Hydrogen Peroxide Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The market is segmented by Product Function (Disinfectant, Bleaching, Oxidant, and Other Product Functions), by End-user Industry (Pulp & Paper, Chemical Synthesis, Wastewater Treatment, Mining, Food & Beverage, Cosmetics & Healthcare, Textiles, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa)

Market Snapshot

Study Period:


Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific


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Market Overview

The hydrogen peroxide market is expected to register a CAGR of more than 4% during the forecast period, majorly due to its rising applications in pulp & paper industry.

  • Increasing consumption of hydrogen peroxide as raw material for polypropylene oxide production (HPPO process) is augmenting the growth of the market.
  • Health hazards associated with long-term exposure of hydrogen peroxide is likely to hinder the market’s growth.
  • Newer opportunities for hydrogen peroxide in wastewater treatment is projected to act as an opportunity for the market in future.

Scope of the Report

The hydrogen peroxide market report includes:

Product Function
Other Product Functions
End-user Industry
Pulp & Paper
Chemical Synthesis
Wastewater Treatment
Food & Beverage
Cosmetics & Healthcare
Other End-user Industries
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Nordic Countries
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand from Pulp & Paper Industry

  • Hydrogen peroxide is extensively used in the paper and pulp industry as a bleaching agent, and it is used in the production of various types of pulps, such as mechanical, chemical, and recyclable pulps. It helps ensure optimal whitening of the pulps for these industries.
  • Hydrogen peroxide serves as a principal bleaching agent in the bleaching of mechanical pulps. It can be used alone or with other bleaching agents. The use of hydrogen peroxide helps impart optimal whitening to the mechanical pulp.
  • In the manufacturing of chemical pulp, hydrogen peroxide and sodium chlorate are the most extensively used bleaching agents. Hydrogen peroxide is the principle bleaching agent on total chlorine-free (TCF) sequence and is used to ensure a high degree of brightness, while minimizing the impact of effluents.
  • Hydrogen peroxide also finds its application in re-pulping of wastepaper over other bleaching agents, as it aids in reducing the bleaching costs and decreases the effluent color.
  • The United States, Asia-Pacific, and Europe are expected to witness strong demand for hydrogen peroxide in applications relating to the paper and pulp industry.
  • The aforementioned factors are likely to increase the demand for hydrogen peroxide over the forecast period.

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In Asia- Pacific region, China Country to dominate the Market

  • In Asia-Pacific, China is the largest economy in terms of GDP. China is one of the fastest-growing economies globally and almost all the end-user industries have been growing, owing to the rising population, living standards, and per capita income.
  • The country holds the highest share in rare minerals production, followed by other major countries, such as Australia, the United States, and Russia, among others. Further growth prospects in this sector are expected to provide positive outlook for the market studied in the near future.
  • China is a hub for chemical processing, accounting for a major chunk of the chemicals produced, globally. With the increasing demand for various chemicals globally, the demand for hydrogen peroxide from this sector is projected to rise during the forecast period.
  • China is the largest pulp and paper producing nation in the world. The industry is modern and highly mechanized, and the labor is inexpensive. Due to government afforestation initiatives, forest cover is increasing in China. While this is a positive sign, there are concerns regarding social and environmental issues. As the largest wood importer in the world, with complex and opaque supply chains, significant challenges are also present.
  • The electronics industry in China is the largest in the world. Electronic products, such as smartphones, OLED TVs, tablets, etc., have the highest growth in the market in the consumer electronics segment. With the increase in disposable income of middle-class population, the demand for electronic products is projected to rise in the near future, thereby driving the hydrogen peroxide market.
  • Hence, with growth in the various end-user sectors in the country, the demand for hydrogen peroxide is likely to increase in the future.

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Competitive Landscape

The global hydrogen peroxide market is consolidated in nature, with the top five players occupying nearly 70% of the market. Majority of companies are focusing on expanding their production capacities, primarily in the Asia-Pacific region. Growing end-user segments, such as electronics and consumer goods, have been the prime focus areas for a lot of companies in the recent times. These players include Solvay, Evonik Industries AG, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc., Arkema Group, Kemira Oyj.

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Table Of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Rising Demand from the Paper and Pulp Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Consumption of Hydrogen Peroxide as Raw Material for Propylene Oxide Production (HPPO Process)

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Health Hazards Associated with Long-term Exposure of Hydrogen Peroxide

    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. 4.5 Technological Snapshot

      1. 4.5.1 Production Process

      2. 4.5.2 Technology Licensing and Patent Analysis

    6. 4.6 Trade Analysis

    7. 4.7 Price Analysis

    8. 4.8 Supply Scenario

    9. 4.9 Upcoming Projects

    10. 4.10 Regulatory Policies


    1. 5.1 Product Function

      1. 5.1.1 Disinfectant

      2. 5.1.2 Bleaching

      3. 5.1.3 Oxidant

      4. 5.1.4 Other Product Functions

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Pulp & Paper

      2. 5.2.2 Chemical Synthesis

      3. 5.2.3 Wastewater Treatment

      4. 5.2.4 Mining

      5. 5.2.5 Food & Beverage

      6. 5.2.6 Cosmetics & Healthcare

      7. 5.2.7 Textiles

      8. 5.2.8 Other End-user Industries

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. ASEAN Countries

        6. Taiwan

        7. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Nordic Countries

        6. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers & 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 Arkema Group

      2. 6.4.2 BASF SE

      3. 6.4.3 Chang Chun Group

      4. 6.4.4 Dow

      5. 6.4.5 Evonik Industries AG

      6. 6.4.6 Grasim

      7. 6.4.7 Guangdong ZhongCheng Chemicals Co. Ltd

      8. 6.4.8 Gujarat Alkali and Chemicals Ltd

      9. 6.4.9 Hodogaya Chemical Co. Ltd

      10. 6.4.10 Kemira Oyj

      11. 6.4.11 Kingboard Holdings Limited

      12. 6.4.12 Merck KGaA

      13. 6.4.13 Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc.

      14. 6.4.14 National Peroxide Ltd

      15. 6.4.15 Nouryon

      16. 6.4.16 PeroxyChem

      17. 6.4.17 Qingdao LaSheng Co. Ltd

      18. 6.4.18 Solvay

  7. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Newer Opportunities for Hydrogen Peroxide in Wastewater Treatment

    2. 7.2 Growth of the Electronic Industry in Developing Asian Countries

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