Global Aprotic Solvents Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (Benzene, N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NMP), Acetone, Toluene, Others), By Application (Electronics, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Paints And Coatings, Agrochemicals, Adhesives, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Mar 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061612069
  • Pages : 119

The global aprotic solvents market was valued at US$14.265 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.47% over the forecast period to reach a total market size of US$18.112 billion by 2027.

Protic means "proton," while aprotic means "no proton." Aprotic solvents are those that lack a hydrogen atom or bond. Aprotic solvents have high dielectric constants as well as high dipole moments. They do not, however, engage in hydrogen bonding. Because of their strong polarity, they may dissolve charged species such as anions and nucleophiles. As a result, these solvents are more reactive.

Growing demand for environmentally friendly solutions, increasing usage of solvents due to advanced features such as high relative permittivity, low reactivity, and thermal stability, as well as the use of aprotic solvents in gas production and oil refining, the presence of a large pharmaceutical industry, and an increase in product extensions in terms of technological innovation are all factors.

On the other hand, rising stringent environmental regulations, as well as rapid development in the pharmaceutical industry, which is considered the fastest-growing application sector, will further contribute by generating immense opportunities, leading to the growth of the aprotic solvent market in the above-mentioned projected timeframe. Volatility in raw material costs, as well as rigorous regime requirements, are expected to function as market constraints for the expansion of aprotic solvent.

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to be the dominant regional market for aprotic solvents. Factors such as rising use in the pharmaceutical, paint, and oil and gas industries are expected to fuel market expansion. According to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), between April 2000 and June 2021, Indian pharmaceuticals attracted USD 18,121 million in FDI financial inflows. According to the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers, Asia-Pacific oil output is 7.9 million barrels per day. China is by far the largest oil producer in the Asia-Pacific region. Its 3.8 million barrels per day of output gives it a 49% share of the region's total.  Indonesia owned 12% of the company, India owned 11%, and Malaysia owned 9%.

Growth Factors

  • Increasing Demand from the Oil and Gas Industry:

The oil and gas industry is the dominant sector, and its demand is extensively driven by the increasing global demand for petroleum products. The usage of aprotic solvents in gas production and oil refining, as well as their various properties such as high relative permeability, low reactivity, and thermal stability, are projected to drive up demand for aprotic solvents. N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NMP) is one of the important products due to its ability to dissolve a wide spectrum of metals and is expected to see widespread use, particularly in the plastic and oil and gas sectors. Rising demand from rising nations such as Indonesia, China, South Korea, and India has resulted in the increasing use of aprotic solvents, which has boosted the market even more. As a result, demand for aprotic solvents is projected to rise in the oil and gas industry over the forecast period.


  • Non-Toxic Substitutes:

Because of their exceptional polarities and solubilities, dipolar aprotic solvents (DMSO, DMF, DMAc, NMP, and others) have been widely employed in chemical synthesis and pharmaceutical research, but most of them are not green due to their negative effects on human health and environmental hazards caused by their inherent toxicity, as well as large wastewater streams and high-energy-inputted processes. As a result, one of the most essential aspects of green chemistry is reducing or eliminating the use of such solvents.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Aprotic Solvents Market:

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a detrimental impact on the global aprotic solvent market.   Due to the lockdown and restrictions, there was very limited mobility for vehicles. Because of the lockdown, most factories were closed, resulting in reduced demand for energy and, as a result, a drop in world oil consumption. This has had a significant impact on the oil and gas industry, as well as the market for aprotic solvents. Furthermore, other end-user sectors, such as paints and coatings, adhesives, and plastics, were impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak since building operations were halted in most nations across the world. On the other hand, the easing of the lockdown and the opening of the markets are promising indications for the aprotic solvents market.

Key Developments

  • Recent research indicated that the biotech business Circa Group's sustainable solvent Cyrene can generate high-purity nanoparticles and may be a safer and more sustainable alternative to the solvents presently used in medical implants and medication delivery systems in July 2021.
  • Circa Group, a biotechnology business located in Australia that produces its bio-based solvent Cyrene from waste cellulose, took part in a study in July 2019. Its goal was to create the first industrial-scale capacity in the UK for reclaiming and reusing the most useful components of end-of-life electric vehicle (EV) batteries.

Global Aprotic Solvents Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2020  US$14.265 billion
 Market size value in 2027  US$18.112 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 3.47% from 2020 to 2027
 Base year  2020
 Forecast period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments covered  Type, Application, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered Eastman Chemical Company, BASF SE, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., Arkema, INEOS, Ashland, Mitsui Chemicals, The Dow Chemical Company, Mitsubishi Chemical, AlzChem Group AG
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase


Market Segmentation

  • By type
    • Benzene
    • N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NMP)
    • Acetone
    • Toluene
    • Others
  • By application
    • Electronics
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Paints and Coatings
    • Agrochemicals
    • Adhesives
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • UK
      • Italy
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What are the growth prospects for the aprotic solvents market?
A1. The aprotic solvents market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.47% during the forecast period.

Q2. What will be the aprotic solvents market size by 2027?
A2. The global aprotic solvents market is expected to reach a market size of US$18.112 billion by 2027.

Q3. What is the size of the global aprotic solvents market?
A3. Aprotic Solvents Market was valued at US$14.265 billion in 2020. 

Q4. Which region holds the maximum market share in the aprotic solvents market?
A4. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the aprotic solvents market. 

Q5. What factors are anticipated to drive the aprotic solvents market growth?
A5. The usage of aprotic solvents in gas production and oil refining, as well as their various properties such as high relative permeability, low reactivity, and thermal stability, are projected to drive up demand for aprotic solvents. 

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of End-Users
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Global Aprotic Solvents Market Analysis, by Type
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Benzene
5.3. N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NMP)
5.4. Acetone
5.5. Toluene
5.6. Others

6. Global Aprotic Solvents Market Analysis, by Application
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Electronics
6.3. Oil & Gas
6.4. Pharmaceuticals
6.5. Paints and Coatings
6.6. Agrochemicals
6.7. Adhesives
6.8. Others

7. Global Aprotic Solvents Market Analysis, by Geography
7.1. Introduction
7.2. North America
7.2.1. USA
7.2.2. Canada
7.2.3. Mexico
7.3. South America
7.3.1. Brazil
7.3.2. Argentina
7.3.3. Others
7.4. Europe
7.4.1. Germany
7.4.2. France
7.4.3. UK
7.4.4. Italy
7.4.5. Others
7.5. Middle East and Africa
7.5.1. Saudi Arabia
7.5.2. Israel
7.5.3. Others
7.6. Asia Pacific
7.6.1. China
7.6.2. India
7.6.3. Japan
7.6.4. South Korea
7.6.5. Taiwan
7.6.6. Thailand
7.6.7. Indonesia
7.6.8. Others

8. Competitive Environment and Analysis
8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9. Company Profiles 
9.1. Eastman Chemical Company
9.2. BASF SE
9.3. DuPont de Nemours, Inc.
9.4. Arkema
9.5. INEOS
9.6. Ashland
9.7. Mitsui Chemicals
9.8. The Dow Chemical Company
9.9. Mitsubishi Chemical
9.10. AlzChem Group AG

Eastman Chemical Company


DuPont de Nemours, Inc.




Mitsui Chemicals

The Dow Chemical Company

Mitsubishi Chemical

AlzChem Group AG