United States Chemical Licensing Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Inorganic Chemicals, Organic Chemicals), By Application (Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Others), And By Province - Forecasts From 2024 To 2029

  • Published : Jun 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061616928
  • Pages : 82

The United States chemical licensing market will reach US$3,103.244 million in 2029 at a CAGR of 2.07% from US$2,801.344 million in 2024.

The chemical licensing market in the United States is driven by the demand from the core sectors like oil and gas, petrochemicals, and pharmaceuticals. The oil and gas production and demand are one of the highest in the world, with U.S. crude oil imports being 6,281,296 b/d (barrels per day) and petroleum exports 9,520,000 b/d (barrels per day), showing the significance of the sector. The chemical industry contributes almost a quarter of the U.S. GDP, makes 70,000 diverse products from raw materials, and distributes them to various end users worldwide.

Additionally, building a new manufacturing facility can be time-consuming and expensive. Licensing existing technologies offers faster and more cost-effective ways to set up a production unit for the desired product capabilities. Licensing also allows them to expand beyond the boundaries of their expertise in proprietary technologies.

United States Chemical Licensing Market Drivers:

  • Growing focus on sustainability and recyclability might positively impact the market growth.

Companies are increasing their focus on the recyclability of the material. They are innovating and producing materials that are environmentally sustainable and have a clear impact. In May 2024, Dow and Freepoint came to an agreement to transform plastic waste into new products. This would significantly enhance the circular economy for plastics in North America.

Further, in September 2023, Danimer Scientific and Chevron Phillips Chemical announced a collaboration to make biodegradable plastic products using polymers in a facility in Bartlesville, Okla. These advancements encourage companies to reduce waste and promote resource optimization.  This altogether improves the production process of environment-friendly materials.

  • Dependence on the oil and gas sector is anticipated to fuel the market.

With the improvement in technology related to production, companies in the oil and gas sector can source innovative technologies through licensing agreements, leading them to be at the forefront of manufacturing without investing in research and development.

The United States is one of the largest consumers of petroleum products, with imports of 2,047,526 b/d (barrels per day) in 2022. The United States has 20,010,000 b/d (barrels per day) of petroleum consumption (product supplied) for 2022. This demand for oil and gas products requires improved efficiency and product quality for cost efficiency. Licensing can also improve safety standards, which can be valuable for chemical manufacturers.

United States Chemical Licensing Market Segmentation Analysis

  • By application, the United States chemical licensing market is segmented into oil and gas, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, and others.

The United States chemical licensing market is segmented by application into oil and gas, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, and others. Oil and gas would hold a significant portion of the chemical licensing market, as the US producing petroleum production (crude oil, natural gas liquids, renewable fuels, and processing gain) of 20,078,900 b/d (barrels per day) in 2022. US imports of petrochemical feedstocks, being 16 thousand b/d (barrels per day) in 2023, the demand from the petrochemicals sector would remain robust.

With the growing chronic disease burden in the USA due to obesity and other critical lifestyle problems, pharmaceuticals will thrive in the country. Other sectors would include healthcare, food and beverages, advanced materials, cosmetics, personal care, and chemicals needed for batteries.

United States Chemical Licensing Market – Geographical Outlook

  • California and New York would hold a significant share of the chemical licensing market in the United States.

California and New York would hold a significant share of the chemical licensing market. The economy of New York was as large as $1.6 Trillion in 2022, one of the major states of the USA, with several major companies. The chemical industry is the third largest manufacturing industry in the state at $14.75B. New York is the 10th largest chemistry-producing state in the nation. California has several leading players in the states as PMC Global, Inc., Dionex Corporation, Imerys Filtration Minerals, Inc., and others.

United States Chemical Licensing Market Industry Updates:

  • November 2023-  Lummus and Citroniq announced licensing agreements for the green polypropylene plants in the U.S. It would produce 400kta of bio-polypropylene, which would be the first of its kind in North America.

United States Chemical Licensing Market Players and Products:

  • Dow-  The company offers licensing technologies to produce purified ethylene oxide (EO), EO and ethylene glycol (EG), oxo alcohols, and purified terephthalic acid (PTA). The users can take advantage of process optimization, plant capacity studies, plant upgrades, and engineering services support from the company. The technological offering helps in the major reduction of costs, such as a 20% reduction in major equipment, followed by a 40% reduction in plot plan size and a 50% reduction in control valves.
  • ExxonMobil Catalysts and Technology- The company offers licensing technology to convert bio/renewable feeds into lower-emission fuels, xylene production, benzene alkylation, gas treatment, etc. They offer FLEXICOKING™ technology, a cost-effective, continuous fluidized bed process that converts heavy feeds to lighter products and flexigas. Their benzene alkylation can be used to upgrade benzene to higher-value products.
  • Eastman- The company offers intellectual capital with numerous benefits like equipment designs, process optimization, quality maintenance, plant and process designs, etc. They work with customers to deliver safety and sustainability. Their licensing also includes the transfer of basic skills, design specifications, and proprietary and confidential know-how.

United States Chemical Licensing Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Market Size Value in 2024 US$2,801.344 million
Market Size Value in 2029 US$3,103.244 million
Growth Rate CAGR of 2.07% billion from 2024 to 2029
Study Period 2019 to 2029
Historical Data 2019 to 2022
Base Year 2024
Forecast Period 2024 – 2029
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Million
Segments Covered
  • Type
  • Application
  • Province
Companies Covered
Regions Covered
California, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Others
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase


The United States Chemical Licensing Market is segmented and analyzed as below:

  • By Type
    • Inorganic Chemicals
    • Organic Chemicals
  • By Application
    • Oil and Gas
    • Petrochemicals
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Others
  • By Province
    • California
    • New York
    • Pennsylvania
    • Ohio
    • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base and Forecast Years Timeline

1.8. Key Benefits to the Stakeholder


2.1. Research Design

2.2. Research Processes


3.1. Key Findings


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s 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

4.5. Analyst View


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Inorganic Chemicals

5.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.2.2. Growth Prospects

5.3. Organic Chemicals

5.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.3.2. Growth Prospects


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Oil and Gas

6.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.2.2. Growth Prospects

6.3. Petrochemicals

6.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.3.2. Growth Prospects

6.4. Pharmaceuticals

6.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.4.2. Growth Prospects

6.5. Others

6.5.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.5.2. Growth Prospects


7.1. Introduction

7.2. California

7.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.2.2. Growth Prospects

7.3. New York

7.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.3.2. Growth Prospects

7.4. Pennsylvania

7.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.4.2. Growth Prospects

7.5. Ohio

7.5.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.5.2. Growth Prospects

7.6. Others

7.6.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.6.2. Growth Prospects


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Market Share Analysis

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Competitive Dashboard


9.1. Dow

9.2. ExxonMobil Chemical

9.3. Eastman

9.4. Chevron Philips Chemical

9.5. Sumitomo Corporation

9.6. Sulzer

9.7. Mitsubishi Gas Chemical


ExxonMobil Chemical


Chevron Philips Chemical

Sumitomo Corporation


Mitsubishi Gas Chemical

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