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Isobutyric Acid Market Research Report Information By Application (Animal Feed, Chemical Intermediate, Food and Flavors, Pharmaceuticals, Perfumes And Others), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) โ€“Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/CnM/6001-HCR | 140 Pages | Author: Chitranshi Jaiswal| June 2024

Global Isobutyric Acid Market Overview


Isobutyric Acid Market Size was valued at USD 0.16 Billion in 2023. The Isobutyric Acid industry is projected to grow from USD 0.17 Billion in 2024 to USD 0.32 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.91% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Growing demand for isobutyric acid as a feed additive, as well as increased investment in the chemical sector are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Isobutyric Acid Market Overview


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Isobutyric Acid Market Trends




  • Growing demand in the food and beverage industry is fueling market growth




Market CAGR for isobutyric acid is being driven by the growing demand in the food and beverage industry. As a carboxylic acid, isobutyric acid is utilized in a variety of products, including flavours, fragrances, and animal feed. The food and beverage industry's rising need for isobutyric acid is propelling the market's expansion. Cheese, butter, and beef are just a few examples of the foods that use isobutyric acid as a flavouring. The food and beverage sector's expansion is anticipated to fuel the market for isobutyric acid, which in turn is anticipated to fuel the market's expansion. This is because there is projected to be a rise in the demand for processed food products. The industry that produces animal feed also uses isobutyric acid as a feed ingredient. It is used to make animal feed more flavorful, which enhances the way that animals consume their food. The market for isobutyric acid is anticipated to develop as a result of the rising demand for meat and dairy products, which is also anticipated to promote the growth of the animal feed sector.


Additionally, isobutyric acid is employed as a solvent in numerous processes, including the manufacture of resins, polymers, and coatings. The isobutyric acid market is anticipated to expand as a result of the rising demand for these applications. The market for isobutyric acid is anticipated to rise as a result of rising investments in the chemical sector in developing nations like China, India, and Brazil.


In the pharmaceutical sector, isobutyric acid is employed as an intermediary in the manufacture of numerous drugs, including ibuprofen, valproic acid, and others. The isobutyric acid market is predicted to expand due to the rising demand for these medications. Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (NSAID) that is made from isobutyric acid and used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. In turn, the demand for ibuprofen is anticipated to boost the growth of the isobutyric acid market due to the rising incidence of inflammatory and painful conditions.


Additionally, valproic acid, which is used to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and migraine headaches, is made using isobutyric acid as a raw material. The isobutyric acid market is anticipated to expand as a result of the rising demand for these medications. The isobutyric acid market is anticipated to expand as a result of rising pharmaceutical sector investments in developing nations like China, India, and Brazil.


Isobutyric Acid Market Segment Insights


Isobutyric Acid Application Insights


The Isobutyric Acid Market segmentation, based on Application includes animal feed, chemical intermediate, food and flavors, pharmaceuticals, perfumes and others. The animal feed segment dominates the isobutyric acid market due to rising demand for high-quality animal feed and increased awareness of the benefits of isobutyric acid as a feed ingredient. Isobutyric acid is used in animal feed as a flavouring agent and a growth stimulant, which improves the animals' general health and production. The rising demand for meat and dairy products in emerging economies such as China, India, and Brazil is also likely to boost the expansion of the animal feed segment in the isobutyric acid market. In addition, the food and flavour area is the isobutyric acid market's fastest growing segment, due to the increased demand for isobutyric acid as a flavouring ingredient in the food industry. Isobutyric acid is used to enhance the flavour and aroma of a variety of culinary products, including cheese and butter. The growing demand for processed food products in emerging nations such as China, India, and Brazil is likely to boost the expansion of the isobutyric acid market's food segment. Furthermore, rising awareness of the benefits of isobutyric acid as a natural flavouring ingredient is likely to propel the food section of the isobutyric acid market forward.


Figure1: Isobutyric Acid Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Isobutyric Acid Market, by Application


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Isobutyric Acid Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The market for isobutyric acid is dominated by North America, because the region has a high number of end-use industries such as pharmaceuticals, food, and animal feed. In addition, the area is home to several significant manufacturers in the isobutyric acid market that are heavily investing in research and development to find new applications for the product. Furthermore, the growing awareness of the benefits of the product, such as its usage as a flavouring agent in the food industry and as a raw material in the synthesis of various medications, can be contributed to the region's increasing demand for isobutyric acid.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil. 


Figure2: ISOBUTYRIC ACID MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


ISOBUTYRIC ACID MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe Isobutyric Acid Market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the region's abundance of end-use industries, including those producing food, medicine, and animal feed. Further, the German Isobutyric Acid Market held the largest market share, and the UK Isobutyric Acid Market was the fastest growing market in the European region


The Asia-Pacific Isobutyric Acid Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is due to the product's rising demand from regional end-use sectors, including food, pharmaceuticals, and animal feed. Moreover, China’s Isobutyric Acid Market held the largest market share, and the IndianIsobutyric Acid Market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Isobutyric Acid Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Isobutyric Acid Market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, Isobutyric Acidindustry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the Isobutyric Acid industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Isobutyric Acid industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Isobutyric Acid Market, including Blue Marble Biomaterials(U.S.), Tokyo Chemical Industry Co. Ltd.(Japan), Snowco industrial Co., Ltd. (China), Eastman Chemical Company(U.S.) and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


BASF SE is a European multinational corporation and the world's largest chemical producer. The company's headquarters are in Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has subsidiaries and joint ventures in over 80 countries and runs six integrated manufacturing sites as well as 390 other manufacturing locations throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, the Americas, and Africa. BASF has customers in over 190 countries and serves a wide range of sectors. Despite its size and influence, BASF has gotten little public notice since it stopped producing and selling BASF-branded consumer electronics in the 1990s. In 2020, BASF SE announced the opening of a new isobutyric acid production plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, to address rising demand from the pharmaceutical and food industries.


Celanese Corporation, located in Irving, Texas, is an American technology and specialized materials corporation. The Fortune 500 firm is the world's top producer of acetic acid, generating around 1.95 million tonnes per year, accounting for approximately 25% of production. Celanese is also the largest manufacturer of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) in the world. Celanese has 25 manufacturing units and six research centres spread across 11 countries, mostly in North America, Europe, and Asia. The corporation owns and manages three of the world's largest acetic acid plants: one in Pasadena's Clear Lake region, one in Singapore's Jurong Island, and one in Nanjing, China. In July 2019, Celanese Corporation announced the acquisition of a 365 kilotons per annum isobutyric acid production facility from China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) in order to increase its isobutyric acid production capacity and fulfill rising demand from the pharmaceutical and food industries.


Key Companies in the Isobutyric Acid market include



  • Beijing Huamaoyuan Fragrance Flavor Co., ltd., Inc. (China)

  • Perstorp Holding AB(Germany)

  • OXEA GmbH (Germany)

  • Blue Marble Biomaterials(U.S.)

  • Tokyo Chemical Industry Co. Ltd.(Japan)

  • Snowco industrial Co., Ltd. (China)

  • Eastman Chemical Company(U.S.)


Isobutyric Acid Industry Developments


In September 2020, Eastman Chemical Company announced an increase in isobutyric acid production capacity at its Kingsport, Tennessee plant to fulfill rising demand.


In March 2019, Perstorp Holding AB announced the expansion of its isobutyric acid production capacity at its Stenungsund, Sweden, plant to fulfill rising demand from the animal feed and food industries.


In December 2019, Oxea GmbH announced an increase in isobutyric acid production capacity at its Bay City, Texas, plant to fulfill rising demand from the animal feed and food industries.


Isobutyric Acid Market Segmentation


Isobutyric Acid Market By Application Outlook (USD Billion, 2019-2030)



  • Animal Feed

  • Chemical Intermediate

  • Food and Flavors

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Perfumes

  • Others


Isobutyric Acid Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 0.16 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 0.17 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 0.32 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 7.91% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, AsiaPacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Beijing Huamaoyuan Fragrance Flavor Co., ltd., Inc. (China), Perstorp Holding AB(Germany), OXEA GmbH (Germany), Blue Marble Biomaterials(U.S.), Tokyo Chemical Industry Co. Ltd.(Japan), Snowco industrial Co., Ltd. (China), Eastman Chemical Company(U.S.)
Key Market Opportunities Increased research and development investment in the usage of isobutyric acid in various industries may provide new opportunities.
Key Market Dynamics Expanding use in food and flavour applications as well as perfumes because to its pleasant scent and sweat test.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Isobutyric Acid Market size was valued at USD 0.16 Billion in 2023.

The Isobutyric Acid Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.91% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share in the Isobutyric Acid Market.

The key players in the Isobutyric Acid Market are Blue Marble Biomaterials(U.S.), Tokyo Chemical Industry Co. Ltd.(Japan), Snowco industrial Co., Ltd. (China), Eastman Chemical Company(U.S.).

The animal feed category dominated the Isobutyric Acid Market in 2023.

The food and flavours had the largest share in the Isobutyric Acid Market.

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