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

The Report Covers Global Pigment Industry Analysis & Companies. The Market is segmented by product type (inorganic (titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, and other product types), organic, specialty pigments, and other product types), application (paints and coatings, textiles, printing inks, plastics, leather, and other applications), and geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for pigments in revenue (USD million) for the abovementioned segments.

Pigments Market Size

Pigments Market Summary
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Study Period 2017-2027
Base Year For Estimation 2022
CAGR > 6.00 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific
Market Concentration High

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Pigments Market Analysis

The global pigments market is projected to register a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period.

COVID-19 had a negative impact on the market in 2020. The disruption in the worldwide supply chain, combined with lower demand from numerous end-user industries such as paints and coatings, plastics, textiles, and others, hampered pigment demand. However, the market recovered as consumers spent more time at home and focused on home remodeling projects, and the residential construction sector recovered. Protective and sanitizing coatings are in high demand due to growing concerns about cleanliness and hygiene.

  • In the medium term, the significant factors driving the market studied are rising demand from the paints and coatings industry in Asia-Pacific and consistent industrial developments in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions.
  • On the flip side, factors such as stringent government regulations and the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to hinder the growth of the market studied.
  • Rising demand for reliable commercial products, like 3d printing material, will likely act as an opportunity in the future.
  • Asia-Pacific dominated the market worldwide, with the most significant consumption from countries such as China, India, and Japan.

Pigments Market Trends

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

Increasing Demand from the Paints and Coatings Industry

  • Pigments are majorly used in paints and coatings production. These are engineered, enabling them to withstand challenging demands without compromising the coating performance.
  • In the construction industry, architectural and decorative coatings account for the enormous consumption of pigments in their production. Thus, rising construction and infrastructure activities in Asia-Pacific are significant drivers for the pigment market.
  • 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 the cars. They are used on metallic pieces and plastic vehicle components of automobiles.
  • The primary reason for using automotive coatings is to protect the vehicle parts against various aggressive environmental agents, such as sunlight, corrosive materials, and environmental effects, such as acid rain, hot-cold shocks, stone chips, UV radiation can washing, and blowing sand. These coatings are used in automotive body shops and repair centers for vehicle refinishing.
  • The electric car sector is driving the development of new paints and coatings explicitly intended for electric vehicles. These paints and coatings must endure the high temperatures electric motors produce while providing corrosion and other environmental protection. They must also be able to deliver a high level of aesthetic appeal. According to the International Energy Agency, battery electric vehicle sales will reach 4.7 million units in 2021, representing a 135% increase over the previous year.
  • However, with growing concerns about environmental pollution from petrol and diesel-based vehicles, the production of electric cars is expected to pick up over the next five years, likely driving the demand for the market studied over the forecast period.
  • All the above factors are expected to impact market growth in the coming years significantly.
Pigments Market : Global Battery Electric Car Sales, Million Units, 2017-2021

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific dominated the market, primarily due to the increasing demand for construction activities in China and India.
  • In China, government spending is increasing on constructing affordable housing facilities to cater to the housing demand. In India, the infrastructure sector is one of the major focus areas for the government.
  • China is investing USD 1.43 trillion in significant construction projects in the next five years till 2025. According to National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the Shanghai plan includes an investment of USD 38.7 billion in the next three years. In contrast, Guangzhou signed 16 new infrastructure projects with an investment of USD 8.09 billion.
  • In China, demographics in the country are expected to continue to spur the growth in residential construction. Rising household income levels and the population migrating from rural to urban areas are expected to continue to drive demand for the residential construction sector in the country.
  • India is still a developing economy; the construction sector is one of the booming industries in the country. The infrastructure sector is an essential pillar for the growth of the Indian economy. The government is taking various initiatives to ensure the country's time-bound creation of excellent infrastructure.
  • In India, the government is pushing numerous projects in the next few years in the residential segment. The government's 'Housing for All' initiative aims to build more than 20 million affordable homes for the urban poor by 2022, which will significantly boost residential construction. The smart cities mission is another major project undertaken by the government, which will construct more than 100 smart cities all over the country to achieve rapid urbanization in the country. In the 2021-22 budget, the smart cities mission includes USD 778.4 million (INR 6,450 crore) against USD 410.3 million (INR 3,400 crore) in the 2020-21 revised estimates.
  • In March 2021, the Indian Parliament passed legislation to establish the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID), a USD 2.5 billion development finance institution to fund infrastructure projects in India.
  • Thus, all such construction activities and suitable government measures are expected to boost the construction activities in the region, which is further projected to grow the demand for paint and coating, thereby increasing the demand for pigments.
Pigments Market : Growth Rate by Region, 2021-2026

Pigments Industry Overview

The pigment market is consolidated with the top five players accounting for significant market share. The major companies include DIC Corporation, The Chemours Company, Venator Materials PLC, KRONOS Worldwide Inc., and Clariant.

Pigments Market Leaders

  1. Venator Materials PLC

  2. KRONOS Worldwide, Inc.

  3. Clariant

  4. The Chemours Company


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Pigments Market Concentration

Pigments Market News

  • August 2022: Chemours started mining its newest sand mine in Florida, allowing the business to increase TiO2 output, which is used in white pigment. The new sand mine will be located in Putnam County, Florida, and will supply the company with a consistent source of high-quality sand for its titanium dioxide (TiO2) manufacturing. The new mine will produce up to 1.5 million tons of sand annually.
  • October 2021: KRONOS introduced 9900 Digital White pigment, a newly developed aqueous pigment concentrate designed to fulfill the demands of the digital printing industry. KRONOS Digital White is specially designed for exceptional storage stability and anti-settlement features in white water-based inkjet inks, offering superior opacity and the highest whiteness in prints.

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 Coatings Industry in Asia-Pacific

      2. 4.1.2 Consistent Industrial Developments in Middle-East and Asia-Pacific Regions

      3. 4.1.3 Consistent Demand from the Textile Industry

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Stringent Government Regulations

      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. 4.5 Patent Analysis


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Inorganic

        1. Titanium Dioxide

        2. Zinc Oxide

        3. Other Product Types

      2. 5.1.2 Organic

      3. 5.1.3 Specialty Pigments and Other Product Types

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Paints and Coatings

      2. 5.2.2 Textiles

      3. 5.2.3 Printing Inks

      4. 5.2.4 Plastics

      5. 5.2.5 Leather

      6. 5.2.6 Other Applications

    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. Spain

        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 and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. United Arab Emirates

        4. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market 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 Clariant

      3. 6.4.3 DIC Corporation

      4. 6.4.4 KRONOS Worldwide Inc.

      5. 6.4.5 LANXESS

      6. 6.4.6 Lomon Billions

      7. 6.4.7 Merck KGaA

      8. 6.4.8 Pidilite Industries Ltd

      9. 6.4.9 Sudarshan Chemical Industries Limited

      10. 6.4.10 The Chemours Company

      11. 6.4.11 Tronox Holdings plc

      12. 6.4.12 Venator Materials PLC

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Shifting Focus toward Eco-friendly Products

    2. 7.2 Rising Demand for Reliable Commercial Products, like 3D Printing Material

Pigments Industry Segmentation

Pigments are molecules or substances that absorb specific wavelengths of visible light to produce a particular hue. Pigments can be found in paintings, inks, cosmetics, and other items. Pigments are found in various products and services associated with coloring materials and related technology. Pigments are used in various sectors, including coatings, plastics, printing inks, building, paper, leather, and cosmetics. Organic and inorganic pigments are available, with organic pigments being the most commonly used.

The market is segmented by product type, application, and geography. The market is segmented by product type into inorganic, organic, specialty pigments, and other product types. By application, the market is segmented into paints and coatings, textiles, printing inks, plastics, leather, and other applications. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the pigments market in 17 countries across major regions. Each segment's market sizing and forecasts are based on revenue (USD million).

Product Type
Titanium Dioxide
Zinc Oxide
Other Product Types
Specialty Pigments and Other Product Types
Paints and Coatings
Printing Inks
Other Applications
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
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Pigments Market Research FAQs

The Pigments Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 6% during the forecast period (2023-2027).

Venator Materials PLC, KRONOS Worldwide, Inc., Clariant, The Chemours Company and DIC CORPORATION are the major companies operating in the Pigments Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2023-2027).

In 2023, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in the Pigments Market.

Pigments Industry Report

Statistics for the 2023 Pigments market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Pigments analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2028 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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