Meta-Xylene Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

The Market is Segmented by Application and Geography

Market Snapshot

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Study Period:

2016-2024

Base Year:

2018

Fastest Growing Market:

North America

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific

Key Players:

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Market Overview

The global meta-xylene market is expected to record a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period, 2019–2024. The major factor driving the market studied is the increasing demand from the construction industry and adhesives.

  • The harmful and hazardous effects of meta-xylene are expected to hinder the market's growth.
  • Availability of cheaper feedstock through increasing shale oil discoveries is likely to act as an opportunity for the market in the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

The global meta-xylene market report includes:

Application
Isophthalic Acid
2,4- and 2,6-xylidine
Solvents
Other Applications
Geography
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Japan
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
Italy
France
Rest of Europe
South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Isophthalic Acid to Dominate the Market

  • Isophthalic acid is an aromatic dicarboxylic acid, industrially produced by the oxidation of m-xylene, using the Co–Mn–Br catalyst system. Commercially, it is used as a component of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) copolymer, which is used in bottle resins and to a much lesser extent, for fibers. It is a white solid with a slightly unpleasant odor and it sinks in water.
  • It has excellent thermal stability for low resin color, weathering, high heat distortion temperature, outstanding boiling, water and stain resistance, outstanding hardness, superior corrosion, and stain resistance.
  • Isophthalic acid’s second major use is as a component of high-quality alkyds and polyester resins for industrial coatings and unsaturated polyesters, for fiberglass-reinforced plastics applications.
  • Purified isophthalic acid (PIA) is mainly used as an intermediate in the production of unsaturated polyester resins, followed by polyester and alkyd resins (mainly for surface coatings) and inks, reinforced plastics, and packaging applications.
  • Few other applications of Isophthalic acid are as follows: aerospace coatings, architectural coatings, automotive, building materials, coil coatings, construction chemicals, electronic connectors, equipment and machinery, lubricants, metal coatings, packaging components non-food contact, paints and coatings, polyester (pet), process additives, protective coatings, refrigerator and coolant systems, and sport drinks packaging.
  • The above mentioned points are expected to rapidly increase the demand for isophthalic acid. This would, in turn, increase the demand for meta-xylene over the forecast period.
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United States to Dominate the North American Region

  • Residential construction spending in the country slightly fluctuated, in 2017. However, the normal pace was restored gradually in 2018, when compared to 2017. With the growing construction industry in the country, there is an increase in the number of new homes.
  • In addition, growth is also being witnessed in the housing repair and refurbishment activities. The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies witnessed the remodeling expenditures for housing in the United States and reached USD 340 billion in 2018, exhibiting a growth of 7.5% over 2017.
  • The United States is the second-largest producer of automobiles in the world. PET is widely used to replace parts in automobile, in order to reduce weight and wear and tear, by providing trouble-free performance for a longer span of time.
  • The production of automobiles in the country has recorded a robust growth till 2016. After growing at 3.8% in 2015, the growth slowed down to 0.8% in 2016, due to the excess inventory and low demand for passenger cars. Moreover, the production of new motor vehicles in the country decreased by 8.13%, in 2017, and reached a total of 11,189,985 units. And it increased by 1.1% in 2018 by producing 11,314,705 units. This increase in production of automobiles has increased the consumption of PET in the country.
  • The United States', being one of the most developed countries in the world, penetration of meta-xylene is extremely high. This trend is expected to continue over the forecast period.
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Competitive Landscape

The global meta-xylene market is fragmented in nature. The major companies include Merck KGaA, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Honeywell International Inc., and MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY INC.

Major Players

  1. Merck KGaA
  2. Honeywell International Inc.
  3. Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
  4. MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY INC.

* Complete list of players covered available in the table of contents below

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Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Demand from the Construction Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Demand for Adhesives

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Harmful and Hazardous Effects of Meta-Xylene

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Isophthalic Acid

      2. 5.1.2 2,4- and 2,6-xylidine

      3. 5.1.3 Solvents

      4. 5.1.4 Other Applications

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.2.1.1 China

        2. 5.2.1.2 India

        3. 5.2.1.3 Japan

        4. 5.2.1.4 South Korea

        5. 5.2.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.2.2 North America

        1. 5.2.2.1 United States

        2. 5.2.2.2 Canada

        3. 5.2.2.3 Mexico

      3. 5.2.3 Europe

        1. 5.2.3.1 Germany

        2. 5.2.3.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.2.3.3 Italy

        4. 5.2.3.4 France

        5. 5.2.3.5 Rest of Europe

      4. 5.2.4 South America

        1. 5.2.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.2.4.2 Argentina

        3. 5.2.4.3 Rest of South America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. 5.2.5.1 Saudi Arabia

        2. 5.2.5.2 South Africa

        3. 5.2.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Avantor

      2. 6.4.2 British Petroleum

      3. 6.4.3 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company

      4. 6.4.4 Compania Espanola De Petroleos, S.A.U. (Cepsa)

      5. 6.4.5 Exxonmobil

      6. 6.4.6 Honeywell International Inc.

      7. 6.4.7 Lotte Chemical

      8. 6.4.8 Merck KGaA

      9. 6.4.9 MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC

      10. 6.4.10 Perstorp

      11. 6.4.11 Shell Chemicals LTD

      12. 6.4.12 Total Petrochemicals

      13. 6.4.13 Versalis SpA

    5. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

    1. 7.1 Availability of Cheaper Feedstock through Increasing Shale Oil Discoveries

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

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