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

The Butadiene Market is Segmented by Application (Polybutadiene (PBR), Chloroprene, Styrene-butadiene (SBR), Nitrile Rubber (Acrylonitrile Butadiene NBR), Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), Adiponitrile, Sulfolane, Ethylidene Norbornene, Styrene Butadiene Latex, And Other Applications), End-user Industry (Plastic and Polymer, Tire and Rubber, Chemical, And Other End-User Industries), And Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, And Middle-East and Africa). The Report Offers the Market Size and Forecasts for Butadiene in Terms of Volume (Tons) for all the Above Segments.

Butadiene Market Size

Butadiene Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Volume (2024) 14.11 Million tons
Market Volume (2029) 16.94 Million tons
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 3.71 %
Fastest Growing Market Middle-East and Africa
Largest Market Asia Pacific

Major Players

Butadiene Market Major Players

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Butadiene Market Analysis

The Butadiene Market size is estimated at 14.11 Million tons in 2024, and is expected to reach 16.94 Million tons by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 3.71% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The COVID-19 outbreak, nationwide lockdowns around the globe, disruption in manufacturing activities and supply chains, and production halts impacted the market in 2020. However, the market saw a surge in 2021. The demand for automotive manufacturing units, plastic, and polymer increased comparatively compared to 2020. This positively impacted the demand for styrene-butadiene and polybutadiene rubber, which is used in tires, building crack fillers, concrete additives, etc. The use of protective gloves made from nitrile rubber has increased in the current situation, thus stimulating the demand in the butadiene market.

  • The developing downstream market in Asia-Pacific is expected to drive the market's growth.
  • However, the hazardous effects caused by butadiene upon exposure and the closure of several tire manufacturing plants are likely to hamper the market's growth.
  • The innovation of bio-butadiene to produce products like synthetic rubber, thermoplastic elastomers, nylon, etc., is likely to create opportunities for the market in the coming years.
  • Asia-Pacific accounts for the highest market share and is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period.

Butadiene Market Trends

Tire and Rubber to Dominate the Market

  • Butadiene is majorly used for manufacturing synthetic rubbers and elastomers, which include polybutadiene rubber (PBR), styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), nitrile rubber (NR), and polychloroprene (Neoprene). These, in turn, are used for producing other goods and materials.
  • PBR and SBR are used for producing tires. Neoprene and nitrile rubber are used for producing gloves, seals, gaskets, hoses, wetsuits, foams, and water, among others. Styrene-butadiene (SB) latex is used for producing carpet and paper coatings.
  • Polybutadiene rubber (BR, PBR) is a synthetic general-purpose elastomer occasionally used as a substitute for natural rubber due to its low cost and vast volume (NR).
  • In a non-polar solvent, it is generated through anionic polymerization or coordination polymerization of 1,3-butadiene. Because it allows for both tight control of the molecular weight (MW) and high stereoregularity, this is frequently the method of choice.
  • The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) projects total United States tire shipments of 342.1 million units in 2022, compared to 335.2 million units in 2021 and 332.7 million units in 2019. United States' tire manufacturing has an annual economic footprint of USD 170.6 billion.
  • According to the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers' Association, there are more than 6000 companies producing rubber goods in Europe. 98% of them are SMEs who operate in a highly integrated value chain to respond to the very specific needs of their customers.
  • With the increase in automobile production across the world, the demand for tires and rubbers substantially increased in various countries, thereby increasing the demand for butadiene.
  • According to OICA, the total number of vehicles produced in 2021 was 80,145,988 and witnessed a growth rate of 3% compared to 2020. Europe produced a total of 16,330,509 units of motor vehicles, America produced 16,151,639 units, and Africa holds a production number of 931,056 units in 2021.
Butadiene Market : Motor Vehicle Production by Region, in units, Global, 2019-2021l

Increasing Demand in the Asia-Pacific Region

  • The Asia-Pacific region dominated the butadiene market. The downstream market in Asia-Pacific witnessed a huge spur in the past few years, owing to which the demand for butadiene has rapidly increased.
  • China is one of the largest chemical manufacturing hubs in the world, with a wide range of industries. The Chinese butadiene market is expected to witness significant growth due to the presence of a large number of indigenous players.
  • According to the World Bank, China's net export of butadiene rubber (BR) and synthetic rubber in 2021 amounted to USD 377,211.44 and 187,926,000 kg in quantity.
  • In India, there are 41 tire manufacturers and around 6,000 non-tire manufacturers producing seals, conveyor belts, and extruded and molded rubber profiles to be used in automotive, railway, defense, aerospace, and other applications.
  • According to the World Bank, India's net export of butadiene rubber (BR) and synthetic rubber in 2021 summed up to USD 232,943.90 and 123,199,000 kg in quantity.
  • Butadiene is used to produce intermediates like styrene-butadiene (SBR) and others, which are further used to manufacture automotive products, including tires and conveyor belts. The Asia-Pacific region holds the highest production share in the global automotive market with 46,732,785 units in 2021.
  • According to the OICA, in 2021, total industrial production in India was about 4,399,112 vehicles, including passenger, commercial, three-wheeler, two-wheeler, and quadricycles. The government's reforms such as 'Aatma Nirbhar Bharat' and 'Make in India' are likely to boost the automotive industry in the near future.
Butadiene Market - Growth Rate by Region, 2022-2027

Butadiene Industry Overview

The butadiene market is fragmented in nature. These companies (not in any particular order) include China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec), China National Petroleum Corporation, TPC Group, Shell plc, and Exxon Mobil Corporation.

Butadiene Market Leaders

  1. China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation

  2. China National Petroleum Corporation

  3. TPC Group

  4. Shell plc

  5. Exxon Mobil Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Butadiene Market  Concentration
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Butadiene Market News

  • In July 2022, Sinopec and INEOS Group announced agreements to collaborate on three joint ventures aimed at expanding the production of petrochemicals to help meet rising demand in China's market. INEOS acquired 50% of Sinopec subsidiary SECCO Petrochemical Co. Ltd. ( which produces butadiene). INEOS and Sinopec will form a new 50-50 joint venture to focus on increasing China's production capacity of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) by up to 1.2 million tons per year (tpy) via the construction of two new 300,000-tpy ABS plants.
  • In June 2022, BASF extended its series of Licity anode binders for Li-ion battery manufacturing. The second-generation styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) binder Licity 2698 X F facilitates the use of silicon contents exceeding 20%. The product also offers higher capacity, an increased number of charge/discharge cycles, and reduced charging times.

Butadiene 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 Developing Downstream Market in Asia-Pacific

      2. 4.1.2 Growth in the Automotive Industry

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Hazardous Effects Caused by Butadiene

      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. 4.5 Feedstock Analysis

    6. 4.6 Technological Snapshot

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

    1. 5.1 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Polybutadiene (PBR)

      2. 5.1.2 Chloroprene

      3. 5.1.3 Styrene-Butadiene (SBR)

      4. 5.1.4 Nitrile Rubber (Acrylonitrile Butadiene NBR)

      5. 5.1.5 Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

      6. 5.1.6 Adiponitrile

      7. 5.1.7 Sulfolane

      8. 5.1.8 Ethylidene Norbornene

      9. 5.1.9 Styrene-Butadiene Latex

      10. 5.1.10 Other Applications

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Plastic and Polymer

      2. 5.2.2 Tire and Rubber

      3. 5.2.3 Chemical

      4. 5.2.4 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. France

        3. United Kingdom

        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

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products and Services, and Recent Developments)

      1. 6.4.1 BASF SE

      2. 6.4.2 Braskem

      3. 6.4.3 China National Petroleum Corporation

      4. 6.4.4 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation

      5. 6.4.5 Dow

      6. 6.4.6 ENEOS Materials Corporation

      7. 6.4.7 Evonik Industries AG

      8. 6.4.8 Exxon Mobil Corporation

      9. 6.4.9 Formosa Plastics Corporation

      10. 6.4.10 INEOS

      11. 6.4.11 LG Chem


      13. 6.4.13 LyondellBasell Industries Holdings BV

      14. 6.4.14 Reliance Industries Limited

      15. 6.4.15 Repsol

      16. 6.4.16 Shell PLC

      17. 6.4.17 SABIC

      18. 6.4.18 TPC Group


    1. 7.1 Innovation of Bio-butadiene

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Butadiene Industry Segmentation

Butadiene is a colorless, non-corrosive gas, that is used for the production of resins and plastics, including butadiene rubber, styrene rubber, adiponitrile, polychloroprene, nitrile rubber, and others. It is mainly produced from the extractive distillation of by-products from steam crackers while producing ethylene and propylene. The butadiene market is segmented by application, end-user industry, and geography. By application, the market is segmented into polybutadiene (PBR), chloroprene, styrene-butadiene (SBR), nitrile rubber (acrylonitrile butadiene NBR), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), adiponitrile, sulfolane, ethylidene norbornene, styrene-butadiene latex, and other applications. By end-user industry, the market is segmented into plastic and polymer, tire and rubber, chemical, and other end-user industries. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the butadiene market in 15 countries across the major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of volume (tons).

Polybutadiene (PBR)
Styrene-Butadiene (SBR)
Nitrile Rubber (Acrylonitrile Butadiene NBR)
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
Ethylidene Norbornene
Styrene-Butadiene Latex
Other Applications
End-user Industry
Plastic and Polymer
Tire and Rubber
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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Butadiene Market Research FAQs

The Butadiene Market size is expected to reach 14.11 million tons in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 3.71% to reach 16.94 million tons by 2029.

In 2024, the Butadiene Market size is expected to reach 14.11 million tons.

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, China National Petroleum Corporation, TPC Group, Shell plc and Exxon Mobil Corporation are the major companies operating in the Butadiene Market.

Middle-East and Africa 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 Butadiene Market.

In 2023, the Butadiene Market size was estimated at 13.59 million tons. The report covers the Butadiene Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Butadiene Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

The emerging opportunities in the Butadiene Market are a) The development of bio-based butadiene, innovations in production technologies b) Expansion of downstream industries c) Increasing demand for synthetic rubber and plastics

Butadiene Industry Report

The Butadiene market has seen significant developments, with strategic expansions by key producers to boost petrochemical production capacities. The Asia Pacific region, led by China, is the largest consumer, fueled by demand from the polymer and synthetic rubber industries. Despite fluctuations in Butadiene prices due to feedstock costs, the global market is on an upward trajectory, due to its use in producing rubbers and plastics like Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR), Poly Butadiene Rubber, and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene. These are crucial for manufacturing consumer goods, automotive components, and industrial materials, with the automotive and tire industries driving demand. The Asia Pacific's rapid industrialization and automotive sector growth have made it a leader in consumption and production. The market, segmented by end-user industries with styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) as a dominant segment, is poised for growth with innovations in production and bio-based Butadiene development. Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports provide insights into Butadiene market share, size, revenue growth rate, forecast outlook, and historical overview, available as a free report PDF download.

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