Activated Alumina Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Global Activated Alumina Market Outlook & Manufacturers and it is Segmented by Application (catalyst, desiccant, adsorbent, and other applications), End-user Industry (oil and gas, water treatment, chemicals, healthcare, and other end-user industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and the Middle East and Africa). The market size and forecasts are provided in terms of revenue (USD million) for all the above segments.

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Activated Alumina Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR > 5.00 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market Asia-Pacific
Market Concentration High

Major Players

Activated Alumina Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Activated Alumina Market Analysis

During the time frame of the forecast, the activated alumina market is expected to register a CAGR of over 5%.

In 2020, COVID-19 had a detrimental effect on the market.However, the market has now been estimated to have reached pre-pandemic levels and is expected to grow steadily in the future.

  • The market is majorly driven by increasing concerns related to water pollution by fluorine and is gaining significance in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • On the flip side, the presence of substitutes such as activated carbon and zeolites that exhibit relatively the same performance characteristics is expected to hamper the market's growth.
  • Also, the use of activated alumina in industries like textiles and cosmetics is likely to open up new markets in the future.
  • The Asia-Pacific region represents the largest market and is expected to be the fastest-growing market over the forecast period owing to the consumption of countries such as China, India, and Japan.

Activated Alumina Market Trends

Increased Demand from Oil and Gas Industry

  • Due to its capacity to serve as an adsorbent, the oil and gas industry drives demand for activated alumina.
  • Activated alumina is used in the oil and gas business to remove water from natural gas streams.Natural gas is regarded as the fastest-growing source of domestic energy production. Establishing new refinery projects is anticipated to be the critical driver for segment growth.
  • According to BP statistics, China produced nearly 4 million barrels of oil per day in 2021. State-owned enterprises, including China National Offshore Oil Corp., dominate the oil industry in China.
  • Also, China National Offshore Oil Corporation's (CNOOC) oil and gas production is expected to rise by more than 6% each year during the 2022-24 period, playing a critical role in China's energy supply security.
  • The Indian government has put in place a number of plans to meet the growing need for oil and gas. It has allowed 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) in many segments of the sector, including natural gas, petroleum products, and refineries.
  • Overall, according to the International Energy Agency, global oil demand is expected to reach 104.1 mb/d (million barrels per day) by 2026, with China and India accounting for about half of the growth through 2026. thus supporting market growth in the coming years.
  • Owing to all the above-mentioned factors, the market for activated alumina is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period.
Activated Alumina Market: Oil production, in 1,000 barrels per day, China, 2018-2021

Asia Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • It is expected that the refining capacities of the key countries, such as India and China, will grow significantly, which will increase the demand for products.Increasing demand for freshwater supply due to the region's population growth will drive the market.
  • Rising expenditure on water treatment infrastructure, combined with the increasing demand for gaseous and liquid drying in the oil and gas industry, will accelerate the activated alumina market in the region.
  • As a top priority accorded by the Government of India, the budgetary allocation of the Jal Jeevan Mission increased significantly to USD 6.82 billion in 2021-22.
  • Together with the 2030 Water Resources Group, the Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW) wants to improve how India deals with its wastewater and get more private money to build wastewater treatment plants.
  • Also, the growing oil and gas industry in the region is adding to the strong growth of the market over the next few years.
  • For example, as per BP Stats, Japan is one of the world's major primary energy consumers. In 2021, the country consumed 151.7 million metric tons of oil, representing a surge of nearly 2% compared to the previous year.
  • During the forecast period, the demand for activated alumina will grow because of the above factors and government support.
Activated Alumina Market - Growth Rate, by Region, 2023-2028

Activated Alumina Industry Overview

The activated alumina market is consolidated by nature. Some of the major players in the market include BASF SE, Huber Engineered Materials, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Axens, and Honeywell International Inc., among others (in no particular order).

Activated Alumina Market Leaders

  1. BASF SE

  2. Axens

  3. Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.

  4. Honeywell International Inc.

  5. Huber Engineered Materials

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Activated Alumina Market Concentration
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Activated Alumina Market News

  • February 2023: Evonik announced the investment in the expansion of its fumed aluminum oxide production plant in Yokkaichi, Japan. The facility will be the company's first alumina plant in Asia. It will focus on making solutions for lithium-ion battery technology, which is used in electric car batteries.The plant is expected to be operational by 2025.
  • October 2022: Axens signed an Asset Sale Agreement (ASA) with Canada-based Rio Tinto Alcan regarding the sale by Rio Tinto Alcan of its activated alumina business in Brockville, Ontario, Canada. The business will bring growth potential for new markets globally.

Activated Alumina 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 Concerns Related to Water Pollution by Fluorine

      2. 4.1.2 Gaining Significance in Pharmaceutical Industry

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Presence of Substitutes

      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 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 Value)

    1. 5.1 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Adsorbent

      2. 5.1.2 Desiccant

      3. 5.1.3 Catalyst

      4. 5.1.4 Other Applications

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Oil and Gas

      2. 5.2.2 Water Treatment

      3. 5.2.3 Chemical

      4. 5.2.4 Healthcare

      5. 5.2.5 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. France

        4. Italy

        5. 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 (%) Analysis **/Market Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Axens

      2. 6.4.2 BASF SE

      3. 6.4.3 Devson Catalyst

      4. 6.4.4 Dynamic Adsorbents, Inc.

      5. 6.4.5 Evonik Industries AG

      6. 6.4.6 Honeywell International Inc.

      7. 6.4.7 Huber Engineered Materials

      8. 6.4.8 Jiangsu Jingjing New Material Co. Ltd.

      9. 6.4.9 KIN Filter Engineering Co.,Limited.

      10. 6.4.10 Petrosadid

      11. 6.4.11 Sorbead India

      12. 6.4.12 Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Scope for Use in Industries Like Textiles and Cosmetics

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Activated Alumina Industry Segmentation

Activated alumina is a highly porous aluminum hydroxide with a large surface area. It is used in a wide range of applications, such as catalysts, bioceramics, fluoride adsorbents, and others. It can absorb toxic materials from wastewater and aquifers. Application, end-user industry, and geography are the market segments for activated alumina. By application, the market is segmented into catalyst, desiccant, adsorbent, and other applications. By end-user industry, the market is segmented into oil and gas, water treatment, chemicals, healthcare, and other end-user industries. The report also covers the market size and forecasts in 15 countries across major regions. For each segment, market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of revenue (USD million).

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End-user Industry
Oil and Gas
Water Treatment
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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Activated Alumina Market Research FAQs

The Activated Alumina Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 5% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

BASF SE , Axens, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Honeywell International Inc. and Huber Engineered Materials are the major companies operating in the Activated Alumina 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 Activated Alumina Market.

The report covers the Activated Alumina Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Activated Alumina Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Activated Alumina Industry Report

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