The global naphtha market crossed a value of US$ 144 Billion in 2017. The market value is further projected to reach US$ 181 Billion by 2023, expanding at a CAGR of more than 3% during 2018-2023. Naphtha refers to a highly versatile hydrocarbon mixture which is colorless, flammable and extremely volatile in nature. It is produced by the distillation of organic substances including coal tar, petroleum, wood and shale. Naphtha is known by various names such as wood naphtha, petroleum spirits, coal tar naphtha, shellite and white gas, depending on its composition or source. There are two compositions of naphtha, based on the refinery process and hydrocarbon structure, namely, light (paraffinic) and heavy naphtha. Light naphtha plays a vital role in petrochemical steam crackers, whereas, heavy naphtha is commonly used in refinery catalytic reformers in order to enhance the performance of fuels. Apart from this, naphtha finds numerous applications in the manufacturing of cleaning fluids, fuel for portable stoves, gasoline, paints, etc.
Global Naphtha Market Drivers:
Breakup by Application:
The global naphtha market has been divided on the basis of application into petrochemical feedstock, gasoline blending and others. Amongst these, petrochemical feedstock dominates the market, holding the majority of the total market share.
On a geographical front, Asia Pacific enjoys the leading position in the global naphtha market on account of rising consumption of plastics in the region. Apart from Asia Pacific, other major regions include Europe, North America, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America.
The competitive landscape of the global naphtha market has also been analyzed with some of the leading players being:
This report provides a deep insight into the global naphtha market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the naphtha market in any manner.
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