), Application (Chemicals, Energy and Fuel, Others), End-User Industry (Petrochemical, Agriculture, Paints and Coatings, Aerospace, Others) - Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031.

Naphtha Market

Naphtha Market Analysis and Size

In the petrochemical industry, naphtha plays a crucial role as a primary feedstock for the production of ethylene and other olefins through steam cracking processes. Ethylene is a fundamental building block for a wide range of chemical products, including plastics, resins, and synthetic fibers. Naphtha's composition, rich in hydrocarbons, makes it an ideal precursor for steam cracking, where high temperatures and steam are used to break down the molecules into smaller, more valuable components such as ethylene.

Global naphtha market size was valued at USD 170.94 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 232.87 billion by 2031, with a CAGR of 3.94% during the forecast period of 2024 to 2031. In addition to the insights on market scenarios such as market value, growth rate, segmentation, geographical coverage, and major players, the market reports curated by the Data Bridge Market Research also include in-depth expert analysis, geographically represented company-wise production and capacity, network layouts of distributors and partners, detailed and updated price trend analysis and deficit analysis of supply chain and demand.

Report Scope and Market Segmentation

Report Metric

Details

Forecast Period

2024 to 2031

Base Year

2023

Historic Years

2022 (Customizable to 2016-2021)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Billion, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD

Segments Covered

Type (Light Naphtha, Heavy Naphtha), Process (Gasoline Blending, Naphtha Reforming, Steam Cracking, Others), Application (Chemicals, Energy and Fuel, Others), End-User Industry (Petrochemical, Agriculture, Paints and Coatings, Aerospace, Others)

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada and Mexico in North America, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific (APAC) in the Asia-Pacific (APAC), Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA) as a part of Middle East and Africa (MEA), Brazil, Argentina and Rest of South America as part of South America

Market Players Covered

Chevron Corporation. (U.S.), Reliance Industries Limited (India), Shell Chemicals (U.S.), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), BP PLC (U.K.), Exxon Mobil Corporation. (U.S.), China Petrochemical Corporation (China), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (India), Novatek (Russia), Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan), Lotte Chemical Corporation (South Korea), Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (India), NOVA Chemicals Corporate (Canada), Formosa Plastics Corporation (Taiwan),  LG Chem (South Korea), Petróleos Mexicanos (Mexico), Vitol (Netherlands)

Market Opportunities

  • Naphtha as Solvent in Various Industries Increases its Demand among Consumers
  • Increasing Demand for Olefin-Rich Naphtha among the Consumers

Market Definition

Naphtha is a flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixture primarily derived from crude oil refining or natural gas processing. It consists of various hydrocarbons, typically with carbon numbers ranging from five to twelve, and serves as a feedstock for petrochemical production, including the manufacture of plastics, solvents, and fuels. Naphtha is characterized by its volatility and versatility in industrial processes.

Naphtha Market Dynamics

Drivers

  • Changing Refining Industry Dynamics Increases the Demand for Naphtha

The capacity and configuration of refineries determine the production levels of naphtha. Refineries with high naphtha yields contribute to ample supply, while those with lower yields may experience supply constraints. Moreover, shifts in crude oil prices and availability affect refining economics, influencing naphtha production and pricing. Thus, understanding and responding to refining industry dynamics is essential for stakeholders in the naphtha market to anticipate supply fluctuations and pricing trends.

  • Growing Technological Advancements in Refining Processes Increases the Naphtha Utilization

Innovations in refining technologies, such as improved catalysts and process optimization techniques, enhance naphtha yield and quality, thereby boosting its competitiveness as a feedstock for petrochemical production. Advancements in steam cracking and other conversion technologies enable more efficient and cost-effective conversion of naphtha into high-value olefins such as ethylene. Technological progress drives efficiency, flexibility, and sustainability in naphtha utilization, shaping the market's evolution and competitiveness in the petrochemical industry.

Opportunities

  • Naphtha as Solvent in Various Industries Increases its Demand among Consumers

As a solvent, naphtha finds application in paint and coatings, industrial cleaning, and the manufacturing of specialty chemicals. Its ability to dissolve a wide range of substances, coupled with its relatively low cost, makes it a preferred choice for many solvent-based processes. The expanding construction, automotive, and manufacturing sectors contribute to the steady demand for naphtha as a solvent. Additionally, ongoing research and development efforts to enhance naphtha's solvent properties and environmental sustainability further bolster its market presence and attractiveness to end-users.

  • Increasing Demand for Olefin-Rich Naphtha among the Consumers

Olefin-rich naphtha contains higher concentrations of ethylene and other valuable olefins, making it a preferred feedstock for petrochemical production, particularly in steam cracking processes. Industries such as plastics manufacturing, automotive, and construction rely heavily on ethylene-derived products, driving the need for olefin-rich naphtha. As these sectors experience continued growth globally, the demand for this high-value naphtha variant is expected to rise, influencing market dynamics, pricing trends, and investment decisions within the naphtha industry.

 Restraints/Challenges

  • Growing Environmental Concerns limits the Adoption of Naphtha

Naphtha production and consumption contribute to air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and ecological damage, prompting regulatory authorities to impose stringent environmental regulations. Compliance with these regulations necessitates costly investments in emission control technologies and cleaner production processes, which can increase operational expenses for naphtha producers and users, potentially affecting the naphtha market price.

  • Competition from Alternative Feedstocks limits the Use of Naphtha

Natural gas liquids (NGLs), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and coal-derived products offer viable alternatives to naphtha in petrochemical production. These feedstocks may have cost advantages, availability in abundance, or lower environmental impacts compared to naphtha. As a result, naphtha faces intensified competition, impacting its market share, pricing dynamics, and long-term viability in the petrochemical industry.

This market report provides details of new recent developments, trade regulations, import-export analysis, production analysis, value chain optimization, market share, impact of domestic and localized market players, analyses opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market regulations, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, application niches and dominance, product approvals, product launches, geographic expansions, technological innovations in the market. To gain more info on the market contact Data Bridge Market Research for an Analyst Brief, our team will help you take an informed market decision to achieve market growth.

Impact and Current Market Scenario of Raw Material Shortage and Shipping Delays

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Expected Impact of Economic Slowdown on the Pricing and Availability of Products

When economic activity slows, industries begin to suffer. The forecasted effects of the economic downturn on the pricing and accessibility of the products are taken into account in the market insight reports and intelligence services provided by DBMR. With this, our clients can typically keep one step ahead of their competitors, project their sales and revenue, and estimate their profit and loss expenditures.

Recent Developments

  • In November 2021, Exxon Mobil's investment in a multi-billion-dollar chemical complex in Guangdong province, China, signifies a strategic move to bolster its production capacity by 1.6 million tonnes/year. This expansion aligns with the company's goal to capitalize on growing demand for petrochemicals in the region, particularly amid China's burgeoning industrial landscape
  • In October 2022, LG Chem's decision to temporarily shut down its naphtha crackers in South Korea for seven weeks aims to conduct essential maintenance. While this measure disrupts the supply of petrochemicals in the region during the maintenance period, it underscores the company's commitment to ensuring operational efficiency and long-term reliability, ultimately safeguarding product quality and safety

Naphtha Market Scope

The market is segmented on the basis of type, process, application and end-user. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze meagre growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.

Type

  • Light Naphtha
  • Heavy Naphtha

 Process

  • Gasoline Blending
  • Naphtha Reforming    
  • Steam Cracking
  • Others

Application

  • Chemicals
  • Energy and Fuel
  • Others

End-User

Naphtha Market Analysis/Insights

The market is analysed and market size insights and trends are provided by country, type, process, application and end-user as referenced above.

The countries covered in the market report are U.S., Canada and Mexico in North America, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific (APAC) in the Asia-Pacific (APAC), Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA) as a part of Middle East and Africa (MEA), Brazil, Argentina and Rest of South America as part of South America.

Asia-Pacific dominates in the market, both in terms of revenue and market share. This dominance stems from the region's surging demand for naphtha, fueled by its robust industrial growth and expanding chemical sector. Moreover, technological advancements, particularly in advanced distillation processes and chemical development, further bolster the region's leadership in the naphtha market, enabling enhanced efficiency and product innovation to meet evolving market needs.

North America is expected to emerge as the fastest-developing region in the petrochemical industry, driven by several factors. The region is experiencing a surge in gasoline consumption, fueled by economic growth and increased industrial activity. Additionally, North America boasts the presence of prominent market players, fostering innovation, investment, and infrastructure development within the petrochemical sector. These dynamics position the region as a key hub for growth and opportunity in the global petrochemical market landscape.

The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in regulation in the market domestically that impacts the current and future trends of the market. Data points such as down-stream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends and porter's five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of global brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, impact of domestic tariffs and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.   

Competitive Landscape and Naphtha Market Share Analysis

The 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 market.

Some of the major players operating in the market are:

  • Chevron Corporation. (U.S.)
  • Reliance Industries Limited (India)
  • Shell Chemicals (U.S.)
  • SABIC (Saudi Arabia)
  • BP PLC (U.K.)
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation. (U.S.)
  • China Petrochemical Corporation (China)
  • Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (India)
  • Novatek (Russia)
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan)
  • Lotte Chemical Corporation (South Korea)
  • Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (India)
  • NOVA Chemicals Corporate (Canada)
  •  Formosa Plastics Corporation (Taiwan)
  •  LG Chem (South Korea)
  • Petróleos Mexicanos (Mexico)
  •  Vitol (Netherlands)


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FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS

The naphtha market size will be worth USD 232.87 billion by 2031.
The growth rate of the naphtha market is 3.94%.
Changing Refining Industry Dynamics Increases the Demand for Naphtha & Growing Technological Advancements in Refining Processes Increases the Naphtha Utilization are the growth drivers of the naphtha market.
Type, process, application and end-user are the factors on which the naphtha market research is based.
Major companies in the naphtha market are Chevron Corporation. (U.S.), Reliance Industries Limited (India), Shell Chemicals (U.S.), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), BP PLC (U.K.), Exxon Mobil Corporation. (U.S.), China Petrochemical Corporation (China), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (India), Novatek (Russia), Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan), Lotte Chemical Corporation (South Korea), Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (India), NOVA Chemicals Corporate (Canada), Formosa Plastics Corporation (Taiwan), LG Chem (South Korea), Petróleos Mexicanos (Mexico), Vitol (Netherlands).
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