Petrochemicals Industry is Estimated to Reach USD 556.1 Billion By 2021

Petrochemicals Industry Data Book – Ethylene, Propylene, Butadiene, Benzene, Xylene, Toluene and Methanol Market Size, Share, Trends Analysis, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 – 2030

The economic value generated by the petrochemicals market was estimated at approximately USD 556.1 billion in 2021. This economic output is an amalgamation of basic petrochemical products, namely, ethylene, propylene, butadiene, methanol and aromatics including benzene, toluene and xylene.

Petrochemicals Industry Data Book Coverage –

Petrochemicals Industry Data Book Coverage Snapshot

Markets Covered
Petrochemicals Market

566.5 Million Tons in 2021, CAGR (2022-2030) – 5.1%

Ethylene Market Size

153.9 Million Tons in 2021, CAGR (2022-2030) – 4.7%

Propylene Market Size

95.1 Million Tons in 2021, CAGR (2022-2030) – 4.4%

Butadiene Market Size

12.9 Million Tons in 2021, CAGR (2022-2030) – 4.1%

Benzene Market Size

55.8 Million Tons in 2021, CAGR (2022-2030) – 4.1%

Xylene Market Size

60.4 Million Tons in 2021, CAGR (2022-2030) – 5.4%

Toluene Market Size

34.7 Million Tons in 2021, CAGR (2022-2030) – 5.0%

  Methanol Market Market

153.8 Million Tons in 2021, CAGR (2022-2030) – 6.3%




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Benzene Market Growth & Trends

The global benzene market size is expected to reach USD 74.32 billion by 2030, as per the new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 6.1% from 2022 to 2030. The industry growth is majorly driven by the growing chemical industry and increasing demand for polymers, polyester fibers, increasing consumption of household cleaning products, and other derivatives of benzene in end-use industries such as automobile, textile, pharmaceutical, packaging, personal care, and others.


Benzene is an essential feedstock that is used to further manufacture various chemicals and derivatives for serving different industries. These industries use benzene to manufacture other chemicals which are then further used to make plastic, nylon, resins, and synthetic fibers. It is also used to make rubbers, dyes, pesticides, lubricants, drugs, and detergents.


The growing consumption of benzene derivatives in the automotive industry for the manufacturing of synthetic rubber to be used in tires and several other parts of the car has resulted in an increase in demand for benzene worldwide. This demand is further expected to grow due to the continuous growth of the automotive industry.

The outbreak of COVID-19 has also had a negative impact on the benzene market as the shutting down of the economy due to the lockdown had a detrimental effect on the petrochemical industry. China which accounted for a significant market share in the production of petrochemicals was the epicenter of the pandemic which resulted in hugely impacting the production capacity of the country due to the lockdown. This reduction in production capacity has sent shockwaves throughout the supply chain, thus affecting the industries which relied on Chinese imports.

During the early stage of the pandemic, crude oil prices plummeted putting oil producers such as Middle East and North America at a disadvantage. On the other hand, this price drop has provided oil-importing countries such as India, China, and South Korea the advantage to build crude oil reserves for their petrochemical industries. However, with the uplifting of lockdown and opening up of economies, the demand for benzene has again started to increase.


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Methanol Market Growth & Trends

The global methanol market size is projected to reach USD 38.98 billion by 2025, registering a 2.9% CAGR during the forecast period, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Exceptional blending capacity and high octane rating of the product are the key factors driving the consumption of methanol as fuel.


Methanol, also known as methyl alcohol or wood alcohol, is a light, colorless, volatile, and flammable liquid with an odor similar to that of ethanol or drinking alcohol. It is one of the most extensively used industrial chemicals and acts as a precursor during the production of formaldehyde, acetic acid, Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE), Dimethyl Ether (DME), biodiesels, olefins, and others.

Japan accounts for approximately 7% of the overall methanol production in Asia and relies on imports to meet the local demand, owing to the low in-house production capacity of the country. However, various Japan-based manufacturers, including Mitsubishi Gas Chemicals have been picking up pace in terms of production and are benefitting by stable market prices.

Increasing demand for acetic acid, formaldehyde, and DME are considered as the key drivers for the growth of the methanol Industry in Asia Pacific. In addition, the supply and demand of the product across Asia Pacific is projected to be stable during the forecast period, with slight turbulence caused by the U.S. and China trade war.

The significant demand for methanol in North America is driven by a strong supply of the product to cater to the rising demand for MTBE, acetic acid, and formaldehyde. In 2018, the market was stable, backed by the steady supply of natural gas at low costs. Also, increasing biodiesel projects to be commissioned till 2021 is among the other prominent drivers fueling the regional demand for methanol in near future.


Competitive Landscape

Key players operating in the petrochemicals industry are –

  • China Petrochemical Corporation (SINOPEC),
  • ExxonMobil Corporation,
  • Royal Dutch Shell PLC,
  • China National Petroleum Corporation.


Grand View Research’s Petrochemicals Industry data book is a collection of market sizing information & forecasts, regulatory data, reimbursement structure, competitive benchmarking analyses, macro-environmental analyses, and regulatory & technological framework studies. Within the purview of the database, all such information is systematically analyzed and provided in the form of presentations and detailed outlook reports on individual areas of research.


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