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Global Toluene Market - Segmented by Derivative, Application and Geography - Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2018 - 2023)

Global Toluene Market - Segmented by Derivative, Application and Geography - Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2018 - 2023)

The global toluene market is expected to witness a CAGR of around 5.5% during the forecast period, owing to increasing application of toluene as a solvent in various applications such as paint thinners, nail polish removers, glues and correction fluids.

Toluene as a Solvent Driving the Market

Toluene is an aromatic hydrocarbon that is widely used as a solvent. Toluene is used as a cleaning solvent in the manufacturing of paints and coatings, adhesives, resins, and in coating, printing, and leather industry. It is used in applications, such as paint thinners, nail polish removers, glues, and correction fluids. Moreover, increase in demand for aromatics in the petrochemical industry in the development of synthetic fibers, elastomers, agrochemicals, dyes, and nail paints is also augmenting the market growth.

TDI - The Fastest Growing Derivative Segment

Based on derivative, the use of toluene in the production of benzene and xylene held the largest market share. Toluene diisocynate (TDI) is expected to be the fastest-growing derivative market, owing to its strong demand in the manufacture of polyurethanes (PU). The growing use of PU foams in the automotive industry, due to its lightweight to reduce fuel emissions is further expected to boost the market for toluene for the production of TDI. Greenhouse gas emissions have encouraged various companies to improve energy efficiency in industrial buildings, which is driving the demand for PU foams for use as insulators, thereby driving the market for toluene.

Automotive and Construction Expected to Drive the Asia-Pacific Market

Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the toluene market, followed by North America. China is the largest consumer of toluene in the world. This region is also expected to register the highest growth, due to the booming construction industry and increase in automotive manufacturing facilities in China, India, Indonesia, and Thailand. However, shutdown of refineries in Europe has significantly reduced demand for aromatics in this region, thus, constraining the development of the market.

Notable Developments

September 2017: Sadara Chemical Company had announced the commercial startup of its toluene di isocyanate (TDI) facility in Jubail Industrial City II, Saudi Arabia.

Major Players: Exxon Mobil Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, SK Innovation Co. Ltd, Valero, and Formosa Plastics amongst others.

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1. Introduction
1.1 Scope of the Report
1.2 Research Phases
1.3 Study Deliverables
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
3.3 Feedstock Analysis
3.3.1 Global Capacity by Key Feedstock
3.3.2 Trends
3.4 Technological Snapshot
3.4.1 Production Process
3.4.2 Patent Analysis
3.5 Trade Analysis
3.6 Price Index
3.7 Supply Scenario
3.7.1 Capacity and Production Analysis Top 10 Plants and Locations (Installed Capacities)
3.8 Upcoming Projects
3.9 Regulatory Policy Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Growing Use of Toluene as a Solvent
4.1.2 Emerging Demand from Petrochemical Industry
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Increasing Demand for other Aromatic Products
4.2.2 Stringent Governmental Regulations
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Growing Use in the Production of Toluene diisocynate (TDI)
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis - (Market Size, Growth and Forecast)
5.1 By Derivative
5.1.1 Benzene & Xylene
5.1.2 Solvents
5.1.3 Gasoline Additives
5.1.4 Toluene Diisocyanates
5.1.5 Others
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Blending
5.2.2 Dyes
5.2.3 Drugs
5.2.4 Cosmetics
5.2.5 Others
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth and Forecast)
6.1 North America
6.1.1 United States
6.1.2 Canada
6.1.3 Mexico
6.1.4 Rest of North America
6.2 Europe
6.2.1 Germany
6.2.2 United Kingdom
6.2.3 Italy
6.2.4 France
6.2.5 Spain
6.2.6 Rest of Europe
6.3 Asia-Pacific
6.3.1 China
6.3.2 India
6.3.3 Japan
6.3.4 South Korea
6.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.4 South America
6.4.1 Brazil
6.4.2 Argentina
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East & Africa (MEA)
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Rest of MEA
7. Future of the Market
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
8.2 Market Share Analysis**
8.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
9. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & services, Recent Developments)
9.2 Chevron Phillips
9.3 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
9.4 Covestro AG
9.5 CPC Corporation
9.6 Exxon Mobil Corporation
9.7 Formosa Plastics
9.8 Lyondellbasell Industries NV
9.9 Nova Chemicals
9.10 Royal Dutch Shell PLC
9.11 Sherwin-Williams
9.12 Total SA
9.13 SK Innovation Co. Ltd
9.14 Valero
9.15 Braskem SA
9.16 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
….List Not Exhaustive
10. Disclaimer
**Subject to availability of public domain

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