Global Acrylonitrile Market - Segmented by End-user Industry and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)


MAY 2018

Global Acrylonitrile Market - Segmented by End-user Industry and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

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The acrylonitrile market is expected to register a moderate growth rate during 2018-2023 (the forecast period). Asia-Pacific is likely to lead the market owing to the rapidly growing construction industry in the region.

Acrylonitrile is a commodity petrochemical that is derived from propylene. It is manufactured by the ammoxidation of propylene. Acrylonitrile finds application in polyacrylonitrile for acrylic fibers in ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) and SAN (styrene acrylonitrile) resin manufacture as a modifying monomer, moreover, as a chemical intermediate in the manufacture of adiponitrile and acrylamide.

Growing Demand in Different End-user Industries

Acrylonitrile offers excellent durability, strength, and heat resistance properties, owing to which it is used in several end-user industries, such as automotive, construction, plastics, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods. Additionally, it is also used in the production of homopolymers and other various copolymers, such as styrene acrylonitrile, acrylonitrile styrene acrylate, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene and synthetic rubbers, polyacrylonitrile, acrylamide, and acrylic acid. Acrylonitrile is widely used in the industry to produce rubber, resins, plastics, elastomers, and synthetic fibers, and manufacture carbon fibers used in aircraft, defense, and aerospace industries.

The growing demand for lightweight automobiles, owing to their better fuel efficiency, and ABS resins in 3D printing is expected to increase the product’s application scope.

Asia-Pacific to Lead the Market

Asia-Pacific holds the major share of the consumption pattern of ACN. Europe and North America are expected to witness moderate growth rates. Moreover, Asia-Pacific accounts for over half of the global production capacity, whereas countries, like China and the United States, have the highest installed capacities.

The growing demand in Asia-Pacific for electronic gadgets, house ware appliances, and the ease in availability of petrochemical feedstock as a raw material for the manufacturing of ACN are offering positive growth prospects for the acrylonitrile market. In Asia-Pacific, the growing construction industry is expected to push the growth of the can market.


Notable Developments

  • February 2018: European acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) and styrene-acrylonitrile (SAN) market players expected a stable growth but potentially volatile pricing for 2018, with raw materials set to continue influencing prices throughout the year.

Major Players: INEOS, Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Limited, Ascend Performance Materials, Formosa Plastics Corp, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, and Reliance Industries Limited, among others.

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1. Introduction

                1.1 Research Phases 

                1.2 Scope of the Market

                1.3 Study Deliverables

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Insights

                3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis

                3.2 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

                                3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

                                3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

                                3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

                                3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

                                3.2.5 Degree of Competition

                3.3 Technological Snapshot

                                3.3.1 Production Process

                                3.3.2 Technology Licensing and Patent Analysis

                3.4 Feedstock Analysis

                                3.4.1 Global Capacity by Key Feedstock

                3.5 Trade Analysis

                3.6 Price Analysis

                3.7 Supply Scenario

                                3.7.1 Capacity and Production Analysis

                                       Top 10 Plants and Locations (Installed Capacities)

                3.8 Upcoming Projects & Capital Expenditure

                3.9 Regulatory Policy Analysis

4. Market Dynamics

                4.1 Drivers

                                4.1.1 Dynamic Economic Development in the Asia-Pacific 

                                4.1.2 Growth in the Automotive, Construction and Consumer Appliances Industry

                4.2 Restraints

                                4.2.1 Feedstock Shortage because of growth of Shale Gas Market

                                4.2.2 Competition from low-priced polyester fibers in the Textile Industry

                4.3 Opportunities

                                4.3.1 The Recovering Oil & Gas Industry

                                4.3.2 Budding Waste Water Treatment Applications

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth and Forecast)

                5.1 By End-User Industry

                                5.1.1 Acrylic fibers

                                5.1.2 Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

                                5.1.3 Polyacrylamide (PAM)

                                5.1.4 Nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR)

                                5.1.5 Others

6. Regional Market Analysis (Market size, growth and forecast)

                6.1 Asia-Pacific

                                6.1.1 China

                                6.1.2 India

                                6.1.3 Japan

                                6.1.4 South Korea

                                6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

                6.2 North America

                                6.2.1 United States

                                6.2.2 Canada

                                6.2.3 Mexico

                                6.2.4 Rest of North America

                6.3 Europe

                                6.3.1 Germany

                                6.3.2 United Kingdom

                                6.3.3 Italy

                                6.3.4 France

                                6.3.5 Russia

                                6.3.6 Rest of Europe

                6.4 South America

                                6.4.1 Brazil

                                6.4.2 Argentina

                                6.4.3 Rest of South America

                6.5 Middle-East and Africa (MEA)

                                6.5.1 Saudi Arabia

                                6.5.2 UAE

                                6.5.3 Qatar

                                6.5.4 South Africa

                                6.5.5 Rest of Middle-East and Africa

7. Future of the Market

8. Competitive Landscape

                8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements

                8.2 Market Shares Analysis**

                8.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

9. Company Profiles(Overview, Financials**,Product & Services, and Recent Developments)

                9.1 Asahi Kasei Corporation

                9.2 Ascend Performance Materials LLC

                9.3 BP P.L.C

                9.4 China Petrochemical Development Corporation

                9.5 Cytec Industries Inc.

                9.6 DSM Acrylonitrile (AnQore)

                9.7 INEOS Group Limited

                9.8 Lukoil

                9.9 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

                9.10 Formosa Plastics Group

                9.11 Reliance Industries Limited

                9.12 Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Limited

                9.13 Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited

                *List Not Exhaustive

10. Disclaimer

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