Acrylic Acid Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Global Acrylic Acid Market Report is Segmented by Derivative (Methyl Acrylate, Butyl Acrylate, Ethyl Acrylate, 2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate, Glacial Acrylic Acid, and Superabsorbent Polymer), Application (Paints and Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants, Surfactants, Sanitary Products, Textiles, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and the Middle East and Africa). The Report Offers the Market Sizes and Forecasts in Terms of Volume (kilotons) for all the Above Segments.

Acrylic Acid Market Size

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Acrylic Acid Market  Summary
Study Period 2024 - 2029
Market Volume (2024) 7.77 Million tons
Market Volume (2029) 10.10 Million tons
CAGR (2024 - 2029) > 5.00 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific

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Acrylic Acid Market Analysis

The Acrylic Acid Market size is estimated at 7.77 Million tons in 2024, and is expected to reach 10.10 Million tons by 2029, growing at a CAGR of greater than 5% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the market. However, in 2021, the demand for laundry care products increased due to the increased awareness and consciousness regarding personal hygiene and clean surroundings. Acrylic acid is used to produce liquid laundry detergent, stimulating the demand for the acrylic acid market.

  • Over the short term, the rising applications of acrylic acid-based super absorbent polymers and the increasing use of chemical synthesis are expected to drive the growth of the market.
  • Health hazards associated with acrylic acid may hinder the growth of the market.
  • The rising demand for bio-based polymers is likely to act as a growth opportunity for the market during the forecast period.
  • The Asia-Pacific accounted for the largest market share, and it is likely to dominate the market during the forecast period.

Acrylic Acid Market Trends

The Usage of Acrylic Acid in Paints and Coatings is Increasing

  • Acrylic acid is used to make acrylate esters, which are used in various applications, including paints and coatings.
  • Acrylics are used in architectural coatings, finishes for products for original equipment manufacturers, including automotive (OEM) and refinishes, and special-purpose coatings.
  • Acrylic powder coatings have been introduced as clear coats on car bodies. Although it is an ideal solution for many applications, curing is achieved at a high temperature in an oven. It is, therefore, not universally applicable (e.g., painting of wood and plastics).
  • Architectural coatings are meant to protect and decorate surface features and are used to coat buildings and homes. Most are designated for specific uses, such as roof coatings, wall paints, or deck finishes. Each architectural coating must provide certain decorative, durable, and protective functions despite their use.
  • Most homeowners prefer the color of their choice for the living room and bedroom walls. Acrylic paints are the preferred choice as they offer a wide variety of choices in terms of color and shade. A vast majority of ceilings are painted flat white so that they may reflect the majority of the ambient light in the room to make the resident feel that the room is spacious and relaxed. Basement masonry walls can often weep water.
  • In May 2022, Grasim Industries (Aditya Birla Group) planned to invest INR 10,000 crore (USD 1,209.47 million) in its paint business by FY 2025. In January 2021, the company announced plans to enter the paints business with INR 5,000 crore (USD 604.73 million) in the next three years. The company will likely commission a paint plant with a production capacity of 1,332 million liters per annum (MLPA) by Q4 FY 2024.
  • The paints and coatings industry in India serves as a crucial barometer of the country’s various end-user industries, significantly contributing to both technological advancements and macroeconomic expansion. In recent years, this sector has witnessed substantial growth, reflecting broader industry trends.
  • According to European Coatings, the Indian paint industry amounted to nearly EUR 9.5 billion in 2023 (USD 10.22 billion), and it is expected to grow by 14% over the coming years. This is expected to increase the demand for special-effect pigments in the country.
  • The Indian paint Industry is projected to invest INR 350,000 million (USD 4.19 billion) to INR 450,000 million (USD 5.29 billion) in capital expenditure. Various investments in the Indian paints and coating industry are as follows:
  • According to the American Coatings Association, US architectural coatings accounted for 49% of the total market in 2023, while OEM and particular purpose coatings comprised 30% and 21%, respectively. In 2023, the production revenue of the paint and coatings industry in the United States was estimated at approximately 1.31 billion gallons, with forecasts predicting that production will exceed 1.34 billion gallons in 2024.
  • Germany stands among the leading producers of paints and coatings in Europe, boasting approximately 300 manufacturers of paints and printing ink, many of which are small- and medium-sized enterprises. With prominent paint manufacturers such as BASF SE, Dow, Beckers Group, Brillux, Altana Chemie, Meffert, and Mankiewicz headquartered in Germany, the demand for the market is expected to escalate in the country.
  • In June 2023, Adler, an Austrian paint company, commenced construction on its new service facility in Herford, Germany, with an investment of roughly EUR 10 million (USD 10.86 million). The official opening and inauguration are scheduled for early 2025, with construction set to continue until late summer 2024.
  • Overall, the demand for acrylic acid is expected to witness moderate to high growth in the region after the initial recovery period.
Acrylic Acid Market: Paint and Coatings Industry, In Value (USD Billion), United States, 2020-2024

The Asia-Pacific Region is Expected to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific dominated the market due to the high demand from countries like China, India, and Japan.
  • China is the largest consumer of acrylic acid in the Asia-Pacific region, and its demand is expected to grow during the forecast period. The demand for adhesives, paints, and coatings in China is also increasing significantly due to the growing investments in the construction and infrastructure sectors.
  • China is one of the major consumers of personal hygiene products globally. The country's demand for personal hygiene products is attributed to a large infant population and increasing disposable income, leading to increased spending on personal and hygiene care. Thus, the market for acrylic acid is expected to grow during the forecast period.
  • China is known for its industrialization and manufacturing sector, where paints and coatings are widely required. Some of the major sectors where paints and coatings are used in the country are the automotive, industrial, and construction sectors, among others. China accounted for more than one-fourth of the global coatings market. According to the China National Coatings Industry Association, the industry has been registering a growth of 7% in recent years, driving the acrylic acid market in coatings application.
  • Nearly 10,000 coatings manufacturers are located in China. Most leading global coating manufacturers, such as Nippon Paint, AkzoNobel, Chugoku Marine Paints, PPG Industries, BASF SE, and Axalta Coatings, have manufacturing bases in China. Paints and coatings companies have been increasingly growing investments in the country. This is likely to fuel the market for acrylic acid used to manufacture automotive paints and coatings.
  • The Chinese government rolled out massive construction plans, including making provisions for the movement of 250 million people to its new megacities over the next ten years. Thus, this may create a major scope for acrylic acid in paints and coatings used in various applications during building construction, enhancing the building properties.
  • India's construction Industry is projected to reach a value of USD 1.4 trillion by 2025. By 2030, an estimated 600 million people will live in urban centers, resulting in a need for 25 million additional mid and ultra-luxury units. Under the National Investment Plan (NIP), India has an infrastructure investment budget of USD 1.4 trillion, with 24% of the budget earmarked for renewable energy, roads and highways, urban infrastructure, and 12% for railways.
  • Hence, due to these factors, the Asia-Pacific region is likely to dominate the acrylic acid market during the forecast period.
Acrylic Acid Market - Growth Rate by Region

Acrylic Acid Industry Overview

The acrylic acid market is consolidated in nature. Some major players in the market include BASF SE, Arkema, NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO. LTD, LG Chem, and Shanghai Huayi Acrylic Acid Co. Ltd.

Acrylic Acid Market Leaders

  1. BASF SE

  2. Arkema

  3. LG Chem

  4. Shanghai Huayi Acrylic Acid Co. Ltd.


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Acrylic Acid Market Concentration
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Acrylic Acid Market News

  • January 2024: Arkema announced that it obtained ISCC+ certification for its acrylic acid and ester production facility located in Taixing, Jiangsu Province, China, as a step in decarbonizing its acrylic production chain.
  • May 2023: NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO. LTD announced that its subsidiary, PT. NIPPON SHOKUBAI, Indonesia, inaugurated its new acrylic acid facility with an annual production capacity of 100,000 metric tonnes in Cilegon, Banten, Indonesia.
  • March 2023: BASF SE broke ground on an acrylic acid complex at the Zhanjiang Verbund site in China. The complex includes plants for glacial acrylic acid (GAA), butyl acrylate (BA), and 2-ethylhexyl acrylate (2-EHA). The complex will have an annual production capacity of approximately 400,000 metric tons of BA and 100,000 metric tons of 2-EHA.
  • February 2023: NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO. LTD acquired ISCC PLUS certification for 19 products, including acrylic acid, superabsorbent polymers, and ethylene oxide, which are produced at its Himeji Plant and Kawasaki Plant. The certification allows the promotion of biomass as raw materials for disposable diapers, detergents, and other products.

Acrylic Acid Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Applications of Super Absorbent Polymers

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Usage in Chemical Synthesis

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Health Hazards of Acrylic Acid

    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 Buyers

      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

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Volume)

    1. 5.1 By Derivative

      1. 5.1.1 Methyl Acrylate

      2. 5.1.2 Butyl Acrylate

      3. 5.1.3 Ethyl Acrylate

      4. 5.1.4 2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate

      5. 5.1.5 Glacial Acrylic Acid

      6. 5.1.6 Superabsorbent Polymer

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Paints and Coatings

      2. 5.2.2 Adhesives and Sealants

      3. 5.2.3 Surfactants

      4. 5.2.4 Sanitary Products

      5. 5.2.5 Textiles

      6. 5.2.6 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Malaysia

        6. Thailand

        7. Indonesia

        8. Vietnam

        9. 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. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. NORDIC Countries

        7. Turkey

        8. Russia

        9. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Colombia

        4. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. Qatar

        3. United Arab Emirates

        4. Nigeria

        5. Egypt

        6. South Africa

        7. Rest of the Middle East and Africa


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

    2. 6.2 Market Share (%) Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Arkema

      2. 6.4.2 BASF SE

      3. 6.4.3 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (SINOPEC)

      4. 6.4.4 Dow

      5. 6.4.5 Formosa Plastics Corporation

      6. 6.4.6 LG Chem

      7. 6.4.7 Merck KGaA

      8. 6.4.8 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

      9. 6.4.9 NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO. LTD

      10. 6.4.10 Sasol

      11. 6.4.11 Shanghai Huayi Acrylic Acid Co. Ltd

      12. 6.4.12 Satellite Chemical Co. Ltd

      13. 6.4.13 Wanhua

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increasing Demand for Bio-based Polymers

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Acrylic Acid Industry Segmentation

Acrylic acid is a colorless, unsaturated carboxylic acid with the molecular formula C3H4O2, produced through the two-stage catalytic oxidation of propylene. It can be polymerized to form homopolymers and copolymerized with esters and other vinyl monomers. Thus, acrylic acid is mainly used to produce polymers for different plastic products. It can also be used to produce adhesives, sealants, and surfactants.

The acrylic acid market is segmented by derivative, application, and geography. By derivative, the market is segmented into methyl acrylate, butyl acrylate, ethyl acrylate, 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, glacial acrylic acid, and superabsorbent polymer. By application, the market is segmented into paints and coatings, adhesives and sealants, surfactants, sanitary products, textiles, and other applications (consumer goods, etc.) The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts in 15 countries across major regions. The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of volume (tons) for all the above segments.

By Derivative
Methyl Acrylate
Butyl Acrylate
Ethyl Acrylate
2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate
Glacial Acrylic Acid
Superabsorbent Polymer
By Application
Paints and Coatings
Adhesives and Sealants
Sanitary Products
Other Applications
By Geography
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
NORDIC Countries
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
South Africa
Rest of the Middle East and Africa
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Acrylic Acid Market Research FAQs

The Acrylic Acid Market size is expected to reach 7.77 million tons in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of greater than 5% to reach 10.10 million tons by 2029.

In 2024, the Acrylic Acid Market size is expected to reach 7.77 million tons.

BASF SE, Arkema, LG Chem, Shanghai Huayi Acrylic Acid Co. Ltd. and NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD. are the major companies operating in the Acrylic Acid Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Acrylic Acid Market.

In 2023, the Acrylic Acid Market size was estimated at 7.38 million tons. The report covers the Acrylic Acid Market historical market size for years: . The report also forecasts the Acrylic Acid Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

The key factors boosting the Acrylic Acid Market growth are a) Increasing Applications of Super Absorbent Polymers b) Increasing Usage in Chemical Synthesis c) The rising demand for bio-based polymers

Acrylic Acid Industry Report

The global acrylic acid market is experiencing significant growth, driven by its widespread applications across various industries, including the production of surface coatings, adhesives and sealants, plastic additives, textiles, and personal care products like diapers and training pants. This surge is primarily fueled by the rising demand from the paints and coatings sector, which leverages acrylic acid's properties to enhance paint formulations with better adhesion, durability, and weather resistance. Despite facing challenges such as acute toxicity, air exposure limits, and fluctuations in raw material prices, the market sees opportunities in the increasing demand from emerging economies. Market players are focusing on expansions, mergers, acquisitions, and new product launches to strengthen their positions, with a significant emphasis on developing bio-based acrylic acid to meet environmental standards and reduce dependency on petrochemical sources. According to Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports, statistics for the Acrylic Acid market share, size, and revenue growth rate include a market forecast outlook and historical overview, highlighting the market's dynamic nature and potential for future growth. For a comprehensive understanding of this industry's trajectory, a sample of this industry analysis is available as a free report PDF download.

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Acrylic Acid Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)