Glycolic Acid Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2022-2027

Glycolic Acid Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2022-2027

The global glycolic acid market reached a value of US$ 398 Million in 2021. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 599 Million by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 7.28% during 2022-2027. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use indusrties. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

Glycolic acid (C2H4O3) is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from plants, such as grapes, sugar beets, and pineapple. It is colorless, odorless, soluble in water, non-volatile, and less flammable. It is widely used as an exfoliant in skincare products, such as cleansers, moisturizers, serums, and face masks, to fight acne, fade hyperpigmentation, remove dead skin cells, and increase the penetration of other ingredients. It is also utilized in leather tanning, fabric dyeing, printing, and textile and metal processing. Besides this, it finds application as an etching agent in oil well operations and a primary ingredient in household cleaning products.

Glycolic Acid Market Trends:
Glycolic acid is used in over-the-counter (OTC) products, such as lotions, sunscreens, and creams, to treat psoriasis, melasma, scarring, skin discoloration, fine lines, wrinkles, and seborrheic keratosis. Inflating income levels, the rising influence of social media, and increasing focus on physical appearances are escalating the demand for personal care products worldwide. This represents one of the key factors strengthening the market growth. Apart from this, glycolic acid is employed in the food and beverage (F&B) industry as a preservative, flavoring agent, and adhesive for packaging products. Due to rising environmental concerns, it is also gaining traction in the manufacturing of economic and biodegradable cleaning products for industrial and household applications. Moreover, the leading players are investing in research and development (R&D) activities to enhance product efficacy and effectiveness. This is anticipated to expand the application of glycolic acid in the production of biomedical devices, such as staples, sutures, implants, and meshes.

Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global glycolic acid market, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2022-2027. Our report has categorized the market based on source, purity level and application.

Breakup by Source:


Breakup by Purity Level:

99% Purity
70% Purity
60% Purity
30% Purity

Breakup by Application:

Personal Care and Cosmetics
Food Processing

Breakup by Region:

North America
United States
South Korea
United Kingdom
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being Avid Organics, CABB Group GmbH, China Petrochemical Corporation, CrossChem Limited, Mehul Dye Chem Industries, Merck KGaA, Parchem fine and specialty chemicals, The Chemours Company, Tokyo Chemical Industry Co. Ltd, Water Chemical Co. Ltd and Zhonglan Industry Co. Ltd.
Key Questions Answered in This Report:
How has the global glycolic acid market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global glycolic acid market?
What are the key regional markets?
What is the breakup of the market based on the source?
What is the breakup of the market based on the purity level?
What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
What is the structure of the global glycolic acid market and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the industry?

1 Preface
2 Scope and Methodology
2.1 Objectives of the Study
2.2 Stakeholders
2.3 Data Sources
2.3.1 Primary Sources
2.3.2 Secondary Sources
2.4 Market Estimation
2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach
2.4.2 Top-Down Approach
2.5 Forecasting Methodology
3 Executive Summary
4 Introduction
4.1 Overview
4.2 Key Industry Trends
5 Global Glycolic Acid Market
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Performance
5.3 Impact of COVID-19
5.4 Market Forecast
6 Market Breakup by Source
6.1 Synthetic
6.1.1 Market Trends
6.1.2 Market Forecast
6.2 Natural
6.2.1 Market Trends
6.2.2 Market Forecast
7 Market Breakup by Purity Level
7.1 99% Purity
7.1.1 Market Trends
7.1.2 Market Forecast
7.2 70% Purity
7.2.1 Market Trends
7.2.2 Market Forecast
7.3 60% Purity
7.3.1 Market Trends
7.3.2 Market Forecast
7.4 30% Purity
7.4.1 Market Trends
7.4.2 Market Forecast
7.5 Others
7.5.1 Market Trends
7.5.2 Market Forecast
8 Market Breakup by Application
8.1 Personal Care and Cosmetics
8.1.1 Market Trends
8.1.2 Market Forecast
8.2 Household
8.2.1 Market Trends
8.2.2 Market Forecast
8.3 Textile
8.3.1 Market Trends
8.3.2 Market Forecast
8.4 Food Processing
8.4.1 Market Trends
8.4.2 Market Forecast
8.5 Pharmaceuticals
8.5.1 Market Trends
8.5.2 Market Forecast
8.6 Others
8.6.1 Market Trends
8.6.2 Market Forecast
9 Market Breakup by Region
9.1 North America
9.1.1 United States Market Trends Market Forecast
9.1.2 Canada Market Trends Market Forecast
9.2 Asia-Pacific
9.2.1 China Market Trends Market Forecast
9.2.2 Japan Market Trends Market Forecast
9.2.3 India Market Trends Market Forecast
9.2.4 South Korea Market Trends Market Forecast
9.2.5 Australia Market Trends Market Forecast
9.2.6 Indonesia Market Trends Market Forecast
9.2.7 Others Market Trends Market Forecast
9.3 Europe
9.3.1 Germany Market Trends Market Forecast
9.3.2 France Market Trends Market Forecast
9.3.3 United Kingdom Market Trends Market Forecast
9.3.4 Italy Market Trends Market Forecast
9.3.5 Spain Market Trends Market Forecast
9.3.6 Russia Market Trends Market Forecast
9.3.7 Others Market Trends Market Forecast
9.4 Latin America
9.4.1 Brazil Market Trends Market Forecast
9.4.2 Mexico Market Trends Market Forecast
9.4.3 Others Market Trends Market Forecast
9.5 Middle East and Africa
9.5.1 Market Trends
9.5.2 Market Breakup by Country
9.5.3 Market Forecast
10 SWOT Analysis
10.1 Overview
10.2 Strengths
10.3 Weaknesses
10.4 Opportunities
10.5 Threats
11 Value Chain Analysis
12 Porters Five Forces Analysis
12.1 Overview
12.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
12.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
12.4 Degree of Competition
12.5 Threat of New Entrants
12.6 Threat of Substitutes
13 Price Analysis
14 Competitive Landscape
14.1 Market Structure
14.2 Key Players
14.3 Profiles of Key Players
14.3.1 Avid Organics Company Overview Product Portfolio
14.3.2 CABB Group GmbH Company Overview Product Portfolio
14.3.3 China Petrochemical Corporation Company Overview Product Portfolio
14.3.4 CrossChem Limited Company Overview Product Portfolio Financials SWOT Analysis
14.3.5 Mehul Dye Chem Industries Company Overview Product Portfolio
14.3.6 Merck KGaA Company Overview Product Portfolio Financials SWOT Analysis
14.3.7 Parchem fine and specialty chemicals Company Overview Product Portfolio
14.3.8 The Chemours Company Company Overview Product Portfolio
14.3.9 Tokyo Chemical Industry Co. Ltd Company Overview Product Portfolio
14.3.10 Water Chemical Co. Ltd Company Overview Product Portfolio
14.3.11 Zhonglan Industry Co. Ltd Company Overview Product Portfolio

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