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Mercury Market Research Report Information By Product Type (Metal, Alloy and Compound), By Application (Batteries, Electrical and Electronics, and Measuring and Controlling Devices) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) โ€“Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/CnM/10038-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Anshula Mandaokar| June 2024

Global Mercury Market Overview


Mercury Market Size was valued at USD 5.1 Billion in 2022. The Mercury industry is projected to grow from USD 5.176 Billion in 2023 to USD 5.831 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.50% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Increased demand from different end-use industries and the advancements in technology and innovationare the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Mercury Market OverviewSource: The Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Mercury Market Trends




  • Growing demand from different end-use industries is driving the market growth




Market CAGR for mercury is being driven by the rising demand from various end-use industries. Industries such as electronics, healthcare, and automotive heavily rely on mercury for a multitude of applications, fueling the growing need for this versatile element. As sustainable practices gain prominence, the recycling and recovery of mercury from various products become imperative, creating new avenues for market growth. The versatility of mercury in diverse industrial applications positions it as a sought-after element, with its demand expected to continue its upward trajectory in the foreseeable future, shaping the dynamics of the mercury market.


Moreover, the healthcare industry extensively utilizes mercury in medical instruments, thermometers, and dental amalgams, amplifying the overall demand. The automotive sector's reliance on mercury extends to its use in lighting systems, sensors, and automotive switches, further propelling market expansion. As developing nations witness rapid industrialization, the demand for mercury rises, driven by its indispensable role in the production of a variety of goods. Additionally, mercury's prominence in the chemical industry, where it serves as a catalyst in various processes, acts as a catalyst for market growth. The rise in infrastructure projects globally, particularly in construction, paints, and agriculture, leads to an increased need for mercury-containing products, bolstering market dynamics. The energy sector also contributes to the upswing, as mercury finds applications in fluorescent lighting and as a catalyst in the production of chlorine.


Environmental monitoring and remediation efforts further fuel the demand for mercury, as stringent regulations necessitate advanced technologies and equipment for detection and control. The expansion of the mining industry also plays a pivotal role, as mercury is a critical component in certain extraction processes. The technological advancements in mercury-based products, such as thermometers and barometers, contribute to the overall market growth, attracting consumers across diverse industries. Furthermore, the aerospace industry relies on mercury for its unique properties, driving demand for specialized applications in this sector. Mercury plays a crucial role in the manufacturing of various electronic devices and components, including switches, relays, and fluorescent lamps. The unique electrical and thermal conductivity properties of mercury make it an essential element for creating reliable and efficient electronic products. As the demand for electronic gadgets, appliances, and equipment continues to rise globally, the need for mercury in the electronics industry acts as a significant driving force behind the growth of the mercury market. Thus driving the Mercury market revenue.


Mercury Market Segment Insights


Mercury Product Type Insights


The Mercury market segmentation, based on product type, includes Metal, Alloy and Compound. The metal category dominated the market, accounting for the largest market revenue due to their widespread use in various industrial applications. Mercury amalgams, alloys, and compounds find extensive applications in sectors such as electronics, dentistry, and automotive manufacturing. The unique properties of mercury, such as its ability to form stable alloys with other metals, make it an integral component in the production of specialized metal products. Industries leverage these mercury-infused metal products for their exceptional electrical conductivity, durability, and resistance to corrosion. As a result, the dominance of metal product types remains a key factor in shaping the overall landscape of the mercury market.


Mercury Application Insights


The Mercury market segmentation, based on application, includes Batteries, Electrical and electronics, and Measuring and controlling Devices. The electrical & electronics category dominates the market due to the element's indispensable role in manufacturing electronic components. Mercury's unique properties, such as high electrical conductivity and low melting point, make it a key material for switches, relays, and fluorescent lamps. The expanding demand for electronic devices, ranging from consumer electronics to industrial equipment, fuels the sustained growth of the market. Additionally, the increasing trend towards miniaturization in electronics further accentuates the reliance on mercury for its specialized properties. The proliferation of electronic gadgets and the continuous innovation in technology contribute to a consistent and robust demand for mercury within the electrical and electronics sector. This dominance underscores mercury's critical position as a foundational material for the contemporary electronic landscape.


Figure 1: Mercury Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Mercury Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032Source: The Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Mercury Regional Insights


By region, the study gives market insights of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. The North American Mercury market area dominates this market due to its significant industrial and healthcare sectors, which heavily rely on the element for various applications. The region's advanced technological infrastructure, stringent environmental regulations, and sustained demand across diverse industries contribute to its prominent position in driving and shaping the mercury market.


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


Figure 2: MERCURY MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)MERCURY MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022Source: The Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe Mercury market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the stringent environmental regulations and a focus on sustainable practices. Further, the German Mercury market held the largest market share, and the UK Mercury market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific Mercury Market is expected to rise at the fastest CAGR from the year 2023 to 2032. This is due to the rapid industrialization, expanding healthcare sector, and growing demand for electronics and automotive products. Moreover, China’s Mercury market held the largest market share, and the Indian Mercury market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Mercury Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


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


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the Mercury industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Mercury industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to several industries. Major players in the Mercury market, including Avantor Performance Materials, Globe Chemicals, Mayasa, Aldrett Hermanos, Bethlehem Apparatus, China Jin Run Industrial, Merck KGaA, Wake Group, Acton Technologies, DF Goldsmith Chemical & Metal Corp, and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Gusto has gained prominence for its user-friendly platform, which simplifies complex processes related to payroll management, employee benefits, and compliance. The company caters to small and medium-sized businesses, offering a range of services that streamline administrative tasks, enhance employee experience, and ensure compliance with regulations. Gusto's platform integrates payroll processing, tax filing, health insurance management, and other HR functions into a unified system, providing businesses with efficient and automated solutions. In October 2023, Danakali, a miner and developer of potash and sulphate of potash (SOP) in Eritrea, announced a partnership with BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, to invest in the Colluli Mining Share Company (CMSC). This partnership will provide significant financial backing for the development of Danakali's Colluli project, one of the world's largest undeveloped SOP deposits.


Australian Vanadium Limited is a company focused on the exploration and development of vanadium projects in Australia. Vanadium is a critical metal utilized in the production of steel, batteries, and other industrial applications. The company's flagship project is the Gabanintha Vanadium Project, located in Western Australia. Australian Vanadium aims to become a leading vanadium producer, capitalizing on the growing demand for Vanadium in energy storage and steel production. The Gabanintha Project has shown promising results in terms of resource estimates and metallurgical studies, positioning the company strategically in the vanadium market. In September 2023, Australian Vanadium announced a partnership with Glencore, a mining and commodities trading company, for the development of the Australian Vanadium Project in Western Australia. Glencore will provide funding and technical expertise to support the project, which is expected to be one of the world's largest sources of vanadium pentoxide, a critical metal used in renewable energy technologies.


Key Companies in the Mercury market include



Mercury Industry Developments


August 2023: Renowned investment management firm Jana Partners acquired 471,138 shares in Mercury Systems Inc. This acquisition is seen as a vote of confidence in Mercury Systems Inc.'s long-term growth prospects.


June 2023: Hong Kong-based brand technology group Gusto Collective acquired Singapore-based luxury-marketing firm Mercury Integrated. The acquisition marks Gusto Collective's expansion into Southeast Asia and gives the company a strong foothold in the luxury sector.


February 2022: Mercury Capital partnered with approximately 70 shareholder doctors to invest in Re. Group, one of Australasia's largest private municipal recycling businesses. Mercury acquired a ~38% shareholding in Re. Group in June 2022.


Mercury Market Segmentation


Mercury Product Type Outlook




  • Metal




  • Alloy




  • Compound




Mercury Application Outlook




  • Batteries




  • Electrical & Electronics




  • Measuring & Controlling Devices




Mercury Regional Outlook




  • North America




    • US




    • Canada








  • Europe




    • Germany




    • France




    • UK




    • Italy




    • Spain




    • Rest of Europe






  • Asia-Pacific




    • China




    • Japan




    • India




    • Australia




    • Rest of Asia-Pacific






  • Rest of the World




    • Middle East & Africa




    • South America





Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 5.1 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 5.176 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 5.831 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 1.50% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, The Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Product Type, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Avantor Performance Materials, Globe Chemicals, Mayasa, Aldrett Hermanos, Bethlehem Apparatus, China Jin Run Industrial, Merck KGaA, Wake Group, Acton Technologies, DF Goldsmith Chemical & Metal Corp
Key Market Opportunities The advancements in technology and innovation.
Key Market Dynamics Increased demand from various end-use industries.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global Mercury market size was valued at USD 5.1 Billion in 2022.

The global market is foreseen to rise at a CAGR of 1.50% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

North America held the biggest share of the global market

The key players in the market are Avantor Performance Materials, Globe Chemicals, Mayasa, Aldrett Hermanos, Bethlehem Apparatus, China Jin Run Industrial, Merck KGaA, Wake Group, Acton Technologies, DF Goldsmith Chemical & Metal Corp.

The metal category dominated the market in 2022

Electrical & Electronics had the largest share in the global market.

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