Iron Oxide Pigments Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Production, Consumption, Revenue, Company Analysis and Forecast 2021-2030

The global Iron Oxide Pigments market size is expected to be worth around US$ 4.1 billion by 2030, according to a new report by Vision Research Reports.

The global Iron Oxide Pigments market size was valued at US$ 3.2billion in 2020 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.7% during forecast period 2021 to 2030.

Growth Factors

Iron oxide pigments are widely used in various applications such as construction, coatings, , and paper. The growing construction industry across the globe, notably in the fast-emerging regions including Asia Pacific, is anticipated to fuel the demand for iron oxide pigments over the forecast period.

Red and yellow iron oxide pigments are mixed with concrete for their use in construction applications. Red iron oxide pigments led the market and accounted for more than 42.0% share in terms of revenue in 2020. This is on account of their pure hue, tinting strength, light fastness, and consistent properties. The construction application segment led the market and accounted for more than 45.0% share of the global revenue in 2020.

Synthetic iron oxide pigments emerged as the dominant product segment in 2020 and are anticipated to maintain their lead over the forecast period. The highly stable nature and good strength of synthetic iron oxide pigments are paving the way for their use in various applications, including construction and coatings. In the construction industry, these pigments are used to manufacture pavement blocks, stamped concrete, designer tiles, and colored concrete products among others. Thus, the growing construction industry is anticipated to create ample opportunities for iron oxide pigments in the coming years.

Report Highlights

The synthetic product segment led the market and accounted for more than 69.0% share of the global revenue in 2020. This is attributed to their more popularity than natural iron oxide pigments owing to their good strength and highly stable nature. They possess resistance against UV rays and all kinds of atmospheric conditions owing to which they are used in various applications, such as coatings, plastics paper, and construction.

The coatings industry is the major application of synthetic iron oxide pigments, particularly for exterior and industrial coatings where durability, stability, and anti-corrosive properties are crucial. Rising demand for coatings from various industries, such as building and construction and oil and gas, is expected to have a positive impact on the demand for synthetic iron oxide pigments over the forecast period.

As compared to synthetic iron oxide pigments, natural iron oxide pigments are less commonly used owing to their lower tinting strength and the presence of contaminants that minimize their working efficiency. Natural iron oxide pigments are used in many applications, including house and barn paints, primers, structural coatings, and building materials.

Red iron oxide pigments led the market and accounted for more than 42.0% share of the global revenue in 2020. This is attributed to their pure hue, tinting strength, light fastness, and consistent properties, which make them highly suitable for several applications, such as paints and coatings, paper, rubber, ceramic, linoleum, wallpaper, polishing rouge, plastic asphalt, mosaic tiles, and flooring. The pigments are commercially available as a fine dry powder made by heat processing ferrous sulfate or grinding ore material.

Yellow iron oxide pigments are widely used in scagliola, paintings, and concrete owing to their pure and bright color, high opacity, excellent dimensional stability, and good weatherproof properties. They offer a dull buff shade that is opaque to visible light with low near-infrared (NIR) reflectance. Yellow iron oxide pigments are widely used as colorants in various end-use industries, such as rubber, building and construction, and paper.

The construction application segment led the market and accounted for more than 45.0% share of the global revenue in 2020. The growing demand for decorative and finished materials in the construction sector, with traditional grey elements in walling, paving, and roofing materials being replaced by a variety of color schemes with the use of different colors is expected to drive the demand for iron oxide pigments over the forecast period.

Apart from construction, iron oxide pigments are widely used in various end-use industries, such as plastics, coatings, and paper. In the paper industry, iron oxide pigments are extensively used as colorants for various purposes, such as decorative papers, standard papers, cigarette papers, and printing papers (calendars and magazines). The majority of pigments processed by the paper industry are used for decorative papers. These pigments are directly added to pulp or paper, which are further used as laminates or decorative films in the packaging and furniture industries. The rising inclination toward aesthetically appealing products is anticipated to boost the demand for iron oxide pigments in the paper segment.

Asia Pacific dominated the market and accounted for over 39.0% share of the global revenue in 2020. The growing construction activities are expected to boost the demand for iron oxide pigments in the region significantly.

The industrial and manufacturing sectors in the Asia Pacific have been attracting significant investments from leading MNCs. The availability of cheap labor and proximity to raw material suppliers are further luring investors to the region. China and India are expected to majorly fuel the regional market growth over the forecast period. Thus, the growing manufacturing and industrial sectors are fuelling the growth of the construction industry in the region, which, in turn, is expected to generate a demand for iron oxide pigments, in turn, triggering the market growth over the forecast period.

Key Players

  • Huntsman International LLC

  • Venator Materials PLC

  • Applied Minerals, Inc.


  • Lanxess


  • KRONOS Worldwide, Inc.

  • Hunan Sanhuan Pigment Co., Ltd.

  • Titan Kogyo, Ltd. (Titanium Industry Co., Ltd.)

Market Segmentation

  • Product Outlook 

    • Synthetic

    • Natural

  • Color Outlook 

    • Red

    • Yellow

    • Black

    • Blends

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Construction

    • Coatings

    • Plastics

    • Paper

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook 

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

    • Central & South America

    • Middle East & Africa

The Iron Oxide Pigments market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Iron Oxide Pigments market for the base year 2020 and the forecast between 2021 and 2030. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global Iron Oxide Pigments market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Iron Oxide Pigments market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Iron Oxide Pigments market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the Iron Oxide Pigments capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Iron Oxide Pigments by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Iron Oxide Pigments market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2017 to 2030. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Iron Oxide Pigments market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Iron Oxide Pigments market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Iron Oxide Pigments industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

The Iron Oxide Pigments market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Iron Oxide Pigments market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Iron Oxide Pigments market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Iron Oxide Pigments market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Iron Oxide Pigments. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Iron Oxide Pigments. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Iron Oxide Pigments are as follows:

  • Historic Year: 2017-2020
  • Base Year: 2021
  • Forecast Year 2021 to 2030

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- Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and policy aspects
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- Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
- Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players

Research Methodology:

In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.

Market Size Estimation

Top-down and bottom-up approaches are used to estimate and validate the global market size for company, regional division, product type and application (end users).

The market estimations in this report are based on the selling price (excluding any discounts provided by the manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or traders). Market share analysis, assigned to each of the segments and regions are achieved through product utilization rate and average selling price.

Major manufacturers & their revenues, percentage splits, market shares, growth rates and breakdowns of the product markets are determined through secondary sources and verified through the primary sources.

All possible factors that influence the markets included in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to get the final quantitative and qualitative data. The market size for top-level markets and sub-segments is normalized, and the effect of inflation, economic downturns, and regulatory & policy changes or others factors are accounted for in the market forecast. This data is combined and added with detailed inputs and analysis from Vision Research Reports and presented in this report.

Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation

After complete market engineering with calculations for market statistics; market size estimations; market forecasting; market breakdown; and data triangulation. Extensive primary research was conducted to gather information and verify and validate the critical numbers arrived at. In the complete market engineering process, both top-down and bottom-up approaches were extensively used, along with several data triangulation methods, to perform market estimation and market forecasting for the overall market segments and sub-segments listed in this report.

Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources occupies approximately 25% of data sources, such as press releases, annual reports, Non-Profit organizations, industry associations, governmental agencies and customs data, and so on. This research study includes secondary sources; directories; databases such as Bloomberg Business, Wind Info, Hoovers, Factiva (Dow Jones & Company), TRADING ECONOMICS, and avention; Investing News Network; statista; Federal Reserve Economic Data; annual reports; investor presentations; and SEC filings of companies.

Primary Sources

 In the primary research process, various sources from both the supply and demand sides were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for this report. The primary sources from the supply side include product manufacturers (and their competitors), opinion leaders, industry experts, research institutions, distributors, dealer and traders, as well as the raw materials suppliers and producers, etc.

The primary sources from the demand side include industry experts such as business leaders, marketing and sales directors, technology and innovation directors, supply chain executive, end users (product buyers), and related key executives from various key companies and organizations operating in the global market.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global market capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2017-2020) and forecast (2021-2030);
  • Focuses on the key manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market

To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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