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

The market is segmented by Type (Metal Ingot, Antimony Trioxide, Antimony Pentoxide, Alloys, and Other Types), Application (Flame Retardant, Lead Acid Batteries, Alloy Strengthening Agent, Fiberglass Composites, Catalyst, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Market Snapshot

Antimony Market - Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >5 %

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Market Overview

The antimony market is expected to register a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast period. The major factors driving the market studied include rising demand for flame retardant products and increasing demand from PET manufacturers.

  • Substitutes for antimony in major applications are expected to significantly hinder the growth of the market studied.
  • Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the global market during the forecast period.
  • Recovery of antimony from recycled products is likely to act as opportunities in the future.

Scope of the Report

The global antimony market includes:  

Metal Ingot
Antimony Trioxide
Antimony Pentoxide
Other Types
Flame Retardant
Lead Acid Batteries
Alloy Strengthening Agent
Fiberglass Composites
Other Applications
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

Increasing Usage in Fiberglass Composites Application

  • Antimony is used as an additive in fiberglass composites. Antimony compounds are added directly to the resin and it is dispersed using normal mixing equipment.
  • Resin mixed with antimony is stirred frequently to keep the materials well-mixed. It is widely used, owing to its better heat-resistant and chemical-resistant properties.
  • The market for fiberglass composites is expected to grow at a fast pace. Composites are rapidly replacing all conventional materials in many applications, such as aerospace, automobiles, construction, electrical, and electronics, due to their high strength, low cost, easy processability, and availability in various forms and shapes with good aesthetics.
  • Owing to the high strength of fiberglass composites, the antimony market is expected to witness tremendous growth over the forecast period.
Antimony Market - Segmentation Trends

China to Dominate the Asia-Pacific Market

  • In Asia-Pacific, China is the largest economy, in terms of GDP.
  • Antimony is fused with lead, and the resulting alloy (solid solution) is used in lead-acid batteries.
  • However, environmental regulations on lead emissions have restricted the consumption of antimony in lead batteries, globally. Other alloys incorporating the element are used to make bullets, cable sheaths, solder, and even organ pipes.
  • In the semiconductor industry, it is used to manufacture diodes, hall-effect devices, and infrared detectors. China’s construction output during the forecast period is expected to be less than 4%. However, in the long-term, the growth is expected to recover slowly.
  • Electronic products, such as smartphones, OLED TVs, tablets, etc., have the highest growth in the consumer electronics segment. With the increase in the disposable incomes of the middle-class population, the demand for electronic products is projected to grow in the near future, thereby, driving the antimony market in the country.
  • Overall, the demand for antimony is expected to increase in the country during the forecast period.
Antimony Market - Regional Trends

Competitive Landscape

The antimony market is fragmented in nature. Some of the major players of the market studied include, BASF SE, Campine NV, Huachang Antimony Industry, United States Antimony Corp, and Korea Zinc Co. Ltd, 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 Rising Demand for Flame Retardant Products

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Demand from PET Manufacturers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Substitutes for Antimony in Major Applications

      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 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Metal Ingot

      2. 5.1.2 Antimony Trioxide

      3. 5.1.3 Antimony Pentoxide

      4. 5.1.4 Alloys

      5. 5.1.5 Other Types

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Flame Retardant

      2. 5.2.2 Lead Acid Batteries

      3. 5.2.3 Alloy Strengthening Agent

      4. 5.2.4 Fiberglass Composites

      5. 5.2.5 Catalyst

      6. 5.2.6 Other Applications

    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. 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**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 BASF SE

      2. 6.4.2 Campine

      3. 6.4.3 Huachang Antimony Industry

      4. 6.4.4 Hunan ChenZhou Mining Group Co. Ltd

      5. 6.4.5 Korea Zinc Co. Ltd

      6. 6.4.6 Lambert Metals International

      7. 6.4.7 Mandalay Resources Corp.

      8. 6.4.8 Nihon Seiko

      9. 6.4.9 Nyacol Nano Technologies Inc.

      10. 6.4.10 Suzuhiro Chemical

      11. 6.4.11 Tri-Star Resources PLC

      12. 6.4.12 United States Antimony Corp.

      13. 6.4.13 Village Main Reef Ltd

      14. 6.4.14 Yunnan Muli Antimony Industry Co. Ltd

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Government Crackdown on Illegal Mining in China

    2. 7.2 Recovery of Antimony from Recycled Products

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Antimony Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

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

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

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

Campine, Huachang Antimony Industry, United States Antimony Corporation, Korea Zinc Co. Ltd, BASF SE are the major companies operating in Antimony Market.

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