Ethylbenzene Market Research Report - Forecast till 2030

Ethylbenzene Market: Information by Application (Gasoline, Paint, Natural Gas, Asphalt & Naptha, Diethylbenzene and others), End-Use Industry (Polymers, Construction, Agricultural, Packaging, Electronics, Paints & Coatings and other Industrial) and Region (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America and Middle East & Africa) - Forecast till 2030

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Ethylbenzene Market stood at over USD 15 billion in 2017 and is expected to register a CAGR of over 3.6% during the forecast period.

Regional Analysis

The ethylbenzene market segmented on the basis of region Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The Asia-Pacific market accounted for one-third of the market share in terms of value and volume in 2018 and is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period owing to the growing industrial sector, particularly in China and India. China is estimated to hold more than half of the regional market share due to the availability of low-cost labor, subsidies from the government, and minimal taxes.

The North American market is also expected to be a prominent market for ethylbenzene during the forecast period. The regional market is expected to witness moderate growth as compared to the Asia-Pacific market. Ethylbenzene finds extensive use in the manufacturing of styrene; the US is one of the key manufacturers of polymers, which is contributing to the growth of the regional market.

The stringent REACH regulations are expected to act as a barrier to the growth of the European ethylbenzene market.

The Middle East & African and Latin American markets are collectively estimated to hold approximately one-tenth of the market share during the review period.

Key Players

Some of the key players operating in the ethylbenzene market are Chevron Phillips Chemical (US), Synthos S.A. (Germany), Total S.A. (France), Versalis (Italy), ufu Xindi Chemical Research Limited Company. (China), LyondellBasell Industries (The Netherlands), Zhejiang Weishi Biotechnology Co., Ltd (China), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), DowDuPont (US), BASF SE (Europe), and Royal Dutch Shell Plc (The Netherlands), among others

Market Overview
Ethylbenzene is a colorless, highly flammable liquid, having a sweet aroma as of gasoline. Ethylbenzene is also known as phenylethane or alpha-methyl toluene. Naturally, ethylbenzene is found in petroleum and coal tar. On the commercial scale, ethylbenzene is produced as a result of alkylation of ethylene with benzene. However, a small fraction of ethylbenzene is produced from C8 aromatics by the super-fractioning method. The demand for ethylbenzene is expected to be driven by the expanding petrochemical industry across the globe.

Ethylbenzene is widely used in the production of styrene, via a catalytic dehydrogenation technology. More than three-fourth of ethylbenzene produced is used in the production of styrene. Ethylbenzene and styrene are essential aromatics. Styrene is a precursor to various chemicals, e.g., acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), styrene-acrylonitrile (SAN) resins, polystyrene, acrylonitrile butadiene, styrene protective coatings, SBR, and styrene polyester. The growing use of ethylbenzene in end-use industries such as polymer, construction, and agricultural is expected to boost the growth of the global market during the forecast period.

Ethylbenzene is also used as an intermediate in the production of various intermediate chemicals. The increasing demand for chemicals in various industries in developing and emerging economies is projected to fuel the demand for ethylbenzene. The paints & coatings industry extensively uses ethylbenzene in the production of lacquers, paints, and varnishes. Additionally, It is also used as an agent in the production of pesticides used in the agricultural industry. The demand for food is increasing due to the growth in population, which is expected to boost the growth of the global market in the coming years.

The ethylebenzene market across the globe is expected to witness for significant growth owing to positive growth among end use industries. The key players are working on developing sustainable ethylbenzene manufacturing units. However, the growth of the global ethylbenzene market is expected to affect by environmental regulations in some of the developing countries. The existing key players are planning to invest in R&D to develop a new application to increase ethylbenzene demand in the during the forecast period. However, some of the key players are conducting R&D to produce bio-based ethylbenzene to comply with regulations set by the regional governments. Innovative technologies are also being employed to produce ethylbenzene. These are the current trends which are expected to boost market growth during the forecast period. Additionally, the key players are promoting their products to enter the untapped regions, e.g., the Middle East & Africa.


The global ethylbenzene market has been segmented based on application, end-use industry, and region.

By application, the global market has been divided into gasoline, paint, natural gas, asphalt & naphtha, diethylbenzene, and others

Based on end-use industry, the global market has been segregated into polymers, construction, agriculture, paints & coatings, packaging, electronics, and other industrial.

The global market, by region, has been segregated into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.

Intended Audience

  • Unsaturated polyester resins

  • Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene

  • Styrene-butadiene elastomers and latex

  • Styrene-acrylonitrile resins

Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030 : Substantial CAGR
  CAGR   CAGR of 3.6% (2022-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022 to 2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   application, end-use industry
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Chevron Phillips Chemical (US), Synthos S.A. (Germany), Total S.A. (France), Versalis (Italy), ufu Xindi Chemical Research Limited Company. (China), LyondellBasell Industries (The Netherlands), Zhejiang Weishi Biotechnology Co., Ltd (China), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), DowDuPont (US), BASF SE (Europe), and Royal Dutch Shell Plc (The Netherlands)
  Key Market Opportunities   New product launches and R&D Amongst major key Players
  Key Market Drivers   expanding petrochemical industry

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Valuation of the global Ethylbenzene Market had reached USD 15 BN in 2017.

Ethylbenzene Market is projected to expand at over 3.6% CAGR during the assessment period (2019-2025).

Gasoline is the largest application segment in the global Ethylbenzene Market.

Asia Pacific holds the largest share in the global Ethylbenzene Market, followed by North America and Europe, respectively.

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company (US), Synthos S.A. (Germany), LyondellBasell Industries (The Netherlands), Versalis (Italy), Total S.A. (France), ufu Xindi Chemical Research Limited Company. (China), Zhejiang Weishi Biotechnology Co., Ltd (China), Royal Dutch Shell Plc (The Netherlands), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), BASF SE (Europe), and DowDuPont (US), are some of the major players operating in the Ethylbenzene Market.