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The global methyl isobutyl ketone market demand reached a volume of nearly 430 thousand metric tons in 2020. The demand for the product is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3% in the forecast period of 2021-2026 to reach a volume of around 513 thousand metric tons by 2026.
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The demand for methyl isobutyl ketone is being driven by the growing paints and coating sector and the automobile industry, especially in countries like Brazil, Eastern Europe, and some Asian countries. The major supply markets for the product include the Asia Pacific, accounting for almost 55% of the market share. The developing economies of the region are also propelling the industry growth. The market in the Asia Pacific is being supported by the healthy growth of the construction and automobile industries. Western Europe and North America are also significant supply markets. The demand from the surfactant, as well as the solvent extraction market, is also likely to grow in the coming years. Kumho P&B Chemicals., Inc., one of the key players, is the leading producer of methyl isobutyl ketone in Asia and the largest manufacturer of the organic compound in the world.
South Africa is a major exporting region, exporting large volumes of the product to countries like the United States, Singapore, and Europe, among others. The dominant producer in South Africa is Sasol Limited, accounting for a significant share of the output. The Asia Pacific region is also among the major producers with enough production to meet its regional demand. The region is still compelled to import the product to meet more than 10% of the regional demand due to changing preferences of the producers to produce alternative products to gain higher profit. North America is also an importing region, which relies on imports from South Africa to meet nearly 20% of its regional demand.
Properties and Applications
Methyl isobutyl ketone, which is abbreviated as MIBK, refers to an organic compound, which is a colourless fluid. It is a ketone, having the chemical formula (CH3)2CHCH2C(O)CH3, which is often used as a solvent for resins, oils, varnishes, gums, lacquers, and nitrocellulose.
Methyl isobutyl ketone finds wide application in the following segments:
The EMR report also covers the regional markets like North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. The report also explores the feedstock market, namely, acetone, covering the price trends and applications of acetone for the historical (2016-2020) and forecast (2021-2026) periods.
The global methyl isobutyl ketone market is being driven by the growing demand from the paints and coatings industry, which is propelled forward by the recovering construction industry. The demand for the product is particularly increasing faster in developing regions like India and China. The rising demand for paints and coatings in the developing regions is fuelled by the rapidly growing construction sector in the area. The construction sector is the end-use industry for the product and is supported by the growing population in the Asia Pacific region. The increasing population, especially the middle-class population, is demanding more housing facilities, thus, propelling the growth of the construction and methyl isobutyl ketone industries. The rising disposable income of the consumers is also driving the market growth for the product. The growing infrastructure and construction industries in the other regions are also supporting the industry growth of the product. The market is also being aided by the automobile industry, which is booming in nearly all regions. The application of methyl isobutyl ketone in automobiles coating is also providing a push to the overall market growth.
The market demand is also being aided by the growing rubber antioxidant market, which is also growing due to the increasing demand. The increasing demand for cheaper solvents in the solvent extraction and surfactants market is providing further impetus to the methyl isobutyl ketone market growth. Methyl isobutyl ketone is majorly manufactured with the help of acetone, which aids in producing nearly 60% of the total output.
In the coming years, restrictive regulations in regions like Europe might hinder the growth of the market. The industry might also be affected by the moderate demand growth from major regional markets.
The report gives a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global methyl isobutyl ketone market, covering their competitive landscape, capacity, and latest developments like mergers, acquisitions, and investments, expansions of capacity, and plant turnarounds:
The comprehensive EMR report provides an in-depth assessment of the industry based on Porter’s five forces model, along with giving a SWOT analysis. The report also provides the price and trade data analysis of the market.
1.1 Objectives of the Study
1.1.1 Research Objective
1.1.2 Key Findings of the Report
2 Research Methodology
2.1 Data Extraction
2.2 Data Corroboration
2.3 Market Structure
2.5 Market Models
3.1 Market Outlook
3.2 Market Scope and Segmentation
3.3 Additional Insights
4 Executive Summary
4.1 Key Market Developments
4.2 Market Analysis
4.3 Key Players
4.4 Cost Structure
4.5 Market Revenue and Growth
5 Market Dynamics
5.1 Market Driver Analysis
5.2 Market Restraint Analysis
5.3 Industry Challenges
5.4 Industry Opportunities
6 Global Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Market Analysis
6.1 Figure: Global Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Historical Market (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
6.2 Chart: Global Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Market by Application
6.2.1 Paints & Coatings
6.2.2 Rubber Antioxidants
6.2.3 Solvent Extraction
6.2.4 Adhesives, Inks
6.3 Figure: Global Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Market by Application: Historical Market (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
6.3.1 Paints & Coatings
6.3.2 Rubber Antioxidants
6.3.3 Solvent Extraction
6.3.4 Adhesives, Inks
6.4 Chart: Global Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Market by Region
6.4.1 North America
18.104.22.168 United State of America
22.214.171.124 United Kingdom
6.4.3 Asia Pacific
6.4.4 Latin America
6.4.5 Middle East and Africa
126.96.36.199 Saudi Arabia
188.8.131.52 United Arab Emirates
184.108.40.206 South Africa
6.5 Figure: Global Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Market by Region: Historical Market (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
6.5.1 North America
220.127.116.11 United State of America
18.104.22.168 United Kingdom
6.5.3 Asia Pacific
6.5.4 Latin America
6.5.5 Middle East and Africa
22.214.171.124 Saudi Arabia
126.96.36.199 United Arab Emirates
188.8.131.52 South Africa
7 Global Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Price Analysis
7.1 North America Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
7.2 Europe Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
7.3 Asia Pacific Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
7.4 Latin America Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
7.5 Middle East and Africa Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
8 Global Trade Analysis (HS Code: 291413)
8.1 Major Importing Countries: By Value and Volume
8.2 Major Importing Countries: By Value and Volume
9 Global Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Feedstock Market Outlook
9.2 Global Acetone Market Analysis
9.2.1 Figure: Global Acetone Historical Market (2016-2020) & Forecast (2021-2026)
9.2.2 Chart: Global Acetone Market Breakup by Application
184.108.40.206 Methyl Methacrylate (MMA)
9.2.3 Chart: Global Acetone Market Breakup by Region
220.127.116.11 North America
18.104.22.168 Asia Pacific
22.214.171.124 Latin America
126.96.36.199 Middle East and Africa
9.3 Global Acetone Price Analysis
9.3.1 North America Acetone Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
9.3.2 Europe Acetone Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
9.3.3 Asia Pacific Acetone Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
9.3.4 Latin America Acetone Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
9.3.5 Middle East and Africa Acetone Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
9.4 Global Acetone Trade Data Analysis (HS Code: 291411)
9.4.1 Major Exporting Countries: By Value and Volume
9.4.2 Major Importing Countries: By Value and Volume
10 SWOT Analysis
11 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
11.2 Buyer’s Power
11.3 Supplier’s Power
11.4 New Entrants
11.5 Degree of Rivalry
12 Value Chain Analysis
13 EMR’s Key Indicators for Demand
14 EMR’s Key Indicators for Price
15 Procurement Strategy
15.1 Engagement Model
15.2 Sourcing Model
15.3 Contract Model
16 Cost Analysis
16.1 Cost of Raw Material
16.4 Other Cost
17 Competitive Landscape & Supplier Analysis
17.1 Sasol Limited
17.1.1 Company Overview
17.1.2 Financial Analysis
17.2 Kumho P&B Chemicals., Inc.
17.2.1 Company Overview
17.2.2 Financial Analysis
17.3 Celanese Corporation
17.3.1 Company Overview
17.3.2 Financial Analysis
17.4 Shell Chemicals
17.4.1 Company Overview
17.4.2 Financial Analysis
17.5 Dow Chemical Company
17.5.1 Company Overview
17.5.2 Financial Analysis
17.6 Jilin Nuoxin Chemical Co., Ltd.
17.6.1 Company Overview
17.6.2 Financial Analysis
17.7 Mitsui Chemicals Group
17.7.1 Company Overview
17.7.2 Financial Analysis
17.8 Solvay Group
17.8.1 Company Overview
17.8.2 Financial Analysis
17.9 LCY Chemical Corp.
17.9.1 Company Overview
17.9.2 Financial Analysis
18 Events and Developments
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19 Manufacturing Process
19.1 Detailed Process Flow
19.2 Operations Involved
19.3 Mass Balance
20 Production Cost Analysis
20.1 Land, Location and Site Development
20.3 Plant Machinery
20.4 Cost of Raw Material
20.9 Other Capital Investment
The global methyl isobutyl ketone market attained a volume of around 430 thousand metric tons in 2020. It is expected to witness a further growth in the forecast period of 2021-2026, growing at a CAGR of 3%. The market is projected to reach a volume of nearly 513 thousand metric tons by 2026.
EMR’s meticulous research methodology delves deep into the market, covering the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Based on application, the market can be divided into paints and coatings, rubber antioxidants, solvent extraction, adhesives and inks, and surfactants, among others. North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific are the major regions in the market, with the Asia Pacific accounting for the largest market share of nearly 55%. The major players in the above industry include Sasol Limited, Kumho P&B Chemicals., Inc., Celanese Corporation, Shell Chemicals, Dow Chemical Company, Jilin Nuoxin Chemical Co., Ltd., Mitsui Chemicals Group, Solvay Group, and LCY Chemical Corp., among others.
The major drivers of the industry such as rising disposable incomes, increasing population, rising urbanisation, growing construction and automobile industries, and rising rubber antioxidant industry are driving the growth of the market globally. 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 industry insights that are accurate, actionable, and help them remain ahead of their competition.
EMR’s approach gives their clients a comprehensive assessment of the prevailing and projected industry conditions through the collection, collation, and analysis of data from trusted sources. The key questions answered in the market study are:
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