The Europe carbon black market is being driven by its rising demand from industries like the thriving automotive and infrastructure industries. In 2019, almost 2.10 million metric tons of carbon black was produced in Europe. Being the second largest producer of the material in the world, the growth of the industry in the continent will drive the global market growth. In 2019, the global production stood at nearly 13 million metric tons. It is expected to grow further in the forecast period of 2019-2024, growing at a CAGR of 4.3%.
Europe accounts for nearly a fifth of the global production of the industry. It is the leading market for the product after the Asia Pacific region. While Germany is the largest importer of the product in the region, Eastern European countries are the major producers of the substance and extensively export the surplus output to the EU countries. Russia and the other Eastern European countries account for nearly 9% of the global production of the substance.
The Europe carbon black market is being driven by the rising export demand from overseas markets. The continent exports the substance to regions like the Middle East, Africa, and the US, among other regions. Russia, a major exporter in the continent, exports carbon black within the European region as well as to other regions like North America. North America primarily imports the substance from Russia along with China because of the lower costs. Russia is its major exporter in Europe with multiple European countries importing the product from the Eurasian country over China, which is the largest producer globally. This is because the European countries acquire the material at a much lower cost with reduced costs of transportation. Thus, the Russian market is aided by the growing export demand. The easy availability of feedstock and the expansion of production units will also aid the growth of the industry in the country.
Properties and Applications
Carbon black is produced through the partial combustion of hydrocarbons and appears as fine black particles of amorphous carbon. It is used extensively in the automotive sector in tyres, tubes, tread belts, hoses, and others. It is also used as colouring pigments in inks and as the electric conductive agent of high technology materials. The diverse applications of the substance can be broadly categorised as:
Its various product types are specialty, lamp, channel, acetylene, furnace, gas and commodity among others. By grades, they are categorised as specialty grade, standard grade, N330, N550, N660, N220, and N990, among others. The EMR report also looks in-depth into the various regional markets in Europe like Germany, France, United Kingdom, and Italy.
Carbon black finds its leading application in the tyre industry. Thus, the growth of the industry is heavily dependent upon, not just the tyre industry, but also the automotive industry where tyres find their leading application. In Europe, the replacement tyre segment dominates the market. However, with the steady growth in new car registrations in the region post the economic crises of 2012 are leading to a moderate growth in the demand for OEM tyres. Germany is a leading tyre industry in the region with a thriving car manufacturing industry. The Germany automotive market saw an increase of almost 3% in 2018, as compared to 2017, and is forecasted to witness further growth in 2019. The growth in the sales of electric vehicles in the mature markets in Europe will provide further impetus to the Europe carbon black market. The increase in the sales of e-vehicles sales in the region is generating demand for speciality tyres to combat the wear caused by the vehicles’ high torque acceleration.
In Europe, speciality products are expected to witness a robust growth in the coming years. With carbon black being used in paints, sealants, adhesives, and coating, the steadily growing infrastructure industry in the region, especially the renovation and repair segment, will aid the industry further. The material is also used as an ink pigment and thus, is affected by the climate of the various sectors of the print industry. The Western Europe market for publishing printing is expected to attain USD 13.8 billion in 2021, while its print packaging industry will reach USD 52.3 billion in the same year.
The report gives a detailed insight into the following key players in the Europe carbon black market, looking into their competitive landscape, capacity, and latest developments like plant turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, and expansions of capacity:
The EMR report assesses the value chain as well as providing an in-depth insight into the manufacturing process. The comprehensive report also provides an overview of the other global markets like North America, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa. It offers an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces along with a SWOT analysis of the market as well.
2 Research Methodology
3 Executive Summary
3.1 Market Overview
3.2 Key Demand Drivers
3.3 Key Players
3.4 Supply Market Changes
4 Global Carbon Black Market
4.1 Global Carbon Black Market Analysis
4.1.1 Figure: Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
4.1.2 Chart: Breakup by Product
18.104.22.168 Specialty Carbon Black
22.214.171.124 Lamp Black
126.96.36.199 Channel Black
188.8.131.52 Acetylene Black
184.108.40.206 Furnace Black
220.127.116.11 Gas Black
18.104.22.168 Commodity Carbon black
22.214.171.124 Thermal Black
4.1.3 Figure: Breakup by Product: Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
126.96.36.199 Specialty Carbon Black
188.8.131.52 Lamp Black
184.108.40.206 Channel Black
220.127.116.11 Acetylene Black
18.104.22.168 Furnace Black
22.214.171.124 Gas Black
126.96.36.199 Commodity Carbon black
188.8.131.52 Thermal Black
4.1.4 Chart: Breakup by Grade
184.108.40.206 Specialty Grade
220.127.116.11 Standard Grade
4.1.5 Figure: Breakup by Grade: Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
18.104.22.168 Specialty Grade
22.214.171.124 Standard Grade
4.1.6 Chart: Breakup by End Use
126.96.36.199 Printing & packaging
188.8.131.52 Building & construction
4.1.7 Figure: Breakup by End Use: Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
184.108.40.206 Printing & packaging
220.127.116.11 Building & construction
4.1.8 Chart: Breakup by Region
18.104.22.168 North America
22.214.171.124 Asia Pacific
126.96.36.199 Latin America
188.8.131.52 Middle East & Africa
4.1.9 Figure: Breakup by Region: Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
184.108.40.206 North America
220.127.116.11 Asia Pacific
18.104.22.168 Latin America
22.214.171.124 Middle East & Africa
5 Europe Carbon Black Market
5.1 Europe Carbon Black Market Analysis
5.1.1 Figure: Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
5.1.2 Chart: Breakup by Product
126.96.36.199 Specialty Carbon Black
188.8.131.52 Lamp Black
184.108.40.206 Channel Black
220.127.116.11 Acetylene Black
18.104.22.168 Furnace Black
22.214.171.124 Gas Black
126.96.36.199 Commodity Carbon black
188.8.131.52 Thermal Black
5.1.3 Figure: Breakup by Product: Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
184.108.40.206 Specialty Carbon black
220.127.116.11 Lamp black
18.104.22.168 Channel Black
22.214.171.124 Acetylene Black
126.96.36.199 Furnace Black
188.8.131.52 Gas Black
184.108.40.206 Commodity Carbon black
220.127.116.11 Thermal Black
5.1.4 Chart: Breakup by Grade
18.104.22.168 Specialty Grade
22.214.171.124 Standard Grade
5.1.5 Figure: Breakup by Grade: Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
126.96.36.199 Specialty Grade
188.8.131.52 Standard Grade
5.1.6 Chart: Breakup by End Use
184.108.40.206 Printing & packaging
220.127.116.11 Building & construction
5.1.7 Figure: Breakup by End Use: Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
18.104.22.168 Printing & packaging
22.214.171.124 Building & construction
5.1.8 Chart: Breakup by Country
126.96.36.199 United Kingdom
5.1.9 Figure: Breakup by Country: Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
188.8.131.52 United Kingdom
5.2 SWOT Analysis
5.3 Value Chain Analysis
5.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.4.2 Buyer’s Power
5.4.3 Supplier’s Power
5.4.4 New Entrants
5.4.5 Degree of Rivalry
5.5 Global (HS Code-2803) Trade Analysis (2019)
5.5.1 Major Exporting Countries by Value & Volume
5.5.2 Major Importing Countries by Value & Volume
5.6 Europe Carbon Black Price Analysis:
5.6.1 Germany Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
5.6.2 France Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
5.6.3 United Kingdom Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
5.6.4 Italy Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
6 Manufacturing Process
6.1 Detailed Process Flow
6.2 Operations Involved
6.3 Mass Balance
7 Cost Analysis
7.1 Land, Location and Site Development
7.3 Plant Machinery
7.4 Cost of Raw Material
7.9 Other Capital Investment
8 Competitive Landscape & Supplier Analysis
8.1 Birla Carbon
8.2 Cabot Corporation
8.3 Continental Carbon Company
8.4 Orion Engineered Carbons S.A.
8.5 Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd.
8.6 OJSC Kremenchug Carbon Black Plant
8.7 Carbon Black Kft.
9 Events and Developments
The Europe carbon black market attained a production volume of 2.08 million metric tons in 2018. The Europe carbon black market is expected to drive the growth of global market, which is projected to witness a healthy growth in the forecast period of 2019-2024, growing at a CAGR of 4.3%.
EMR’s meticulous research methodology delves deep into the industry, covering the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Based on its types, the Europe market can be segmented into specialty, lamp, acetylene, channel, furnace, commodity and gas among others, with specialty carbon black expected to see a robust growth in the Europe market. The various grades in Europe carbon black market available are specialty grade, standard grade, N220, N550, N330, N660, and N990. On the basis of application, the transportation sector is a major application segment in the Europe carbon black market. The major regional markets in Europe are Germany, France, United Kingdom, and Italy, with Germany accounting for the largest share of the market. The key players in the above market include Birla Carbon, Cabot Corporation, Continental Carbon Company, Orion Engineered Carbons S.A., Tokai Carbon CB Ltd, etc.
The major drivers of the industry such as rising disposable incomes, growing populations, and the healthy growth of the thriving automotive and infrastructure industries are expected to aid the market growth. EMR’s research methodology uses a combination of cutting-edge analytical tools and the expertise of their highly accomplished team, thus, providing their customers with market insights that are accurate, actionable, and help them remain ahead of their competition.
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