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Acetic Acid Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026

Market Overview:

The global acetic acid market was worth US$ 9.8 Billion in 2020. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach a value of US$ 15.1 Billion by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 6.8% during 2021-2026. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

Acetic acid (CH3COOH), also known as ethanoic acid or methane carboxylic acid, refers to a colorless organic compound which has a strong, sour and pungent smell. It is one of the most important chemical reagents and industrial chemicals that is employed in the production of metal acetates, vinyl acetate, cellulose acetate, and volatile organic esters like ethyl and butyl acetates. Apart from this, the diluted form of acetic acid, produced by the fermentation and oxidation of natural carbohydrates, is widely used as a cleaning agent in households. 

Global Acetic Acid Market Drivers:

  • Acetic acid is used in the manufacturing of coatings, greases, polyesters and sealants which find applications in a number of industries such as electronics, automobiles, textiles, and packaging.
  • Presently, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles are gaining popularity in the medical and consumer goods sectors as they are lightweight and recyclable in nature. As PET bottles are manufactured by using purified terephthalic acid (PTA), produced from acetic acid, their mounting demand is catalyzing the growth of the market.
  • A rise has been witnessed in the consumption of vinegar as it helps in reducing weight, maintaining blood pressure, and regulating blood sugar and cholesterol levels. As acetic acid is used in the manufacturing of vinegar, it is impelling the overall growth of the market.
  • Manufacturers of acetic acid are increasingly adopting new technologies like BP's Cativa and Celanese's AO-plus (Acid Optimization Plus) which deliver significant savings in variable costs, as well as lower capital costs for the construction of new plants. Besides this, they also increase the capacity, enhance the production efficiency, reduce the energy consumption by approximately 30% and lower operating costs. The increasing adoption of these emerging technologies for producing the chemical and its derivatives is creating a positive outlook for the growth of the industry.

 

Key Market Segmentation:

IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global acetic acid market, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2021-2026. Our report has categorized the market based on application and end-use.

Breakup by Application:

  • VAM
  • PTA
  • Anhydride
  • Ethyl Acetate
  • Butyl Acetate
  • Others
     

On the basis of applications, the market is segregated as VAM, PTA, Anhydride, Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate and others. Amongst this, VAM represented the largest end-use segment of acetic acid as it is used in the manufacturing of numerous polymers and resins used in textiles, paints, coatings and adhesives.

Breakup by End-Use:

  • Plastics & Polymers
  • Food & Beverage
  • Inks, Paints & Coatings
  • Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Others
     

Based on end-users, the market is categorized as plastics and polymers; food and beverage; inks, paints and coatings; chemicals; pharmaceuticals and others.

Regional Insights:

  • China
  • North America
  • Western/Eastern Europe
  • North East Asia
  • South East Asia
  • Middle East & Africa
     

On a geographical front, China enjoys the leading position in the global acetic acid market. Acetic acid is one of the vital organic acids which is extensively used in the chemical industry in China. Other markets include North America, North East Asia, Western/Eastern Europe, South East Asia, and Middle East and Africa.

Competitive Landscape:

The market is fragmented in nature with the presence of a large number of players who compete against each other in terms of prices and quality. Some of the leading players operating in the market include:

  • British Petroleum Plc
  • Celanese Corporation
  • Daicel Corporation
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • GNFC Limited
  • HELM AG
  • LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
  • PetroChina
  • SABIC
  • Showa Denko K.K.
  • Sinopec
  • Svensk Etanolkemi AB (SEKAB)
  • Wacker Chemie AG
     

The report provides a comprehensive insight into the global acetic acid industry including its market breakup by region, market breakup by end-uses, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, import and export trends, key players and market outlook. The report also gives an in-sight into the manufacturing process of acetic acid covering key success and risk factors for manufacturers, manufacturing process flow, the reactions involved, raw materials requirements, etc.

The essential aspects of the global acetic acid market evaluated in the report include:

  • Market trends
  • Major regions
  • Impact of COVID-19
  • Key application areas
  • Major End-Use Industries
  • Key manufacturers
  • Price trends
  • Raw material requirements
  • Chemical reactions involved in the manufacturing process
  • Major importers and exporters
  • Value chain analysis
  • Market trends for major feedstocks
  • Price trends for major feedstocks
  • Key regions for major feedstocks
  • Key players for major feedstocks
     

Report Coverage:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2020
Historical Period 2015-2020
Forecast Period 2021-2026
Units US$ Billion, Million Tons
Segment Coverage Application, End-Use, Region
Region Covered China, North America, Western/Eastern Europe, North East Asia, South East Asia, Middle East & Africa
Companies Covered British Petroleum Plc, Celanese Corporation, Daicel Corporation, Eastman Chemical Company, GNFC Limited, HELM AG, LyondellBasell Industries N.V., Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, PetroChina, SABIC, Showa Denko K.K., Sinopec, Svensk Etanolkemi AB (SEKAB) and Wacker Chemie AG
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    1   Preface
    2   Scope and Methodology 

        2.1    Objectives of the Study
        2.2    Stakeholders
        2.3    Data Sources
            2.3.1    Primary Sources
            2.3.2    Secondary Sources
        2.4    Market Estimation
            2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
            2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
        2.5    Forecasting Methodology
    3   Executive Summary
    4   Introduction

        4.1    Overview
        4.2    Properties
        4.3    Key Industry Trends
    5   Global Acetic Acid Industry
        5.1    Market Overview
        5.2    Market Performance
            5.2.1 Volume Trends
            5.2.2 Value Trends
        5.3    Impact of COVID-19
        5.4    Price Analysis
            5.4.1 Key Price Indicators
            5.4.2 Price Structure
            5.4.3 Price Trends
        5.5    Market Breakup by Region
        5.6    Market Breakup by Application
        5.7    Market Breakup by End-Use 
        5.8    Market Forecast
        5.9    SWOT Analysis
            5.9.1    Overview
            5.9.2    Strengths
            5.9.3    Weaknesses
            5.9.4    Opportunities
            5.9.5   Threats
        5.10    Value Chain Analysis
            5.10.1 Raw Material Procurement
            5.10.2 Manufacturing
            5.10.3 Marketing
            5.10.4 Distribution
            5.10.5 Exports
            5.10.6 End-Use
        5.11    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
            5.11.1 Overview
            5.11.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
            5.11.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
            5.11.4 Degree of Competition
            5.11.5 Threat of New Entrants
            5.11.6 Threat of Substitutes
        5.12    Trade Data
            5.12.1 Imports
            5.12.2 Exports
        5.13    Key Market Drivers and Success Factors
    6   Market Breakup by Region
        6.1    China
            6.1.1 Market Trends
            6.1.2 Market Forecast
        6.2    North America
            6.2.1 Market Trends
            6.2.2 Market Forecast
        6.3    Western/Eastern Europe
            6.3.1 Market Trends
            6.3.2 Market Forecast
        6.4    North East Asia       
            6.4.1 Market Trends
            6.4.2 Market Forecast
        6.5    South East Asia
            6.5.1 Market Trends
            6.5.2 Market Forecast
         6.6    Middle East & Africa
            6.6.1 Market Trends
            6.6.2 Market Forecast
    7   Market Breakup by Application
        7.1    VAM
            7.1.1 Market Trends
            7.1.2 Market Forecast
        7.2    PTA
            7.2.1 Market Trends
            7.2.2 Market Forecast
        7.3    Anhydride
            7.3.1 Market Trends
            7.3.2 Market Forecast
        7.4    Ethyl Acetate
            7.4.1 Market Trends
            7.4.2 Market Forecast
        7.5    Butyl Acetate
            7.5.1 Market Trends
            7.5.2 Market Forecast
        7.6    Others
            7.6.1 Market Trends
            7.6.2 Market Forecast
    8   Market Breakup by End-Use 
        8.1    Plastics & Polymers
            8.1.1 Market Trends       
            8.1.2 Market Forecast
        8.2    Food & Beverage
            8.2.1 Market Trends
            8.2.2 Market Forecast
        8.3    Inks, Paints & Coatings
            8.3.1 Market Trends       
            8.3.2 Market Forecast
         8.4    Chemicals
            8.4.1 Market Trends
            8.4.2 Market Forecast
         8.5    Pharmaceuticals
            8.5.1 Market Trends
            8.5.2 Market Forecast
        8.6    Others
            8.6.1 Market Trends
            8.6.2 Market Forecast
    9   Competitive Landscape
        9.1    Market Structure
        9.2    Market Breakup by Key Players
        9.3    Profiles of Major Players
           9.3.1  British Petroleum Plc
           9.3.2  Celanese Corporation
           9.3.3  Daicel Corporation
           9.3.4  Eastman Chemical Company
           9.3.5  GNFC Limited
           9.3.6  HELM AG
           9.3.7  LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
           9.3.8  Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
           9.3.9 PetroChina
           9.3.10 SABIC
           9.3.11 Showa Denko K.K.
           9.3.12 Sinopec
           9.3.13 Svensk Etanolkemi AB (SEKAB)
           9.3.14 Wacker Chemie AG 
    10   Acetic Acid Manufacturing Process
        10.1    Product Overview
        10.2    Chemical Reactions Involved
        10.3    Detailed Process Flow
        10.4    Raw Material Requirement
        10.5    Mass Balance and Feedstock Conversion Rate
    11   Acetic Acid: Feedstock Analysis
        11.1    Methanol
           11.1.1 Market Performance
                11.1.1.1 Volume Trend
                11.1.1.2 Value Trend
            11.1.2 Price Trend
            11.1.3 Market Breakup by Region
            11.1.4 Key Suppliers
        11.2    Carbon Monoxide
            11.2.1 Market Performance
                11.2.1.1 Volume Trend
                11.2.1.2 Value Trend
            11.2.2 Price Trend
            11.2.3 Key Suppliers

    List of Figures

    Figure 1: Global: Acetic Acid Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
    Figure 2: Global: Acetic Acid Market: Production Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2015-2020
    Figure 3: Global: Acetic Acid Market: Production Value Trends (in Billion US$), 2015-2020
    Figure 4: Global: Acetic Acid Market: Average Prices (in US$/Ton), 2015-2020
    Figure 5: Acetic Acid Market: Price Structure (US$/Ton)
    Figure 6: Global: Acetic Acid Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2020
    Figure 7: Global: Acetic Acid Market: Breakup by Application (in %), 2020
    Figure 8: Global: Acetic Acid Market: Breakup by End-Use (in %), 2020
    Figure 9: Global: Acetic Acid Market Forecast: Production Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
    Figure 10: Global: Acetic Acid Market Forecast: Production Value Trends (in Billion US$), 2021-2026
    Figure 11: Global: Acetic Acid Market Forecast: Average Prices (in US$/Ton), 2021-2026
    Figure 12: Global: Acetic Acid Industry: SWOT Analysis
    Figure 13: Global: Acetic Acid Industry: Value Chain Analysis
    Figure 14: Global: Acetic Acid Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
    Figure 15: Global: Acetic Acid Market: Import Volume Breakup by Country (in %)
    Figure 16: India: Acetic Acid Market: Import Volume Trend (in Tons)
    Figure 17: Global: Acetic Acid Market: Export Volume Breakup by Country (in %)
    Figure 18: USA: Acetic Acid Market: Export Volume Trend (in Tons)
    Figure 19: China: Acetic Acid Market (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
    Figure 20: China: Acetic Acid Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
    Figure 21: North America: Acetic Acid Market (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
    Figure 22: North America: Acetic Acid Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
    Figure 23: Western/Eastern Europe: Acetic Acid Market (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
    Figure 24: Western/Eastern Europe: Acetic Acid Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
    Figure 25: North East Asia: Acetic Acid Market (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
    Figure 26: North East Asia: Acetic Acid Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
    Figure 27: South East Asia: Acetic Acid Market (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
    Figure 28: South East Asia: Acetic Acid Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
    Figure 29: Middle East & Africa: Acetic Acid Market (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
    Figure 30: Middle East & Africa: Acetic Acid Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
    Figure 31: Global: Acetic Acid (VAM Applications) Market (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
    Figure 32: Global: Acetic Acid (VAM Applications) Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
    Figure 33: Global: Acetic Acid (PTA Applications) Market (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
    Figure 34: Global: Acetic Acid (PTA Applications) Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
    Figure 35: Global: Acetic Acid (Anhydride Applications) Market (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
    Figure 36: Global: Acetic Acid (Anhydride Applications) Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
    Figure 37: Global: Acetic Acid (Ethyl Acetate Applications) Market (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
    Figure 38: Global: Acetic Acid (Ethyl Acetate Applications) Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
    Figure 39: Global: Acetic Acid (Butyl Acetate Applications) Market (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
    Figure 40: Global: Acetic Acid (Butyl Acetate Applications) Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
    Figure 41: Global: Acetic Acid (Other Applications) Market (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
    Figure 42: Global: Acetic Acid (Other Applications) Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
    Figure 43: Global: Acetic Acid (Plastics & Polymers) Market (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
    Figure 44: Global: Acetic Acid (Plastics & Polymers) Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
    Figure 45: Global: Acetic Acid (Food & Beverage) Market (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
    Figure 46: Global: Acetic Acid (Food & Beverage) Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
    Figure 47: Global: Acetic Acid (Inks, Paints & Coatings) Market (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
    Figure 48: Global: Acetic Acid (Inks, Paints & Coatings) Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
    Figure 49: Global: Acetic Acid (Chemicals) Market (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
    Figure 50: Global: Acetic Acid (Chemicals) Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
    Figure 51: Global: Acetic Acid (Pharmaceuticals) Market (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
    Figure 52: Global: Acetic Acid (Pharmaceuticals) Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
    Figure 53: Global: Acetic Acid (Others) Market (in Million Tons), 2015 & 2020
    Figure 54: Global: Acetic Acid (Others) Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
    Figure 55: Global: Acetic Acid Market: Breakup by Key Players (in %)
    Figure 56: Acetic Acid Manufacturing: Detailed Process Flow
    Figure 57: Global: Acetic Acid Manufacturing: Conversion Rate of Feedstocks
    Figure 58: Global: Methanol Market: Production Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2015-2020
    Figure 59: Global: Methanol Market: Production Value Trends (in Million US$), 2015-2020
    Figure 60: Global: Methanol Market: Average Prices (in US$/Ton), 2015-2026
    Figure 61: Global: Methanol Market: Breakup by End-Use (in %) 
    Figure 62: Global: Carbon Monoxide Market: Production Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2015-2020
    Figure 63: Global: Carbon Monoxide Market: Production Value Trends (in Million US$), 2015-2020
    Figure 64: Global: Carbon Monoxide Market: Average Prices (in US$/Ton), 2015-2026

    List of Tables

    Table 1: Acetic Acid: Physical Properties
    Table 2: Acetic Acid: Chemical Properties
    Table 3: Global: Acetic Acid Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2020 and 2026
    Table 4: Global: Acetic Acid Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
    Table 5: Global: Acetic Acid Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
    Table 6: Global: Acetic Acid Market Forecast: Breakup by End-Use (in Million Tons), 2021-2026
    Table 7: Global: Acetic Acid Market: Imports by Major Countries
    Table 8: Global: Acetic Acid Market: Exports by Major Countries
    Table 9: Global: Acetic Acid Market: Competitive Structure
    Table 10: Acetic Acid Manufacturing: Raw Materials Required
    Table 11: Global: Methanol Market: Production Capacity of Key Players

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