Alpha Methylstyrene Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Market is Segmented by Application (ABS Manufacture, Plastic Additive, Adhesives and Coatings, Chemical Intermediate, and Others), End-user Industry (Automobile, Electronics, Plastics, Chemicals, and Others), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Market Snapshot

Alpha Methylstyrene Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >3 %
Alpha Methylstyrene Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The market for alpha-methylstyrene is expected to register a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period. The major factor driving the growth of the market is its increasing application in the manufacturing of ABS resins. Moreover, AMS is used as an intermediate to produce various chemicals used across different industries. The sudden outbreak of COVID-19 is foreseen to impact the market and hamper the growth of the market during the forecast period.

  • AMS is widely used in the manufacturing of ABS resins, which are further used in end-user industries like automobiles and electronics. Thus, the ABS manufacturing application is expected to dominate the alpha-methylstyrene market during the forecast timeframe.
  • The Asia-Pacific region is expected to be the largest market for the alpha-methylstyrene because of the gigantic electronics, chemicals, and plastics industry in the region.

Scope of the Report

The alpha-methylstyrene market report includes:

ABS Manufacture
Plastic Additive
Adhesives and Coatings
Chemical Intermediate
End-user Industry
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

High Demand for ABS Manufacturing Application

  • AMS is used as a modifier in the manufacturing of ABS resins, thereby enhancing the heat-resistance of the resin and also improving the impact resistance.
  • ABS resins are used in making exterior frames of automobiles and electronic appliance housings and protective coatings. It is also replacing styrene in the production of ABS resins owing to its distinctive properties.
  • The total revenue generated by the household appliances segment is estimated to be USD 115.2 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to reach a market volume of USD 167.14 billion by 2024.
  • All the aforementioned factors are expected to drive the Alpha Methylstyrene market during the forecast period.
Alpha Methylstyrene Market key Trends

Asia-Pacific to Dominate Alpha Methylstyrene Market

  • Asia-Pacific holds a prominent share in the alpha-methylstyrene market globally and is expected to dominate the market during the period of forecast.
  • In 2020, China is projected to accrue total revenue of USD 49.15 billion through its household appliances segment and is forecasted to register a CAGR of 9.4% from 2020 to 2024.
  • The chemical demand in the Asia-Pacific region is predicted to be worth USD 1.25 trillion in 2020.
  • The total production volume of performance plastics across India is estimated to be around 1.6 million metric tons in the fiscal year 2019.
  • Thus, rising demand from various industries is expected to drive the market studied in the region during the forecast period.
Alpha Methylstyrene Market Growth Rate

Competitive Landscape

The alpha methylstyrene market is partially fragmented. Some of the players in the market include Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, KUMHO P&B CHEMICALS INC., INEOS, Cepsa, and AdvanSix Inc.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing demand for the manufacturing of ABS Resins

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Unfavorable Conditions Arising Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

      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 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Application

      1. 5.1.1 ABS Manufacture

      2. 5.1.2 Plastic Additive

      3. 5.1.3 Adhesives and Coatings

      4. 5.1.4 Chemical Intermediate

      5. 5.1.5 Others

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Automobile

      2. 5.2.2 Electronics

      3. 5.2.3 Plastics

      4. 5.2.4 Chemicals

      5. 5.2.5 Others

    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/Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 AdvanSix Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 Altivia

      3. 6.4.3 Cepsa

      4. 6.4.4 Domo Chemicals

      5. 6.4.5 INEOS

      6. 6.4.6 KUMHO P&B CHEMICALS. INC.

      7. 6.4.7 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

      8. 6.4.8 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc

      9. 6.4.9 SI Group, Inc

      10. 6.4.10 Solvay

      11. 6.4.11 Yangzhou Lida Chemical Co. Ltd

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Alpha Methylstyrene Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Alpha Methylstyrene 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 2020.

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, KUMHO P&B CHEMICALS., INC, INEOS, Cepsa, AdvanSix Inc. are the major companies operating in Alpha Methylstyrene Market.

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