Iron Oxide Pigments Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Market is Segmented by Production Type (Natural and Synthetic), Color (Red, Yellow, Black, and Other Colors), End-user Industry (Building and Construction, Paints and Coatings, Plastics, Paper, Pharmaceuticals, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and the Middle East & Africa)

Market Snapshot

Iron oxide pigments Market Size
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 4 %
Iron oxide pigments Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The market for iron oxide pigments is expected to register a CAGR of about 4%, globally, during the forecast period. An increase in demand from the paints and coatings sector is driving the market. On the flip side, fluctuations in the prices of raw materials and stringent environmental regulations are hindering the growth of the market.

  • The iron oxide pigments market is expected to grow during the forecast period, owing to the increasing demand from the building and construction segment.
  • The Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the global market, with the largest consumption coming from countries like China and India.

Scope of the Report

The iron oxide pigments market report includes:

By Production Type
By Color
Other Colors
By End-user Industry
Building and Construction
Paints and Coatings
Other End-user Industries
By Geography
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
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 the Building and Construction Industry

  • Iron oxide pigments are widely used as colorants in the building and construction industry and is expected to be the fastest-growing market during the forecast period.
  • Natural iron oxide pigments are produced from ores such as hematite (red), ochres, sierras and umbers (yellow and brown) are derived from limonite. Magnetite provides a black iron oxide pigment. While synthetic iron oxides are produced in various ways, thermal decomposition of iron salts to produce reds, precipitation to produce yellows, reds, browns & blacks and reduction of organic compounds by iron to produce yellows and blacks. Reds can be produced by calcining either yellow or blacks.
  • Iron oxide pigments are used widely in the mortar, concrete, bricks, roof/ flooring tiles, pavers, and blocks due to their opacity, uniform color distribution, and stability.
  • Aesthetics provide natural as well as beauty to the modern residential and non-residential architecture. The increase in demand for modern residential architecture and aesthetics in the building and construction industry drives the growth of the iron oxide pigments market.
Iron oxide pigments Market Share

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market for Iron oxide pigments during the forecast period as a result of the increase in demand from countries like India and China.
  • Some of the largest producers for iron oxide pigments are in the Asia-Pacific region include Golchha Oxides Pvt Ltd, Tata Pigments Limited, Koel Colours Pvt Ltd, Xinxiang Rongbo Pigment Science & Technology Co. Ltd, Jiangsu Yuxing Industry and Trade Co. Ltd, and many others.
  • Iron oxide pigments are preferred over other pigments because of their non- toxicity, stability, light fastness, inertness and, resistance to chemicals. Iron oxide pigments have high stability to UV light, so they don’t fade away like organic pigments.
  • The Indian government has allocated USD 63 billion for the infrastructure sector in 2019-20 and is planning to spend USD 1.4 trillion over the next five years. The development of smart cities and other schemes like “housing for all” are expected to increase the demand for paints and coatings.
  • According to the National Development and Reform Commission, China approved 26 infrastructure projects at an estimated investment of about USD 142 billion in 2019.
  • Micronized iron oxide pigments provide bright color, transparency, and high tinting strength. Because of their high transparency, they are used in coatings for automobile and wood films. Despite the slowdown in the automotive sector, the market for iron oxide pigments is expected to be fueled by new developments in the automotive sector.
  • The aforementioned factors, coupled with government support, are contributing to the increasing demand for iron oxide pigments market during the forecast period.
Iron oxide pigments Market Report

Competitive Landscape

The global iron oxide pigments market is partially fragmented, with the players accounting for a marginal share of the market. A few companies operating in the market include BASF SE, Raveshia Group, CATHAY INDUSTRIES, Golchha Oxides Pvt Ltd, and Xinxiang Rongbo Pigment Science & Technology Co. Ltd.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Demand from Paints and Coatings

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Fluctuations in the Prices of Raw Materials

      2. 4.2.2 Stringent Environmental Regulations

    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


    1. 5.1 By Production Type

      1. 5.1.1 Natural

      2. 5.1.2 Synthetic

    2. 5.2 By Color

      1. 5.2.1 Red

      2. 5.2.2 Yellow

      3. 5.2.3 Black

      4. 5.2.4 Other Colors

    3. 5.3 By End-user Industry

      1. 5.3.1 Building and Construction

      2. 5.3.2 Paints and Coatings

      3. 5.3.3 Plastics

      4. 5.3.4 Paper

      5. 5.3.5 Pharmaceutical

      6. 5.3.6 Other End-user Industries

    4. 5.4 By Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.4.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.4.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & 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 APPLIED MINERALS INC.

      2. 6.4.2 BASF SE

      3. 6.4.3 CATHAY INDUSTRIES

      4. 6.4.4 Chemipol (Kothari Group Of Industries)

      5. 6.4.5 Deqing Color Pigments Co. Ltd

      6. 6.4.6 Golchha Oxides Pvt Ltd

      7. 6.4.7 Harold Scholz & Co. GmbH

      8. 6.4.8 Jiangsu Yuxing Industry and Trade Co. Ltd

      9. 6.4.9 PRECHEZA AS

      10. 6.4.10 Proquimac

      11. 6.4.11 R Sonal

      12. 6.4.12 Raveshia Group


      14. 6.4.14 Tata Pigments Limited

      15. 6.4.15 Xinxiang Rongbo Pigment Science & Technology Co. Ltd

      16. 6.4.16 YIPIN PIGMENTS

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increase in the Development of Eco-friendly Iron Oxide Pigments

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Iron Oxide Pigments Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Iron Oxide Pigments Market is growing at a CAGR of 4% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

BASF SE , Raveshia Group, CATHAY INDUSTRIES , Golchha Oxides Pvt Ltd., Xinxiang Rongbo Pigment Science & Technology Co., Ltd are the major companies operating in Iron Oxide Pigments Market.

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