Growth Opportunities in the Global Benzene and its Derivatives Market Size, Share, Value, Growth, Analysis & Forecast Report |

Posted on Mar 2 2023 5:43 AM

"Companies covered in the benzene and its derivatives market are BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany), China Petrochemical Corporation (Beijing, China), Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (The Hague, Netherlands), China National Petroleum Corporation (Beijing, China), Dow (Michigan, U.S.), SABIC (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), Exxon Mobil Corporation (Texas, U.S.), Ineos Group Ltd. (London, U.K.), Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC. (Texas, U.S.), Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Tokyo, Japan), LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V. (Texas, U.S.), Maruzen Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan), Reliance Industries Limited (Mumbai, India) and many more players profiled. "


As the chemical industry moves into 2023, strong demand for both commodity and specialty chemicals should keep prices robust throughout the year. However, the  industry could face margin pressures amid raw material cost inflation, which will likely remain high through the first half of 2023.

The global benzene and its derivatives market size was USD 25.4 billion in 2020. The market is projected to grow from USD 34.6 billion in 2021 to USD 53.5 billion in 2028 at a CAGR of 6.4% during the 2021-2028 period.

This information is provided by Fortune Business Insights, in its report, titled, “Benzene and its Derivatives Market, 2021-2028.”

According to our expert analysts, the increasing chemical industry and surging demand for polymers is expected to drive the benzene and its derivatives market growth.

COVID-19 Impacts:

COVID-19 Pandemic: Unfavorable Impact on Petrochemical Industry to Hamper Growth

The outbreak of COVID-19, and the supplementary financial slowdown, had a negative influence on the petrochemical industry. China is responsible for a substantial market share in the production of petrochemicals. China was the core of the outbreak, and the constraints imposed to avert the virus from spreading had a considerable effect on the nation’s production amenities, leading to a declined capacity or a complete shutdown. This, in turn significantly affected the production and utilization of benzene and its derivatives.

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Report Coverage:

We have deployed an elite research method that encompasses statistics triangulation grounded on the renowned bottom-up and top-down strategies. Our analysts have conducted a methodical prime research to validate the estimated size of the benzene and its derivatives market. The data utilized to signify the shares for multiple segments at the national, domestic, as well as international stages is gathered from extensive interviews directed with several investors. Our researchers have also derived data from funded records, industry registers, SEC documents, and many such parallel modes.


On the basis of derivatives, the market is classified into ethylbenzene, cumene, chlorobenzene, alkyl benzene, and others.

In terms of application, the market is categorized into industrial chemical, oil & gas, rubbers & plastics, pharmaceutical, and others. The industrial chemical is likely to be responsible for a majority share during the forecast period.

Geographically, the market is segregated into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.

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Drivers and Restraints:

Surging Demand for Styrene Polymers from Several End-Use Industries to Spur Market

The maximum amount of styrene manufactured across the globe is utilized to produce polystyrene, which is a polymerized form of styrene that is available in foam, solid, as well as film forms. Polystyrene is extensively applied in the packing industry owing to its admirable flexibility, lightweight, elasticity, as well as moisture resistance. In the last decade, developing nations such as India and China have seen substantial growth in the e-commerce sector.

Regional Insights:

Asia Pacific is responsible for a major benzene and its derivatives market share in terms of domestic usage and trade of benzene and its derivatives.

North America is anticipated to register a noticeable growth rate owing to growing demand from the escalating petrochemical sector. 

Europe is expected to extend sturdily as a consequence of tight guidelines governing the usage of benzene and its derivatives in consumer goods. Demand for styrene and phenol is growing owing to the increase in demand from the pharmaceutical, automotive, as well as plastics industries.

Competitive Landscape:

New Procurements by Vital Players to Spur Market Growth

Important players in the market are incessantly scheduling approaches to expand their business effectively and to preserve their principal position in the market. One such stratagem is initiating products for better reach among end-users.

With each day passed, several principal players are inaugurating partnerships with companies from a different as well as same domain in order to amplify their businesses and develop technologically groundbreaking products for their customers.

Industry Developments:

July 2021: Johnson & Johnson documented an intended recall for Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreen product series after internal testing discovered low quantities of benzene in the product lines.

List of Key Players Mentioned in the Benzene and its Derivatives Market are :

  • BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany)
  • China Petrochemical Corporation (Beijing, China)
  • Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (The Hague, Netherlands)
  • China National Petroleum Corporation (Beijing, China)
  • Dow (Michigan, U.S.)
  • SABIC (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation (Texas, U.S.)
  • Ineos Group Ltd. (London, U.K.)
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC. (Texas, U.S.)
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Tokyo, Japan)
  • LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V. (Texas, U.S.)
  • Maruzen Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Reliance Industries Limited (Mumbai, India)

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