Acetone Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by Application (Methyl Methacrylate, Bisphenol A, Solvents, and Other Applications), End-user Industry (Cosmetics and Personal Care, Electronics, Construction, Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Agricultural Chemicals, Paints, Coatings and Adhesives, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa).

Market Snapshot

Acetone Market - Market Summary
Study Period:

2016 - 2026

Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific


>3 %

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Market Overview

The market for acetone is anticipated to register a CAGR of more than 3% during the forecast period. The acetone market is driven by many factors, such as dynamic economic development in Asia-Pacific region and a positive demand for MMA from the electronics industry.

  • Growing usage in production of personal care & household products as well as rising electronics industry in the Asia-Pacific region are augmenting the growth of the market.
  • Increasing regulations by European commission on BPA is likely to hinder the market’s growth.
  • Increasing usage by dermatologists is projected to act as an opportunity for the market in future.

Scope of the Report

The acetone market report includes:

Methyl Methacrylate (MMA)
Bisphenol A (BPA)
Other Applications
End-user Industry
Cosmetics and Personal Care
Agricultural Chemicals
Paints, Coatings, and Adhesives
Other End-user Industries
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Application to Witness Higher Potential Growth

  • MMA is a colorless liquid, soluble in most of the organic solvents except in water, and is the second-largest market for acetone. MMA is widely used for various medical, dental, and joint replacements procedures, and for other industrial applications.
  • Moreover, MMA is majorly used to make polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) plastics. MMA may also witness further usage in various other applications, such as in the form of beads or pellets. The polymer form of MMA can be molded into a wide range of end-use products, such as rear-lights, lenses for glasses, and instrument consoles for vehicles and appliances.
  • In the automotive industry, MMA is used in auto-glazing and for exterior car coating, as it is weather resistant and protects from scratches. It is used in adhesives, coatings, and nail products.
  • This wide range of usage in many end-user applications has driven the MMA market. The major consuming countries in the methyl methacrylate market are the United States, China, Japan, Germany, and Singapore.
  • Hence, the rising demand from various industries in different countries is expected to increase the demand for acetone in the form of MMA application.
Acetone Market - Segmentation Trends

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China to Dominate the Asia-Pacific Region

  • China’s acetone market is expected to expand at a healthy growth rate owing to the increasing demand for MMA, bisphenol-A and solvents from various industries such as construction, electronics and automotive.
  • China’s MMA supply is expected to increase in the future due to increase in upcoming plant capacities. Additionally, Heilongjiang Zhongmen Longxin Chemical and Jiangsu Sailboat will be expanding their capacities at their respective MMA plant locations by the end of the year 2019.
  • Moreover, the production for bisphenol-A is expanding in China on the back of increasing demand for polycarbonates from construction, electronics, and automotive industries amongst others.
  • Such factors are driving the market for acetone in the Asia-Pacific region.
Acetone Market - Regional Trends

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Competitive Landscape

The acetone market is expected to be fragmented, with the presence of both global and local players in the market. Key players in the acetone market include Formosa Chemicals and Fibre Corporation, Borealis AG, CEPSA Royal Dutch Shell plc, Dow, Honeywell Chemicals, and Mitsui Chemicals Inc. among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Usage in Production of Personal Care and Household Products

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Demand for Polycarbonate in the Automobile and Construction Industries

      3. 4.1.3 Growing Electronics Industry in Asia-Pacific

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Regulations by European Commission on BPA

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Methyl Methacrylate (MMA)

      2. 5.1.2 Bisphenol A (BPA)

      3. 5.1.3 Solvents

      4. 5.1.4 Other Applications

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Cosmetics and Personal Care

      2. 5.2.2 Electronics

      3. 5.2.3 Construction

      4. 5.2.4 Automotive

      5. 5.2.5 Pharmaceutical

      6. 5.2.6 Agricultural Chemicals

      7. 5.2.7 Paints, Coatings, and Adhesives

      8. 5.2.8 Other End-user Industries

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share/Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Altivia

      2. 6.4.2 BASF SE

      3. 6.4.3 Borealis AG

      4. 6.4.4 Cepsa

      5. 6.4.5 Dow

      6. 6.4.6 Formosa Chemicals and Fibre Corporation

      7. 6.4.7 Green Biologics Limited

      8. 6.4.8 Honeywell International Inc.

      9. 6.4.9 INEOS

      10. 6.4.10 KUMHO P&B CHEMICALS.,INC.

      11. 6.4.11 LCY GROUP

      12. 6.4.12 Mitsui Chemicals Inc.

      13. 6.4.13 Prasol Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.

      14. 6.4.14 PTT Phenol Company Limited

      15. 6.4.15 Reliance Industries Limited

      16. 6.4.16 Royal Dutch Shell plc

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increasing Usage by Dermatologists

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Acetone Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Acetone Market is growing at a CAGR of >3% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2019.

  • Formosa Chemicals and Fibre Corporation
  • Royal Dutch Shell plc
  • Dow
  • INEOS Phenol GmbH
  • Mitsui Chemicals Inc.

Are the major companies operating in Acetone Market.

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