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Global Methyl Mercaptan Market: By Source; By Synthesis Type: Hydrogen Sulphide-Methanol Vapour Phase, Sodium Sulphide-Dimethyl Sulphate, Thiourea-Dimethyl Sulphate; By Functionality; By Application; Regional Analysis; Historical Market and Forecast (2015-2025); Competitive Landscape; Industry Events and Developments

Global Methyl Mercaptan Market Outlook

The global methyl mercaptan market reached a value of about USD 1.5 billion in 2019. The market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% in the forecast period of 2020-2025 to reach a value of approximately USD 2.07 billion by 2025.

Methyl mercaptan is widely used as a feedstock for the animals and poultry, as an intermediate in the production of pesticides, fungicides, jet fuel, and plastics, and in the synthesis of methionine. It is also utilised as a gas odorant for natural gas, butane, and propane. The growth of the application sectors is driving the demand for the product, thus, aiding the market expansion.

 

Methyl Mercaptan Market

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North America Leading the Methyl Mercaptan Market

The market is dominated by the North America region. The market is expanding in the region due to the growing product demand from the various end-use sectors. The other significant markets for the product include the Asia Pacific and the Middle East and Africa. The rapidly emerging economies within these regions are expected to provide enhanced growth opportunities to the manufacturers. The presence of several oil and gas production facilities in the Middle East countries are also expected to aid the industry in the coming years.

 

Methyl Mercaptan: Industry Definition and Segmentation

Methyl mercaptan, also known as methanethiol, is an organosulphur compound with the odour of rotten cabbage. It is a colourless gas with the chemical formula CH3SH. It is produced from methanol and hydrogen sulphide. It occurs naturally in the blood and brain of humans and animals, in plant tissues, in a wide variety of vegetables including onions and garlic, and in coal tar and petroleum distillates. Owing to its distinct putrid smell, it is used as a gas odorant for natural gas, butane, and propane to aid in leak detection.

The various sources of methyl mercaptan can be segmented into:

  • Natural
  • Synthetic

Based on synthesis type, the industry is divided into:

  • Hydrogen Sulphide-Methanol Vapour Phase 
  • Sodium Sulphide-Dimethyl Sulphate 
  • Thiourea-Dimethyl Sulphate 
  • Others

On the basis of functionality, the industry is categorised into:

  • Fungicides and Pesticides 
  • Intermediates 
  • Fuel Additives 
  • Catalysts 
  • Others

The major applications of the product include:

  • Chemical 
  • Food 
  • Feed 
  • Mining Industry 
  • Others

The regional markets for the product include North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

 

Methyl Mercaptan Market by Application

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Poultry and Animal Feed Applications are Driving the Methyl Mercaptan Market

The market is being driven by the growing demand for methyl mercaptan from the major application sectors, particularly poultry and animal feed. With the growing demand for poultry feed in the emerging regions like the Asia Pacific, major players are extending their manufacturing capacities to such regions. Other factors like rising population, technological advancements, thriving agro-industry, increasing demand for petrochemicals, and growing polymer industry are also propelling the industry growth.

Owing to the growing demand for chemicals in various end use sectors and rapid urbanisation, particularly in the emerging nations, the product is expected to witness an enhanced demand. This is expected to have a positive effect on the expansion of the global methyl mercaptan industry over the forecast period.

 

Methyl Mercaptan Market by Region

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Key Industry Players in the Global Methyl Mercaptan Market

The report gives a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global methyl mercaptan market, covering their competitive landscape, capacity, and latest developments like mergers, acquisitions, and investments, expansions of capacity, and plant turnarounds:

  • Arkema S.A. 
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company 
  • Others

The comprehensive EMR report provides an in-depth assessment of the industry based on the Porter's five forces model along with giving a SWOT analysis.

1    Preface
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Industry Opportunities and Challenges
8    Global Methyl Mercaptan Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Methyl Mercaptan Historical Market (2015-2019) 
    8.3    Global Methyl Mercaptan Market Forecast (2020-2025)
    8.4    Global Methyl Mercaptan Market by Source
        8.4.1    Natural
            8.4.1.1    Market Share
            8.4.1.2    Historical Trend (2015-2019)
            8.4.1.3    Forecast Trend (2020-2025)
        8.4.2    Synthetic
            8.4.2.1    Market Share
            8.4.2.2    Historical Trend (2015-2019)
            8.4.2.3    Forecast Trend (2020-2025)
    8.5    Global Methyl Mercaptan Market by Synthesis Type
        8.5.1    Hydrogen Sulphide-Methanol Vapour Phase
            8.5.1.1    Market Share
            8.5.1.2    Historical Trend (2015-2019)
            8.5.1.3    Forecast Trend (2020-2025)
        8.5.2    Sodium Sulphide-Dimethyl Sulphate
            8.5.2.1    Market Share
            8.5.2.2    Historical Trend (2015-2019)
            8.5.2.3    Forecast Trend (2020-2025)
        8.5.3    Thiourea-Dimethyl Sulphate
            8.5.3.1    Market Share
            8.5.3.2    Historical Trend (2015-2019)
            8.5.3.3    Forecast Trend (2020-2025)
        8.5.4    Others
    8.6    Global Methyl Mercaptan Market by Functionality
        8.6.1    Fungicides and Pesticides
            8.6.1.1    Market Share
            8.6.1.2    Historical Trend (2015-2019)
            8.6.1.3    Forecast Trend (2020-2025)
        8.6.2    Intermediates
            8.6.2.1    Market Share
            8.6.2.2    Historical Trend (2015-2019)
            8.6.2.3    Forecast Trend (2020-2025)
        8.6.3    Fuel Additives
            8.6.3.1    Market Share
            8.6.3.2    Historical Trend (2015-2019)
            8.6.3.3    Forecast Trend (2020-2025)
        8.6.4    Catalysts
            8.6.4.1    Market Share
            8.6.4.2    Historical Trend (2015-2019)
            8.6.4.3    Forecast Trend (2020-2025)
        8.6.5    Others
    8.7    Global Methyl Mercaptan Market by Application
        8.7.1    Chemical
            8.7.1.1    Market Share
            8.7.1.2    Historical Trend (2015-2019)
            8.7.1.3    Forecast Trend (2020-2025)
        8.7.2    Food
            8.7.2.1    Market Share
            8.7.2.2    Historical Trend (2015-2019)
            8.7.2.3    Forecast Trend (2020-2025)
        8.7.3    Feed
            8.7.3.1    Market Share
            8.7.3.2    Historical Trend (2015-2019)
            8.7.3.3    Forecast Trend (2020-2025)
        8.7.4    Mining Industry
            8.7.4.1    Market Share
            8.7.4.2    Historical Trend (2015-2019)
            8.7.4.3    Forecast Trend (2020-2025)
        8.7.5    Others
    8.8    Global Methyl Mercaptan Market by Region
        8.8.1    Market Share
            8.8.1.1    North America
            8.8.1.2    Europe
            8.8.1.3    Asia Pacific
            8.8.1.4    Latin America
            8.8.1.5    Middle East and Africa
9    Regional Analysis
    9.1    North America
        9.1.1    Historical Trend (2015-2019)
        9.1.2    Forecast Trend (2020-2025)
        9.1.3    Breakup by Country
            9.1.3.1    United States of America 
            9.1.3.2    Canada
    9.2    Europe
        9.2.1    Historical Trend (2015-2019)
        9.2.2    Forecast Trend (2020-2025)
        9.2.3    Breakup by Country
            9.2.3.1    United Kingdom
            9.2.3.2    Germany
            9.2.3.3    France
            9.2.3.4    Italy
            9.2.3.5    Others
    9.3    Asia Pacific
        9.3.1    Historical Trend (2015-2019)
        9.3.2    Forecast Trend (2020-2025)
        9.3.3    Breakup by Country
            9.3.3.1    China
            9.3.3.2    Japan
            9.3.3.3    India
            9.3.3.4    ASEAN
            9.3.3.5    Australia
            9.3.3.6    Others
    9.4    Latin America
        9.4.1    Historical Trend (2015-2019)
        9.4.2    Forecast Trend (2020-2025)
        9.4.3    Breakup by Country
            9.4.3.1    Brazil
            9.4.3.2    Argentina
            9.4.3.3    Mexico
            9.4.3.4    Others
    9.5    Middle East and Africa
        9.5.1    Historical Trend (2015-2019)
        9.5.2    Forecast Trend (2020-2025)
        9.5.3    Breakup by Country
            9.5.3.1    Saudi Arabia
            9.5.3.2    United Arab Emirates
            9.5.3.3    Nigeria
            9.5.3.4    South Africa
            9.5.3.5    Others
10    Market Dynamics
    10.1    SWOT Analysis
        10.1.1    Strengths
        10.1.2    Weaknesses
        10.1.3    Opportunities
        10.1.4    Threats
    10.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        10.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        10.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        10.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        10.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        10.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    10.3    EMR’s Key Indicators for Demand
    10.4    EMR’s Key Indicators for Price
11    Value Chain Analysis
12    Price Analysis

    12.1    North America Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) and Forecast (2020-2025)
    12.2    Europe Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) and Forecast (2020-2025)
    12.3    Asia Pacific Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) and Forecast (2020-2025)
    12.4    Latin America Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) and Forecast (2020-2025)
    12.5    Middle East and Africa Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) and Forecast (2020-2025)
13    Manufacturing Process
    13.1    Overview
    13.2    Detailed Process Flow
    13.3    Operations Involved
14    Competitive Landscape
    14.1    Market Structure
    14.2    Company Profiles (*This list is only indicative. The report contains a more comprehensive list of players.)
        14.2.1    Arkema S.A.
            14.2.1.1    Company Overview
            14.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.1.4    Certifications
        14.2.2    Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
            14.2.2.1    Company Overview
            14.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.2.4    Certifications
        14.2.3    Others
15    Industry Events and Developments

 

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1    Project Requirement and Cost Analysis
    1.1    Land, Location, and Site Development
    1.2    Construction
    1.3    Plant Machinery
    1.4    Raw Material
    1.5    Packaging
    1.6    Transportation
    1.7    Utilities
    1.8    Manpower
    1.9    Other Capital Investment

 

List of Figures and Tables

1.    Global Methyl Mercaptan Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2015 and 2025
2.    Global Methyl Mercaptan Historical Market: Breakup by Source (USD Million), 2015-2019
3.    Global Methyl Mercaptan Market Forecast: Breakup by Source (USD Million), 2020-2025
4.    Global Methyl Mercaptan Historical Market: Breakup by Synthesis Type (USD Million), 2015-2019
5.    Global Methyl Mercaptan Market Forecast: Breakup by Synthesis Type (USD Million), 2020-2025
6.    Global Methyl Mercaptan Historical Market: Breakup by Functionality (USD Million), 2015-2019
7.    Global Methyl Mercaptan Market Forecast: Breakup by Functionality (USD Million), 2020-2025
8.    Global Methyl Mercaptan Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2015-2019
9.    Global Methyl Mercaptan Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2020-2025
10.    Global Methyl Mercaptan Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2015-2019
11.    Global Methyl Mercaptan Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2020-2025
12.    North America Methyl Mercaptan Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2015-2019
13.    North America Methyl Mercaptan Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2020-2025
14.    Europe Methyl Mercaptan Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2015-2019
15.    Europe Methyl Mercaptan Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2020-2025
16.    Asia Pacific Methyl Mercaptan Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2015-2019
17.    Asia Pacific Methyl Mercaptan Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2020-2025
18.    Latin America Methyl Mercaptan Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2015-2019
19.    Latin America Methyl Mercaptan Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2020-2025
20.    Middle East and Africa Methyl Mercaptan Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2015-2019
21.    Middle East and Africa Methyl Mercaptan Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2020-2025
1.    North America Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2015-2025
2.    Europe Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2015-2025
3.    Asia Pacific Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2015-2025
4.    Latin America Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2015-2025
5.    Middle East and Africa Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2015-2025
22.    Global Methyl Mercaptan Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

In 2019, the global methyl mercaptan market attained a value of nearly USD 1.5 billion.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% between 2020 and 2025.

The market is estimated to witness a healthy growth in the forecast period of 2020-2025 to reach about USD 2.07 billion by 2025.

The major drivers of the industry, such as rising disposable incomes, increasing population, growing polymer and agro-industries, rising demand from animal feed sector, and the rising petrochemical demand, are expected to aid the market growth.

The key trends guiding the growth of the market include the growing technological advancements and rising penetration of key players into the emerging regions.

The major regions in the industry are North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific, with North America accounting for the largest market share.

The leading sources of methyl mercaptan in the market are natural and synthetic.

The major synthesis types in the market are hydrogen sulphide-methanol vapour phase, sodium sulphide-dimethyl sulphate, and thiourea-dimethyl sulphate, among others.

The significant functionalities of the product in the industry are fungicides and pesticides, intermediates, fuel additives, and catalysts, among others.

The leading application segments in the industry are chemical, food, feed, and mining industry, among others.

The major players in the industry are Arkema S.A. and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, among others.

Analyst Review

The global methyl mercaptan market attained a value of USD 1.5 billion in 2019, driven by rising demand from poultry and animal feed sectors. Aided by the rising technological advancements, the market is expected to witness a further growth in the forecast period of 2020-2025, growing at a CAGR of 5.5%. The methyl mercaptan market is projected to reach USD 2.07 billion by 2025.
 
EMR’s meticulous research methodology delves deep into the market, covering the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Based on sources, the market can be segmented into natural and synthetic. On the basis of synthesis type, the industry can be segmented into hydrogen sulphide-methanol vapour phase, sodium sulphide-dimethyl sulphate, and thiourea-dimethyl sulphate, among others. By functionality, the market can segmented into fungicides and pesticides, intermediates, fuel additives, and catalysts, among others. On the basis of applications, the industry can be divided into chemical, food, feed, and mining industry, among others. The major regional markets for methyl mercaptan are North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa, with North America accounting for the largest share of the market. The key players in the above market include Arkema S.A. and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, among others.

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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