Global Specialty Chemical Market, By Function (Antioxidants, Biocides, Surfactants, and Others), Product (Coating, Agrochemicals, Electronic Chemicals, Construction Chemicals, Speciality Polymers and Resins, Flavours Ingredients, Fragrances Ingredients, Dyes and Pigments, Personal Care Active Ingredients, Water Treatment Chemicals, Surfactants, Textile Chemicals, Bio-Based Chemicals, Polymer Additives, Oil Field Chemicals, Paper and Pulp Chemicals, Pharmaceutical Industries and Others), Application (Automotive, Construction, Agriculture, Industrial Manufacturing, Consumer Goods and Others) – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2029
Market Analysis and Size
The specialty chemicals market is expected to witness marvellous growth during forecast period. The market growth can be recognised to increasing demand from end-use productions such as pharmaceuticals, agriculture, pulp and paper, and personal care and cosmetics among others. Agrochemicals are expected to show high growth due to their increased demand across the globe especially in agriculturally driven countries such as India. India is one of the main agrochemical producers after the U.S., and China. Globally, herbicides constitute the largest part of the Specialty Chemicals Market, which is accounting for 45% of the total consumption of the specialty chemical.
Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the specialty chemical market was valued at USD 788.96 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 1196.19 billion by 2029, registering a CAGR of 5.34 % during the forecast period of 2022 to 2029. The market report curated by the Data Bridge Market Research team includes in-depth expert analysis, import/export analysis, pricing analysis, production consumption analysis, patent analysis and technological advancements.
Specialty chemicals which is also called specialties or effect chemicals, are particular chemical products which provide an extensive effects on which many other industry sectors depend. Some of the categories of specialty chemicals are cleaning materials, colors, adhesives, agrochemical, cosmetic additives, construction chemicals, elastomers, food additives, fragrances, textile auxiliaries and among others. Specialty chemicals are materials used on the basis of their function or performance. Therefore, in addition to "effect" chemicals they are sometimes referred to as "performance" chemicals or "formulation" chemicals. They can be unique mixtures and molecules known as formulations. The chemical and physical characteristics of the single molecules or the formulated mixtures of molecules and the configuration of the mixtures influences the performance end product.
Report Scope and Market Segmentation
2022 to 2029
2020 (Customizable to 2019 - 2014)
Revenue in USD Billion, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD
Function (Antioxidants, Biocides, Surfactants, and Others), Product (Coating, Agrochemicals, Electronic Chemicals, Construction Chemicals, Speciality Polymers and Resins, Flavours Ingredients, Fragrances Ingredients, Dyes and Pigments, Personal Care Active Ingredients, Water Treatment Chemicals, Surfactants, Textile Chemicals, Bio-Based Chemicals, Polymer Additives, Oil Field Chemicals, Paper and Pulp Chemicals, Pharmaceutical Industries and Others), Application (Automotive, Construction, Agriculture, Industrial Manufacturing, Consumer Goods and Others)
U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America, Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Belgium, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Switzerland, Rest of Europe, Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific, United Arab Emirate, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa
Market Players Covered
Henkel Adhesives Technologies India Private Limited (Germany), BASF SE (Germany), AkzoNobel N.V. (Netherlands), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Clariant (Switzerland), Huntsman International LLC (U.S.), Dow (U.S.), Albemarle Corporation (U.S.), Ashland Inc. (U.S.), The Lubrizol Corporation(US), Croda International Plc (UK), Kemira Oyj (Finland), (Netherlands), LANXESS AG (Germany), Solvay (Belgium), Nouryon (Netherland), Sumitomo Chemical (Japan), Ashland LLC (US). Dupont (US), PPG (US), H.B Fuller Company (US), Dymaxn (US), Ferro Corporation (US), Uniseal Inc (US)
Specialty Chemical Market Dynamics
This section deals with understanding the market drivers, advantages, opportunities, restraints and challenges. All of this is discussed in detail as below:
- Rise the demand in agrochemical sector
Agrochemical is anticipated to account for around one-eight market share of overall market. Rise in population along with increase in demand for food is further demanding agrochemicals for the better crop production which further drives the growth of the specialty chemicals market during the forecast period.
- Rapid industrialization
Rapid industrialization and noticeable demand from countries have arisen. Increase in investments in construction and infrastructure development projects in several countries, Therefore, these countries are considered as a favourable destination for the specialty chemical manufacturers; thereby, expected to increasing the market growth.
- Increase in demand due to environmental concern
The rising concerns about nutrient efficiency which has uptake by plants and the increasing regulatory health and environmental concerns which is based on micronutrient fertilizers, bio-based fertilizers, and specialty fertilizers (like liquid fertilizers) are gaining popularity, which are expected to increase the demand of specialty chemical in the market
- Technological advancement
Research and development team has facilitated development of products with optimum and advanced features in specialty chemical market. This is one of the major factors that drives and father boost beneficial opportunities for the growth of this market.
- Increasing population at rapid rate
Global population is growing at a rapid rate. This increasing population is adding demand to the food industry. Supplying food to this increasing population has become a threat, which increase the demand and increase opportunity of specialty chemical during forecast period
However, specialty chemical' easy tear and wear-out properties will hinder the specialty chemical market growth rate. The negative impact of COVID-19 outbreak on supply chain and variation in cost of raw material and stringent regulations by the government will act as market restraint and further challenge the market growth rate. Non-availability of handle support in specialty chemical and inability to carry heavy goods are the major market restrains that will obstruct the market's growth
This specialty chemical 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 specialty chemical market contact Data Bridge Market Research for an Analyst Brief, our team will help you take an informed market decision to achieve market growth.
COVID-19 Impact on Specialty Chemical Market
The COVID-19 outbreak has been adversely affected the specialty chemical industry The chemical industry plays an vital role in the production of large number of products such as fertilizers, plastic, medicines, packaging products and so on. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, many production facilities of numerous end-user industries have been paused. With this, the demand for chemicals used in these facilities has been declined. Thus, the ongoing spread of COVID-19 overall the globe is expected to impact the demand of specialty chemical market.
- In January 2021, Huntsman Corporation successfully took Gabriel Performance Products, an Ohio-based manufacturer of epoxy curing agents and specialty additives, for USD 250 million from Audax Private Equity.
Global Specialty Chemical Market Scope
The specialty chemical market is segmented on the basis of function, type and application. 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.
- Electronic Chemicals
- Construction Chemicals
- Speciality Polymers & Resins
- Flavours Ingredients
- Fragrances Ingredients
- Dyes and Pigments
- Personal Care Active Ingredient
- Water Treatment Chemical
- Textile Chemicals
- Bio-Based Chemicals
- Polymer Additives
- Oil Field Chemicals
- Paper and Pulp Chemicals
- Pharmaceutical Industries
- Industrial Manufacturing
- Consumer Goods
Specialty Chemical Market Regional Analysis/Insights
The specialty chemical market is analysed and market size insights and trends are provided by country, type and application as referenced above.
The countries covered in the specialty chemical market report are U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America, Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Belgium, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Switzerland, Rest of Europe, Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific, United Arab Emirate, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa.
Asia-Pacific dominates the specialty chemical market in terms of market share and revenue and will continue to flourish its dominance during the forecast period. This is due to the rising demand for specialty chemical in this region. The Asia-Pacific region dominates the specialty chemical market, with China leading the way in terms of robust growth of the construction sector, increasing demand for cosmetic products, growing investment and production of re-usable specialty chemical. Due of the ease of producing of specialty chemical, China is leading the Asia-Pacific market.
During the projected period, North America is expected to be the fastest developing region due to the rising demand of specialty chemical in retail sector in this region.
The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in market regulation that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points like 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 Specialty Chemical Market Share Analysis
The specialty chemical 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 specialty chemical market.
Some of the major players operating in the specialty chemical market are:
- Henkel Adhesives Technologies India Private Limited (Germany)
- BASF SE (Germany)
- AkzoNobel N.V. (Netherlands)
- Evonik Industries AG (Germany)
- Clariant (Switzerland)
- Huntsman International LLC (U.S.)
- Dow (U.S)
- Albemarle Corporation (U.S.)
- Ashland Inc. (U.S.)
- The Lubrizol Corporation (US)
- Croda International Plc (UK)
- Kemira Oyj (Finland), (Netherlands)
- LANXESS AG (Germany)
- Solvay (Belgium)
- Nouryon (Netherland)
- Sumitomo Chemical (Japan)
- Ashland LLC (US)
- Dupont (US)
- PPG (US)
- H.B Fuller Company (US)
- Dymaxn (US)
- Ferro Corporation (US)
- Uniseal Inc (US)
Research Methodology: Global Specialty Chemical Market
Data collection and base year analysis is done using data collection modules with large sample sizes. The stage includes the obtainment of market information or related data through various sources and strategies. It includes examining and planning all the data acquired from the past advance. It likewise envelops the examination of information inconsistencies seen across different information sources. The market data is analyzed and estimated using market statistical and coherent models. Also market share analysis and key trend analysis are the major success factors in the market report. To know more, please request an analyst call or drop down your inquiry.
The key research methodology used by DBMR research team is data triangulation which involves data mining, analysis of the impact of data variables on the market, and primary (industry expert) validation. Apart from this, data models include Vendor Positioning Grid, Market Time Line Analysis, Market Overview and Guide, Company Positioning Grid, Patent Analysis, Pricing Analysis, Company Market Share Analysis, Standards of Measurement, Global versus Regional and Vendor Share Analysis. To know more about the research methodology, drop in an inquiry to speak to our industry experts.
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