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Aldehydes Market

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

Aldehydes Market by Product Type & Region - Forecast 2022 - 2032

Aldehydes Market Overview 2022 - 2032

The aldehydes market is likely to register a CAGR of 3.8% during the forecast period. The market is likely to be valued at US$ 4.57 Bn in 2022 and likely to be valued at US$ 6.64 Bn by 2032.

Aldehydes Market CAGR (2022-2032)


Aldehydes Market Value (2022)

US$ 4.57 Bn

Aldehydes Market Value (2032)

US$ 6.64 Bn

The global aldehydes market size is growing in the end-use industries such as medical disinfectants, automobiles, dyes, plastic additives, and agrochemicals during the forecast period. The growing fertilizers in the agriculture sector to produce crops are anticipated to boost the aldehydes market share in recent years. Moreover, the demand for coating and paints in the construction industry is accelerating market growth during the forecast period. In addition, the construction industry is anticipated to touch a valuation of US$ 15.5 Trillion by 2030.

The demand for aldehydes is rising in the food industry for preserving food, and vegetables are likely to surge the market size during the forecast period. Moreover, the beverages and liquor industries are likely to increase the adoption of aldehydes to be broadly utilized for alcohol.

Based on product type segment, the market is further divided into Formaldehyde, Acetaldehyde, Propionaldehyde, Butyraldehyde, Benzaldehyde, Tolualdehyde, and Furfural. Formaldehyde is dominating the market share due to being widely used by key manufacturers in urea-formaldehyde resins, phenol-formaldehyde resins, and melamine formaldehyde resins. It is also used for several medical applications to kill bacteria and microbes with a superior ability growing in the market growth. On the other hand, the adoption of benzaldehyde is used in the production of several chemicals, such as acridine dyes and styrene, among others.

Based on region, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA. Asia Pacific dominates the market size due to capturing a maximum share of around 50% in the global market during the forecast period. Due to the rising manufacturing sector and food & beverages industry is surging the demand for aldehydes in the region during the foreseen time. However, Europe is the second leading region in the global market due to the rising consumption of aldehydes by end-use industries.

The market is consolidated by the number the numbers of key players present all around the globe during the forecast period. The market players are growing the market size by increasing the sales of aldehydes in several end-use industries. According to end users' demand, the key players are focusing on their requirements and developing the types of aldehydes during the forecast period.

On the other side, the prominent vendors are playing a crucial role in upsurging the market growth by contributing the lion's share during the foreseen time. These players are using various marketing methodologies to lift the market to another height. Some of these marketing tactics include mergers, acquisitions, agreements, and product launches, among others.

Aldehydes are defined as the organic compounds containing a formyl group. The properties and characteristics of aldehydes, however, vary according to the remainder of the molecule apart from just the formyl group. Some of the main types of aldehydes are formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, butyraldehyde, benzaldehyde, propionaldehyde, tolualdehyde, furfural and others.

Each of these aldehydes has different applications and is produced in different quantities according to their utilization for various applications in various regions. Aldehydes are extensively used in medical, industrial, food and a host of other applications. Industrially, aldehydes are extensively used as precursor to various other chemicals such as acids, alcohols, resins etc.

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Drivers and Restraints

Among the different kinds of aldehydes, formaldehyde is the one of the most common types and is placed amongst the largest consumed aldehydes globally. The formaldehyde market is driven by its use in the manufacture of different kinds of resins such as urea formaldehyde resins, melamine formaldehyde resins and phenol formaldehyde resins. Apart from this, formaldehyde demand is also driven by its use for other downstream chemicals such as 1,4-butanediol and others.

Formaldehyde is also used in medical application as a disinfectant owing to its superior ability to kill bacteria and other microbes. Benzaldehyde is another widely used variety of the aldehyde family, which is used mainly as a precursor in production of many chemicals such as plastic additives, pharmaceuticals, acrydine dyes, styrene and others.

Butyraldehyde is another major chemical in the aldehyde family which has tremendous industrial applications. Butyraldehyde is used to produce downstream chemicals such as n-butanol, 2-ethylhexanol and polyvinyl butyral which are used in a host of end use industries.

N-butanol is by far the most produced downstream chemical accounting for over 60% of the consumption of butyraldehyde. Acetaldehyde is another important chemical in the aldehyde family. Similar to the other aldehydes, acetaldehyde is also used mainly as a precursor compound.

The main application of acetaldehyde is as a parent chemical for the production of acetic acid, which, again is an important basic chemical having a lot of end user applications. Also, acetaldehyde is widely used as a plasticizer in the plastics industry and as a paint binder in the paints and coatings industry.

Although the chemicals under the aldehyde family are indispensable in a lot of end use industries, the primary restraint of the market is the environmentally hazardous status of a number of aldehyde compounds.

Some aldehydes are immensely toxic to human beings as well as the environment, owing to which green alternatives are being developed. Green aldehyde compounds naturally have an opportunity to gradually replace some of the existing application domains of traditional aldehydes.

Regional Outlook

On the basis of regions, global aldehydes market is segmented into seven main regions, which are North America, Latin America, Middle East & Africa, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) and Japan.

Owing to the huge growth of manufacturing industry in the region, APEJ accounts for approximately half of the global consumption. Europe is the second largest consumer of aldehyde compounds followed by North America.

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Market Players

Some of the major players studied in this documentation of global aldehyde market are Celanese Corporation, Huntsman Corporation, BASF SE, Georgia Pacific Corporation and Dynea Oy and others.

The report covers exhaustive analysis on

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  • Market Dynamics
  • Market Size
  • Market Supply & Demand
  • Market Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
  • Competition & Companies involved
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Market Value Chain
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Regional analysis includes

  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico. Brazil)
  • Western Europe (Germany, Italy, France, U.K, Spain, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)
  • Eastern Europe (Poland, Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, ASEAN, Australia & New Zealand)
  • Japan
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, S. Africa, N. Africa)

The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain.

The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

Market Segmentation

The aldehydes market is segmented on the basis of product type and regions.

On product type basis, the aldehydes market is segmented into the following products:

  • Formaldehyde
  • Acetaldehyde
  • Propionaldehyde
  • Butyraldehyde
  • Benzaldehyde
  • Tolualdehyde
  • Furfural
  • Others (Cinnamaldehyde, Vanillin, dialdehydes)

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