Global Glycerin Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID 19 Impact, And Trends By Grade (Crude Glycerin, Refined Glycerin), By Source (Biodiesels, Fatty Acids, Fatty Alcohols, Other Sources), By Application (Pharmaceuticals, Food And Beverage, Personal Care And Cosmetics, Industrial Chemicals, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2020 To 2025

Published:  Jun 2021 Report Code: KSI061613773 Pages: 120

The global glycerin market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.91% to reach US$3.914 billion by 2025 from US$2.621 billion in 2019.

The usage of glycerin is rising in the different end-user industries such as pharmaceutical, food and beverage, among others because it has a lot of different properties that it makes suitable for use in the end-user industries. In the food and beverage industry, glycerin is gaining popularity owing to its use as a thickening agent or to control the level of moisture present in the food and stabilize them if the food contains both water and oil. Glycerin is also regarded as a safe additive by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Moreover, its use in the pharmaceutical industry as an excipient and a humectant in the cosmetics industry is pushing the market growth over the forecast period. However, the availability of substitutes in the market poses a threat to the market growth over the forecast period. There are some end-users, which are still making use of chemicals such as propylene and ethylene glycol for applications, which include antifreeze and de-icing, thus, impacting the market growth.

Product Offerings by Major Market Players in the Glycerin Market

The market players are active in the market by offering and making available a variety of glycerin including crude and refined products with enhanced and advanced features in order to cater to the rising demands. This is in turn is enabling them to improve their market position.

Some of the examples of product offerings are as follows:

  • Oleon NV, which is considered one of the leading companies that are involved in the manufacture and provision of oleochemicals, offers different types of glycerin products under its product portfolio for catering to the demands of various end-users. Some of the products it offers are Glycerin 4813, Glycerin 4818, Glycerin 4823, and Glycerin 4808/4808K among others. The Glycerin 4813 is a product that is mixed glycerin and is in a highly purified form for industrial purposes. Glycerin 4818 is also a product that is mixed glycerin and is in a highly purified form for industrial purposes. Glycerin 4823 is a mixed glycerin product and has about 82%-86% for industrial uses, and the Glycerin 4808/4808K is a product that contains glycerin content of more than 99.7%, is a vegetable type glycerin, and is FSSC 22000 CERTIFIED for use in food.
  • Kao Corporation - involved in the manufacture of different types of chemicals offers different types of glycerin products under its product portfolio. It offers cosmetic grade glycerin, food additive grade glycerin, refined glycerin, and JP grade glycerin among others. The cosmetic grade glycerin contains about more than 98.5% glycerin and is produced in the Asia Pacific region. The food additive grade glycerin contains more than 98.5% glycerin and is produced in the Asia Pacific region. The refined glycerin contains more than 98.5% glycerin and is produced in the Asia Pacific region lastly, the product JP grade glycerin is used for applications such as pharmaceuticals, surface-active agents, and paints among others and contains about 84-87% glycerin.

Personal Care and cosmetics are estimated to grow at a significant pace over the forecast period owing to the growing efforts by the manufacturers to improve their product offerings while the pharmaceutical industry is estimated to hold a considerable share over the forecast period.

By the application segment, the pharmaceutical industry is estimated to hold a significant share over the forecast period owing to the fact that the share is rising in usage in different applications such as using glycerin as a sweetener in syrups, lozenges, and as an excipient compound in various eyewash solutions. In addition, small amounts of glycerin are also used in the eardrops, topical creams, gel capsules among others, apart from the fact that it can be used as an ophthalmic agent, an osmotic diuretic. Personal care and cosmetics are estimated to grow at a significant pace over the forecast period as the demand for more enhanced and refined personal care products is increasing among the different sections of society, majorly women. Glycerin is being increasingly used in different cosmetic products as it acts as a humectant and has moisturizing properties. This helps the skin stay supple and does not let it dry.

The Asia Pacific region is estimated to hold a considerable share in the forecast period owing to the fast-growing cosmetics and personal care industry in the countries such as China

The Asia Pacific region is estimated to hold a considerable share in the forecast period owing to the fact that the cosmetics industry and the personal care products manufacturing is increasing due to the rising demand from the individuals in the population. In addition, the low cost of manufacturing associated is furthering the demand for the chemical glycerin and bolstering the growth in the region.

In addition, the North American region is expected to show considerable growth over the forecast period, which is attributable to the fact that chemical and petrochemical, and food and beverage industries and are also contributing to the market position of the region.

Global Glycerin Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2019  US$2.621 billion
 Market size value in 2025  US$3.914 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 6.91% from 2019 to 2025
 Base year  2019
 Forecast period  2020–2025
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments covered  Grade, Source, Application, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered  Cargill, Incorporated, Kao Corporation, BIODEX TRADING GmbH, Procter & Gamble,   Oleon NV, Emery Oleochemicals, Wilmar International Ltd., Louis Dreyfus Company,   Godrej Industries Limited (GIL), Aemetis, Vance Group Ltd., ADM
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase

Segmentation:

  • By Grade
    • Crude Glycerin
    • Refined Glycerin
  • By Source
    • Biodiesels
    • Fatty Acids
    • Fatty Alcohols
    • Other Sources
  • By Application
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Food and Beverage
    • Personal Care and Cosmetics
    • Industrial Chemicals
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What will be the glycerin market size by 2025?
A1. The global glycerin market is projected to reach a market size of US$3.914 billion by 2025. 


Q2. What is the size of the global glycerin market?
A2. Global Glycerin Market was valued at US$2.621 billion in 2019. 


Q3. What are the growth prospects for the glycerin market?
A3. The glycerin market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.91% over the forecast period. 


Q4. What factors are anticipated to drive the glycerin market growth?
A4. In the food and beverage industry, glycerin is gaining popularity owing to its use as a thickening agent or to control the level of moisture present in the food and stabilize them if the food contains both water and oil. 


Q5. Which region holds the largest market share in the global glycerin market?
A5. The Asia Pacific region is estimated to hold a considerable share in the global glycerin market.

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 Suppliers
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 Glycerin Market Analysis, By Grade
5.1. Crude Glycerin
5.2. Refined Glycerin
 
6. Global Glycerin Market Analysis, By Source
6.1. Biodiesels
6.2. Fatty Acids
6.3. Fatty Alcohols
6.4. Other Sources 
 
7. Global Glycerin Market Analysis, By Application
7.1. Pharmaceuticals
7.2. Food and Beverage
7.3. Personal Care and Cosmetics
7.4. Industrial Chemicals 
7.5. Others
 
8. Global Glycerin Market Analysis, by Geography
8.1. Introduction
8.2. North America
8.2.1. North America Glycerin Market Analysis, By Grade, 2019 to 2025
8.2.2. North America Glycerin Market Analysis, By Source, 2019 to 2025
8.2.3. North America Glycerin Market Analysis, By Application, 2019 to 2025
8.2.4. By Country
8.2.4.1. United States
8.2.4.2. Canada
8.2.4.3. Mexico
8.3. South America
8.3.1. South America Glycerin Market Analysis, By Grade, 2019 to 2025
8.3.2. South America Glycerin Market Analysis, By Source, 2019 to 2025
8.3.3. South America Glycerin Market Analysis, By Application, 2019 to 2025
8.3.4. By Country
8.3.4.1. Brazil
8.3.4.2. Argentina
8.3.4.3. Others
8.4. Europe
8.4.1. Europe Glycerin Market Analysis, By Grade, 2019 to 2025
8.4.2. Europe Glycerin Market Analysis, By Source, 2019 to 2025
8.4.3. Europe Glycerin Market Analysis, By Application, 2019 to 2025
8.4.4. By Country
8.4.4.1. UK
8.4.4.2. Germany
8.4.4.3. France
8.4.4.4. Spain
8.4.4.5. Others
8.5. Middle East and Africa
8.5.1. Middle East and Africa Glycerin Market Analysis, By Grade, 2019 to 2025
8.5.2. Middle East and Africa Glycerin Market Analysis, By Source, 2019 to 2025
8.5.3. Middle East and Africa Glycerin Market Analysis, By Application, 2019 to 2025
8.5.4. By Country
8.5.4.1. Saudi Arabia
8.5.4.2. United Arab Emirates
8.5.4.3. Israel
8.5.4.4. Others
8.6. Asia Pacific
8.6.1. Asia Pacific Glycerin Market Analysis, By Grade, 2019 to 2025
8.6.2. Asia Pacific Glycerin Market Analysis, By Source, 2019 to 2025
8.6.3. Asia Pacific Glycerin Market Analysis, By Application, 2019 to 2025
8.6.4. By Country
8.6.4.1. Japan
8.6.4.2. China
8.6.4.3. India
8.6.4.4. South Korea
8.6.4.5. 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. Cargill, Incorporated
10.2. Kao Corporation
10.3. BIODEX TRADING GmbH
10.4. Procter & Gamble
10.5. Oleon NV
10.6. Emery Oleochemicals
10.7. Wilmar International Ltd.
10.8. Louis Dreyfus Company
10.9. Godrej Industries Limited (GIL)
10.10. Aemetis
10.11. Vance Group Ltd.
10.12. ADM

Cargill, Incorporated

Kao Corporation

BIODEX TRADING GmbH

Procter & Gamble

Oleon NV

Emery Oleochemicals

Wilmar International Ltd.

Louis Dreyfus Company

Godrej Industries Limited (GIL)

Aemetis

Vance Group Ltd.

ADM

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