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Global Glycerol Market 2017-2021

Global Glycerol Market 2017-2021

About Glycerol

Glycerol is also referred to as glycerin, 1,2,3-trihydroxypropane, and 1,2,3-propanetriol. Glycerol and glycerin are interchangeably used in the market as both refer to the same chemical compound. Glycerol is typically used to refer to the chemical compound, whereas glycerin is the commercial term. Glycerol is found naturally in the form of triglycerides in several animal and plant sources such as tallow, palm, and soybeans. Various processing methods such as transesterification, hydrolysis, and saponification are used to produce glycerol.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global glycerol market to grow at a CAGR of 8.73% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global glycerol market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Glycerol Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Emery Oleochemicals
  • IOI Group
  • Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad
  • Oleon
  • Wilmar International
Other prominent vendors
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Cargill
  • CREMER OLEO
  • Croda International
  • Godrej Industries
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Kao
Market driver
  • Positive attitude of government agencies toward environment-friendly products.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Fluctuating price of raw materials.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing demand from pharmaceuticals industry.
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Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Glycerol Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global glycerol market: Emery Oleochemicals, IOI Group, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, Oleon, and Wilmar International.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill, CREMER OLEO, Croda International, Godrej Industries, Procter & Gamble, and Kao.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in market is growth of personal care industry. Glycerol is extensively used as a thickening agent, emulsifier, lubricant, and humectant in cosmetic and personal care applications. Consumers in developed as well as developing countries such as the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, France, China, India, Saudi Arabia, and Germany spend heavily on cosmetics. So, the consumption of cosmetic products is high in these countries, which is attributed to the high disposable income.”

According to the report, one driver in market is growing production of biodiesel. Globally, there is a growing interest in alternate fuels on account of the uncertainty in global fuel prices, energy security, and the continuous rise in emission levels. There is a demand for fuels that reduce the carbon emission levels and have commercial possibilities. The gradual depletion of fossil fuel reserves has given rise to renewable biofuels. The R&D efforts worldwide have led to the use of biofuels, which are gradually moving to large-scale commercialization because their performance is similar to gasoline and diesel. Biofuel blends are now being used in regular vehicles with little or no modification to the engines, which is encouraging the use of blended fuels in vehicles. Biofuels produce lesser greenhouse gas emissions in comparison to conventional fuels depending on the blend. Biofuels also reduce the amount of sulfur and hydrocarbon emissions in the air.

Further, the report states that one challenges in market is fluctuating price of raw materials. Vegetable oils and animal fats are the two primary types of raw materials used in the manufacturing of glycerol. Another growing application of vegetable oil and animal fat is in biofuels. Animal fat is used as a raw material primarily in the North American and European markets. The major disadvantage of animal fat is that the supply of animal fats is inelastic. This is primarily because farmers and ranchers do not raise their animals for their fat and the year-over-year production rate has been marginally flat for the past 10 years. The demand for biofuels has been increasing over the past decade, and simultaneously the price of animal fat and vegetable oil had shown an increasing trend. The increase in the price of these raw materials is expected to hinder the market growth.

Companies Mentioned

Emery Oleochemicals, IOI Group, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, Oleon, Wilmar International, Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill, CREMER OLEO, Croda International, Godrej Industries, Procter & Gamble, and Kao.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Key segmentations of global glycerol market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global glycerol market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global glycerol market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by source
    • Global glycerol market by source
      • Table Global glycerol market by source 2016 (% share)
      • Table Global glycerol market by source 2021 (% share)
    • Global glycerol market by biodiesel
      • Table Global glycerol market by biodiesel 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global glycerol market by biodiesel 2016-2021
    • Global glycerol market by fatty acids
      • Table Global glycerol market by fatty acids 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global glycerol market by fatty acids 2016-2021
    • Global glycerol market by fatty alcohols
      • Table Global glycerol market by fatty alcohols 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global glycerol market by fatty alcohols 2016-2021
    • Global glycerol market by soap industry
      • Table Global glycerol market by soap industry 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global glycerol market by soap industry 2016-2021
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global glycerol market by application
      • Table Global glycerol market by application 2016 (% share)
      • Table Global glycerol market by application 2021 (% share)
    • Global glycerol market for personal care and pharmaceuticals
      • Table Global glycerol market for personal care and pharmaceuticals 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global glycerol market for personal care and pharmaceuticals 2016-2021
    • Global glycerol market for alkyd resins
      • Table Global glycerol market for alkyd resins 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global glycerol market for alkyd resins 2016-2021
    • Global glycerol market for foods and beverages
      • Table Global glycerol market for foods and beverages 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global glycerol market for foods and beverages 2016-2021
    • Global glycerol market for polyether polyols
      • Table Global glycerol market for polyether polyols 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global glycerol market for polyether polyols 2016-2021
    • Global glycerol market for tobacco humectants
      • Table Global glycerol market for tobacco humectants 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global glycerol market for tobacco humectants 2016-2021
    • Global glycerol market for others
      • Table Global glycerol market for others 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global glycerol market for others 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global glycerol market by geography
      • Table Global glycerol market by geography 2016 (% share)
      • Table Global glycerol market by geography 2021 (% share)
    • Glycerol market in APAC
      • Table Glycerol market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Glycerol market in APAC 2016-2021
    • Glycerol market in Europe
      • Table Glycerol market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Glycerol market in Europe 2016-2021
    • Glycerol market in North America
      • Table Glycerol market in North America 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Glycerol market in North America 2016-2021
    • Glycerol market in ROW
      • Table Glycerol market in ROW 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Glycerol market in ROW 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Food products market in APAC 2015 (%)
      • Table Global sales of beverage by volume 2015 (%)
    • Impact of drivers on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of drivers
    • Market challenges
    • Impact of challenges on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growth of personal care industry
      • Table Global personal care products market 2015-2021 ($ billions)
    • Growth in emerging applications
    • Increasing demand from pharmaceuticals industry
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Key vendors in global glycerol market
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Emery Oleochemicals
      • Table Emery Oleochemicals: Business units
    • IOI Group
      • Table IOI Group: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad
      • Table Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Oleon
      • Table Oleon: Product offerings
    • Wilmar International
      • Table Wilmar International: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Wilmar International: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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