Market Research Logo

Furfural Market Analysis By Application (Furfuryl Alcohol, Solvent) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

Furfural Market Analysis By Application (Furfuryl Alcohol, Solvent) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

The global furfural market is expected to reach USD 1,200.9 million by 2020. Industry shift towards minimizing dependence on conventional petrochemicals on account of growing environmental concerns and volatile prices is expected to remain a key driving factor for the global furfural market. Furfural has been identified as one of the major platform chemicals which are used to derive other industrial chemicals. Emergence of novel furfural application to manufacture THF, furfuryl alcohol resins and furanics is also expected to have a positive influence on the market growth. Obsolete production technologies affect the yield and increases the overall cost of production which is expected to remain a key challenge for market participants over the next six years.

Furfuryl alcohol was the largest application segment for furfural market and accounted for more than 86.3% of the total market in 2013. Increasing furan resins demand in foundry applications such as sand binders is expected to remain a key driving factor for this segment. Global furfural demand for solvents is expected to grow at an estimated CAGR of 13.3% from 2014 to 2020.

Further key findings from the study suggest:

Global furfural market demand was 300 kilo tons in 2013 and is expected to reach 652.5 kilo tons by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 11.9% from 2014 to 2020.

China emerged as the leading regional market for furfural and accounted for 72.6% of total market volume in 2013. China along with being the largest consumer is also the largest producer of furfural which has been a major factor for the growth of domestic market. Low production cost of furfural in China is expected to remain a key driving factor for the domestic market. However, the furfural industry has been facing an issue of availability of corn cob, basic raw material to manufacture furfural. The prices of corn cob have been witnessing an upward trend in the recent past which has prompted the government agencies to stockpile corn cob.

Increasing furfural demand in markets such as Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and India is expected to augment the global market growth. Growth of major end-use industries such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals and foundry industries particularly in emerging markets of Asia Pacific is expected to be a major factor contributing to the market growth. Western European furfural market is expected to grow at an estimated CAGR of 10.3% from 2014 to 2020.

Global furfural market is fragmented with a presence of large number of small scale manufacturers in China. Major companies are integrated along the value chain and are involved in the production of furfural derivatives such as furfuryl alcohol. Some of the major companies operating in the global market include Teiling, Central Romana Corp., International Furan Chemicals, TransFurans Chemicals, Penn A Kem LLC and Sugar Illovo Ltd.

For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the furfural market on the basis of application and region:

Global Furfural Application Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2020)

  • Furfuryl Alcohol
  • Solvents
  • Others
Global Furfural Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2020)
  • North America
  • Western Europe
  • Central & Eastern Europe
  • China
  • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • RoW


Chapter 1 Executive Summary
Chapter 2 Furfural Industry Outlook
2.1 Market Segmentation
2.2 Market Size and Growth Prospects
2.4 Furfural – Market dynamics
2.4.1 Market driver analysis
2.4.1.1 Strong trend towards reducing reliance on petrochemicals
2.4.1.2 Emergence of novel applications
2.4.1.3 Growth of major end-use industries
2.4.2 Market restraint analysis
2.4.2.1 Overdependence on Chinese manufacturers
2.4.2.2 Outdated production technologies
2.4.2.3 Import/Export barriers in EU and the U.S.
2.5 Furfural- pricing analysis
2.6 Key Opportunities – Prioritized
2.7 Furfural – Company market share analysis, 2013
2.8 Furfural – PESTEL Analysis
Chapter 3 Furfural Application Outlook
3.1 Global furfural market volume share by application, 2013 & 2020
3.2 Furfuryl alcohol
3.2.1 Global furfural market estimates and forecast from furfuryl alcohol, 2012-2020
3.2.2 Global furfural market estimates and forecast from furfuryl alcohol by region, 2012-2020
3.3 Solvent
3.3.1 Global furfural market estimates and forecast from solvent, 2012-2020
3.3.2 Global furfural market estimates and forecast from solvent by region, 2012-2020
3.4 Others
3.4.1 Global furfural market estimates and forecast from other applications, 2012-2020
3.4.2 Global furfural market estimates and forecast from other applications by region, 2012-2020
Chapter 4 Furfural Regional Outlook
4.1 Global furfural market volume share by region, 2013 & 2020
4.2 North America
4.2.1 North America furfural market estimates and forecast, 2012-2020
4.2.2 North America furfural market estimates and forecast by application, 2012 – 2020
4.2.3 U.S.
4.2.3.1 U.S. furfural market estimates and forecast, 2012-2020
4.2.3.2 U.S. furfural market estimates and forecast by application, 2012 – 2020
4.3 Western Europe
4.3.1 Western Europe furfural market estimates and forecast, 2012-2020
4.3.2 Western Europe furfural market estimates and forecast by application, 2012 – 2020
4.4 Central & Eastern Europe
4.4.1 Central & Eastern Europe furfural market estimates and forecast, 2012-2020
4.4.2 Central & Eastern Europe furfural market estimates and forecast by application, 2012 – 2020
4.5 China
4.5.1 China furfural market estimates and forecast, 2012-2020
4.5.2 China furfural market estimates and forecast by application, 2012 – 2020
4.6 Rest of Asia Pacific
4.6.1 Rest of Asia Pacific furfural market estimates and forecast, 2012-2020
4.6.2 Rest of Asia Pacific furfural market estimates and forecast by application, 2012 – 2020
4.7 RoW
4.7.1 RoW furfural market estimates and forecast, 2012-2020
4.7.2 RoW furfural market estimates and forecast by application, 2012 – 2020
Chapter 5 Furfural Market Potential Downstream Application
5.1 Global bio-based furfural market development
5.2 Furfural technology outlook
5.3 Furfural potential downstream applications: Competitive landscape
5.4 Furfural potential downstream application outlook
5.4.1 Furfuryl Alcohol Resin
5.4.2 Tetrahydrofuran (THF)
5.4.3 Agricultural Nematicide
5.4.4 Synthetic Fuels (Furanics)
Chapter 6 Competitive Landscape
6.1 Linzi Organic Chemicals Inc. Ltd.
6.1.1 Company Overview
6.1.2 Financial Performance
6.1.3 Product Benchmarking
6.2 Tieling North Furfural (Group) Co.
6.2.1 Company Overview
6.2.2 Financial Performance
6.2.3 Product Benchmarking
6.3 NC-Nature Chemicals Dr. Kruppa GmbH
6.3.1 Company Overview
6.3.2 Financial Performance
6.3.3 Product Benchmarking
6.4 Nutrafur-Furfural Espanol S.A.
6.4.1 Company Overview
6.4.2 Financial Performance
6.4.3 Product Benchmarking
6.5 Sugar Illovo Ltd.
6.5.1 Company Overview
6.5.2 Financial Performance
6.5.3 Product Benchmarking
6.6 TransFurans Chemicals BVBA
6.6.1 Company Overview
6.6.2 Financial Performance
6.6.3 Product Benchmarking
6.7 Green Energy Park
6.7.1 Company Overview
6.7.2 Financial Performance
6.7.3 Product Benchmarking
6.8 International Furan Technology
6.8.1 Company Overview
6.8.2 Financial Performance
6.8.3 Product Benchmarking
6.9 Penn A Kem LLC
6.9.1 Company Overview
6.9.2 Financial Performance
6.9.3 Product Benchmarking
6.9.4 Strategic Initiatives
6.10 Central Romana Corporation
6.10.1 Company Overview
6.10.2 Financial Performance
6.10.3 Product Benchmarking
6.12 International Furan Chemicals
6.12.1 Company Overview
6.12.2 Financial Performance
6.12.3 Product Benchmarking
6.13 Xingtai Chunlei Furfuryl Alcohol Co., Ltd.
6.13.1 Company Overview
6.13.2 Financial Performance
6.13.3 Product Benchmarking
6.14 KRBL Limited
6.14.1 Company Overview
6.14.2 Financial Performance
6.14.3 Product Benchmarking
Chapter 7 Methodology & Scope
7.1 Research Methodology
7.2 Research Scope & Assumptions
7.3 List of Data Sources
List of Tables
1. Global Furfural – Industry Summary & Critical Success Factors (CSFs)
2. Global furfural market estimates and forecast, 2012 – 2020, (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
3. Global furfural market volume by region, 2012 – 2020, (Kilo Tons)
4. Global furfural market revenue by region, 2012 – 2020, (USD Million)
5. Global furfural market volume by application, 2012 – 2020, (Kilo Tons)
6. Global furfural market revenue by application, 2012 – 2020, (USD Million)
7. Furfural- Key market drivers analysis
8. Furfural- Key market restraints analysis
9. Global furfural pricing trend by region, 2010-2020, (USD/ton)
10. Global furfural market estimates and forecast from furfuryl alcohol, 2012-2020, (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
11. Global furfural market volume from furfuryl alcohol by region, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
12. Global furfural market revenue from furfuryl alcohol by region, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)
13. Global furfural market estimates and forecast from solvent, 2012-2020, (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
14. Global furfural market volume from solvent by region, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
15. Global furfural market revenue from solvent by region, 2012 – 2020 (USD million)
16. Global furfural market estimates and forecast from other applications, 2012-2020, (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
17. Global furfural market volume from other applications by region, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
18. Global furfural market revenue from other applications by region, 2012 – 2020 (USD million)
19. North America furfural market estimates and forecast, 2012-2020, (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
20. North America furfural market volume by application, 2012 – 2020, (Kilo Tons)
21. North America furfural market revenue by application, 2012 – 2020, (USD Million)
22. U.S. furfural market estimates and forecast, 2012-2020, (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
23. U.S. furfural market volume by application, 2012 – 2020, (Kilo Tons)
24. U.S. Furfural market revenue by application, 2012 – 2020, (USD Million)
25. Western Europe furfural market estimates and forecast, 2012-2020, (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
26. Western Europe furfural market volume by application, 2012 – 2020, (Kilo Tons)
27. Western Europe furfural market revenue by application, 2012 – 2020, (USD Million)
28. Central & Eastern Europe furfural market estimates and forecast, 2012-2020, (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
29. Central & Eastern Europe furfural market volume by application, 2012 – 2020, (Kilo Tons)
30. Central & Eastern Europe furfural market revenue by application, 2012 – 2020, (USD Million)
31. China furfural market estimates and forecast, 2012-2020, (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
32. China furfural market volume by application, 2012 – 2020, (Kilo Tons)
33. China furfural market revenue by application, 2012 – 2020, (USD Million)
34. Rest of Asia Pacific furfural market estimates and forecast, 2012-2020, (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
35. Rest of Asia Pacific furfural market volume by application, 2012 – 2020, (Kilo Tons)
36. Rest of Asia Pacific furfural market revenue by application, 2012 – 2020, (USD Million)
37. RoW furfural market estimates and forecast, 2012-2020, (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
38. RoW furfural market volume by application, 2012 – 2020, (Kilo Tons)
39. RoW furfural market revenue by application, 2012 – 2020, (USD Million)
40. Evolution of furfural
41. Furfural production processes
42. Furfural production technology (by company)
List of Figures
1. Furfural Market Segmentation
2. Global furfural market volume and revenue, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
3. Furfural Market Dynamics
4. Global chemicals demand 2005-2025 (Million Tons)
5. Global specialty chemicals demand 2005-2025 (Million Tons)
6. Global construction industry growth rate 2012 & 2015
7. Global average furfural pricing trend, 2010-2020 (USD/ton)
8. Key Opportunities Prioritized
9. Furfural - Company market share analysis, 2013
10. Furfural – PESTEL Analysis
11. Global furfural market volume share by application, 2013 & 2020
12. Global furfural market volume share by region, 2013 & 2020

Download our eBook: How to Succeed Using Market Research

Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.

Download eBook

Share this report