Specialty Chemicals Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Company Analysis, Regional Insights and Forecast 2020 - 2027

Published Date : Dec 2020 | No. of Pages : 250 Pages | Category : Chemical and Material

The global Specialty Chemicals market size is expected to be worth around US$ 844.1 billion by 2027, according to a new report by Vision Research Reports.

The global Specialty Chemicals market size was valued at US$ 630.0 billion in 2019 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 3.6% during forecast period 2020 to 2027.

Growth Factors

Growing demand for high-performance and function-specific chemicals across the end-use industries such as oil and gas, pulp and paper, and personal care and cosmetics is expected to be one of the prime market growth factors. Specialty chemicals are also referred to as performance chemicals or effect chemicals. Some popular examples include castor oil, and collagen. These chemicals are referred to as specialties as they are produced in lesser volumes and cater only to a few applications unlike the rest of the fine and commodity chemicals (according to the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic).

Higher performance achieved by the application of specialty chemicals when compared to their conventional counterparts is expected to be one of the prime market growth factors.

According to the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), specialty chemicals accounted for more than 25.0% of the total production in the EU region in FY 2018. Increasing disposable income, growing awareness, healthcare spending, construction spending, infrastructural development, and population growth are factors likely to increase the product sales across end-use industries such as construction, personal care, and cosmetics, pharmaceutical and nutraceuticals, food, automotive, and electronics. It is further expected to be accelerated by the growing consumer demand for energy that has driven the product consumption in oil and gas end-use.

Report Highlights

  • Production capacity expansion among the manufacturers along with their focus towards the adoption of high-performance ingredients are expected to be the key market growth factors

  • The industrial and institutional cleaners segment accounted for the largest market revenue share of 8.5% in 2019 and is projected to witness a growth rate of 4.1% over the forecast period
  • Asia Pacific is anticipated to remain one of the prominent markets, holding a value share of 46.8% for electrical and electronics products owing to the dominance of China in terms of production capacity

  • The CASE segment that includes, coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers emerged as a lucrative segment accounting for a value share of 3.3% in 2019. Numerous technological advancements and product innovations that have led to the performance enhancement of such products and have boosted the growth of the specialty chemicals market in the past years
  • Significant growth opportunities are expected to be witnessed in, flavors and fragrances product segments

  • Rising awareness regarding healthy lifestyle and the benefits of natural and plant-based ingredients are the factors expected to foster the demand for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical additives

  • Construction chemicals are expected to emerge as one of the prominent product segments with significant growth projections between 2020 and 2027. The demand for products such as specialized water-proofing compounds, repair and renovation compounds, joint fillers, and tile fixing adhesives is considerable in the construction and building industry.
  • The customized product offering for target customer is expected to expand the product portfolio of the manufacturers

  • Europe is expected to be one of the stable markets for the product. According to the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), more than 27.1% of the total chemical sales in the EU was represented by specialty chemicals in FY 2018. It is one of the largest exporting sectors of the region, holding around one-third of the total chemical exports in 2018.
  • Business strategies including R&D investment, innovation, and strategic alliance with other players in order to increase product penetration and profit margins are likely to be witnessed more during the forecast period.

  • The industrial and institutional cleaners segment accounted for the largest market revenue share of 8.5% in 2019 and is projected to witness a growth rate of 4.1% over the forecast period.
  • The Middle East and Africa is expected to be one of the top markets for oilfield chemicals owing to the prominence of oil and gas companies in the Middle East countries. Rapid growth in the construction activities of GCC, Oman, Qatar, and UAE is going to benefit the market for specialty construction chemicals.

Key Players

  • Solvay AG

  • Evonik Industries AG

  • Clariant AG

  • Akzo Nobel N.V.

  • BASF SE

  • Kemira Oyj

  • LANXESS AG

  • Croda International Plc

  • Huntsman International LLC

  • The Lubrizol Corporation

  • Albemarle Corporation

Market Segmentation

Specialty Chemicals Product Outlook

  • Specialty Polymers

  • Institutional & Industrial Cleaners

  • Electronic Chemicals

  • Rubber Processing Chemicals

  • Flavors & Fragrances

  • Construction Chemicals

  • Food & Feed Additives

  • Cosmetic Chemicals

  • Oilfield Chemicals

  • Mining Chemicals

  • Pharmaceutical & Nutraceutical Additives

  • Plastic Additives

  • Printing Inks

  • CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants & Elastomers)

  • Specialty Pulp & Paper Chemicals

  • Specialty Textile Chemicals

  • Catalysts

  • Water Treatment Chemicals

  • Corrosion Inhibitors

  • Flame Retardants

  • Others

Specialty Chemicals Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • The U.S.

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • The U.K.

    • Germany

    • France

  • Asia Pacific

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

  • Central & South America

    • Brazil

  • Middle East & Africa

    • South Africa

    • GCC

The Specialty Chemicals 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 Specialty Chemicals market for the base year 2019 and the forecast between 2020 and 2027. 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 Specialty Chemicals market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Specialty Chemicals market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Specialty Chemicals 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 Specialty Chemicals 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 Specialty Chemicals 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 Specialty Chemicals market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2016 to 2027. 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 Specialty Chemicals market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Specialty Chemicals 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 Specialty Chemicals 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 Specialty Chemicals 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 Specialty Chemicals 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 Specialty Chemicals 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 Specialty Chemicals market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Specialty Chemicals. 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 Specialty Chemicals. 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 Specialty Chemicals are as follows:

  • Historic Year: 2016-2019
  • Base Year: 2020
  • Forecast Year 2020 to 2027

Reasons to Purchase this Report:

- Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and policy aspects
- Regional and country level analysis integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the market.
- Market value USD Million and volume Units Million data for each segment and sub-segment
- 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 (2016-2019) and forecast (2020-2027);
  • 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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