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Dimethyl Carbonate Market for Polycarbonate, Solvent, Pharmaceutical, Pesticide, and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023

Dimethyl carbonate is a green chemical that can be used as a starting material for organic synthesis, replacing harmful compounds such as dimethyl sulfate and phosgene. It is denser than water and slightly soluble in water. Additionally, dimethyl carbonate has mild non-offensive odor and favorable evaporation rate and economic profiles. Expansion of the polycarbonate industry coupled with increasing demand in the paints & coatings industry is projected to drive the dimethyl carbonate market during the forecast period. Additionally, its potential application as a gasoline additive in the energy industry is anticipated to provide opportunities for market growth during the forecast period.

Dimethyl carbonate is produced on a relatively small scale; China accounts for 50% share of the production of dimethyl carbonate. It can be produced according to the following technologies: phosgene route, epoxide route, and oxidative carbonylation route. Under the phosgene route, phosgene reacts with methanol to provide dimethyl carbonate and hydrochloric acid. Under the epoxide route, epoxides react with carbon dioxide to provide cyclic carbonates. Cyclic carbonates yield dimethyl carbonate and glycols after transesterification with methanol. Under the oxidative route, carbon monoxide and methanol react with an oxidant compound (nitrogen oxide or oxygen) to yield dimethyl carbonate.

This study analyzes, estimates, and forecasts the global dimethyl carbonate market in terms of volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) from 2014 to 2023. Market numbers given in the report describe the global demand for dimethyl carbonate, but not the production or supply. The dimethyl carbonate report also analyzes several driving and restraining factors and their impact on the market during the forecast period.

The report provides detailed analysis of the dimethyl carbonate market by key applications. It segments the market into the following key applications: polycarbonate, solvent, pharmaceutical, pesticide, and others (including methylating agents). The report also segments the market based on major geographies into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. It further provides volume and revenue for each application segment for each region. This includes 12 unique country-specific analysis.

Based on application, the report analyzes the attractiveness of each segment with the help of an attractiveness tool. The study includes value chain analysis, which provides a better understanding of key players in the supply chain from raw material manufacturers to end-users. Additionally, the study analyzes market competition through Porter’s Five Forces analysis.

Key market participants profiled in the study include Dongying City Longxing Chemical Co., Ltd., Shandong Shida Shenghua Chemical Group Co., Ltd., Alfa Aesar, EMD Millipore Corporation, Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC, HaiKe Chemical Group, Akzo Nobel N.V., UBE Industries Limited, Tangshan Chaoyang Chemical Co., Ltd., and BASF SE. Profiles of key participants comprise important parameters such as company overview, financial overview, business strategy, and recent developments.

Primary research represents the majority of our research efforts, complemented by an extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research also includes a search of technical writing, recent trade, internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations, and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, effective, and productive approach for procuring precise market data, recognizing business opportunities, and acquiring industry participants’ insights.

Secondary research sources that are referred to include textbooks, external patented databases, company websites, financial reports, commentaries, broker reports, annual reports, investor presentations, and appropriate patent and regulatory databases, statistical databases, and market reports, news articles, press releases and webcasts specific to the companies operating in the market. Secondary sources referred for this study include the European Union (EU), ICIS Chemical Business Magazine, Chemical Week Magazine, and company presentations. 

The report segments the global dimethyl carbonate market as:

            Dimethyl Carbonate Market – Application Analysis

  • Polycarbonate
  • Solvent
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Pesticide
  • Others (Including methylating agents)

            Dimethyl Carbonate Market - Regional Analysis

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Rest of North America (RoNA)
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America (LATAM)
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)


Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report Description
1.2 Market Segmentation
1.3 Research Scope & Assumptions 
1.4 Research Methodology

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Global Dimethyl Carbonate Market, 2014 - 2023, (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
2.2 Dimethyl Carbonate Market: Market Snapshot, 2014 & 2023 

Chapter 3 Dimethyl Carbonate   Market – Industry Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Market Drivers
     3.3.1 Expansion of Polycarbonate Industry is Expected to Boost Demand for Dimethyl Carbonate
     3.3.2 Increasing Demand from Paints and Coatings Industry to Drive Dimethyl Carbonate Market
3.4 Restraints
     3.4.1 Restrictive Licensing Policies and Difficulty in Implementation of Advanced Technology Could Hamper Market Growth 
3.5 Opportunity
     3.5.1 Dimethyl carbonate can be used as gasoline additive
3.6 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
     3.6.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
     3.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
     3.6.3 Threat of New Entrants
     3.6.4 Threat of Substitutes
     3.6.5 Degree of Competition
3.7 Dimethyl Carbonate: Market Attractiveness Analysis

Chapter 4 Raw Material and Price Trend Analysis
4.1 Global Dimethyl Carbonate   Price Trend Analysis, 2014–2023 (US$/Ton)

Chapter 5 Dimethyl Carbonate Market – Application Analysis
5.1 Global Dimethyl Carbonate Market: Application Analysis
5.2 Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume Share: By Application
     5.2.1 Dimethyl Carbonate Market for Polycarbonate, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
     5.2.2 Dimethyl Carbonate Market for Solvent, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
     5.2.3 Dimethyl Carbonate Market for Pharmaceutical, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
     5.2.4 Dimethyl Carbonate Market for Pesticide, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
     5.2.5 Dimethyl Carbonate Market for Others, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

Chapter 6 Global Dimethyl Carbonate Market - Regional Analysis
6.1 Global Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume Share by Region
6.2 North America 
     6.2.1 North America Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.2.2 North America Dimethyl Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.2.3 U.S. 
            6.2.3.1 U.S. Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.2.3.2 U.S. Dimethyl Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.2.4 Rest of North America 
            6.2.4.1 Rest of North America Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.2.4.2 Rest of North America Dimethyl Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
6.3 Europe 
     6.3.1 Europe Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.3.2 Europe Dimethyl Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.3.3 Germany
            6.3.3.1 Germany Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.3.3.2 Germany Dimethyl Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.3.4 Italy 
            6.3.4.1 Italy Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.3.4.2 Italy Dimethyl Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.3.5 Russia
            6.3.5.1 Russia Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.3.5.2 Russia Dimethyl Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.3.6 France 
            6.3.6.1 France Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.3.6.2 France Dimethyl Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.3.7 U.K.
            6.3.7.1 U.K. Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.3.7.2 U.K. Dimethyl Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.3.8 Rest of Europe
            6.3.8.1 Rest of Europe Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.3.8.2 Rest of Europe Dimethyl Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
6.4 Asia Pacific 
     6.4.1 Asia Pacific Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.4.2 Asia Pacific Dimethyl Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.4.3 China
            6.4.3.1 China Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.4.3.2 China Dimethyl Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.4.4 Japan
            6.4.4.1 Japan Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.4.4.2 Japan Dimethyl Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.4.5 ASEAN 
            6.4.5.1 ASEAN Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.4.5.2 ASEAN Dimethyl Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.4.6 Rest of Asia Pacific
            6.4.6.1 Rest of Asia Pacific Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.4.6.2 Rest of Asia Pacific Dimethyl Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
6.5 Latin America 
     6.5.1 Latin America Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.5.2 Latin America Dimethyl Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.5.3 Brazil 
            6.5.3.1 Brazil Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.5.3.2 Brazil Dimethyl Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.5.4 Rest of Latin America 
            6.5.4.1 Rest of Latin America Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.5.4.2 Rest of Latin America Dimethyl Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
6.6 Middle East & Africa (MEA) 
     6.6.1 Middle East & Africa Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.6.2 Middle East & Africa Dimethyl Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.6.3 GCC 
            6.6.3.1 GCC Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.6.3.2 GCC Dimethyl Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.6.4 South Africa 
            6.6.4.1 South Africa Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.6.4.2 South Africa Dimethyl Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.6.5 Rest of MEA
            6.6.5.1 Rest of MEA Dimethyl Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
            6.6.5.2 Rest of MEA Dimethyl Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)

Chapter 7 Company Profiles
7.1 Dongying City Longxing Chemical Co., Ltd. 
7.2 Shandong Shida Shenghua Chemical Group Co., Ltd.
7.3 Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC
7.4 Alfa Aesar
7.5 EMD Millipore Corporation
7.6 HaiKe Chemical Group
7.7 Akzo Nobel N.V.
7.8 UBE Industries Limited
7.9 Tangshan Chaoyang Chemical Co., Ltd.
7.10 BASF SE

Chapter 8 Primary Research – Key Findings

Chapter 9 List of Customers

Dimethyl carbonate is a clear, colorless, and flammable compound with pleasant odor. It is denser than water, thereby slightly soluble in water. Dimethyl carbonate is an eco-friendly compound that can be used in the production of various chemicals as a solvent. It is rapidly replacing toxic reagents, such as phosgene, as a precursor in the production of polycarbonate. Dimethyl carbonate is produced on a relatively small scale; China accounts for 50% share of the production of dimethyl carbonate in the world.

Dimethyl carbonate is widely used in various applications such as polycarbonate, solvent, pharmaceutical, pesticide, and other applications. Polycarbonate is a transparent and strong engineering thermoplastic used in automotive, glazing, electronics, optical media, medical, lighting, and appliances markets. It is manufactured from diphenyl carbonate, which is manufactured from dimethyl carbonate. Dimethyl carbonate is also an inexpensive oxygenated solvent with excellent solubility properties. It can dissolve numerous solvent coatings. Dimethyl carbonate is often employed in the manufacture of antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin and carbadox in the pharmaceutical industry. Additionally, it is used to manufacture methyl isocyanate, a precursor for the manufacture of carbamate pesticides, in the pesticide industry. In terms of volume, the polycarbonate segment held more than 50% share of the global dimethyl carbonate market in 2014. Demand for dimethyl carbonate is primarily driven by increasing demand for polycarbonate in automotive and electronics industries in emerging economies of Asia Pacific.

Based on region, the global dimethyl carbonate market has been segmented into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific constituted approximately 45% share of the dimethyl carbonate market in terms of volume in 2014. It was the largest market for dimethyl carbonate, followed by Europe, North America, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America in 2014.

Polycarbonate has been witnessing the highest growth in Asia Pacific due to rising demand for electronics in emerging economies such as China. In terms of volume, the dimethyl carbonate market in North America and Europe is likely to experience high growth during the forecast period. 

Expansion of polycarbonate industry coupled with increasing demand in paints & coatings industry is expected to boost the demand for dimethyl carbonate during the forecast period. The polycarbonate market is anticipated to expand at a rapid pace in Asia Pacific due to growth in automotive and electronics industries. Emerging economies in Asia Pacific are projected to be major markets for electronics due to modernization and growth in disposable income of people. Dimethyl carbonate is also a VOC exempt solvent. It can be used across a broad range of applications as a carrier solvent in the paints & coatings industry. Rise in construction activities in the Middle East & Africa is likely to drive the paints & coatings market. Furthermore, dimethyl carbonate has the potential to replace ethanol as fuel additive. It offers attractive octane and emissions characteristics when used in transportation fuels. However, restrictive licensing policies and difficulty in implementation of advanced technology could hinder market growth. 

The dimethyl carbonate market is fragmented; large and medium regional companies operate across the globe. Companies work closely with customers to develop products according to their specifications. Furthermore, companies are developing new and optimized manufacturing technologies to manufacture dimethyl carbonate using sustainable and environment-friendly resources. Akzo Nobel N.V. has collaborated with the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (Flanders, Belgium) and The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (Trondheim, Norway) to manufacture dimethyl carbonate using carbon dioxide as raw material in the presence of a catalyst. Key players operating in the market include Dongying City Longxing Chemical Co., Ltd., Shandong Shida Shenghua Chemical Group Co., Ltd., Alfa Aesar, EMD Millipore Corporation, Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC, HaiKe Chemical Group, Akzo Nobel N.V., UBE Industries Limited, Tangshan Chaoyang Chemical Co., Ltd., and BASF SE.

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