Thionyl Chloride Market

2020 Analysis and Review of Thionyl Chloride Market by Application - Agrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Dyes & Pigments, Organic Synthesis, Batteries, and Others for 2020-2030

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Thionyl Chloride Market to Reach US$ 688 Mn by 2030

Thionyl chloride is emerging as a suitable alternative to other reagents such as phosphorous pentachloride, as it streamlines the purification procedure of products, and is used as a chlorinating agent in several chemical reactions. Following a promising growth curve, the global revenue pool of the thionyl chloride market will inflate nearly 1.6X over the forecast period, 2020-2030. The market is expected to flourish in line with the booming global pharmaceutical and agrochemical sectors, as suggested by a new FMI study. 

Thionyl Chloride Market: Key Insights

  • The global thionyl chloride market would surpass the half-a-billion mark in 2024.
  • Rising usage of pesticides and top-line growth of the pharmaceutical industry are primarily shaping the market value pool.
  • Technical grade thionyl chloride stays in-demand; pharmaceutical grade to see rise in consumption.
  • Pharmaceutical industry would be the key end user of thionyl chloride; manufacturers to unpack value-capture potential in the agrochemical industry.
  • Europe currently leads the pack in thionyl chloride market; East Asia to emerge as fastest-growing thionyl chloride market.

KEY FACTORS SHAPING THIONYL CHLORIDE MARKET

Increase in Preference for Thionyl Chloride over Other Reagents to Boost Sales

Thionyl chloride, along with its various benefits, is a substitute for other reagents such as phosphorous pentachloride. It is a versatile reagent, and by-products of thionyl chloride are in the gaseous state that tend to ease the purification process of products, promoting their use as reagents. Moreover, it easily decomposes into hydrogen chloride and sulfur dioxide. It is primarily used as a chlorinating agent to prepare carboxylic acid chlorides from carboxylic acid. It is also used in the conversion of alcohols to alkyl chlorides, chlorination of acid anhydride, chlorine displacement of organic sulfonic acid/carboxylic acid, and other reactions. Increasing preference for thionyl chloride over other reagents is expected to propel the growth of the thionyl chloride market over the forecast period.

Rise in Demand for Pesticides, Globally

The global population was pegged at 7.7 billion in 2019, with an increase of 1.1% during 2017-2018. High population growth has fuelled food consumption, globally, which has surged the demand for agricultural products. This has contributed towards an increase in the use of agriculture chemicals to enhance crop production and developments in the agriculture sector. Thus, the use of agrochemicals, such as fertilizers and pesticides, has become a necessity to meet the growing demand for food. With growth in the demand for agricultural products, it is imperative to ensure high output with available resources, and this is accelerating the use of various pesticides to improve crop yield and production, which, in turn, is expected to drive the growth of the thionyl chloride market.

Exponential Growth in Pharmaceutical Industry to Propel Market Growth

Thionyl chloride is used in the production of distinct pharmaceutical products such as isocarbophos, indomethacin, vitamin A, sumicidin, propargite, tetramisole hydrochloride, and others. Moreover, chlorination has various benefits in the pharmaceutical industry, such as backward integration into reagents, sustainable production processes, efficient chlorination in batches and continuous processes, and environment-friendly recycling of side-streams. The global pharmaceutical industry was pegged at US$ 1.2 trillion in 2018, and is expected to reach US$ 1.6 trillion by 2025. Digital revolution and availability of newer and improved technologies are anticipated to propel the growth of the pharmaceutical industry over the forecast period, and thereby increase the demand for thionyl chloride in the foreseeable future.

East Asia to Outpace Europe by 2022

In terms of value, the thionyl chloride market in Europe led the global market in 2019. The thionyl chloride market in China is projected to offer the most lucrative opportunities for revenue generation over the forecast period. The market in East Asia is also expected to record the highest growth rate over the forecast period, owing to the high demand for thionyl chloride from pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries in the region.

On the flip side, the thionyl chloride market in East Asia is likely to witness notable dip in demand due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. China, which is the origin of the pandemic, houses a majority of thionyl chloride producers. As the government in the country has imposed travel restrictions and bans on import-export activities, various end-use industries are experiencing manufacturing halts. This has resulted in reduced demand, and, in turn, is affecting the supply chain of the East Asia thionyl chloride market.

Thionyl Chloride Market: Structure Analysis

  • Collaboration is one of the key strategies followed by leading thionyl chloride manufacturers in the market.
  • Lanxess AG, Transpek Industries Ltd., CABB Group, Sigma Aldrich Co. LLC, Shandong Kaisheng New Materials Co. Ltd., Angene International Limited, Jiangxi Selon Industrial Co. Ltd., ChemTik, and Aurora Fine Chemicals LLC are the largest and most experienced players in the global thionyl chloride market.
  • High market concentration ratio in China suggests that there is intense ongoing competition in the thionyl chloride market. Thus, market competitors are deploying cost-effective solutions in order to maintain or enhance their market shares.

Report Metrics

Details

Base Year

2019

Historical Period

2015-2019

Forecast Period

2020-2030

Market Value in 2019

US$ 442.2 Mn

Segments Covered

Grade, Application, Production Process, and Region

Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East & Africa

Key Companies

Lanxess AG, Transpek Industries Ltd., CABB Group, Sigma Aldrich Co. LLC, Shandong Kaisheng New Materials Co. Ltd., Angene International Limited, Jiangxi Selon Industrial Co. Ltd., ChemTik, and Aurora Fine Chemicals LLC.

Growth Drivers

  • Flourishing pharmaceutical industry.
  • Surging adoption of pesticides, worldwide
  • Higher preference of thionyl chloride over other reagents

Stakeholders Stay Glued to Technical Grade Thionyl Chloride

Technical grade would be a key value creator in the thionyl chloride market. Around 7 out of 10 market players are investing in technical grade thionyl chloride. This research work further underlines that, the technical grade segment would register half-a-billion dollar revenue toward the end of the projection timeframe. On the other hand, unprecedented growth of the pharmaceutical industry is influencing manufacturers to channelize their capital investments toward pharmaceutical grade thionyl chloride. Although the pharmaceutical grade is gathering momentum, manufacturers continue to reap substantial returns from the technical grade.

East Asia to Outperform Europe in 2022

At present, manufacturers are allocating a significant portion of their resources to Europe, followed by East Asia. Together, both these regions hold around half of the overall thionyl chloride market value. However, this study reveals that, the trend is likely to be reversed in the near term. East Asia is the production hub of the global chemical industry. In addition, pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries in the region are showing positive signs. These factors are oiling the growth engine of the thionyl chloride market in East Asia.

Accelerating Consumption of Pesticides to Offer Further Growth Spurt

The agriculture sector is under pressure to boost its productivity in order to satiate the ever-growing global population. This demanding situation is influencing agronomists to increase the utilization of agrochemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides in a bid to improve crop yield, and, in turn, sustain the supply-demand gap. Thionyl chloride is an integral component in manufacturing pesticides, as a solvent. Worldwide food consumption is poised to outperform in the decades ahead, and, as such, market players must focus on grabbing this value-creation opportunity to maintain their competitiveness in the global landscape.

Technical grade hold leading value share

Pharmaceutical grade to showcase greater CAGR

High adoption in pharmaceuticals

Usage in agrochemicals to remain stable

Sulfur trioxide route remains highly preferred

Sulfur dioxide route to garner traction

How Growth will Unfold

Thionyl chloride is finding immense utilization in manufacturing pharmaceuticals - sumicidin, vitamin A, and tetramisole hydrochloride. The application category captures a leading share in the market, and would maintain its positive trend at a healthy pace over the coming years. Given an upsurge in the usage of pesticides and fertilizers to boost agricultural productivity, players in the thionyl chloride market are also investing in the agrochemical industry, wherein, thionyl chloride is used as a solvent. Collectively, the adoption of thionyl chloride in both these end uses would account for 50% revenue share.

Thionyl Chloride  Market by Application, 2020 (E)

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Overview

A recent market study published by Future Market Insights (FMI) on the thionyl chloride market includes global industry analysis of 2015-2019 and opportunity assessment for 2020-2030, and delivers a comprehensive assessment of the most important market dynamics. Our analysts conduct thorough research on the historical as well as current growth parameters of the market to obtain growth prospects with maximum precision.

Thionyl Chloride Market Taxonomy

Grade

  • Technical Grade
  • Pharmaceutical  Grade

Application

  • Agrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Dyes & Pigments
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Batteries
  • Others

Production Process

  • Sulfur Trioxide Route
  • Sulfur Dioxide Route
  • Other Routes

Region

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East & Africa

What's Included

The report initiates with the executive summary of the thionyl chloride market, which includes a summary of the key findings and statistics of the market. It also includes the demand & supply-side trends pertaining to the market.

In this chapter, readers can find the definition and a detailed taxonomy of the thionyl chloride market, which will help them understand the basic information about the thionyl chloride market. Along with this, comprehensive information about thionyl chloride is provided in this section. This section also highlights the inclusions and exclusions, which help readers understand the scope of the report.

The thionyl chloride market report provides key market trends that are expected to significantly impact market growth during the forecast period. Detailed industry trends are provided in this section.

This section includes successful factors and strategies adopted by key market participants.

This section explains the global market value analysis and forecast for the thionyl chloride market for the forecast period of 2020-2030. This chapter includes a detailed analysis of the historical thionyl chloride market, along with an opportunity analysis of the future. Readers can also find the absolute $ opportunity for the current year (2020), and incremental $ opportunity for the forecast period (2020-2030). Along with this, pricing analysis of the thionyl chloride market at the regional level has been provided in this section. This section also explains the global market volume analysis and forecast for the market during the forecast period of 2020-2030.

This chapter explains key macroeconomic factors that are expected to influence the growth of the thionyl chloride market over the forecast period. Along with the macroeconomic factors, this section also highlights the value chain, supply chain, forecast factors, and value chain analysis for the thionyl chloride market. Moreover, in-depth information about the market dynamics and their impact analysis on the market have been provided in the successive section.

Based on grade, the thionyl chloride market is segmented into technical grade and pharmaceutical grade. In this chapter, readers can find information about the key trends and developments in the thionyl chloride market and market attractiveness analysis based on grade.

Based on application, the thionyl chloride market is segmented into agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, dyes & pigments, organic synthesis, batteries, and others. In this chapter, readers can find information about the key trends and developments in the thionyl chloride market and market attractiveness analysis based on application.

This chapter provides details about the thionyl chloride market based on production process, and has been classified into sulfur trioxide route, sulfur dioxide route, and other routes.

This chapter explains how the thionyl chloride market will grow across various geographic regions such as North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East & Africa.

This chapter includes a detailed analysis of the growth of the North America thionyl chloride market, along with a country-wise assessment that includes the U.S. and Canada. Readers can also find the pricing analysis, regional trends, and market growth based on application and countries in North America.

This chapter provides the growth scenario of the thionyl chloride market in Latin American countries such as Brazil, Mexico, and the Rest of Latin America. Along with this, an assessment of the market across target segments has been provided.

Important growth prospects of the thionyl chloride market in several countries such as the Germany, Italy, France, the U.K., Spain, BENELUX, Nordic, Russia, and the Rest of Europe are included in this chapter.

This chapter highlights the growth of the thionyl chloride market in East Asia by focusing on China, Japan, and South Korea. This section also helps readers understand the key factors that are responsible for the growth of the thionyl chloride market in East Asia.

This chapter highlights the growth of the thionyl chloride market in South Asia by focusing on India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Rest of South Asia. This section also helps readers understand the key factors that are responsible for the growth of the thionyl chloride market in South Asia.

This chapter highlights the growth of the thionyl chloride market by focusing on Oceania. This section also helps readers understand the key factors that are responsible for the growth of the thionyl chloride market in Australia and New Zealand.

This chapter highlights the growth of the thionyl chloride market in the Middle East & Africa by focusing on Turkey, GCC Countries, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa. This section also helps readers understand the key factors that are responsible for the growth of the thionyl chloride market in the Middle East & Africa.

In this chapter, readers can find detailed information about the tier analysis and market concentration of key players in the thionyl chloride market, along with their market presence analysis by region and product portfolio.

In this chapter, readers can find a comprehensive list of all the prominent stakeholders in the thionyl chloride market, along with detailed information about each company, which includes company overview, revenue shares, strategic overview, and recent company developments. Some of the market players featured in the report are as Lanxess AG, Transpek Industries Ltd., CABB Group, Sigma Aldrich Co. LLC, Shandong Kaisheng New Materials Co. Ltd., Angene International Limited, Jiangxi Selon Industrial Co. Ltd., ChemTik, Aurora Fine Chemicals LLC, and others.

This chapter includes a list of acronyms and assumptions that provides a base to the information and statistics included in the thionyl chloride market report.

This chapter help readers understand the research methodology followed to obtain various conclusions as well as important qualitative and quantitative information about the thionyl chloride market.

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  • Current market dynamics and challenges
  • Yesteryear trends 
  • Market characteristics
  • Market performance and growth quadrants
  • Competition structure and market structure
  • Strategic growth initiatives
  • Near-term and long-term market growth prospects
  • Market segment splits and authenticity
  • Opinions on market projections and validity of assumptions

Secondary Research

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  • Annual Reports and Investor Presentations
  • Research Papers
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