Global Hydrochloric Acid Market to Reach US$ 3.9 Billion by 2032, Stimulated by Expanding Chemical Manufacturing Industry

September 08, 2023 | Chemical & Materials

According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Hydrochloric Acid Market Report by Grade (Synthetic Grade, By-Product Grade), Application (Steel Picking, Oil Well Acidizing, Ore Processing, Food Processing, Pool Sanitation, Calcium Chloride, Biodiesel, and Others), End User (Food and Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Textile, Steel, Oil and Gas, Chemical Industry, and Others), and Region 2024-2032,” the global hydrochloric acid market size reached US$ 2.4 Billion in 2023. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is a highly corrosive and strong acid that consists of hydrogen and chlorine ions. It is a colorless, pungent-smelling solution that plays crucial roles in various industrial processes, laboratory applications, and within the human body. In industry, hydrochloric acid is utilized for the production of a multitude of products, including chemicals, plastics, and pharmaceuticals. It is also employed in the purification of metals and in the process of refining ore. In laboratories, hydrochloric acid is a versatile reagent used for tasks such as adjusting pH levels in solutions, conducting chemical analyses, and facilitating reactions between substances. In the human body, it is a vital component of gastric acid, aiding in the digestion of food by lowering the pH within the stomach. Hydrochloric acid also serves as a defensive mechanism, helping to destroy harmful microorganisms that might be ingested.

Global Hydrochloric Acid Market Trends:

The wide utilization of hydrochloric acid by various industries is driving the global market. Moreover, its indispensable usage in the chemical manufacturing industry is supporting its demand. Hydrochloric acid is an essential ingredient in the production of a plethora of chemicals, such as hydrochloride salts, dyes, and pharmaceuticals. Moreover, the construction sector's growth is significantly fueling the demand for hydrochloric acid. This compound finds extensive application in the treatment of metals and the cleaning of concrete surfaces, making it vital for construction and infrastructure development. Additionally, the flourishing electronics industry heavily relies on acid for etching printed circuit boards and semiconductor fabrication, further augmenting its demand. Environmental regulations have also contributed to the market's growth. As industries increasingly focus on waste treatment and water purification processes, the need for hydrochloric acid in wastewater treatment and pH regulation has intensified. Furthermore, the agricultural sector is an emerging consumer of hydrochloric acid, as it is used to acidify soils and adjust pH levels for optimal crop growth. This agricultural application is gaining traction as sustainable farming practices gain prominence. Looking forward, the market value is projected to reach US$ 3.9 Billion by 2032, expanding at a CAGR of 5.13% during 2024-2032.

Market Summary:

  • Based on the grade, the market has been segmented into synthetic and by-product grades. Currently, synthetic grade represents the largest market segment.
  • On the basis of the application, the market has been divided into steel pickling, oil well acidizing, ore processing, food processing, pool sanitation, calcium chloride, biodiesel, and others.
  • Based on the end user, the market has been bifurcated into food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, textile, steel, oil and gas, chemical industry, and others.
  • Region-wise, the market has been segmented into North America (the United States and Canada), Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others), Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, and others), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others), and the Middle East and Africa. Among these, Asia Pacific holds the leading position in the market.
  • The competitive landscape of the market has also been examined, with some of the key players being AGC Chemicals, BASF SE, Detrex Corporation (Italmatch USA Corporation), Dongyue Group, Erco Worlwide Inc. (Superior Plus LP), Ercross SA, Merck KGaA, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Olin Corporation, PCC Group, Vynova Group and Westlake Corporation.

Report Coverage:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Billion
Scope of the Report Exploration of Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment:
  • Grade
  • Application
  • End User
  • Region 
Grades Covered Synthetic grade, By-product grade
Applications Covered Steel picking, Oil well acidizing, Ore processing, Food processing, Pool sanitation, Calcium chloride, Biodiesel, Others
End Users Covered Food and beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Textile, Steel, Oil and gas, Chemical Industry, Others
Regions Covered Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Countries Covered United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
Companies Covered AGC Chemicals, BASF SE, Detrex Corporation (Italmatch USA Corporation), Dongyue Group, Erco Worlwide Inc. (Superior Plus LP), Ercross SA, Merck KGaA, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Olin Corporation, PCC Group, Vynova Group, Westlake Corporation, etc.
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