Global Cresol Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Source (Natural, Synthetic), By Product Type (o-Cresol, M-Cresol, P-Cresol), By Application (Herbicides, Antiseptics And Disinfectants, Cleaning Compounds, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

Published:  Sep 2022 Report Code: KSI061613174 Pages: 120

The global cresol market is valued at US$663.119 million in 2020 and is anticipated to grow steadily during the forecast period. In Cresol, hydroxytoluene is extracted either naturally from coal tar or synthetically. The chemical is available in the form of ortho, meta, and para cresols to be utilized in many end-user industry verticals. Many are utilized as intermediates to other compounds such as plastics, pesticides, and disinfectants. Using agrochemicals such as herbicides for sustainable farm management is expected to fuel the market growth in the forecast period.

Using cresols as preservatives in pharmaceutical formulations such as insulin and vaccines is significantly impacting the market growth in the forecast period and the growing pharma industry. The growing trend of adopting eco-friendly products is further impetus to fueling the market growth in the forecast period owing to the high aerobic biodegradation rate and low bioaccumulation potential of cresols.

Based on Geography, North America and Europe are estimated to hold a significant market share in the global cresol market owing to the early adoption of technology and innovations. In addition, major market players are based in this region. Additionally, Europe, particularly Western Europe, is the major consumer of o-cresol in the form of a chemical intermediate.

These are mostly used to formulate products, including adhesives, disinfectants, and cleaning products. On the other hand, the Asia Pacific region will witness a high market growth rate during the forecast period due to the presence of a large population base for the consumption of agricultural food products, especially in China and India. Hence, using cresols in pesticides and other agrochemicals is burgeoning the market demand in the forecast period. Additionally, with a large population suffering from non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, the use of cresols in pharmaceutical formulations is expected to propel an increase during the forecast period.

The growing adoption of eco-friendly products is expected to increase the global cresol market growth over the next five years.

It has been significantly assessed that cresols pose no risk in terms of exposure; hence, the chemical has reduced toxicity in the general population. According to the screening assessment of cresols by the Government of Canada, cresols are released into the air and into surface waters and soil. With high water solubility, moderate vapour pressure, and low to moderate sorption potential, cresols are readily biodegradable and have a low bioaccumulation potential. Hence, the exposure potential of these compounds to the organisms is highly reduced. The phenolic compounds are known to demonstrate low to moderate toxicity. At the same time, in the laboratory, many aquatic and terrestrial organisms can metabolize and excrete cresols, reducing the chances of adverse effects. The quantitative analysis predicted that the industries' highest concentrations of cresols in the environment occurred. However, these are expected to be much lower than the experimentally determined no-effect levels. The quantitative analysis predicted that industries would have the highest concentrations of cresols in the environment; however, these are expected to be much lower than the experimentally determined no-effect levels.

The growing chemical industry worldwide is projected to propel the market demand in the forecast period.

Cresol is used as a raw material for many chemical products, including electronic chemicals, solvents, and disinfectants. The global chemical industry, excluding pharmaceuticals, is predicted to surge by over 2% in 2019 from the previous year. China from the APAC region is anticipated to be the world's largest chemical market and thus strongly impacts the global growth rate. It comprises the largest share of approximately 40% of the global total, accounting for over 50% of the chemical growth worldwide. The growing supply chain spending in the chemical industry further contributes to global GDP growth, propelling the market growth in the forecast period. Around two-thirds of the amount spent by the chemical companies was from the APAC region. Furthermore, manufacturers investing heavily in R&D on a global level is providing an impetus for burgeoning the market growth for chemicals during the forecast period.

Impact of COVID-19 on Global Cresol Market

The COVID-19 pandemic's impact on the global cresols market is uneven. Although import and export activities were considerably damaged, the demand for cresols surged swiftly due to the pandemic's rapid growth in the pharmaceutical industry, leading to the market's expansion even though the industries that use cresols were negatively impacted as a result.

Key Developments:

  • July 2022- International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.'s business segment for microbial control has been acquired by speciality chemicals company LANXESS (IFF). The speciality chemicals company is bolstering its global footprint, particularly in the United States, and expanding its portfolio of antimicrobial active ingredients and formulations for material protection, preservatives, and disinfectants. For the transaction, LANXESS paid a preliminary purchase price of about USD 1.3 billion.
  • July 2021- Sasol of South Africa has agreed to sell its sodium cyanide business to a local affiliate of privately held Czech company Draslovka Holding for 1.46 billion Rand, or roughly $101 million. Subject to antitrust clearance and other licence and permit regulatory approvals, the transaction, which is a part of Sasol's continuing asset divestment programme, is anticipated to completion in the first half of 2022. The purchase represents Draslovka's first significant investment in Africa and is a part of its objectives for global growth. While Sasol will continue to provide essential feedstocks, utilities, and site services on an arm's length basis, the corporation will assume complete operational control of the cyanide business.

Global Cresol Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$663.119 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR during the forecast period
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments Covered  Source, Product Type, Application, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered Honshu Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., LANXESS, Deepak Novochem Technologies Limited, Sasol LTD, Atul Ltd, SABIC, Konan Chemical Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase

 

Market Segmentation:

  • By Source
    • Natural
    • Synthetic
  • By Product Type
    • o-Cresol
    • m-Cresol
    • p-Cresol
  • By Application
    • Herbicides
    • Antiseptics and Disinfectants
    • Cleaning Compounds
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Taiwan
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What is the size of the global cresol market?
A1. The global cresol market was valued at US$663.119 million in the year 2020.


Q2. Which region holds the largest market share in the global cresol market?
A2. North America and Europe are estimated to hold a significant market share in the global cresol market owing to the early adoption of technology and innovations.


Q3. What factors are anticipated to drive the cresol market growth?
A3. The use of cresols as preservatives in pharmaceutical formulations such as insulin and vaccines is significantly impacting the cresol market growth along with the growing pharma industry.


Q4. How is the global cresol market segmented?
A4. The global cresol market has been segmented by source, product type, application, and geography.


Q5. Who are the major players in the cresol market?
A5. Some of the major companies mentioned as a part of the cresol market are Honshu Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., LANXESS, Deepak Novochem Technologies Limited, Sasol LTD, and Atul Ltd.

 
1. Introduction
1.1. Market Overview
1.2. COVID-19 Impact
1.3. Market Definition
1.4. 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
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Global Cresol Market Analysis, By Source 
5.1. Introduction
5.2.  Natural
5.3. Synthetic

6. Global Cresol Market Analysis, by Product Type 
6.1. Introduction
6.2. o-Cresol
6.3. m-Cresol
6.4. p-Cresol

7. Global Cresol Market Analysis, by Application 
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Herbicides
7.3. Antiseptics and Disinfectants
7.4. Cleaning Compounds
7.5. Others

8. Global Cresol Market Analysis, by Geography 
8.1. Introduction
8.2. North America
8.2.1. United States
8.2.2. Canada
8.2.3. Mexico
8.3. South America
8.3.1. Brazil
8.3.2.  Argentina
8.3.3. Others
8.4. Europe
8.4.1. UK
8.4.2. Germany
8.4.3.  France
8.4.4.  Others
8.5. Middle East and Africa
8.5.1. United Arab Emirates
8.5.2. Israel
8.5.3.  Saudi Arabia
8.5.4. Others
8.6. Asia Pacific
8.6.1. Japan
8.6.2. China
8.6.3. India
8.6.4. South Korea
8.6.5. Thailand
8.6.6. Indonesia
8.6.7. Taiwan 
8.6.8. Others

9. Competitive Environment and Analysis
9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
9.2.  Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

10. Company Profiles
10.1.  Honshu Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
10.2. LANXESS
10.3. Deepak Novochem Technologies Limited
10.4. Sasol LTD
10.5. Atul Ltd
10.6. SABIC
10.7. Konan Chemical Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
10.8. Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

Honshu Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.

LANXESS

Deepak Novochem Technologies Limited

Sasol LTD

Atul Ltd

SABIC

Konan Chemical Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

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