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Global Oleochemicals Market: By Type: Fatty Acid, Fatty Alcohol, Others; By Application: Soap & Detergent, Intermediate Plastic, Coating & Resin, Lubricants & Grease, Paper, Rubber, Personal care; Regional Analysis; Historical Market and Forecast (2016-2026); Market Dynamics; Competitive Landscape; Industry Events and Developments

Global Oleochemicals Market Outlook

The global oleochemicals market is being aided by the growth of fatty alcohol and fatty acids markets. The fatty alcohols industry attained a production volume of 3.6 million metric tons in 2020.

 

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The industry for fatty alcohols is further expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% between 2021 and 2026 to reach a production volume of nearly 4.7 million metric tons by 2026. The Asia Pacific oleochemicals market is the leading region for oleochemicals, accounting for more than 40% of the global production. The regional oleochemicals market is anticipated to continue to be the most profitable regional market in the future, as well. It has a significant consumer base in countries such as Korea, China, India and Japan, and many other developing economies within the region.

With the increasing demand for sustainability factors, the preference for natural oleochemicals will boost the demand for oleochemicals derived from natural oils. The consumer end-market is moving progressively towards environment-friendly products. The leading and upstream oleochemical producers are now moving from synthetic to natural feedstocks such as palm kernel oil (PKO), coconut oil, and tallow to remain competitive. The rising environmental and regulatory pressures on surfactant manufacturers also drive the demand for oleochemicals that are produced naturally. Palm kernel oil, one of the feedstock, is the most traded commodity due to its availability and the premium quality of end products. The major exporters of palm kernel oil are Southeast Asia, followed by the US and the EU. The anticipated growth in palm yields will probably promote the growth of the fatty acids industry. At present, excess fatty acids are in the supply market, and operating rates are expected to decrease overcapacity.

The key producing countries of fatty acids include Asia, accounting for around 70% of the production. The European Union and North America follow Asia. Fatty alcohols are also majorly produced in Asia, accounting for nearly half of the global fatty alcohol production. Indonesia stands as one of the major exporting countries, whereas China, the United States, and Germany are among the major importers of fatty alcohols. China imports fatty alcohols primarily for soap production. Asia also has the leading palm kernel oil and coconut oil sourcing regions, like Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, which produce and consume natural oleochemicals.

 

Properties and Applications

Oleochemicals are plant-and animal-derived chemicals. Various chemical and enzymatic reactions are involved in the development of basic oleochemical products such as fatty acids, fatty acid methyl esters, fatty alcohols, fatty amines, and glyceroles. These oleochemicals have special properties such as excellent emollience, surface activity, emulsifying characteristics, and other beneficial biological characteristics. The various types of oleochemicals are:

 

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  • Fatty Acid
  • Fatty Alcohol 
  • Others

Oleochemicals have wide applications in the production of soap and detergent, intermediate plastic, coating and resin, paper, rubber, personal care, and lubricants and grease, among others.

The report also covers the regional markets of the product like North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

 

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Market Analysis

The global oleochemicals market is rapidly growing due to the increased demand for personal care products. The industry is significantly driven by the expanding food and beverage sector and the growing pharmaceuticals industry. The easy availability of raw materials, especially in regions like Malaysia, Indonesia, China, as well as Thailand, is likely to drive the industry growth further. The increasing biodiesel demand is also an essential factor in driving the oleochemicals market growth.

The global oleochemicals market is being driven by the growth of the end-use industries and the increasing purchasing power of consumers in the growing economies, like India and China. The rising environmental and regulatory pressures on surfactant manufacturers are increasing the natural and renewable raw materials usage and, hence, are supporting the growth of the oleochemicals market. The Asia Pacific is one of the most important demand markets due to growing industries in countries like India and China.

Palm kernel oil and coconut oil are the leading feedstock because they have a wide mix of all the fatty acids. The UK is currently dependent on the European Union for feedstock, which leads to an increase in imports, aiding the global oleochemicals market. The trade volume of the oleochemicals market has been rising ever since 2017 after witnessing an economic slowdown between 2011 and 2016. The trans-pacific partnership is expected to open better trade opportunities for Asia, thus, supporting the global oleochemicals market growth.

 

Competitive Landscape

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

  • BASF SE
  • Wilmar International Ltd
  • Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (“KLK”)
  • IOI Corporation Berhad
  • Kao Corporation
  • Ecogreen Oleochemicals Pte. Ltd
  • Musim Mas Holdings Pte. Ltd
  • Others

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

 

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2020
Historical Period 2016-2020
Forecast Period 2021-2026
Scope of the Report Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- Type, Application, Region
Breakup by Type Fatty Acid, Fatty Alcohol, Others
Breakup by Application Soap & Detergent, Intermediate Plastic, Coating & Resin, Lubricants & Grease, Paper, Rubber, Personal Care, Others
Breakup by Region North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Market Dynamics SWOT, Porter's Five Forces, EMR’s Key Indicators for Price and Demand
Trade Data Analysis Major Importing Countries by Value and Volume, Major Exporting Countries by Value and Volume
Price Analysis Historical and Forecast Price Trends- Regional
Competitive Landscape Market Structure, Company Profiles- Company Overview, Product Portfolio, Demographic Reach and Achievements, Certifications
Companies Covered BASF SE, Wilmar International Ltd, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, IOI Corporation Berhad, Kao Corporation, Ecogreen Oleochemicals Pte. Ltd, Others
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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 Oleochemicals Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Oleochemicals Historical Market (2016-2020) 
    8.3    Global Oleochemicals Market Forecast (2021-2026)
    8.4    Global Oleochemicals Market by Type
        8.4.1    Fatty Acid
            8.4.1.1    Market Share
            8.4.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.2    Fatty Alcohol
            8.4.2.1    Market Share
            8.4.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.3    Others
    8.5    Global Oleochemicals Market by Application
        8.5.1    Soap & Detergent
            8.5.1.1    Market Share
            8.5.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.2    Intermediate Plastic
            8.5.2.1    Market Share
            8.5.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.3    Coating & Resin
            8.5.3.1    Market Share
            8.5.3.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.3.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.4    Lubricants & Grease
            8.5.4.1    Market Share
            8.5.4.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.4.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.5    Paper
            8.5.5.1    Market Share
            8.5.5.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.5.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.6    Rubber
            8.5.6.1    Market Share
            8.5.6.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.6.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.7    Personal Care
            8.5.7.1    Market Share
            8.5.7.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.7.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.8    Others
    8.6    Global Oleochemicals Market by Region
        8.6.1    Market Share
            8.6.1.1    North America
            8.6.1.2    Europe
            8.6.1.3    Asia Pacific
            8.6.1.4    Latin America
            8.6.1.5    Middle East and Africa
9    Regional Analysis
    9.1    North America
        9.1.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.1.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        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 (2016-2020)
        9.2.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        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 (2016-2020)
        9.3.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        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 (2016-2020)
        9.4.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        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 (2016-2020)
        9.5.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        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    Global Fatty Acid Market Analysis
    10.1    Global Fatty Acid Historical Market (2016-2020)
    10.2    Global Fatty Acid Market Forecast (2021-2026)
    10.3    Global Fatty Acid Market Breakup by Region
        10.3.1    Market Share
            10.3.1.1    North America
            10.3.1.2    Europe
            10.3.1.3    Asia Pacific
            10.3.1.4    Latin America
            10.3.1.5    Middle East and Africa
11    Global Fatty Alcohol Market Analysis
    11.1    Global Fatty Alcohol Historical Market (2016-2020)
    11.2    Global Fatty Alcohol Market Forecast (2021-2026)
    11.3    Global Fatty Alcohol Market Breakup by Region
        11.3.1    Market Share
            11.3.1.1    North America
            11.3.1.2    Europe
            11.3.1.3    Asia Pacific
            11.3.1.4    Latin America
            11.3.1.5    Middle East and Africa
12    Market Dynamics
    12.1    SWOT Analysis
        12.1.1    Strengths
        12.1.2    Weaknesses
        12.1.3    Opportunities
        12.1.4    Threats
    12.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        12.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        12.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        12.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        12.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        12.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    12.3    EMR’s Key Indicators for Demand
    12.4    EMR’s Key Indicators for Price
13    Value Chain Analysis
14    Price Analysis
15    Trade Data Analysis (HS Code: 382319, 382370)

    15.1    Major Importing Countries: By Value and Volume
    15.2    Major Exporting Countries: By Value and Volume
    15.3    Global Oleochemicals Feedstock Market Outlook
        15.3.1    Coconut Oil
        15.3.2    Palm Kernel Oil
        15.3.3    Others
    15.4    Global Oleochemicals Feedstock Analysis
        15.4.1    Coconut Oil
            15.4.1.1    Global Coconut Oil Historical Market (2016-2020) 
            15.4.1.2    Global Coconut Oil Market Forecast (2021-2026)
            15.4.1.3    Global Coconut Oil Production by Country
            15.4.1.4    Global Coconut Oil Consumption by Country
            15.4.1.5    Global Coconut Oil Market Breakup by End Use
                15.4.1.5.1    Industrial
                15.4.1.5.2    Food Use
                15.4.1.5.3    Feed Waste Use
        15.4.2    Palm Kernel Oil
            15.4.2.1    Global Palm Kernel Oil Historical Market (2016-2020) 
            15.4.2.2    Global Palm Kernel Oil Market Forecast (2021-2026)
            15.4.2.3    Global Palm Kernel Oil Production by Country
            15.4.2.4    Global Palm Kernel Oil Consumption by Country
            15.4.2.5    Global Palm Kernel Oil Market Breakup by End Use
                15.4.2.5.1    Industrial
                15.4.2.5.2    Food Use
                15.4.2.5.3    Feed Waste Use
16    Competitive Landscape
    16.1    Market Structure
    16.2    Company Profiles
        16.2.1    BASF SE
            16.2.1.1    Company Overview
            16.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.1.4    Certifications
        16.2.2    Wilmar International Ltd
            16.2.2.1    Company Overview
            16.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.2.4    Certifications
        16.2.3     Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad
            16.2.3.1    Company Overview
            16.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.3.4    Certifications
        16.2.4    IOI Corporation Berhad
            16.2.4.1    Company Overview
            16.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.4.4    Certifications
        16.2.5    Kao Corporation
            16.2.5.1    Company Overview
            16.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.5.4    Certifications
        16.2.6      Ecogreen Oleochemicals Pte. Ltd
            16.2.6.1    Company Overview
            16.2.6.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.6.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.6.4    Certifications
        16.2.7    Others
17    Industry Events and Developments


List of Figures and Tables

1.    Global Oleochemicals Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2016 and 2026
2.    Global Oleochemicals Historical Market: Breakup by Type (USD Million), 2016-2020
3.    Global Oleochemicals Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (USD Million), 2021-2026
4.    Global Oleochemicals Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2016-2020
5.    Global Oleochemicals Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2021-2026
6.    Global Oleochemicals Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2016-2020
7.    Global Oleochemicals Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2021-2026
8.    North America Oleochemicals Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2016-2020
9.    North America Oleochemicals Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2021-2026
10.    Europe Oleochemicals Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2016-2020
11.    Europe Oleochemicals Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2021-2026
12.    Asia Pacific Oleochemicals Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2016-2020
13.    Asia Pacific Oleochemicals Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2021-2026
14.    Latin America Oleochemicals Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2016-2020
15.    Latin America Oleochemicals Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2021-2026
16.    Middle East and Africa Oleochemicals Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2016-2020
17.    Middle East and Africa Oleochemicals Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2021-2026
18.    Major Exporting Countries by Value
19.    Major Importing Countries by Value
20.    Major Exporting Countries by Volume
21.    Major Importing Countries by Volume
22.    Global Oleochemicals Market Structure

Analyst Review

The global oleochemicals market is being driven by the fatty alcohols industry, which attained a production volume of 3.6 million metric tons in 2020. The fatty alcohols industry is expected to witness a further growth in the forecast period of 2021-2026, growing at a CAGR of 4.5%. The fatty alcohols industry is projected to reach nearly 4.7 million metric tons by 2026.

EMR’s meticulous research methodology delves deep into the industry, covering the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Based on types, the oleochemicals market can be divided into fatty acid and fatty alcohol, among others. On the basis of application, the industry is segmented into soap and detergent, intermediate plastic, coating and resin, paper, rubber, personal care, and lubricants and grease, among others. The major regional oleochemicals markets are North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa, with the Asia Pacific being the leading regional oleochemicals market. The key players in the industry include BASF SE, Wilmar International Ltd, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (“KLK”), IOI Corporation Berhad, Kao Corporation, Ecogreen Oleochemicals Pte. Ltd, and Musim Mas Holdings Pte. Ltd, among others.

The major drivers of the industry such as rising disposable incomes, increasing population, rising demand for personal care products, and growing food and beverage industry s are expected to aid the oleochemicals 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 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:

  • How has the global oleochemicals market performed in the previous years (2016-2020)?
  • What is the forecast assessment of the oleochemicals market for 2021-2026?
  • What are the major oleochemicals market drivers and constraints?
  • What are the major price and demand indicators of the global oleochemicals market?
  • What are the price trends of the product and its feedstock, coconut oil and palm kernel oil, among others, in the global industry?
  • Who are the key players in the global oleochemicals market?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global oleochemicals market?
  • What are the import and export trends in the global oleochemicals market?
  • Who are the top importers and exporters of the product in the global industry?
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