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

The market is segmented by Product Type (N-butanol, 2-Ethylhexanol, Polyvinyl butyral, and Others), Application (Paints and Coatings, Pharmaceutical, Agrochemical, Polymer, and Others), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for Butyraldehyde Market in revenue (USD million) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Market Summary-Butyraldehyde Market
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 market for Butyraldehyde is projected to register a CAGR of  more than 5% during the forecast period (2021-2026).

COVID-19 has negatively impacted the butyraldehyde market. Manufacturing activities were halted due to supply chain disruptions and labour shortages or as a protective measure to stop the spread of virus, thereby negatively affecting the market. Various end-user industries such as agrochemicals, paints & coatings witnessed some major issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the effects of nationwide lockdown, companies moving to source away from China, thereby effecting the market on a short term basis. Butyraldehyde is used as an intermediate in the production of the coatings, the fall in production of coatings has declined the demand for butyraldehyde. However, the market growth is expected to recover in 2021 with the uplift of lockdown and resumed work in many end-user industries.

  • Over the long term, The increasing application in the paints and coatings sector has been driving the market growth.
  • However, the health hazard, as well as environmental threats through direct contact of butyraldehyde and outbreak of coronavirus across the globe, are likely to hinder the growth of the studied market.
  • The growing application of butyraldehyde in the pharmaceutical and agrochemical sectors is likely to provide opportunities for the butyraldehyde market over the next five years.
  • N-Butanol is the most dominating product type of market studied.
  • Asia-Pacific dominated the market across the globe with the largest consumption from countries such as China and India.

Scope of the Report

Butyraldehyde (Butanal) is a colorless, pungent-smelling liquid. It is soluble but partially soluble in water in most organic solvents. It is used as an intermediate in most of the chemical processes. The market is segmented by product type, application, and geography. By product type, the market is segmented into n-butanol, 2-ethylhexanol, polyvinyl butyral, and others. By application paints and coatings, pharmaceutical, agrochemical, polymer, and others. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the butyraldehyde in 16 countries across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of  revenue (USD million).

Product Type
Polyvinyl Buthyral
Paints and Coatings
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

N-Butanol to Dominate the Market

  • N-Butanol stands to be the dominating segment owing to extensive demand from paints and coatings applications in various end-user industries.
  • N-Butanol is used as an ingredient in the manufacturing of acrylates that are then used in the production of paints and coatings, adhesives, textiles, and others. Increasing demand for such products from different end-user industries is likely to result in demand pulling from every phase of the value chain, thus driving market growth studied
  • Production of paints and coatings is steadily increasing on the world market due to its demand from the applications of construction, and industrial coating. According to the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), The global construction industry is anticipated to reach USD 8 trillion by 2030.
  • According to Worlds Paint and Coatings Industry Association, in 2020 the global sales volume of paints and coatings stood around USD 167.6 billion. The Paints and Coatings market is expect to project a CAGR of near to 3% till 2026.
  • Adhesives demand is also rising, driven majorly by the growing construction and infrastructural activities, and increasing the need for furniture.
  • All the aforementioned factors are expected to drive the butyraldehyde market during the forecast period.
Butyraldehyde Market Segmentation Trends

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific accounted for the major market share and is expected to continue dominating the market during the forecast period.
  • The key factors driving the Asia-Pacific market are positive trends for paints and coatings in India and China owing to the increasing investment in the construction industry.
  • Asia-Pacific region accounts for around 50% of global consumption on a volume basis of paints and coating. The Asia-Pacific paints and coating market is estimated to witness significant growth at an estimated CAGR of over 5%, over the forecast period
  • In the Asia-Pacific region, China accounts for the largest market share in butyraldehyde consumption. Demographics in the country are expected to continue to spur the growth in residential construction. Rising household income levels combined with population migrating from rural to urban areas are expected to continue to drive demand in the country's residential construction sector. Increased focus on affordable housing by both the public and private sectors may drive growth in the paints and coatings.
  • The Chinese fertilizer market is growing at a very slow and steady rate, owing to the government regulation of zero residues of inorganic fertilizer in the food crops since 2013. The large production of cereal crops, like rice and wheat in India, is the major factor supporting agrochemicals market growth.
  • Hence, all such market trends are expected to drive the demand for the butyraldehyde market in the region during the forecast period.
Butyraldehyde Market Regional Trends

Competitive Landscape

The global butyraldehyde market is fragmented in nature owing to the presence of numerous players in the market with no significant market share. Some of the major companies are Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Tokyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., KH Neochem Co., Ltd, Eastman Chemical Company, and BASF SE amongst others.

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 from Paints and Coatings Sector

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Health and Environmental Hazard of Butyraldehyde

      2. 4.2.2 Unfavorable Conditions Arising Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

    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 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 N-Butanol

      2. 5.1.2 2-Ethylhexanol

      3. 5.1.3 Polyvinyl Buthyral

      4. 5.1.4 Others

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Paints and Coatings

      2. 5.2.2 Pharmaceutical

      3. 5.2.3 Agrochemical

      4. 5.2.4 Polymer

      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 Alfa Aesar, Thermo Fisher Scientific

      2. 6.4.2 Aurochemicals

      3. 6.4.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.4.4 DuPont

      5. 6.4.5 Eastman Chemical Company

      6. 6.4.6 GELEST, INC.

      7. 6.4.7 KH Neochem Co., Ltd

      8. 6.4.8 LobaChemie Pvt Ltd

      9. 6.4.9 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

      10. 6.4.10 Merck KGaA

      11. 6.4.11 Tokyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.

      12. 6.4.12 Toronto Research Chemicals

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growing Application of Butyradehyde in Pharmaceutical and Agrochemical Sector

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Butyraldehyde Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Butyraldehyde 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.

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, KH Neochem Co., Ltd, BASF SE, Eastman Chemical Company, Tokyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. are the major companies operating in Butyraldehyde Market.

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