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Paraxylene Market (Application - Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA), Dimethyl Terephthalate (DMT), Coatings, Pesticides, and Solvents) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 - 2024

Global Paraxylene Market: Snapshot

The global market for paraxylene is driven by the significant growth observed across the global polyester market in the past few years, which is led by the rising demand from textile applications, and the high demand for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in Asia Pacific. Although the market is expected to embark upon a smooth growth path in the region in the next few years, it will witness limited growth avenues in developed regions such as North America and Europe. Strict government regulations regarding proper use of non-biodegradable materials and rising consumer awareness about the use of plastic-free products will have the most drastic influence on the consumption of paraxylene across these regions.

Nevertheless, the global paraxylene market will continue to exhibit growth at a healthy pace owing to demand across the textile and packaging industry and expand at a 7.0% CAGR over the period between 2016 and 2024. If the number holds true, the market, which had a valuation of US$33.03 bn in 2015, will reach US$60.04 bn by 2024.

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Production of Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) to Remain Market’s Leading Application

In terms of application, the global paraxylene market has been segmented into purified terephthalic acid, dimethyl terephthalate, solvents, pesticides, and coatings. Of these, the segment of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) is the most important application area of the global paraxylene market, contributing revenues that constitute the lion’s share of the market’s overall revenues. In 2015, the segment held more than 97% of the global market in terms of volume. The segment is expected to remain the most lucrative application area of the market and witness a slight rise in its stake in the global market by 2024, chiefly owing to the high demand from the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) industry.

The other important applications of paraxylene, including dimethyl terephthalate, solvents, pesticides, and coatings accounted for a meagre 3% share of the overall market in 2015. Demand for paraxylene across these application areas is expected to achieve little or no rise in the next few years.

Asia Pacific to Remain Hub of Market Development

Backed by high demand in China, the market for paraxylene in Asia Pacific has emerged as the most lucrative regional market across the globe. In 2015, the region constituted a massive 84% of the global market in terms of volume. China alone accounted for a more than 50% of the region’s total uptake of paraxylene in the mentioned year. The paraxylene market in India and South Korea is also anticipated to expand substantially over the next few years, chiefly owing to the rising demand for PET in the food and beverages (F&B) packaging sector.

Nevertheless, China is expected to remain the center of the Asia Pacific paraxylene market’s development and growth. Over the period between 2016 and 2024, China is expected to maintain its top spot in the Asia Pacific paraxylene market and continue to have a notable influence on the global market owing to the high consumption of paraxylene for the manufacturing of PET. Although the consumption of paraxylene in China will be slightly affected by the recent economic slowdown, sustainable demand for polyethylene terephthalate across the country’s textile and F&B packaging sectors will continue to drive the paraxylene market.

However, oversupply of paraxylene in Asia Pacific and increase in consumer awareness about plastic-free products are estimated to hamper market growth to a certain extent. Demand for paraxylene across developed regions such as North America and Europe, which collectively accounted for only about 13% of the global market in 2015, is expected to witness sluggish growth over the forecasting horizon.

Some of the key vendors operating in the global paraxylene market are China National Petroleum Corporation, Sinopec Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, BP plc, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, S-Oil Corporation, Jurong Aromatics Corporation, Reliance Industries Limited, CNOOC Limited, Lotte Chemical Corporation, and BASF SE. 

1. Preface
     1.1. Report Scope and Market Segmentation 
     1.2. Research Highlights

2. Assumptions and Research Methodology
     2.1. Assumptions and Acronyms Used
     2.2. Research Methodology

3. Executive Summary
     3.1. Market Size, Indicative (US$ Mn)
     3.2. 3Top 3 Trends

4. Market Overview
     4.1. Product Overview
     4.2. Key Industry Developments
     4.3. Market Indicators
     4.4. Drivers and Restraints Analysis
            4.4.1. Drivers
            4.4.2. Restraints
            4.4.3. Opportunity Analysis
            4.4.4. Opportunities
     4.5. Global Paraxylene Market Analysis and Forecast 
     4.6. Paraxylene Market: Global Demand-Supply Scenario 
     4.7. Porter’s Analysis
            4.7.1. Threat of Substitutes
            4.7.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
            4.7.3. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
            4.7.4. Threat of New Entrants
            4.7.5. Degree of Competition
     4.8. Value Chain Analysis

5. Paraxylene Market Analysis, by Application
     5.1. Key Findings
     5.2. Introduction
     5.3. Market Value Share Analysis
     5.4. Paraxylene Market Forecast
     5.5. Application Comparison Matrix
     5.6. Market Attractiveness Analysis

6. Paraxylene Market Analysis, by Region
     6.1. Global Regulatory Scenario
     6.2. Paraxylene Market Value Share Analysis
     6.3. Paraxylene Market Forecast
     6.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis
     6.5. Paraxylene Market Prices

7. North America Paraxylene Market Analysis
     7.1. Key Findings
     7.2. North America Paraxylene Market Size and Volume Forecast, by Application
     7.3. North America Market Value Share Analysis, by Application
     7.4. North America Paraxylene Market Forecast, by Application 
     7.5. North America Paraxylene Market Attractiveness Overview, by Application

8. Europe Paraxylene Market Analysis
     8.1. Key Findings
     8.2. Europe Paraxylene Market Size and Volume Forecast, by Application
     8.3. Europe Market Value Share Analysis, by Application
     8.4. Europe Paraxylene Market Forecast, by Application 
     8.5. Europe Paraxylene Market Attractiveness Overview, by Application

9. Asia Pacific Paraxylene Market Analysis
     9.1. Key Findings
     9.2. Asia Pacific Paraxylene Market Size and Volume Forecast, by Application
     9.3. Asia Pacific Market Value Share Analysis, by Application
     9.4. Asia Pacific Paraxylene Market Forecast, by Application 
     9.5. Asia Pacific Paraxylene Market Attractiveness Overview, by Application

10. Latin America Paraxylene Market Analysis
     10.1. Key Findings
     10.2. Latin America Paraxylene Market Size and Volume Forecast, by Application
     10.3. Latin America Market Value Share Analysis, by Application
     10.4. Latin America Paraxylene Market Forecast, by Application 
     10.5. Latin America Paraxylene Market Attractiveness Overview, by Application

11. Middle East & Africa Paraxylene Market Analysis
     11.1. Key Findings
     11.2. Middle East & Africa Market Size and Volume Forecast, by Application
     11.3. Middle East & Africa Market Value Share Analysis, by Application
     11.4. Middle East & Africa Paraxylene Market Forecast, by Application 
     11.5. Middle East & Africa Paraxylene Market Attractiveness Overview, by Application

12. Competition Landscape
     12.1. Paraxylene Market Share Analysis by Company (2015)
     12.2. Competition Matrix
            12.2.1. BP plc.
            12.2.2. Reliance Industries Limited
     12.3. Company Profiles
            12.3.1. BP plc.
                     12.3.1.1. Company Description
                     12.3.1.2. Business Overview
                     12.3.1.3. SWOT Analysis
                     12.3.1.4. Financial Details
                     12.3.1.5. Strategic Overview
            12.3.2. Exxon Mobil Corporation
                     12.3.2.1. Company Description
                     12.3.2.2. Business Overview
                     12.3.2.3. SWOT Analysis
                     12.3.2.4. Financial Details
                     12.3.2.5. Strategic Overview
            12.3.3. Sinopec Corporation 
                     12.3.3.1. Company Description
                     12.3.3.2. Business Overview
                     12.3.3.3. SWOT Analysis
                     12.3.3.4. Financial Details
                     12.3.3.5. Strategic Overview
            12.3.4. China National Petroleum Corporation 
                     12.3.4.1. Company Description
                     12.3.4.2. Business Overview
                     12.3.4.3. SWOT Analysis
                     12.3.4.4. Financial Details
                     12.3.4.5. Strategic Overview
            12.3.5. S-OIL CORPORATION
                     12.3.5.1. Company Description
                     12.3.5.2. Business Overview
                     12.3.5.3. SWOT Analysis
                     12.3.5.4. Financial Details
                     12.3.5.5. Strategic Overview
            12.3.6. JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
                     12.3.6.1. Company Description
                     12.3.6.2. Business Overview
                     12.3.6.3. SWOT Analysis
                     12.3.6.4. Financial Details
                     12.3.6.5. Strategic Overview
            12.3.7. Reliance Industries Limited
                     12.3.7.1. Company Description
                     12.3.7.2. Business Overview
                     12.3.7.3. SWOT Analysis
                     12.3.7.4. Financial Details
                     12.3.7.5. Strategic Overview
            12.3.8. Jurong Aromatics Corporation
                     12.3.8.1. Company Description
                     12.3.8.2. Business Overview
                     12.3.8.3. Strategic Initiative
            12.3.9. CNOOC Limited
                     12.3.9.1. Company Description
                     12.3.9.2. Business Overview
                     12.3.9.3. Strategic Initiative
            12.3.10. LOTTE CHEMICAL Corporation
                     12.3.10.1. Company Description
                     12.3.10.2. Business Overview
                     12.3.10.3. Strategic Initiative
            12.3.11. BASF SE
                     12.3.11.1. Company Description
                     12.3.11.2. Business Overview
                     12.3.11.3. Strategic Initiative

13. Key Takeaways

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global Paraxylene Market
Figure 2: Global Paraxylene Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilo Tons) Forecast, 2015-2024
Figure 3: Global Paraxylene Average Price (US$/Ton), 2015–2024
Figure 4: Global Paraxylene Market Value Share Analysis by Application, 2015 and 2024
Figure 5: Global Paraxylene Market Attractiveness Analysis, by Application
Figure 6: Global Paraxylene Market Value Share Analysis, by Region, 2015 and 2024
Figure 7: Global Paraxylene Market Attractiveness Analysis, by Region
Figure 8: Prices of Paraxylene, by Application, US$/Ton, 2016–2024
Figure 9: North America Paraxylene Market Size and Volume Y-o-Y Growth Projection, 2015–2024
Figure 10: North America Paraxylene Market Attractiveness Analysis, by Country, 2015
Figure 11: North America Market Value Share Analysis, by Application, 2015 and 2024
Figure 12: North America Market Attractiveness Analysis, by Application, 2015
Figure 13: Europe Paraxylene Market Size and Volume Y-o-Y Growth Projection, 2015–2024
Figure 14: Europe Paraxylene Market Attractiveness Analysis, by Country, 2015 
Figure 15: Europe Market Value Share Analysis, by Application, 2015 and 2024
Figure 16: Europe Market Attractiveness Analysis, by Application, 2015
Figure 17: Asia Pacific Paraxylene Market Size and Volume Y-o-Y Growth Projection, 2015–2024
Figure 18: Asia Pacific Paraxylene Market Attractiveness Analysis, by Country, 2015
Figure 19: Asia Pacific Market Value Share Analysis, by Application, 2015 and 2024
Figure 20: Asia Pacific Market Attractiveness Analysis, by Application, 2015
Figure 21: Latin America Paraxylene Market Size and Volume Y-o-Y Growth Projection, 2015–2024
Figure 22: Latin America Paraxylene Market Attractiveness Analysis, by Country
Figure 23: Latin America Market Value Share Analysis, by Application, 2015 and 2024
Figure 24: Latin America Market Attractiveness Analysis, by Application, 2015
Figure 25: Middle East & Africa Paraxylene Market Size and Volume Y-o-Y Growth Projection, 2015–2024
Figure 26: Middle East & Africa Paraxylene Market Attractiveness Analysis, by Country, 2015
Figure 27: Middle East & Africa Market Value Share Analysis, by Application, 2015 and 2024
Figure 28: Middle East & Africa Market Attractiveness Analysis, by Application, 2015
Figure 29: Global Paraxylene Market Share Analysis, by Company (2015)

List of Tables 

Table 1: Global Paraxylene Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilo Tons) Forecast, by Application, 2015–2024
Table 2: Global Paraxylene Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilo Tons) Forecast, by Region, 2015–2024
Table 3: North America Paraxylene Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilo Tons) Forecast, by Application, 2015–2024
Table 4: Europe Paraxylene Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilo Tons) Forecast, by Application, 2015–2024
Table 5: Asia Pacific Paraxylene Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilo Tons) Forecast, by Application, 2015–2024
Table 6: Latin America Paraxylene Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilo Tons) Forecast, by Application, 2015–2024
Table 7: Middle East & Africa Paraxylene Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilo Tons) Forecast, by Application, 2015–2024

 

Global Paraxylene Market: Methodology and Scope

Paraxylene is an aromatic hydrocarbon, which is used as feedstock to manufacture industrial chemicals, notably purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and dimethyl terephthalate (DMT).  PTA and DMT are further employed in the manufacture of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) polyester. PET is used to produce bottles, which are widely used as containers for soda, water, and other beverages due to the superior physical attributes of PET. PET is shatter resistant, strong, and light in weight.

PET/Polyester is available in various forms such as filaments, staple, and fiberfill. It is used in clothing, furnishings, and technical textiles. Polyester is mostly preferred over cotton and other natural fibers due to its low cost and easy availability. PET possesses high strength-to-weight ratio and is non-reactive to food and beverages. It is a transparent thermoplastic; therefore, it is preferred in food packaging. Demand for PET is expected to increase in the F&B packaging market due to the rise in population, changing lifestyle, and growth in disposal income. This is anticipated to drive the paraxylene market in Asia Pacific. Fuelled by significant gains, PTA and PET producers in Asia Pacific have started to expand rapidly, the production capacity which is likely to exceed the demand in the next few years.

This study examines, estimates, and forecasts the global paraxylene market in terms of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) from 2015 to 2024. Market numbers given in the report describe the demand for global paraxylene, but not production. The paraxylene report also analyzes several driving and restraining factors and their impact on the market during the forecast period.

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

Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include broker reports, corporation websites, stockholder presentations, Securities & Exchange Commission filings, financial reports and regulatory databases, national government documents, statistical databases, and market reports, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market. Secondary sources referred for this study include PlasticsToday, Plastics Business magazine, Factiva, ICIS, Chemical Week Magazine, Chemical Business Magazine, Hoover’s, and company presentations.

Global Paraxylene Market: Segmentation

The report provides comprehensive analysis of the paraxylene market by key applications. It segments the market into the following key applications: purified terephthalic acid (PTA), dimethyl terephthalate (DMT), and others (solvents, etc.). The report also segments the market based on major topographies into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The report further provides volume and revenue for each application segment for each region.

Based on application and country, the report examines the attractiveness of each segment with the help of an attractiveness tool. The study comprises value chain analysis, which provides enhanced understanding of key players in the supply chain (from raw material producers to end-users). Additionally, the study examines market competition through Porter’s Five Forces Analysis.

Global Paraxylene Market: Competitive Landscape

The report includes an outline of the market share of key companies in the global paraxylene market. Market share of companies has been derived based on production by manufacturers of paraxylene. Key market players profiled in the study include BP plc, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Sinopec Corporation, China National Petroleum Corporation, S-Oil Corporation, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, Reliance Industries Limited, Jurong Aromatics Corporation, CNOOC Limited, Lotte Chemical Corporation, and BASF SE. Profiles of key players include vital parameters such as financial overview, business strategy, company overview, and current developments.

The report segments the global paraxylene market as follows:

Paraxylene Market – Application Analysis

  • Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA)
  • Dimethyl Terephthalate (DMT)
  • Others (solvents, etc.)

Paraxylene Market – Regional Analysis

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • France
    • UK
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Rest of EU
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • ASEAN
    • India
    • Rest of APAC
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America (LATAM)
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)


 
 
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