Propylene Oxide Market Projected to Grow at a CAGR of 4% by 2025

Research Nester has released a report titled Propylene oxide Market: – Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2025” which also includes some of the prominent market analyzing parameters such as industry growth drivers, restraints, supply and demand risk, market attractiveness, year-on-year (Y-O-Y) growth comparisons, market share comparisons, BPS analysis, SWOT analysis and Porter’s five force model.

The global propylene oxide market has shown significant growth on account of increasing application of propylene oxide as a chemical intermediate. Backed by this factor, the propylene oxide market is estimated to witness significant growth in the coming years. In 2019, the market accounted for a market value of USD 13875.7 million and is estimated to grow by a CAGR of 4% over the forecast period of 2021-2025. A significant trend in the propylene oxide market has been the development and commercialization of new production technologies, which not only reduces the production of by-products but also does not use any chlorine-based chemistry.

Regionally, the global propylene oxide market is segmented into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa region. Among the market in these regions, the Asia Pacific propylene oxide market is estimated to witness highest growth throughout the forecast period. The region is home to some of the fastest-growing economies of the world, including China, India, Bangladesh, and others. The evolution of construction, automotive, food & beverage and other industries has further strengthened the overall economic growth of the region, which is further anticipated to create lucrative opportunities for the new entrants in the market. 

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The Europe propylene oxide market is expected to touch a value of USD 4199.5 by 2025 by growing at a CAGR of 2.8 percent over the forecast period. Propylene oxide has gained popularity in the European market owing to its growing adoption in end-use industries such as construction & manufacturing, automobiles, consumer electronics, and packaging. Germany is the largest as well as the fastest-growing country in Europe propylene oxide market. The rapidly growing construction sector in the country on account of population growth, demographic changes, and favorable environment has influenced the market growth. The building & construction industry is one of Europe's main consumer of propylene oxide.

The global propylene oxide market is segmented on the basis of production process into chlorohydrin process, styrene monomer process, hydrogen peroxide process, TBA co-product process, and cumene-based process. Among these, is it anticipated that the chlorohydrin (CPHO) process will account for a market value of about USD 4920.6 million by 2020. CHPO is the oldest process used in the production of propylene oxide and held the largest market share in 2019.

Increasing Use Of Propylene Oxide As A Chemical Intermediate to Drive the Market Growth

Increased demand for propylene oxide for the production of chemical intermediates such as for the polyurethane and solvent industries, is a key factor expected to drive the growth of the market over the forecast period. The rapidly growing healthcare sector is also expected to create lucrative opportunities for the global propylene oxide market. Propylene oxide is used for low-temperature sterilization of medical devices, bandages, and various other pharmaceutical products. It also functions as an essential chemical intermediate for the manufacture of propylene glycol, which is widely used in the chemical, food & beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. Over the forecasted period, this factor is expected to drive the growth of the global demand for propylene oxide.

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However, the possible carcinogenicity associated with the application of propylene oxide along with the environmental liability associated with the chlorohydrin process for the production of propylene oxide is expected to serve as a restraining factor in the growth of propylene oxide market during the forecast period.

This report also provides the existing competitive scenario of some of the key players of the propylene oxide market which includes company profiling of Dow, Balchem Inc (NASDAQ: BCPC), BASF SE (ETR: BAS), Ashland (NYSE: ASH); Alfa Aesar, Thermo Fisher Scientific.; Sumitomo Chemical Co, Ltd. (TYO: 4005), Huntsman International LLC (NYSE: HUN), Lyondellbasell Industries Holdings B.V. (NYSE: LYB), Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE: EMN) among other prominent players.

The profiling enfolds key information of the companies which comprises of business overview, products and services, key financials and recent news and developments. Conclusively, the report titled Propylene Oxide Market– Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2025”, analyses the overall propylene oxide industry to help new entrants to understand the details of the market. In addition to that, this report also guides existing players looking for expansion and major investors looking for investment in the global propylene oxide market in the near future.

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