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Global Propylene Glycol Market: By Application: Unsaturated Polyester Resins, Functional Fluids, Food, Drug, and Cosmetics, Liquid Detergent, Paints and Coating, Others; By Region: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa; Historical Production and Consumption (2015-2019); Production and Consumption Forecast (2020-2025); SWOT Analysis; Price Analysis; (HS Code: 290532) Trade Analysis; Cost Analysis; Competitive Landscape & Supplier Analysis; Value Chain Analysis; Procurement Strategy; Manufacturing Process; Production Cost Analysis

Global Propylene Glycol Market Key Insight:

 

  • Applications: Unsaturated Polyester Resins, Functional Fluids, Food, Drug and Cosmetics, Liquid Detergent, Paints and Coating, among others
  • Market Analysis and Outlook 2020-2025
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Market Performance
  • Breakup by Region
  • Price Analysis
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

 

Market Outlook

The global propylene glycol market demand reached a volume of around 2.72 million metric tons in 2019. The demand is projected to witness a further growth in the forecast period of 2020-2025, growing at a CAGR of 4.4%. The market demand is expected to reach an estimated volume of 3.5 million metric tons by 2025. The demand is driven by the growing personal and household care industries in almost all the regions like the Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe, among others. The demand growth in these markets is also supporting the growth of the propylene glycol market.

Global Propylene Glycol Market Report and Forecast 2020-2025

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The Asia Pacific region is a significant consumer market, accounting for more than 40% of global consumption. China is the primary consumer market within the region. The Asia Pacific region is also a leading supply market and is the net exporter of the product. However, if the intra trade to regions like Thailand, Korea, China, and Singapore is excluded, then the Asia Pacific becomes a net importer of propylene glycol. The region is likely to increase its imports from the United States and the Middle East in the coming years due to planned capacity reduction in the forecast period. North America is a major exporter to the Asia Pacific due to the rising demand for unsaturated polyester resins in the region. The United States is the leading exporter in North America, with most of its exports of propylene glycol being bound towards the Republic of Korea, China, and Brazil.

Europe is a significant market for the product, with Germany being the major exporting country within the region. The demand is rising within the region due to the growing demand for functional fluids.  The region is also witnessing an increasing import demand for industrial grade propylene glycol (PGI). The demand for PGI increases sharply during winters, owing to the demand from de-icing and anti-freeze segments. Europe also exports to China and the Republic of Korea, where the demand is growing rapidly.

Properties and Applications

Propylene glycol, having the IUPAC name: propane-1,2-diol, refers to an organic compound having the chemical formula CH3CH(OH)CH2OH. It is a viscous, transparent liquid that is almost odourless but has a slightly sweet flavour to it. It contains two classes of alcohol, which are referred to as diols. It can be mixed with a wide range of solvents, including water, acetone, as well as chloroform. Glycols are generally non-irritating, have a very low volatility, and have a very low toxicity.

Propylene glycol finds wide applications in the following segments:

  • Unsaturated Polyester Resins
  • Functional Fluids
  • Food, Drug, and Cosmetics
  • Liquid Detergent
  • Paints and Coating
  • Others

The EMR report also covers the regional propylene glycol markets like North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.

Market Analysis

The propylene glycol market is being driven by the growing demand for unsaturated polyester resins, which are used as reinforced plastic or fibreglass composite in transportation, construction, automobiles, and marine industries. All these markets are rapidly growing and, thus, aiding the propylene glycol market growth.

The major demand driving sectors in Europe during summers are the transportation and construction industry. The demand for the product is being driven by its usage in the food and cosmetics industry during winters. It is also extensively being used as a de-icing and anti-freezing agent in various industries. The Asia Pacific region is expected to witness an increase in demand growth. This is due to the thriving automobiles, construction, and pharmaceutical industries in the region. These industries are significantly aided by the rising disposable income of the consumers in the region.

Propylene glycol is used in household care products. The demand from liquid detergent, coatings, and paints sectors is propelling the market growth for the product further. The demand for the product is also affected by the season. During winters, the market witnesses significant demand growth for its use as an anti-freezing agent. This demand majorly comes from the airline industry.

The demand for glycerine-based or bio-based propylene glycol is rising rapidly among the pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods companies, as it is less-toxic as well as has fewer side-effects. Thus, its demand is likely to grow much faster than regular propylene glycol.

Competitive Landscape

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

  • Dow Chemical Company
  • LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
  • INEOS Group
  • Shell Chemicals LP
  • BASF SE
  • SKC Chemicals Group
  • Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Repsol S.A.

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.

1    Preface
    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
    2.4    Assumptions
    2.5    Market Models
3    Introduction
    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 Propylene Glycol Market Analysis
    6.1    Figure: Global Propylene Glycol Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
    6.2    Chart: Global Propylene Glycol Market Breakup by Application
        6.2.1    Unsaturated Polyester Resins
        6.2.2    Functional Fluids
        6.2.3    Food, Drug, and Cosmetics
        6.2.4    Liquid Detergent
        6.2.5    Paints and Coating
        6.2.6    Others
    6.3    Figure: Global Propylene Glycol Market Breakup by Application: Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        6.3.1    Unsaturated Polyester Resins
        6.3.2    Functional Fluids
        6.3.3    Food, Drug, and Cosmetics
        6.3.4    Liquid Detergent
        6.3.5    Paints and Coating
        6.3.6    Others
    6.4    Chart: Global Propylene Glycol Market Breakup by Region
        6.4.1    North America
        6.4.2    Europe
        6.4.3    Asia Pacific
        6.4.4    Latin America
        6.4.5    Middle East and Africa
    6.5    Figure: Global Propylene Glycol Market Breakup by Region: Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        6.5.1    North America
        6.5.2    Europe
        6.5.3    Asia Pacific
        6.5.4    Latin America
        6.5.5    Middle East and Africa
7    Global Propylene Glycol Price Analysis
    7.1    North America Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) and Forecast (2020-2025)
    7.2    Europe Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) and Forecast (2020-2025)
    7.3    Asia Pacific Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) and Forecast (2020-2025)
    7.4    Latin America Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) and Forecast (2020-2025)
    7.5    Middle East and Africa Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) and Forecast (2020-2025)
8    Global (HS Code: 290532) Trade Analysis
    8.1    Major Exporting Countries: By Value and Volume
    8.2    Major Importing Countries: By Value and Volume
9    SWOT Analysis
    9.1    Overview
    9.2    Strengths
    9.3    Weaknesses
    9.4    Opportunities
    9.5    Threats
10    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
    10.1    Overview
    10.2    Buyer’s Power
    10.3    Supplier’s Power
    10.4    New Entrants
    10.5    Degree of Rivalry
    10.6    Substitutes
11    Cost Analysis 
    11.1    Raw Material Cost
    11.2    Utilities Cost
    11.3    Labor Cost
    11.4    Other Fixed Cost
12    Competitive Landscape & Supplier Analysis
    12.1    Dow Chemical Company
        12.1.1    Company Overview
        12.1.2    Financial Analysis
    12.2    LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
        12.2.1    Company Overview
        12.2.2    Financial Analysis
    12.3    INEOS Group
        12.3.1    Company Overview
        12.3.2    Financial Analysis
    12.4    Shell Chemicals LP
        12.4.1    Company Overview
        12.4.2    Financial Analysis
    12.5    BASF SE
        12.5.1    Company Overview
        12.5.2    Financial Analysis
    12.6    SKC Chemicals Group
        12.6.1    Company Overview
        12.6.2    Financial Analysis
    12.7    Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd
        12.7.1    Company Overview
        12.7.2    Financial Analysis
    12.8    Archer Daniels Midland Company
        12.8.1    Company Overview
        12.8.2    Financial Analysis
    12.9    Repsol S.A.
        12.9.1    Company Overview
        12.9.2    Financial Analysis
13    Events and Developments

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14    Value Chain Analysis
15    Procurement Strategy

    15.1    Contract Terms
    15.2    Buying and Sourcing Trends
    15.3    Storage and Warehousing
    15.4    Certifications and Regulations
    15.5    Risk Factors
16    Manufacturing Process
17    Production Cost Analysis

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