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Acetophenone Market

Acetophenone Market By Type (Cumene Process, Ethylbenzene Process, Others), Application (Industrial Solvents, Pharmaceutical, Flavors & Fragrances, Others) & Region - Forecast 2022-2032

Market Insights on Acetophenone covering sales outlook, demand forecast & up-to-date key trends

Acetophenone Market Overview

The global market for acetophenone was valued at US$ 219 Million in 2021, and is forecast to flourish at a CAGR of 4% from 2022 to 2032. By 2022, the market is expected to be valued at US$ 225 Million, and is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 335 Million.

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Expected Base Year Value (2021)

US$ 219 Million

Projected Market Value (2022)

US$ 225 Million

Anticipated Market Value (2032)

US$ 335 Million

Global Growth Rate (2022-2032)


Acetophenone is an organic compound with the molecular formula C6H5C (O) CH3. It's used in a variety of products, including fragrances, pharmaceuticals, toiletries, and food and beverages.

 Acetophenone can be obtained in a variety of ways, both naturally and synthetically. Acetophenone is a common precursor for a variety of compounds and applications. It serves as a key precursor for fragrances and resins.

Which are Some Prominent Drivers Spearheading Acetophenone Market Growth?

The application of precursor to resins is one of the key drivers for the global acetophenone market. Additionally, rising demand from end-use industries such as pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, consumer goods (detergent, soaps, lotions, and creams), and others (tobacco, chewing gum, and cigarettes) is propelling the acetophenone market forward.

Rising disposable income and a preference for luxury goods in emerging economies are also expected to drive the global acetophenone market over the next five years.

Acetophenone is produced by reacting ethyl benzene with oxygen, which is also one of the industry's primary methods of producing acetophenone. However, the global acetophenone market is also seeing growth in other manufacturing methods.

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What are the Challenges Faced by the Acetophenone Industry?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on the global acetophenone market. Weaker consumer demand for lifestyle and wellness products as a result of social restrictions and lockdown policies may have a negative impact on demand for cosmetic ingredients and certain food additive categories.

This is expected to have a negative impact on the global acetophenone market. However, the relaxation of restrictions and the revival of economic activity in the consumer goods market space indicate that the acetophenone market is on the mend.

Why is Asia-Pacific Emerging as an Opportunistic Acetophenone Market?

In terms of global acetophenone consumption, the Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) region dominates the global acetophenone market. As disposable income and living standards rise in emerging economies such as China and India, there is a greater demand for high-end and luxury goods. North America comes after the Asia-Pacific region.

During the forecast period, Asia Pacific is expected to lead the acetophenone market. The region's acetophenone market is being driven by growth in the food and beverage industry.

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How is North America Contributing to Growth of the Acetophenone Market?

Acetophenone is widely used in the fragrance industry in North America. The region's market is expected to be driven by the growth of the fragrance industry in North America. However, due to health concerns, the use of this compound in food has been restricted in North America and Europe in recent years.

The North American region dominates the global acetophenone market, with the United States serving as the primary market for perfume and fragrance manufacturers.

Market Competition

Alfa Aesar, Rhodia, INEOS Phenol, CellMark USA LLC, Tanfac, A.B. Enterprises and Triveni Interchem are some prominent players operating in the acetophenone landscape.

Aforementioned players are emphasizing on launching new products, collaborating with existing manufacturers, as well as acquiring existing small to medium scale manufacturers.

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Report Scope

Report Attribute


Growth Rate

CAGR of 4% from 2022 to 2032

Base Year for Estimation


Historical Data


Forecast Period


Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Billion, Volume in Kilotons and CAGR from 2022-2032

Report Coverage

Revenue Forecast, Volume Forecast, Company Ranking, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Trends and Pricing Analysis

Segments Covered

  • Type
  • Application
  • Region

Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • APEJ
  • Japan
  • Middle East and Africa

Key Countries Profiled

  • U.S
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Germany
  • U.K
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Nordics
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • China
  • India
  • GCC
  • South Africa


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Key Segments Covered in the Acetophenone Market Report


  • Cumene Process Acetophenone
  • Ethylbenzene Process Acetophenone
  • Other Acetophenone Types


  • Acetophenone for Industrial Solvents
  • Acetophenone for the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Acetophenone for Flavors & Fragrances
  • Acetophenone for Other Applications


  • North America
  • Latin  America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • APEJ
  • Japan
  • Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

FMI projects the global Acetophenone market to expand at a 4% value CAGR by 2032

Asia Pacific is expected to be the most opportunistic Acetophenone market, expanding at a noteworthy CAGR

AkzoNobel N.V, Asahi Glass Co. Ltd., Dow Chemical Company and Solvay S.A are some prominent acetophenone manufacturers.

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