Calcium Carbide Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Calcium Carbide Market is segmented by Application (Acetylene Gas, Calcium Cyanamide, Reducing and Dehydrating Agent, Desulfurizing and Deoxidizing Agent, and Other Applications), End-user Industry (Chemicals, Metallurgy, Food, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for Calcium Carbide Market in volume (in tons) for all the above segments.

Calcium Carbide Market Size

Calcium Carbide Market Summary
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Study Period: 2017-2027
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: Asia-Pacific
CAGR: > 2.5 %

Major Players

Calcium Carbide Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Calcium Carbide Market Analysis

The calcium carbide market is expected to register a CAGR of more than 2.5% during the forecast period.

The COVID-19 outbreak affected many manufacturing industries and general economic activities in 2020. The implementation of lockdowns across various countries and disruptions in supply also impacted the chemical industry. At the same time, the slump in economic activity affected the development of infrastructure, the establishment of new industries, and expansions, seriously impacting the demand for metal products and the metallurgical industry. However, the demand from these sectors recovered in 2021 and is expected to grow at a moderate rate during the coming years.

  • Over the short term, the increasing demand for chemical production and rising steel production across the world are driving the market's growth.
  • However, the detrimental health effects of calcium carbide may hinder the market's growth.
  • Growing downstream applications of acetylene can act as an opportunity for the market studied.

Asia-Pacific dominated the market, with China being the largest producer and consumer of calcium carbide globally. During the time frame of the forecast, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to have the highest CAGR.

Calcium Carbide Industry Segmentation

Calcium carbide is produced industrially by using calcium oxide and coke. It is used for various applications in the chemical industry. The calcium carbide market is segmented by application, end-user industry, and geography. By application, the market is segmented into acetylene gas, calcium cyanamide, reducing and dehydrating agents, desulfurizing and deoxidizing agents, and other applications. By end-user industry, the market is segmented into chemicals, metallurgy, food, and other end-user industries. The report also covers the market size and forecasts in 15 countries across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecast have been done based on volume (in tons).

Acetylene Gas
Calcium Cyanamide
Reducing and Dehydrating Agent
Desulfurizing and Deoxidizing Agent
Other Applications (Modulizing Agent and Finishing Slag)
End-user Industry
Other End-user Industries (Pyrotechnics, Carbide Lamps, etc.)
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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Calcium Carbide Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Calcium Carbide Market according to our research experts:

Chemical Industry to Dominate the Market

  • Calcium carbide is one of the primary building blocks in synthetic organic and industrial chemistry. It is one of the major sources of acetylene, which is extensively used in the chemical industry. Acetylene is an extremely useful hydrocarbon due to the energy that is locked up in its triple bond.
  • One of the most common applications of acetylene is its usage as a raw material for the manufacturing of vinyl chloride, acetic acid, and acrylonitrile. Vinyl chloride is used in the formulation of various fibers, films, cables, sheets, etc. that have numerous applications in the construction and automotive sectors.
  • The co-product of acetylene production is calcium hydroxide, which has several uses of its own. It is most widely used in the process of scrubbing stack gases from fossil fuel-based power plants to remove sulfur compounds before they are released into the air. Chemical manufacturers use calcium hydroxide to neutralize their waste streams, while municipalities use it to treat sewage water.
  • According to BASF SE, the global chemical production is expected to grow by 3.5% in 2022 (excluding pharmaceuticals), compared to a 6.1% growth rate in 2021.
  • For the United States, BASF SE has forecasted a stronger growth in chemical production, with a growth rate of 4.5% in 2022, compared to 1.8% in 2021, following the weather-related production outages in the previous year.

So, these factors and trends can affect the growth of the global calcium carbide market over the next few years.

Calcium Carbide Market: Annual Growth Rate Forecast for Chemical Production (Excluding Pharmaceuticals), in %, by Region, Global, 2022

China to Dominate the Asia-Pacific Region

  • China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of calcium carbide. The demand is coming from end-user industries such as chemicals, metallurgy, and food, among others.
  • Because it has a lot of reserves and more people want to make vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), vinyl acetate monomer (VAM), and butanediol (BDO) from acetylene, the amount of calcium carbide being used goes up by more than 8% per year on average.
  • Recently, the country has been using calcium carbide to turn coal into acetylene. This has led to more acrylonitrile (ACN), vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), 1,4-butanediol (BDO), and acrylic acid (AA) being made.
  • The conversion of calcium carbide (CaC2) to polyvinyl chloride (PVC) represents over 80% of China’s total PVC production. So, using calcium carbide is likely to be an important part of making acetylene-based chemicals over the next few years.
  • The growth of the chemicals industry in China in 2022 is estimated to weaken due to low demand for chemicals in the consumer goods industries and from the electronics industry. The country is expected to register a growth of 4% in chemical production by the end of 2022, which is less than the previous year when the growth was almost 7.7%.
  • China is one of the largest producers of steel in the world. In 2021, the country's annual production capacity of crude steel stood at 1,032.8 metric tons, registering more than 50% of global production. The growing steel production in the country is indirectly driving the market for calcium carbide.

The country's economy is expected to grow slowly, and demand for calcium carbide is expected to grow at a healthy rate over the next few years.

Calcium Carbide Market - Growth Rate by Region, 2022-2027

Calcium Carbide Industry Overview

The calcium carbide market is partially consolidated with the top five players accounting for a significant share. Some of the key players in the market include Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co., Ltd, Xinjiang Tianye (Group) Co., Ltd., Ningxia Jinyuyuan Chemical Group Co., Ltd., Inner Mongolia Baiyanhu Chemical Co., Ltd., and Denka Company Limited. (not in any particular order).

Calcium Carbide Market Leaders

  1. Denka Company Limited.

  2. Ningxia Jinyuyuan Chemical Group Co., Ltd.

  3. Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co., Ltd

  4. Inner Mongolia Baiyanhu Chemical Co., Ltd.

  5. Xinjiang Tianye (Group) Co., Ltd.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Calcium Carbide Market Concentration

Calcium Carbide Market News

  • December 2022: Ghani Chemical Industries Limited (GCIL), a part of Ghani Global Group, announced to setup calcium carbide plant in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
  • May 2022 : Shriram Vinyl and Chemical Industries, a unit of DCM Shriram planned to expand the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins manufacturing unit capacity at DCM Shriram Complex, in Kota, Rajasthan, India. The project also includes the expansion of manufacturing unit capacities of calcium carbide and others.

Calcium Carbide 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 Increasing Steel Production Across the World

      2. 4.1.2 Increase in Demand for Chemical Production

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Detrimental Health Effects

      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 Trade Analysis

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

    1. 5.1 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Acetylene Gas

      2. 5.1.2 Calcium Cyanamide

      3. 5.1.3 Reducing and Dehydrating Agent

      4. 5.1.4 Desulfurizing and Deoxidizing Agent

      5. 5.1.5 Other Applications (Modulizing Agent and Finishing Slag)

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Chemicals

      2. 5.2.2 Metallurgy

      3. 5.2.3 Food

      4. 5.2.4 Other End-user Industries (Pyrotechnics, Carbide Lamps, etc.)

    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

      1. 6.4.1 Alzchem Group AG

      2. 6.4.2 American Elements.

      3. 6.4.3 Carbide Industries LLC

      4. 6.4.4 DCM Shriram

      5. 6.4.5 Denka Company Limited.

      6. 6.4.6 Inner Mongolia Baiyanhu Chemical Co., Ltd.

      7. 6.4.7 Inner Mongolia Junzheng Energy Chemical Group Co. Ltd

      8. 6.4.8 MCB Industries Sdn Bhd

      9. 6.4.9 Merck KGaA

      10. 6.4.10 Mil-Spec Industries Corporation.

      11. 6.4.11 NGO CHEMICAL GROUP LTD

      12. 6.4.12 Ningxia Jinyuyuan Chemical Group Co., Ltd.

      13. 6.4.13 Ningxia Yinglite Chemical Co. Ltd

      14. 6.4.14 Xiahuayuan Xuguang Chemical Co., Ltd

      15. 6.4.15 Xinjiang Tianye (Group) Co., Ltd.

      16. 6.4.16 Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co., Ltd.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growing Downstream Application of Acetylene

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Calcium Carbide Market Research FAQs

The Calcium Carbide Market is studied from 2017 - 2027.

The Calcium Carbide Market is growing at a CAGR of >2.5% over the next 5 years.

Asia-Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2017-2027.

Asia-Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Denka Company Limited., Ningxia Jinyuyuan Chemical Group Co., Ltd., Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co., Ltd, Inner Mongolia Baiyanhu Chemical Co., Ltd., Xinjiang Tianye (Group) Co., Ltd. are the major companies operating in Calcium Carbide Market.

Calcium Carbide Industry Report

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