Dyes and Pigments Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Global Dyes & Pigments Market Revenue and Analysis. The Market is Segmented by type (dye (reactive dye, disperse dye, sulfur dye, vat dye, azo dye, acid dye), pigment (organic pigment and inorganic pigment)), end-user industry (paints and coatings, textile, printing inks, plastics, and other end-user industries), and geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, Middle-East and Africa). The market size and forecasts are provided in terms of revenue in USD million for all the above segments.

Dyes and Pigments Market Size

Dyes and Pigments Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR > 5.00 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific
Market Concentration High

Major Players

Dyes and Pigments Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Dyes and Pigments Market Analysis

The Global Dyes and Pigments Market is estimated to register a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast period.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, nationwide lockdowns around the globe, disruption in manufacturing activities and supply chains, production halts, and labor unavailability have negatively impacted the dyes and pigment market. However, the conditions started recovering in 2021, which will likely restore the market's growth trajectory during the forecast period.

  • Over the medium term, growing demand from Asia-Pacific's paints and coatings industry and increasing demand from the textile industry are the major driving factors augmenting the growth of the market studied.
  • On the flip side, environmental concerns regarding using dyes and pigments are anticipated to restrain the target industry growth over the forecast period.
  • Nevertheless, the growing demand for reliable commercial products, like 3D printing material, will likely create lucrative growth opportunities for the market soon.
  • The Asia-Pacific emerged as the largest market for dyes and pigments. It is expected to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The dominance of the Asia-Pacific is attributed to the high demand for dyes and pigments in China, India, and other Asian countries.

Dyes and Pigments Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Dyes & Pigments Market according to our research experts:

Increasing Demand from the Paints and Coatings

  • Paints and coatings account for the largest share of the market and are estimated to be the most significant and fastest-growing end-user industry.
  • Architectural and decorative coatings account for the enormous consumption of pigments in their production. Thus, rising construction and infrastructure activities across the globe are the primary driver for the dye and pigment market.
  • According to the US Census Bureau, United States spending on private construction grew in 2021, which was USD 1,245.40 billion, and in 2020 it was USD 1,107.90 billion.
  • Various paints and coatings industry expansions will augment the pigment markets in the coming years. For reference, in October 2022, Asian Paints announced plans to invest USD 258 million to set up a new plant to produce paints and coatings resins, vinyl acetate-ethylene emulsion (VAE), and vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) in the country.
  • Furthermore, in the automotive sector, paints and coatings are used in the interior and exterior parts of the vehicle, as they impart protection and appeal to vehicles. They are used in metallic parts and plastic vehicle components of automobiles.
  • According to the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (OICA), in 2021, around 80.15 million vehicles were produced worldwide, witnessing a growth rate of 3% compared to ~77.71 million vehicles in 2020, hence driving the market studied in the forecast period.
  • All the factors above are expected to drive the global market during the forecast period.
Dyes and Pigments Market - U.S. Construction Spending in Private Sectors, in USD billion, United States, 2019-2021

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • The growth of the textile industry in China and India is rapidly increasing with the availability of a cheap labor force, thus augmenting the dyes and pigments demand. In the global textile market, China holds the largest share of about 40%, followed by India with over 5% share.
  • The textile industry of China grew steadily during the first nine months of 2021, with collective profits worth CNY 171.1 billion (approximately USD 26.80 billion), a 31.7% increase year-on-year (YoY), according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
  • According to the IBEF, in India, textiles and apparel exports, including handicrafts, totaled USD 44.4 billion in 2022, a 41% increase YoY, and the exports of readymade garments, including cotton accessories, stood at USD 6.19 billion in the same year.
  • In September 2021, Axalta announced that it broke ground to construct a state-of-the-art coatings facility in Jilin City, Jilin Province, North China which is scheduled to open in 2023. This 46,000 sq m new plant will produce mobility coatings to support growing customer demand in China for light vehicles, commercial vehicles, and automotive plastic components.
  • Furthermore, according to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, about 7.95 million metric tons of plastic products were produced in December 2021, compared with 7.32 million metric tons in November 2021.
  • According to the Plastics Export Promotion Council (PLEXCONCIL), India's plastics export increased by 55% to USD 3,417 million (cumulative value) from April to June 2021 as compared to USD 2,211 million in April-June 2020, thus augmenting the market.
  • Hence, with the increasing demand from various end-user industries, like the paints and coatings, textiles, and plastics industries, the demand for dyes and pigments is expected to increase rapidly over the forecast period.
Dyes and Pigments Market - Growth Rate by Region, 2023-2028

Dyes and Pigments Industry Overview

The dyes and pigments market is partially consolidated. Some major players in the market (in no particular order) include BASF SE, Huntsman International LLC, KRONOS Worldwide Inc., Clariant, and DIC Corporation.

Dyes and Pigments Market Leaders

  1. BASF SE

  2. Huntsman International LLC

  3. KRONOS Worldwide Inc.

  4. Clariant

  5. DIC Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Dyes and Pigments Market Concentration
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Dyes and Pigments Market News

  • January 2022: Clariant completed the sale of its Pigments business to a consortium of Heubach Group ('Heubach') and SK Capital Partners ('SK Capital'). However, the company retains a 20 % stake in the newly formed Group.
  • June 2021: DIC Corporation closed on acquiring BASF's global pigments business, known as BASF Colors & Effects (BCE), in continuation with the August 2019 announcement.

Dyes and Pigments 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 Demand from the Paints and Coating Industry in Asia-Pacific

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Demand from the Textile Industry

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Environmental Concerns Regarding the Use of Dyes and Pigments

      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 Consumers

      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 Value)

    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Dye

        1. Reactive Dye

        2. Disperse Dye

        3. Sulfur Dye

        4. Vat Dye

        5. Azo Dye

        6. Acid Dye

      2. 5.1.2 Pigment

        1. Organic Pigment

        2. Inorganic Pigment

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Paints and Coatings

      2. 5.2.2 Textile

      3. 5.2.3 Printing Inks

      4. 5.2.4 Plastics

      5. 5.2.5 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. 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 ALTANA AG

      2. 6.4.2 Archroma

      3. 6.4.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.4.4 Bodal Chemicals Ltd

      5. 6.4.5 Carl Schlenk AG

      6. 6.4.6 CATHAY INDUSTRIES

      7. 6.4.7 Clariant

      8. 6.4.8 DIC CORPORATION

      9. 6.4.9 DuPont

      10. 6.4.10 Flint Group

      11. 6.4.11 Huntsman International LLC


      13. 6.4.13 Kiri Industries Ltd

      14. 6.4.14 KRONOS Worldwide Inc.

      15. 6.4.15 LANXESS

      16. 6.4.16 Meghmani Group

      17. 6.4.17 Merck KGaA

      18. 6.4.18 Sudarshan Chemical Industries Limited

      19. 6.4.19 Tronox Holdings PLC

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growing Demand for Reliable Commercial Products, like 3D Printing Materials

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

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Dyes and Pigments Industry Segmentation

Dyes and pigments are substances used to impart color to a material. The term colorant is often used for both dyes (also called dyestuffs) and pigments. The significant difference between dyes and pigments is particle size. Dyes are much finer than pigments. Pigments and dyes are critical raw materials for various end-user industries, including paints, coatings, textiles, and plastic. The dyes and pigments market is segmented by type, end-user industry, and geography. By type, the market is segmented into dye (reactive dye, disperse dye, sulfur dye, vat dye, azo dye, acid dye) and pigment (organic pigment and inorganic pigment). The end-user industry segments the market into paints and coatings, textiles, printing inks, plastics, and other end-user industries. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the dyes and pigments market in 15 countries across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on revenue (USD million).

Reactive Dye
Disperse Dye
Sulfur Dye
Vat Dye
Azo Dye
Acid Dye
Organic Pigment
Inorganic Pigment
End-user Industry
Paints and Coatings
Printing Inks
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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Dyes and Pigments Market Research FAQs

The Dyes and Pigments Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 5% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

BASF SE, Huntsman International LLC, KRONOS Worldwide Inc., Clariant and DIC Corporation are the major companies operating in the Dyes and Pigments Market.

Asia Pacific 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 Dyes and Pigments Market.

The report covers the Dyes and Pigments Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Dyes and Pigments Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Dyes and Pigments Industry Report

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