Asia-Pacific Carbon Black Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Asia-Pacific Carbon Black Market Report Includes Major Manufacturers & Share and is Segmented by Process Type (furnace Black, Gas Black, Lamp Black, and Thermal Black), Application (tire and Industrial Rubber Products, Plastic, Toner, and Printing Ink, Coatings, Textile Fiber, and Other Applications), and Geography (China, India, Japan, South Korea, ASEAN Countries, and Rest of Asia-Pacific). The Market Size and Forecasts are Provided in Terms of Volume (tons) for all the Above Segments.

Asia-Pacific Carbon Black Market Size

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Asia-Pacific Carbon Black Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Market Volume (2024) 9.41 Million tons
Market Volume (2029) 11.12 Million tons
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 3.40 %
Market Concentration High

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Asia-Pacific Carbon Black Market Major Players

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Asia-Pacific Carbon Black Market Analysis

The Asia-Pacific Carbon Black Market size is estimated at 9.41 Million tons in 2024, and is expected to reach 11.12 Million tons by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 3.40% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The market was negatively impacted due to COVID-19. Owing to the pandemic scenario, several countries in Asia-Pacific went into lockdown to curb the spread of the virus. The shutdown of numerous companies and factories disrupted worldwide supply networks and harmed production, delivery schedules, and product sales. Currently, the market recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic and is increasing significantly.

  • Major factors driving the market studied are growing application in fiber and textile industries, increasing market penetration of specialty black, and surge in demand from the tire industry.
  • Volatile raw material prices and the rising prominence of green tires are expected to hinder the studied market's growth.
  • Growth in the adoption of electric and self-driving cars and the surge in demand for carbon black in printing applications will likely create opportunities for the market in the coming years.

Asia-Pacific Carbon Black Market Trends

Increasing Demand for Tires and Industrial Rubber Products

  • Carbon black improves heat-dissipation capabilities and handling, tread wear, and fuel mileage when added to rubber compounds. It also provides abrasion resistance. Carbon black is mostly used as a rubber sector filler to generate reinforcing effects, such as changing the modulus or tensile strength. It is used to improve the intermolecular or cohesive forces of the product and to provide conductivity to rubber-based adhesives, sealants, and coatings.
  • The automotive industry's performance is an important indicator of the demand for carbon black. According to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), automotive production in the Asia-Pacific region increased by 7% to 50 million units in 2022, compared to 46 million units recorded in 2021.
  • China and India dominate the rubber and tire industry in the Asia-Pacific region. China is the largest producer and consumer of rubber tires in the region. Sufficient availability of raw materials and supporting government initiatives positively contribute to these countries' tire and rubber industries.
  • As per the officially released guiding outline for the "14th Five-Year" Development Plan for the Rubber Industry by China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA), China is projected to produce 704 million tires annually by 2025. It includes 527 million passenger radial tires, 148 million truck/bus radial tires, 29 million bias truck tires, 20 thousand extra-large industrial tires, 12 million agricultural tires, and 54 thousand aircraft tires. This expansion suggests the international market's growing demand for China's tire products, positioning China's tire industry as a major player in the global market.
  • Furthermore, due to the continuous increase in automotive manufacturing in India, various tire manufacturers are investing in new production facilities in the country. For instance, Yokohama Rubber Co. commenced production of off-road tires in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, in April 2022, with a daily manufacturing capacity of 69 tonnes in rubber weight. The company is also working on the second phase of expansion, expected to begin by 2024, increasing the daily capacity to 132 tonnes.
  • Therefore, considering the factors above, the demand for carbon black is expected to rise from the tires and industrial rubber products segment during the forecast period.
Asia-Pacific Carbon Black Market - Segmentation Trends

China to Dominate the Market

  • China is the largest consumer of carbon black in the Asia-Pacific market. It is due to the increasing demand for carbon black from the automotive sector. The tire application accounts for the largest share of the carbon black market in China.
  • China is the largest producer of tires in the Asia-Pacific region. However, according to the statistics reported by the National Bureau of Statistics, the production of tires stood at 856 million units in 2022, showcasing a decline of 5% from the previous year. The decline is perceived as a consequence of the reduction in export demand in the second half of 2022 due to the rising energy cost and decline in traffic in Europe and American countries.
  • On the positive front, automotive production in China witnessed a prominent rise which aided the demand for tires in the country. According to the OICA, automotive production in China in 2022 increased by 3% compared to 2021.
  • The coatings market is growing rapidly in China, with increasing downstream demand. The booming construction, automotive, and industrial sectors will likely propel the paint and coatings market. It, in turn, is expected to boost the demand for carbon black during the forecast period.
  • According to European Coatings, nearly 10,000 coatings manufacturers are located in China. Most leading global coating manufacturers, such as Nippon Paint, AkzoNobel, Chugoku Marine Paints, PPG Industries, BAF SE, and Axalta Coatings, contain their manufacturing bases in China. Paints and coatings companies are increasingly growing investments in the country.
  • For instance, in July 2022, BASF SE, through its subsidiary BASF Coatings (Guangdong) Co., Ltd. (BCG), expanded its manufacturing capabilities for automotive refinish coatings at its coatings site in Jiangmen, Guangdong Province in South China. The company increased its production capacity to 30 kilotons annually through this expansion project.
  • Due to the increasing demand of various end-user industries, carbon black manufacturers are setting up new production facilities and expanding existing manufacturing facilities. Hence, such trends are expected to increase the demand for carbon black in China in the upcoming years.
Asia-Pacific Carbon Black Market - Segmentation Trends

Asia-Pacific Carbon Black Industry Overview

The Asia-Pacific carbon black market is consolidated in nature. The major companies (in noy any particular order) include Cabot Corporation, Mitsubishi Chemical Group Corporation, Orion Engineered Carbons, Imerys, and Birla Carbon.

Asia-Pacific Carbon Black Market Leaders

  1. Cabot Corporation

  2. Orion Engineered Carbons

  3. Birla Carbon

  4. Mitsubishi Chemical Group Corporation

  5. Imerys

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Asia-Pacific Carbon Black Market Concentration
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Asia-Pacific Carbon Black Market News

  • April 2023: Phillips Carbon Black - a part of RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, opened a new production facility in Tamil Nadu, India, to start the commercial production of carbon black. The company is expected to reach a production level of 147 kilotons annually in 2023.
  • September 2022: Epsilon Carbon planned to expand the production capacity of carbon black in Vijayanagar, Karnataka, India, with an investment of INR 550 Crore (~USD 66.6 million). The company increased its production capacity from 115 to 215 kilotons and supplies carbon black to several companies operating in the tire and non-tire market.

Asia-Pacific Carbon Black 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 Growing Application in Fiber and Textile Industries

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Market Penetration of Specialty Black

      3. 4.1.3 Surge in Demand from Tire Industry

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Volatile Raw Material Prices

      2. 4.2.2 Rising Prominence of Green Tires

    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 Process Type

      1. 5.1.1 Furnace Black

      2. 5.1.2 Gas Black

      3. 5.1.3 Lamp Black

      4. 5.1.4 Thermal Black

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Tires and Industrial Rubber Products

      2. 5.2.2 Plastics

      3. 5.2.3 Toners and Printing Inks

      4. 5.2.4 Coatings

      5. 5.2.5 Textile Fibers

      6. 5.2.6 Other Applications (Power, Insulation, Construction, etc.)

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 China

      2. 5.3.2 India

      3. 5.3.3 Japan

      4. 5.3.4 South Korea

      5. 5.3.5 ASEAN Countries

      6. 5.3.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific


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

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**/Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Birla Carbon

      2. 6.4.2 Bridgestone Corporation

      3. 6.4.3 Cabot Corporation

      4. 6.4.4 Cancarb Limited

      5. 6.4.5 Continental Carbon Company

      6. 6.4.6 Epsilon Carbon Private Limited

      7. 6.4.7 Himadri Specialty Chemical Ltd

      8. 6.4.8 Imerys

      9. 6.4.9 Longxing Chemical Stock Co. Ltd

      10. 6.4.10 Mitsubishi Chemical Group Corporation

      11. 6.4.11 OCI COMPANY Ltd

      12. 6.4.12 Orion Engineered Carbons

      13. 6.4.13 PCBL (Phillips Carbon Black Limited)

      14. 6.4.14 Shandong Huadong Rubber Materials Co., Ltd.

      15. 6.4.15 Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growth in the Adoption of Electric Cars and Self-driving Cars

    2. 7.2 Surge in Demand for Printing Inks Application

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Asia-Pacific Carbon Black Industry Segmentation

Carbon black is a fine carbon powder made by incomplete combustion or thermal decomposition of gaseous or liquid hydrocarbons under controlled conditions. It is extensively used as a color pigment in paints and inks and as a reinforcing filler in rubber products.

The Asia-Pacific carbon black market is segmented by process type, application, and geography. The market is segmented by process type into furnace black, gas black, lamp black, and thermal black. The market is segmented by application into tires and industrial rubber products, plastics, toners and printing inks, coatings, textile fibers, and other applications (power, insulation, construction, etc.) The report also covers the market size and forecasts across 5 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The market sizing and forecasts are provided in volume (tons) for each segment.

Process Type
Furnace Black
Gas Black
Lamp Black
Thermal Black
Tires and Industrial Rubber Products
Toners and Printing Inks
Textile Fibers
Other Applications (Power, Insulation, Construction, etc.)
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
Rest of Asia-Pacific
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Asia-Pacific Carbon Black Market Research FAQs

The Asia-Pacific Carbon Black Market size is expected to reach 9.41 million tons in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 3.40% to reach 11.12 million tons by 2029.

In 2024, the Asia-Pacific Carbon Black Market size is expected to reach 9.41 million tons.

Cabot Corporation, Orion Engineered Carbons, Birla Carbon, Mitsubishi Chemical Group Corporation and Imerys are the major companies operating in the Asia-Pacific Carbon Black Market.

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Asia-Pacific Carbon Black Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)