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Xylene Market

Xylene Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Ortho-Xylene, Meta-Xylene, Para-Xylene), By Application (Paints and Coatings, Plastics & Polymers, Aviation fuel, Textiles, Pesticides, Others) and By Region(North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East and Africa, LATAM) Forecasts, 2024-2032

Report Code: SRCH712DR
Study Period 2020-2032 CAGR 7.8%
Historical Period 2020-2022 Forecast Period 2024-2032
Base Year 2023 Base Year Market Size USD XX Billion
Forecast Year 2032 Forecast Year Market Size USD XX Billion
Largest Market Asia Pacific Fastest Growing Market North America
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Market Overview

Xylene Market Size is Expected to grow at higher CAGR 7.8% Over the Forecast Period.

Xylene is a petrochemical obtained from crude petroleum by catalytic reforming and also from coal carbonization processes. They are manufactured primarily as a part of benzene, toluene, and xylenes aromatics that are a part of catalytic reforming. It is a colorless liquid with a sweet odor and is flammable in nature. There are primarily three types of xylenes: meta-xylene, ortho-xylene, and para-xylene, and collectively, they are referred to as total xylenes. Growing application of xylenes as a cleaning agent, paint thinners, in gasoline, pesticides, and other application areas has created growth avenues for the market growth for Xylene.

Market Dynamics

The Aviation Industry's Staggering Growth

The aviation industry has seen an upswing in growth over the years.  As per the data provided by the Ait Transport Action Group, the number of passengers carried by the global airlines increased from 4.3 billion in 2018 to 4.5 billion in 2019. Also, the average occupancy of aircraft was 82 percent greater than other forms of transport.  Furthermore, in order to achieve the target of 1. 5 percent fleet fuel efficiency per year from 2010 to 2020, airlines globally have purchased aircraft to the tune of USD 1 Trillion since the year 2009, highlighting the enormous potential of the aviation sector. Aircraft use a special fuel known as Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) that has a higher energy content per unit volume as compared to conventional fuel. Xylene is used as a blend in aviation fuel to obtain a higher octane level of gasoline for better performance. In light of the cut-throat competition in the aviation industry and lower profit margins, it has become necessary for airlines to reduce costs by making their airplanes more efficient by improving their performance. All these aforementioned factors are likely to boost the market demand for Xylene.

Stringent Environmental Norms and the Threat of Substitutes

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a division of the World Health Organization (WHO), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have studied the effect of high concentration of xylene exposure. These include labored breathing, impaired pulmonary functioning, increased heart palpitations, fatigue, dizziness, among others. Furthermore, Xylene is liquid in nature, and it easily percolates into the soil and in groundwater. When it comes in contact with other chemicals underground, it can turn toxic and enter the food chain. Governments have come up with stringent laws to regulate the use of Xylene, which may hamper the growth of the market. Also, the threat from substitutes such as limonene reagents, aliphatic hydrocarbons, mixtures, aromatic hydrocarbons mixtures, will further act as a deterrent for the market growth. 

Ortho-Xylene's Demand for Bottles

Ortho-xylene is an aromatic hydrocarbon and is extensively used in the coating and plastic industry. It is predominantly used in the manufacturing of Polyethylene terephthalate(PET) bottles. With the growing demand for bottled water globally, the growth of Xylene used in the manufacture of PET bottles will see an upswing in the coming years. As per the International Bottled Water Association 2018 report, the total bottled water volume grew from 12.9 billion gallons in 2016 to 13.7 billion gallons in 2017, an increase of 7 percent. This highlights the growth potential of xylene market in the coming years

The Automotive Sector's Extensive Use of Xylene as Thinner 

The automobile sector remains one of the most lucrative sectors in Europe's industrial activities and contributes a significant share of the region's GDP. As per the data provided by the European Commission, the automobile industry employs roughly 14 million Europeans, and the turnover generated by this industry contributes around 7 percent of the total GDP. Automobile plays a crucial role in many upstream industries such as chemicals, steel, textiles, among others. The growing demand for the electric cars will further complement the growth of the automotive industry in the coming years. As per the International Energy Agency, the totally number of electric cars sold in 2018 surpassed 3 million units globally. Xylene works as an efficient thinner and has higher drying times compared to other chemicals in varnish, synthetic enamels, adhesives, oil-based paints, and epoxys. This helps in creating a robust, protective, and glossy end finish on automobiles. Furthermore,

Regional Analysis

Favorable Government Policies in Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific is not only the biggest but also one of the most diverse regions in terms of land area and population. The region's economic outlook continues to be healthy and dynamic.

Increasing government subsidies in countries such as India and China has led to increasing investments in the construction sector to meet the growing population's demand for housing and infrastructure. In countries such as India, government-supported projects such as Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, whose mission is to provide housing for all till the year 2022, are providing an impetus to the residential housing construction sector. This, in turn, is positively influencing the demand for paints and varnishes that are used extensively by the construction sector. Besides, as per the World Economic Outlook report by IMF, Indonesia's economic growth increased to 5.5% in 2019, underpinned by a pick up in the infrastructure activity. Similarly, the Philippines has seen robust investments in infrastructure projects. Such developments in South East Asian countries are expected to further strengthen the growth trend in the Asia-Pacific Xylene market.

The demand from agriculture-intensive countries such as India and China will further propel the market growth since Xylene is used extensively in pesticides.

The trade war between the U.S and China, however, are causing friction in the growth of the manufacturing and construction sector. Xylene is mainly extracted from crude oil, and the recent market fluctuation in oil prices on account of oil wars is likely to impact the growth of the market. Furthermore, the recent outbreak of coronavirus has caused widespread disruptions in the supply chain and is affecting almost every industry. China is one of the biggest exporters of chemicals, and the recent pandemic has hampered the growth prospects of this region. This can, however, come as a blessing in disguise for countries like India and South Korea to fill the gap created by China's absence.

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
By Type
  1. Ortho-Xylene
  2. Meta-Xylene
  3. Para-Xylene
By Application
  1. Paints and Coatings
  2. Plastics & Polymers
  3. Aviation fuel
  4. Textiles
  5. Pesticides
  6. Others
Company Profiles PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited Merck KGaA Braskem Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp Reliance Industries Limited Exxon Mobil Corporation Flint Hills Resources SK global chemical CoLtd. BASF DUpont LOTTE Chemical CORPORATION MP Biomedicals Nutan Chemicals Honeywell International Inc. Puritan Products Tokyo Chemical Industry Co. Ltd. Doe & Ingalls Gadiv Petrochemical Industries Ltd Cepsa and others.
Geographies Covered
North America U.S. Canada
Europe U.K. Germany France Spain Italy Russia Nordic Benelux Rest of Europe
APAC China Korea Japan India Australia Taiwan South East Asia Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa UAE Turkey Saudi Arabia South Africa Egypt Nigeria Rest of MEA
LATAM Brazil Mexico Argentina Chile Colombia Rest of LATAM
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
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Top Key Players

PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited Merck KGaA Braskem Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp Reliance Industries Limited Exxon Mobil Corporation Flint Hills Resources SK global chemical CoLtd. BASF DUpont LOTTE Chemical CORPORATION MP Biomedicals Nutan Chemicals Honeywell International Inc. Puritan Products Tokyo Chemical Industry Co. Ltd. Doe & Ingalls Gadiv Petrochemical Industries Ltd Cepsa and others. Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the growth rate for the Xylene Market?
Xylene Market size will grow at CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period.
Some of the top industry players in Xylene Market are, PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited, Merck KGaA, Braskem, Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp, Reliance Industries Limited, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Flint Hills Resources, SK global chemical CoLtd., BASF, DUpont, LOTTE Chemical CORPORATION, MP Biomedicals, Nutan Chemicals, Honeywell International Inc., Puritan Products, Tokyo Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., Doe & Ingalls, Gadiv Petrochemical Industries Ltd, Cepsa and others., etc.
In the Xylene Market, Asia Pacific has established itself as the market leader with a significant market share.
The Xylene Market has seen the most substantial growth rate in North America.

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