The global butyric acid market size reached US$ 205.6 Million in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 453.7 Million by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 13.9% during 2023-2028.
Butyric, or butanoic, acid refers to a colorless carboxylic acid that is formed by the bacterial fermentation of carbohydrates and dietary fiber. It is also found in animal fats, vegetable oils, milk, butter and cheese. It is industrially manufactured by the chemical synthesis of petroleum-based feedstocks as well as by the fermentation of starch or sugar in a mixture of putrefying cheese and calcium carbonate and can be further used as a precursor to manufacture various biofuels. Thus, it exhibits various advantageous properties, such as cost-effectiveness, sustainability and minimal greenhouse gas emissions. Owing to these, butyric acid finds extensive applications across various industries including, animal feed, pharmaceuticals, chemical intermediates, perfume products and food and beverage.
Significant growth in the pharmaceutical industry across the globe is one of the key factors creating a positive outlook for the market. Butyric acid is used for manufacturing pharmaceutical drugs that aid in weight management and treating cancer and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Furthermore, the increasing utilization of butyric acid for enhancing the nutritional content in animal feed is also providing a boost to the market growth. It aids in improving the gastrointestinal health and preventing microbial infections and ailments in pigs, poultry, fishes and cattle. Additionally, increasing product application in the development of biofuels, which are rapidly replacing traditionally used gasoline and other fuel alternatives, is contributing to the market growth. Other factors, including the growing demand for renewable butyric acid and clean energy sources, along with the increasing usage of butyric acid in food processing and manufacturing flavorings, are projected to drive the market further.
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Breakup by Type:
Breakup by Derivative:
Breakup by Application:
Food and Flavor
Breakup by Region:
Middle East and Africa
The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the market with some of the key players being Blue Marble Biomaterials LLC (Socati Corporation), Eastman Chemical Company, OQ Chemicals, Perstorp Holding AB, Snowco Industrial Co. Ltd., Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Tokyo Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., Axxence Aromatic GmbH, Kemin Industries Inc., Zhonglan Industry Co. Ltd., etc.
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Type, Derivative, Application, Region
Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
Blue Marble Biomaterials LLC (Socati Corporation), Eastman Chemical Company, OQ Chemicals, Perstorp Holding AB, Snowco Industrial Co. Ltd., Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Tokyo Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., Axxence Aromatic GmbH, Kemin Industries Inc. and Zhonglan Industry Co. Ltd.
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The global butyric acid market was valued at US$ 205.6 Million in 2022.
We expect the global butyric acid market to exhibit a CAGR of 13.9% during 2023-2028.
The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had led to the implementation of stringent lockdown regulations across several nations resulting in the temporary halt in numerous production activities for butyric acid.
The rising adoption of butyric acid to manufacture pharmaceutical drugs, that aid in weight management and for the treatment of cancer and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), is primarily driving the global butyric acid market.
Based on the type, the global butyric acid market can be categorized into synthetic and bio-based. Currently, synthetic accounts for the majority of the total market share.
Based on the derivative, the global butyric acid market has been segregated into sodium butyrate, calcium butyrate, and others. Among these, sodium butyrate currently holds the largest market share.
Based on the application, the global butyric acid market can be bifurcated into animal feed, chemical intermediate, food and flavor, pharmaceutical, perfume, and others. Currently, animal feed exhibits a clear dominance in the market.
On a regional level, the market has been classified into North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa, where Asia-Pacific currently dominates the global market.
Some of the major players in the global butyric acid market include Blue Marble Biomaterials LLC (Socati Corporation), Eastman Chemical Company, OQ Chemicals, Perstorp Holding AB, Snowco Industrial Co. Ltd., Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Tokyo Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., Axxence Aromatic GmbH, Kemin Industries Inc., Zhonglan Industry Co. Ltd., etc.
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