Diethylene Glycol Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Diethylene Glycol (DEG) Market Report Covers Market Demand, Value and Major Manufacturers and is Segmented by Application (Plasticizers, Personal Care, Chemical Intermediates, Lubricant, and Other Applications (Solvent, etc.)), End-user Industry (Plastics, Agrochemicals, Cosmetic and Personal Care, Paints and Coatings, and Other End-user Industries (Textiles, Oil, and Gas, etc.)), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The Market Size and Forecasts for Diethylene Glycol Market are Provided in terms of Volume (Kilotons) for all the Above Segments.

Diethylene Glycol (DEG) Market Size

Diethylene Glycol (DEG) Market Summary
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Study Period 2018 - 2028
Market Volume (2023) 5.66 Million tons
Market Volume (2028) 8.20 Million tons
CAGR (2023 - 2028) 7.70 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific

Major Players

Diethylene Glycol (DEG) Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Diethylene Glycol (DEG) Market Analysis

The Diethylene Glycol (DEG) Market size is expected to grow from 5.66 million tons in 2023 to 8.20 million tons by 2028, at a CAGR of 7.70% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

The COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the market. It was because of the shutdown of the manufacturing facilities and plants due to the lockdown and restrictions. Supply chain and transportation disruptions further created hindrances for the market. However, the industry witnessed a recovery in 2021, thus rebounding the demand for the market studied.

  • Over the short term, increasing demand from the construction and paints and coatings industries in emerging economies such as India and China are factors driving the market's growth.
  • On the flip side, regulations restricting DEG use due to its toxic nature and volatile prices of raw materials are some of the factors restraining the growth of the market studied.
  • However, increasing demand for diethylene glycol as a chemical intermediate in the chemical industry due to increased downstream uses in PET resins and the textile industry are the major opportunities to drive the market in the future.
  • The Asia-Pacific region dominates the world and will be the fastest-growing market due to increased infrastructure development and rapid industrialization.

Diethylene Glycol (DEG) Market Trends

Increasing Demand in the Plastics Industry

  • Diethylene glycol is an organic compound produced by partial hydrolysis of ethylene oxide. It is a colorless, odorless, low volatility, and low viscosity liquid with a sweet taste.
  • Increasing the use of diethylene glycol as raw material in producing plasticizers for paper, cork, and synthetic sponges, the demand for diethylene glycol is rising in the plastic industry. It is expected to drive its market during the forecast period.
  • Diethylene glycol is also used for producing plastic materials like polyurethane. It is used for the insulation of refrigerators and freezers and as a coating and sealant material in the automobile industry. For instance, according to OICA, in 2022, automobile production in the United States amounted to 1,00,60,339 units, which showed an increase of 10% compared to 2021. As a result, an increase in automobile production is expected to create demand for Diethylene glycol (DEG).
  • China is the largest polyurethane raw materials and product producer in the global market. For instance, according to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, in 2021, China's total production of plastic products amounted to 80 million metric tons, which showed an increase of 5.27% compared to the previous year (2020). Therefore, an increase in the production of plastic products in the country is expected to create demand for the Diethylene glycol (DEG) market in the country.
  • Owing to all the factors mentioned above diethylene glycol market is expected to grow rapidly over the forecast period.
Diethylene Glycol (DEG) Market: Production Volume of Plastic Products, in Million Metric Tons, China, 2018-H1 2022

The Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • In countries like China and India, the demand for diethylene glycol is increasing in the region due to increasing government spending on infrastructure development and rapid industrialization.
  • The increasing need for products, such as polyester resins and polyurethanes, in various end-user industries, like construction and building, plastic, and automotive, is projected to boost the demand for diethylene glycol in the region. It acts as a chemical intermediate for their production. Moreover, the rising production of various chemicals in Asia-Pacific countries impacted the market growth.
  • According to the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the Indian government recognizes the agrochemical industry as one of its top 12 industries to achieve global leadership, growing 8-10% through 2025. Thus, India's agrochemical sector is projected to grow during the forecast period.
  • According to the China National Coatings Industry Association, in China, the demand for coatings in the country is likely to grow by 8% with the support of building and construction and automotive manufacturing. For instance, according to OICA, in 2022, automobile production in China amounted to 2,70,20,615 units, which showed an increase of 3.3% compared to 2021. Therefore, increasing the production of automobiles in the country is expected to consume more paints and coatings, creating an upside for the diethylene glycol (DEG) market.
  • China and India are the top two largest populated countries, which are still developing. So, huge growth is expected in the agrochemicals, paints and coatings, and personal care industries. For instance, in 2022, over 328 thousand housing units were launched across India's residential market. Even though there is high demand for housing in the country, residential launches are on a comparatively high level over the past few years. Therefore, increasing demand for architectural coatings is expected to boost the diethylene glycol market.
  • Owing to the abovementioned factors, the Diethylene glycol (DEG) market is projected to grow significantly during the study period.
Diethylene Glycol (DEG) Market, Growth Rate by Region

Diethylene Glycol (DEG) Industry Overview

The diethylene glycol market is highly fragmented. Some of the major players in the market include (not in any particular order) Reliance Industries Limited, SABIC, Dow, Huntsman International LLC, and Shell, among others.

Diethylene Glycol (DEG) Market Leaders

  1. Reliance Industries Limited

  2. SABIC

  3. Dow

  4. Huntsman International LLC

  5. Shell

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Diethylene Glycol (DEG) Market Concentration

Diethylene Glycol (DEG) Market News

  • February 2023: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. received ISCC PLUS certification for 19 products which enables the company to manufacture products with low environmental impact using biomass derived raw materials. The certified products include monoethylene glycol, diethylene glycol, triethylene glycol, acrylic acid, and acrylic ester including others. 
  • July 2022: PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited announced that the company acquired the entire business of GC Glycol Co., Ltd. This acquisition helped the company to expand its diethylene glycol business globally.

Diethylene Glycol (DEG) 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 Rising Plastic Demand from Various Industries

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Demand in Paints and Coatings

      3. 4.1.3 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Toxic Nature of Diethylene Glycol

      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. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Volume)

    1. 5.1 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Plasticizers

      2. 5.1.2 Personal Care

      3. 5.1.3 Chemical Intermediates

      4. 5.1.4 Lubricant

      5. 5.1.5 Other Applications (Solvent, etc.)

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Plastics

      2. 5.2.2 Agrochemicals

      3. 5.2.3 Cosmetic and Personal Care

      4. 5.2.4 Paints and Coatings

      5. 5.2.5 Other End-user Industries (Textiles, Oil and Gas, 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. 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 (%)**/ Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Crystal India

      2. 6.4.2 Dow

      3. 6.4.3 PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (GC Glycol Company Limited)

      4. 6.4.4 Huntsman International LLC

      5. 6.4.5 India Glycols Limited

      6. 6.4.6 Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited

      7. 6.4.7 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

      8. 6.4.8 NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD

      9. 6.4.9 Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)

      10. 6.4.10 Reliance Industries Limited

      11. 6.4.11 SABIC

      12. 6.4.12 Shell

      13. 6.4.13 Tokyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Rising Demand for Diethylene Glycol as a Chemical Intermediate

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

**Subject to Availability

Diethylene Glycol (DEG) Industry Segmentation

Diethylene glycol is an organic compound that is colorless and odorless. It is a widely used solvent and is miscible in water, alcohol, ether, and ethylene glycol. It is also used as an antifreeze and in lubricants. The diethylene glycol market is segmented by application, end-user industry, and geography. The market is segmented by application into plasticizers, personal care, chemical intermediates, lubricant, and other applications. By end-user industry, the market is segmented into plastics, agrochemicals, cosmetic and personal care, paints and coatings, and other end-user industries. The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts for the diethylene glycol (DEG) market in 15 countries across the major region. Each segment's market sizing and forecasts are based on volume (kilotons).

Personal Care
Chemical Intermediates
Other Applications (Solvent, etc.)
End-user Industry
Cosmetic and Personal Care
Paints and Coatings
Other End-user Industries (Textiles, Oil and Gas, 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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Diethylene Glycol (DEG) Market Research FAQs

The Diethylene Glycol (DEG) Market size is expected to reach 5.66 million tons in 2023 and grow at a CAGR of 7.70% to reach 8.20 million tons by 2028.

In 2023, the Diethylene Glycol (DEG) Market size is expected to reach 5.66 million tons.

Reliance Industries Limited, SABIC, Dow, Huntsman International LLC and Shell are the major companies operating in the Diethylene Glycol (DEG) Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2023-2028).

In 2023, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in the Diethylene Glycol (DEG) Market.

Diethylene Glycol (DEG) Industry Report

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