Global Aniline Market: Snapshot

The global aniline market is prophesied to stay in high focus in the near future owing to the rising employment of the organic compound in the production of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and rigid polyurethane foam. Nonetheless, there could be opportunities birthing from applications in other sectors such as pharmaceutical. Rapid industrialization and gasoline demand in emerging economies are expected to bode well for the market for the reason that the demand for aniline as a gasoline antiknock additive and solvent could escalate.

By 2020, the global aniline market could reach an estimated revenue valuation of US$15.66 bn.

MDI to Acquire Bulk of Application Share despite Marginal Loss in Future

In the recent past, MDI had secured a colossal share in the world aniline market on account of its application in the polyurethane and CASE, i.e. coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers, sectors. While the trend could continue taking shape in the market, MDI is anticipated to marginally lose its share by the end of the forecast period 2014–2020. This could be due to the increase in demand for other applications such as rubber processing chemicals supported by the growth of the rubber sector. Stabilizers, anti-degradants, inhibitors, and vulcanization accelerators could be among the in-demand rubber processing chemicals derived from aniline.

In case of the polyurethane sector, the world aniline market is predicted to gain a strong impetus on the back of the broad usage of polyurethane foam in different sectors such as household upholstery and automotive. The engagement of polyurethane foam in the manufacture of products such as mattresses and automobile seats could become quite common. The sale of aniline is envisaged to be augmented further in the coming years, considering the expansion of its applications in different sectors. In electronic appliances such as refrigerator, rigid foam could be used as insulation.

On the basis of end use, the world aniline market could witness a steady growth prognosticated to be exhibited by insulation in the near future. In the past, the insulation market for aniline had achieved a significant share. Consumer goods, on the other hand, could demonstrate a faster growth during the course of the forecast period. This is projected to be owing to the loss of share by rubber products foreseen to benefit other end uses including consumer goods and also packaging.

Asia Pacific to Top Share Charts with Commissioning of Several Aniline Plants

Forecasted to be followed by Rest of the World on the production front, Asia Pacific could grow at a faster pace in the international aniline market. Rest of the World countries such as Australia and Brazil could follow suit when chasing the Asia Pacific market. The significant count of aniline plants commissioned in China in the latest past could give a tough competition to countries outside the scope of Asia Pacific. BASF SE allegedly invested around US$1.09 bn to set up an MDI plant in China boasting of a capacity of approximately 400 kilo tons per year. Furthermore, the facility is expected to include an aniline and a nitrobenzene plant.

Asia Pacific and Rest of the World are envisioned to be among the more dominant geographical markets for aniline. In the foreseeable future, the markets could testify a stronger industrial growth. Key players operating therein could gain traction with full integration in view of aniline manufacturing.

Companies such as Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd., E. I. duPont de Nemours and Company, Huntsman Corporation, and Bayer MaterialScience LLC are expected to parade their prominence in the worldwide aniline market.

Aniline is an aromatic amine. It is used as a precursor to several chemicals, which are employed in a wide range of industrial applications. A major portion of the aniline produced globally is utilized in the manufacture of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI). MDI is used as an intermediate to manufacture rigid and flexible polyurethane (PU) foams, elastomers, coatings, adhesives and sealants. Aniline is also an important ingredient in several rubber processing chemicals such as 4-aminodiphenylamine. MDI produced using aniline as a precursor is used in applications such as insulation, furnishings, consumer goods, packaging, and automotive interiors & upholstery. The global market for aniline is driven largely by the industrial end-uses. Asia Pacific and Rest of the World are expected to dominate the aniline market during the forecast period; these regions are anticipated to witness significant industrial growth in the next few years. A large number of aniline manufacturing firms operate in China. Key players in this market are fully integrated in terms of aniline manufacturing. 
This report provides a detailed view of the global aniline market, considering 2013 as the base year. It provides forecast for the global aniline market from 2014 to 2020. The report includes in-depth analysis of the global aniline market in terms of volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) from 2013 to 2020. It also comprises several tables and graphs that offer a detailed explanation of various facts and findings about the global aniline market. Various authenticated sources have been used to refine and provide a comprehensive and accurate research on the aniline market. We conducted interviews with key industry leaders along with carrying out secondary research during the course of the study. Various governmental regulations and their effects on the aniline market were studied in detail. 
The report also provides key drivers and restraints and their impact on the global aniline market during the forecast period. It highlights new avenues for key industry participants in the aniline market. The report also helps understand business strategies of leading companies in the market. Furthermore, it provides market attractiveness analysis of various end-use industries to help understand the potential of aniline in the near future.
The study segments the aniline market based on products on a global as well as regional basis. Each application and end-use is further studied based on regional demand from 2013 to 2020. The report includes analysis of major geographical regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World.
The report uses analytical tools such as Porter’s Five Forces model to provide a detailed view of the competition in the overall aniline market. Porter’s Five Forces model offers in-depth analysis of the impact of buyers, new entrants, suppliers, substitutes, and degree of competition in the global aniline market. The report also includes value chain analysis, which provides information by studying the various components of the aniline market. Value chain analysis offers the degree of integration exhibited by leading companies in the market. Major raw material manufacturers and suppliers are identified using this tool. Major supply agreements signed among companies are also mentioned in detail in the report. Value chain analysis provides information of the distribution channels employed by major players in the market.
The study includes profiles of major market participants such as BASF SE, Bayer MaterialScience LLC, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Jilin Connell Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., The Dow Chemical Company and Wanhua Chemical Group Co. Ltd. Company profiles comprise attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments. These could help companies formulate appropriate strategies to achieve the competitive advantage and expand their market share. 
The report segments the global aniline market as follows:
Aniline Market – Application Analysis
  • Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI)
  • Others (Including rubber processing chemicals, dyes & pigments, etc.)
Aniline Market – End-use Analysis
  • Insulation
  • Rubber products
  • Consumer goods
  • Automotive
  • Packaging
  • Others (Including agriculture, pulp & paper, photography, etc.)
Aniline Market - Regional Analysis
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)