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Executive Summary 


In recent years, the global market for propylene glycol has witnessed significant expansion, driven by its versatile applications across various industries. Propylene glycol, a colorless and odorless liquid, finds extensive use in sectors ranging from food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, to industrial applications like antifreeze and de-icing solutions. This remarkable versatility has propelled the demand for propylene glycol, leading to a surge in its market value.


Some market statistics of this industry are as follows:


  • In 2020, the global market for propylene glycol was valued at approximately $4.7 billion.
  • The market is projected to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 5.2% from 2023 to 2027.
  • North America and Europe are prominent regions in propylene glycol consumption, owing to their robust industrial sectors and extensive application across various end-user industries.
  • Asia-Pacific is anticipated to witness substantial growth due to burgeoning demand from emerging economies like China and India.


The propylene glycol market is experiencing robust growth, driven by several key factors. Firstly, the food and beverage industry plays a pivotal role, accounting for a significant portion of propylene glycol consumption. In 2020, this sector constituted approximately 35% of the global market, with propylene glycol serving as a crucial additive for its solvent, humectant, and stabilizing properties. Moreover, its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in food products has further propelled its demand.


Secondly, the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector is a major growth driver, with propylene glycol finding extensive application in various formulations and oral medications. This industry segment accounted for around 25% of the global market in 2020, and its continued expansion is anticipated to fuel the demand for propylene glycol.


Furthermore, propylene glycol is a crucial ingredient in the cosmetics and personal care industry, representing approximately 20% of the market in 2020. Its moisturizing and emollient properties make it a sought-after component in skincare, haircare, and personal care products.


While the propylene glycol market exhibits significant growth potential, challenges related to stringent regulations and environmental concerns associated with its production and disposal persist. However, the exploration of bio-based propylene glycol and technological advancements in production processes present avenues for sustainable growth.


The propylene glycol market's buoyant growth is underpinned by its diverse applications across various industries. The pivotal role it plays in sectors like food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and industrial applications positions it as a vital component in modern manufacturing and consumer products. With an anticipated compound annual growth rate of approximately 5.2% from 2023 to 2027, the market is set for continued expansion.


Aruvian Research's "Global Market for Propylene Glycol - Forecast and Analysis 2023" presents a meticulously researched and comprehensive assessment of the propylene glycol market. The report unfolds in distinct sections crafted to furnish a comprehensive comprehension of this market.


Commencing with an enlightening introduction that delineates the report's objectives and scope, it seamlessly transitions into an elaborate market overview encompassing historical data, current market size, and growth projections up until the latest available data in 2021. The subsequent segment, the market dynamics section, provides an in-depth analysis of the propylene glycol market's driving forces, impediments, opportunities, and challenges.


Moreover, the report offers a thorough market segmentation based on critical factors including application, end-use industry, and region. This meticulous classification equips readers with nuanced insights into the multifaceted dimensions of the propylene glycol market landscape. The report also features a dedicated regional analysis section evaluating the market on a global scale. This evaluation centers on key regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa, incorporating forecast data up to 2027. This regional perspective empowers readers to discern specific trends and capitalize on opportunities within each geographic area.


Aruvian Research's "Global Market for Propylene Glycol - Forecast and Analysis 2023" stands as an indispensable resource for industry professionals, market analysts, and stakeholders, offering a profound understanding of the propylene glycol market, encompassing data from 2012 to 2027, thus also illuminating future trajectories beyond.

Global Market for Propylene Glycol - Forecast and Analysis 2023

  • A. Executive Summary


    B. Introduction to Propylene Glycol


    C. Global Propylene Glycol Market: Brief Profile


    D. Propylene Glycol Market in Asia Pacific

    D.1 Industry Size

    D.2 Propylene Glycol Production & Demand

    D.3 Total Industry Capacity

    D.4 Propylene Glycol Plants in Asia Pacific

    D.5 Major Industry Production Process & Technology

    D.6 Analysis of Application Sectors

    D.7 Cost of Propylene Glycol

    D.8 Competitive Landscape


    E. Key Propylene Glycol Markets in Asia Pacific

    E.1 China

    E.1.1 Industry Size

    E.1.2 Propylene Glycol Production & Demand

    E.1.3 Total Industry Capacity

    E.1.4 Propylene Glycol Plants in China

    E.1.5 Major Industry Production Process & Technology

    E.1.6 Analysis of Application Sectors

    E.1.7 Import/Export Scenario

    E.1.8 Cost of Propylene Glycol

    E.1.9 Competitive Landscape

    E.2 India

    E.2.1 Industry Size

    E.2.2 Propylene Glycol Production & Demand

    E.2.3 Total Industry Capacity

    E.2.4 Propylene Glycol Plants in India

    E.2.5 Major Industry Production Process & Technology

    E.2.6 Analysis of Application Sectors

    E.2.7 Import/Export Scenario

    E.2.8 Cost of Propylene Glycol

    E.2.9 Competitive Landscape

    E.3 Japan

    E.3.1 Industry Size

    E.3.2 Propylene Glycol Production & Demand

    E.3.3 Total Industry Capacity

    E.3.4 Propylene Glycol Plants in Japan

    E.3.5 Major Industry Production Process & Technology

    E.3.6 Analysis of Application Sectors

    E.3.7 Import/Export Scenario

    E.3.8 Cost of Propylene Glycol

    E.3.9 Competitive Landscape

    E.4 South Korea

    E.4.1 Industry Size

    E.4.2 Propylene Glycol Production & Demand

    E.4.3 Total Industry Capacity

    E.4.4 Propylene Glycol Plants in South Korea

    E.4.5 Major Industry Production Process & Technology

    E.4.6 Analysis of Application Sectors

    E.4.7 Import/Export Scenario

    E.4.8 Cost of Propylene Glycol

    E.4.9 Competitive Landscape


    F. Propylene Glycol Market in Europe

    F.1 Industry Size

    F.2 Propylene Glycol Production & Demand

    F.3 Total Industry Capacity

    F.4 Propylene Glycol Plants in Europe

    F.5 Major Industry Production Process & Technology

    F.6 Analysis of Application Sectors

    F.7 Cost of Propylene Glycol

    F.8 Competitive Landscape


    G. Key Propylene Glycol Markets in Europe

    G.1 France

    G.1.1 Industry Size

    G.1.2 Propylene Glycol Production & Demand

    G.1.3 Total Industry Capacity

    G.1.4 Propylene Glycol Plants in France

    G.1.5 Major Industry Production Process & Technology

    G.1.6 Analysis of Application Sectors

    G.1.7 Import/Export Scenario

    G.1.8 Cost of Propylene Glycol

    G.1.9 Competitive Landscape

    G.2 Germany

    G.2.1 Industry Size

    G.2.2 Propylene Glycol Production & Demand

    G.2.3 Total Industry Capacity

    G.2.4 Propylene Glycol Plants in Germany

    G.2.5 Major Industry Production Process & Technology

    G.2.6 Analysis of Application Sectors

    G.2.7 Import/Export Scenario

    G.2.8 Cost of Propylene Glycol

    G.2.9 Competitive Landscape


    H. Propylene Glycol Market in North America

    H.1 Industry Size

    H.2 Propylene Glycol Production & Demand

    H.3 Total Industry Capacity

    H.4 Propylene Glycol Plants in North America

    H.5 Major Industry Production Process & Technology

    H.6 Analysis of Application Sectors

    H.7 Cost of Propylene Glycol

    H.8 Competitive Landscape


    I. Key Propylene Glycol Markets in North America

    I.1 United States

    I.1.1 Industry Size

    I.1.2 Propylene Glycol Production & Demand

    I.1.3 Total Industry Capacity

    I.1.4 Propylene Glycol Plants in the US

    I.1.5 Major Industry Production Process & Technology

    I.1.6 Analysis of Application Sectors

    I.1.7 Import/Export Scenario

    I.1.8 Cost of Propylene Glycol

    I.1.9 Competitive Landscape


    J. Major Industry Players (includes company profile, business analysis, industry presence, and SWOT analysis)

    J.1 Dow Chemical Company

    J.2 INEOS Group

    J.3 LyondellBasell Industries N.V.

    J.4 Shell Plc

    J.5 Sumitomo Chemical Company

    J.6 AGC Inc.

    J.7 BASF SE

    J.8 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec)

    J.9 Huntsman Corporation

    J.10 Olin Corporation

    J.11 Repsol S.A.

    J.12 SKC Chemicals Group


    K. Glossary of Terms


    L. Research Methodology

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