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Global Fatty Alcohol Market Insight January 5, 2022 Comments

The fatty alcohol market is expected to maintain a steady growth rate in the next few years. According to the World Knowledge Information (WKI) “Global Fatty Alcohol Professional Survey Report 2021, Forecast to 2026”, Strong demand for sustainable and biodegradable products to reduce dependence on petrochemical products will remain a key driving factor for the fatty alcohol industry. Increasing consumption of personal care ingredients, detergents and detergents, and the use of fatty alcohols in various industries are driving the global fatty alcohol market. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the 2021-2026 period is projected to be 4.8% base on WKI regression analysis model.

Analysts’ Viewpoint:
“The epidemic has negatively affected the fatty alcohol industry. The overall demand in the industry has declined, and some companies have been forced to stop production. Fatty alcohol manufacturers must adjust production appropriately after resuming work to prevent bottleneck periods. Some companies can use business cooperation and mergers and acquisitions to stabilize the position in the market.” said William, a senior analyst at the WKI Chemical and Materials Market Research Center.

Market insight:
Fatty alcohols (or long-chain alcohols) are usually high-molecular-weight, straight-chain primary alcohols, derived from natural fats and oils. Some commercially important fatty alcohols are lauryl, stearyl, and oleyl alcohols. Demand for fatty-alcohols is highly driven by their increasing use of non-ionic surfactants in various applications, such as household, industrial cleaners, detergents, laundry softeners, minerals processing, textiles coatings and agricultural chemicals. In addition, with the improvement of people’s living standards, the demand for cosmetics and personal care industries continues to grow, has experienced the demand in premium skin and hair care products, colour cosmetics, child beauty care products and others will increase the per capital disposable income are some of the factors that will drive the growth of the global fatty alcohols market.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cosmetics and personal care industries have been negatively affected in the supply chain and value chain processes. The reduction in market application demand will limit the growth of fatty alcohols to a certain extent. In addition, the high volatility of raw material prices may restrict the growth of the fatty alcohol market.

Competition Landscape:
The fatty alcohols market is fragmented and some of the key players in the global market include BASF, Kao Corporation, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, Shell Chemicals, Sasol and other players.

Segmentation of Fatty Alcohol Market:
Based on type, the fatty alcohols market is segmented into short chain, pure and midcut, long chain and higher chain.The pure and midcut segment is expected to be the largest market during the forecast period.The market growth in this segment is attributed to their extensive use in manufacturing Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLES), which are present in various personal care products such as soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, and others. These factors are expected to increase demand during the forecast period.
Based on the application, the global fatty alcohols market is categorised into industrial & domestic cleaning, personal care, lubricants, plasticizers, pharmaceutical formulation and food & nutrition. Industrial and domestic cleaning segment dominated the market. As people’s awareness of health and hygiene increases, the demand for detergents in developing countries continues to increase, and the global industrial and institutional detergent market is growing. The use of fatty alcohols in powder and liquid products to maintain a healthier and safer environment. The growth of the industrial and household cleaning industry will drive demand in the fatty alcohol market.

Fatty Alcohol Market: Regional Analysis
Geographically, the market has been segmented into Asia-Pacific, North America, South America, Middle East & Africa and Europe. Due to population growth leading to increased demand for soaps and detergents, the Asia-Pacific region dominates the fatty alcohol market, and the increase in disposable income in the region is believed to promote the growth of the market in this region.

Cagr: 4.8%
Largest share area:Asia-Pacific
Largest share country:China