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Oxo-Alcohol Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

Oxo-Alcohol Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

Oxo alcohols are chemicals obtained by the reaction of olefins with syngas in the presence of a rhodium catalyst. Oxo alcohols have a wide range of applications in a number of industries. They serve as chemical intermediates, solvents and are also used in paints, coatings, adhesives, etc. Oxo alcohols act as crucial raw materials for the manufacturing of plasticizers, acetates and ether, which are some of the important feedstocks for the chemical and manufacturing companies. Currently, the oxo alcohol market is growing at a healthy pace. According to IMARC Group’s recently published report titled “Oxo-Alcohol Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023”, the global oxo alcohol market has grown at a CAGR of around 2% during 2010-2017. Several factors such as industrialisation, growing manufacturing sector along with the development of the chemical and polymer industry are influencing the global demand for oxo alcohols. The report further provides a comprehensive insight into the industry including its market break-up by region, market breakup by end-uses, value chain analysis, import and export trends, key players and market outlook. The report also gives an insight into the manufacturing process of oxo alcohols covering key success and risk factors for manufacturers, manufacturing process flow, the reactions involved, raw materials and their requirements, etc.

The report has covered three important oxo alcohols in terms of market size which include 2- Ethylhexanol, n-Butanol and iso-Butanol. Further, the market for the above mentioned oxo alcohols have also been individually analysed in this report. Currently, n-Butanol represents the largest segment accounting for the majority of the total global oxo alcohols production followed by 2- Ethylhexanol and iso-Butanol

On the basis of end-use, plasticizers currently represent the biggest segment for 2-Ethylhexanols accounting for the majority of the total global consumption. Plasticizers are followed by 2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate. For the n-Butanol segment, chemical applications represent the biggest end-use accounting for the majority of the total global consumption. Chemical applications are followed by solvent applications. Furthermore, solvent applications represent the biggest end-use for iso-Butanol accounting for nearly half of the global consumption. Solvent applications are followed by iso-Butyl Acetate and Lube Oil additives.

The report has also segmented the oxo alcohol market according to its key regions and finds that Asia currently represents the largest producer of 2-Ethylhexanol accounting for more than half of the total global production capacity. Asia is followed by North America and Western Europe. Asia is also the biggest producer of n-Butanol accounting for nearly 40% of the total global production capacity. Based on the analysis of the global export data, Germany represents the largest exporter of 2-Ethylhexanol followed by Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Poland, Republic of Korea and the United States. On the other hand, the United States represents the largest exporter of n-Butanol followed by South Africa, Malaysia, Taiwan, Belgium and Germany.

The report has also covered the key players operating in the global oxo alcohol market. The market remains highly competitive due to the existence of big players in the business. The high competition also acts as one of the major constraints for the new entrants and local manufacturers.

The essential aspects of the global oxo alcohol market evaluated in the report include:

Market trends
Major regions
Key application areas
Key manufacturers
Price trends
Raw material requirements
Chemical reactions involved in the manufacturing process
Major importers and exporters
Value chain analysis
Market trends for major feedstocks
Price trends for major feedstocks
Key regions for major feedstocks
Key application areas for major feedstocks
Key players for major feedstocks


1 Preface
2 Research Methodology
3 Executive Summary
4 Introduction
4.1 Overview
4.2 Physical and Chemical Properties
4.3 Key Industry Trends
5 Global Oxo Alcohols Industry
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Performance
5.3 Market Forecast
5.4 SWOT Analysis
5.4.1 Strengths
5.4.2 Weaknesses
5.4.3 Opportunities
5.4.4 Threats
5.5 Value Chain Analysis
5.6 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.6.1 Overview
5.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.6.4 Degree of Competition
5.6.5 Threat of New Entrants
5.6.6 Threat of Substitutes
5.7 Key Success and Risk Factors
6 Market Breakup By Type
6.1 2-Ethylhexanol
6.1.1 Market Performance
6.1.2 Market Breakup by Application
6.1.3 Market Breakup by Region
6.1.4 Price Trends
6.1.5 Share of Major Manufacturers
6.1.6 Market Forecast
6.2 n-Butanol
6.2.1 Market Performance
6.2.2 Market Breakup by Application
6.2.3 Market Breakup by Region
6.2.4 Price Trends
6.2.5 Share of Major Manufacturers
6.2.6 Market Forecast
6.3 iso-Butanol
6.3.1 Market Performance
6.3.2 Market Breakup by Application
6.3.3 Market Breakup by Region
6.3.4 Price Trends
6.3.5 Share of Major Manufacturers
6.3.6 Market Forecast
7 Oxo-Alcohol: Manufacturing Process
7.1 Raw Material Requirements
7.2 Chemical Reactions Involved
7.3 Manufacturing Process
7.4 Detailed Process Flow
7.5 Mass Balance and Feedstock Conversion Rates
8 Oxo-Alcohol: Feedstock Analysis
8.1 Feedstock Market Trends
8.1.1 Propylene
8.1.2 Natural Gas
8.2 Market Breakup by Region
8.2.1 Propylene
8.2.2 Natural Gas
8.3 Historical and Future Price Trends
8.3.1 Propylene
8.3.2 Natural Gas
8.4 Key Feedstock Suppliers
8.4.1 Propylene
8.4.2 Natural Gas
9 Trade Data
9.1 Imports by Major Countries
9.2 Exports by Major Countries
List of Figures
Figure 1: Global: Oxo Alcohols Market: Sales Volume (in Million Tons), 2010-2017
Figure 2: Global: Oxo Alcohols Market: Volume Break Up by Segment (in %), 2017
Figure 3: Global: 2-Ethylhexanol Market: Sales Volume (in Million Tons), 2010-2017
Figure 4: Global: n-Butanol Market: Sales Volume (in Million Tons), 2010-2017
Figure 5: Global: Iso-Butanol Market: Sales Volume (in Million Tons), 2010-2017
Figure 6: Global: Oxo Alcohols Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2014 & 2017
Figure 7: Global: Oxo Alcohols Market: Value Break Up by Segment (in %), 2017
Figure 8: Global: 2-Ethylhexanol Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2014 & 2017
Figure 9: Global: n-Butanol Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2014 & 2017
Figure 10: Global: Iso-Butanol Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2010, 2014 & 2017
Figure 11: Global: 2-Ethylhexanol Market: Production Capacity: Break Up by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 12: Global: 2-Ethylhexanol Market: Consumption Volume: Break Up by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 13: Global: n-Butanol Market: Production Capacity: Break Up by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 14: Global: n-Butanol Market: Consumption Volume: Break Up by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 15: Global: 2-Ethylhexanol Market: Breakup by End-Use Industry (in %), 2017
Figure 16: Global: n-Butanol Market: Breakup by End-Use Industry (in %), 2017
Figure 17: Global: Iso-Butanol Market: Breakup by End-Use Industry (in %), 2017
Figure 18: Global: Oxo-Alcohols Market: Sales Volume Forecast (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 19: Global: 2-Ethylhexanol Market: Sales Volume Forecast (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 20: Global: n-Butanol Market: Sales Volume Forecast (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 21: Global: Iso-Butanol Market: Sales Volume Forecast (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 22: Global: Oxo-Alcohols Market: Sales Value Forecast (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Figure 23: Global: 2-Ethylhexanol Market: Sales Value Forecast (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Figure 24: Global: n-Butanol Market: Sales Value Forecast (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Figure 25: Global: Iso-Butanol Market: Sales Value Forecast (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Figure 26: Historical and Future Price Trends of 2-Ethylhexanol (in US$ per Ton), 2010-2023
Figure 27: Historical and Future Price Trends of n-Butanol (in US$/Ton), 2010-2023
Figure 28: Historical and Future Price Trends of Iso-Butanol (in US$/Ton), 2010-2023
Figure 29: Oxo-Alcohols Manufacturing Process: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 30: Oxo-Alcohol (2-Ethyl Hexanol) Manufacturing Process: Conversion Rate of Feedstocks
Figure 31: Oxo-Alcohol (n-Butanol and Iso-Butanol) Manufacturing Process: Conversion Rate of Feedstocks
Figure 32: Global: Propylene Market: Production Volumes (in Million Tons), 2010-2017
Figure 33: Global: Natural Gas Market: Production Volume (in Million Tons of Oil Equivalent), 2010-2017
Figure 34: Global: Propylene Market: Production Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 35: Global: Natural Gas Market: Production by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 36: Historical and Future Price Trends of Propylene (in US$/Ton), 2010-2023
Figure 37: Historical and Future Price Trends of Natural Gas (in US$/Million ), 2010-2023
Figure 38: Global: Propylene Market: Breakup by Manufacturer (in %),
Figure 39: Global: Natural Gas Reserves: Breakup by Supplier (in %),
Figure 40: Global: 2-Ethylhexanol: Import Value Breakup by Country (in %)
Figure 41: China: 2-Ethylhexanol: Import Value Trend (in ‘000 US$)
Figure 42: Global: n-Butanol: Import Value Breakup by Country (in %)
Figure 43: China: n-Butanol: Import Value Trend (in ‘000 US$)
Figure 44: Global: 2-Ethylhexanol: Export Value Breakup by Country (in %)
Figure 45: Germany: 2-Ethylhexanol Export Value Trend (in ‘000 US$)
Figure 46: Global: n-Butanol: Export Value Breakup by Country (in %)
Figure 47: US: n-Butanol: Export Value Trend (in ‘000 US$)
List of Tables
Table 1: Physical and Chemical Properties of Oxo-Alcohols
Table 2: Global: 2-Ethylhexanol Market: Capacity of Major Players (in Tons), 2017
Table 3: Global: n-Butanol Market: Capacity of Major Players (in Tons), 2017
Table 4: Global: Iso-Butanol Market: List of Major Players
Table 5: Oxo-Alcohols Manufacturing Process: Raw Material Requirements
Table 6: Global: Propylene Market: List of Major Players
Table 7: Global: 2-Ethylhexanol: Import Data of Major Countries
Table 8: Global: n-Butanol: Import Data of Major Countries
Table 9: Global: 2-Ethylhexanol: Export Data of Major Countries
Table 10: Global: n-Butanol: Export Data of Major Countries

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