Petrochemical Market Rolling At 4% CAGR

International demand for petrochemical market was valued at USD 550 billion in 2014 and is anticipated to achieve USD 890 billion in 2020, at a CAGR of around 6.5% between 2015 and

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Zion Analysis has revealed a new report titled “Petrochemical (Ethylene, Propylene, Butadiene, Benzene, Xylene, Toluene, Vinyl, Styrene and Methanol) Market: Global Business Perspective, Comprehensive Evaluation and Forecast, 2014 Р2020 In line with the report, global demand for petrochemical market was valued at USD 550 billion in 2014 and is predicted to achieve USD 890 billion in 2020, growing at a CAGR of round 6.5% between 2015 and 2020.

Petrochemicals are principally derived from hydrocarbons. Some chemical compounds made from petroleum are additionally obtained from other fossil fuels, akin to coal or natural gasoline, or renewable sources reminiscent of corn or sugar cane. Petrochemical is primarily labeled into two sort comparable to olefin (together with ethylene and propylene) and aromatics (together with benzene, toluene and xylene isomers). Olefins and aromatics are produced in oil refineries by fluid catalytic cracking of petroleum fractions. Chemical plants produce olefins by steam cracking of natural gas liquids like ethane and propane. Aromatics are produced by catalytic reforming of naphtha. Olefins and aromatics are the building-blocks for a wide range of materials comparable to solvents, detergents, and adhesives. Olefins are the idea for polymers and oligomers utilized in plastics, resins, fibers, elastomers, lubricants, and gels.

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Rising demand from key finish person inductees including building, packaging, transportation, textile, plastics, healthcare etc., coupled with favorable working conditions primarily within the Middle East and Asia Pacific is expected to drive the worldwide marketplace for petrochemicals over the following five years. Sturdy growth of those end-use industries is the major driving factor for world petrochemical market.

Nevertheless, manufacturers are expected to face major challenges akin to growing environmental considerations. Owing rapidly rising pollution and global warming issues, use of petrochemicals is anticipated to decline. Nevertheless, quickly depleting crude oil reserves is predicted to current major challenge to the manufacturers. Furthermore, growing consciousness about environment safety and shift in the direction of use of bio-based chemicals is expected to hold the expansion of this market.

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On the idea of product section petrochemicals market is segmented into ethylene, propylene, butadiene, benzene, xylene, toluene, vinyl, styrene and methanol. Ethylene was the most dominating petrochemical product, accounting for about 25% of the global petrochemicals market in 2014. Ethylene is primarily used within the manufacture of polypropylene and propylene oxide. Methanol is projected to be the fastest growing phase from 2014 to 2020. Development of methanol is immediately related to its growing usage in gasoline blending and methanol to olefins (MTO) processes. Other petrochemicals akin to butadiene, benzene, xylene, toluene, vinyl and styrene accounted for a significant portion of the global petrochemicals market share in 2013.

With around 50% share in complete quantity consumption in 2014, Asia Pacific has emerged as leading marketplace for petrochemicals. Rising demand for polymers and solvent, dyes, adhesives, paints and coatings in Asia Pacific is anticipated to gas the growth of petrochemicals within the area. Petrochemicals market in Asia Pacific is led by Refinery China. Asia Pacific was adopted by North America and Europe.

The manufacturing corporations of petrochemicals have a significant impact on the worth chain via a better diploma of forward integration. These firms manufacture uncooked supplies in addition to the final product and use it in various product varieties resembling ethylene, propylene, butadiene, benzene, xylene, toluene, vinyl, styrene and methanol. BASF SE, ExxonMobil, The Dow Chemical Company, Shell Chemical Company, SABIC, Sinopec Limited, Lyondell Basell Industries, Total S.A., Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., Chevron Phillips Chemical Firm LLC Petroleum Refining Process and Cutting plate machine E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Firm are some essential competitors in petrochemicals market. The report covers detailed competitive outlook including the market share and company profiles of the key contributors working in the worldwide market.

International Petrochemicals Market: Product Segment Analysis



Ethylene oxide

Ethylene dichloride

Different (Together with alpha olefins and vinyl acetate)



Propylene oxide


Acrylic acid


Different (Together with polygas chemicals and oxo-chemicals)


Butadiene rubber

Other (Including nitrile rubber and mechanical belts)

Ethyl benzene




Alkyl benzene

Other (Including maleic anhydride)






Toluene diisocyanate

Different (Including pesticides, drugs and nitrotoluene)




Expandable polystyrene

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene

Styrene-butadiene latex

Unsaturated polyester resins

Styrene-butadiene rubber

Different (Including copolymer resins)



Acetic acid

Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE)

Dimethyl ether

Methanol to olefins (MTO)

Other (Together with biodiesel, solvent and chloromethane)
International Petrochemicals Market: Regional Phase Analysis

Center East and Africa
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