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Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Market Research Report Information by Application (Solvent, Chemical Intermediate, Extracting Agent, Denaturant, and Others), by End-use Industry (Paints & Coatings, Pharmaceuticals, Agrochemical, Automotive, and Others), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) โ€“Market Forecast Till 2032.


ID: MRFR/CnM/2901-HCR | 137 Pages | Author: Anshula Mandaokar| May 2024

Global Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Market Overview


The Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Market Size was valued at USD 0.85 Billion in 2023. The methyl isobutyl ketone market industry is projected to grow from USD 0.90 Billion in 2024 to USD 1.39 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.49% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Rising demand for adhesives, paints, and coatings in the construction industry are the key market drivers enhancing market growth.Methyl Isobutyl Ketone MarketSource: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Market Trends




  • Rising demand for adhesives is driving the market growth




Market CAGR for the methyl isobutyl ketone market is being driven by the solvent methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) has a medium rate of evaporation. It is a solvent for several synthetic resins, including cellulosic, vinyl copolymers, acrylics, alkyds, polyesters, and epoxies. Its combination of high solvent activity and low density makes it an excellent tool for creating high-solid coatings for automotive applications. Methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK), used to make automotive chemicals like protective paints and coatings that are applied to exterior parts of the vehicle to give them a nice appearance, is used in the automotive industry. They are also utilized in plastic and metallic interior and exterior vehicle components. Automotive coatings protect vehicles from environmental hazards such as acid rain, hot and cold shocks, stone chips, UV radiation, car washing, blowing sand, and sunlight.


Over time, different businesses have developed various and novel coating variants, including heat and anti-reflective coating, electro-chromatic and smart coatings for windows, self-cleaning topcoats, UV curable, powder coating systems, iridescent and color-changing base coats, and abrasion-resistant coatings for headlamps, among others. In turn, Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK) is anticipated to drive the market over the forecast period due to all the factors above. Additionally, expanding construction activity around the globe and rising demand for adhesives, paints, and coatings in the construction industry is likely to generate significant market opportunities in the near term. Along with its rising demand in the pharmaceutical and marine industries, using methyl isobutyl ketones (MIBK) in manufacturing fertilizers and insecticides is another important factor fueling the market's expansion.


The flourishing automotive industry has pushed the industry's demand for products, which has increased the demand for chemicals used to process rubber and surface coatings. The use of methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) as extraction solvents and solvents for paints and coatings has increased in tandem with rising spending on the construction industry. Additionally, the market will be boosted by its rising demand in the marine and pharmaceutical industries, which will positively affect the product market over the course of the anticipated timeframe. A significant portion of the product is also used to produce insecticides, which are heavily utilized in commercial agriculture. This will positively impact the growth of the methyl isobutyl ketone market during the forecast period. It is fueling economies heavily dependent on agriculture, such as India, which is investing heavily in increasing its agricultural production output by focusing on insecticides and fertilizers. Thus, driving the methyl isobutyl ketone market revenue.


Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Market Segment Insights


Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Type Insights


The methyl isobutyl ketone market segmentation based on type includes a solvent, chemical intermediate, extracting agent, denaturant, etc. The solvent segment dominated the market; MIBK is a versatile solvent that is used in a variety of industries, including those that make paint, rubber products, machinery, and chemicals. MIBK is suitable for liquid-liquid extraction because of its low solubility in water. The market share of this sector, which was over 60% in 2018, suggests that it will continue to play a significant role. Additionally, developing economies' expanding automotive and construction sectors will undoubtedly boost market demand in the near future.


Figure 1: Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Methyl Isobutyl Ketone End-use Industry Insights


Based on the end-use industry, the methyl isobutyl ketone market segmentation includes paints & coatings, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, automotive, and others. The paints & coatings category generated the most income. Because MIBK is so effective at dissolving resins, paints, and other surface coatings, it is widely used in the paints and coatings industry as chemical intermediates and solvents.


Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American methyl isobutyl ketone market will dominate this market, regarded as showing solid growth due to rising usage in the pharmaceutical industry. According to predictions, the market will expand at over 3%.


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.


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


Europe’s methyl isobutyl ketone market accounts for the second-largest market share. Germany and the UK have emerged as regional consumer markets due to developed end-use industries and rising consumer spending on personal care products. Further, the German methyl isobutyl ketone market held the largest market share, and the UK methyl isobutyl ketone market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. Because the area is becoming more industrialized and is experiencing an increase in construction activity. Additionally, the region experiences high product demand from other end-use industries, including agrochemicals, automobiles, rubber, etc. Because of the increasing production and sales of automotive products, methyl isobutyl ketone demand is expected to increase in the region's emerging economies, specifically China, Korea, and India. This will increase the regional market share in the upcoming years due to the simple accessibility of raw materials and low labor costs to meet the product demand in various applications. Moreover, China’s methyl isobutyl ketone market held the largest market share, and the Indian methyl isobutyl ketone market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Methyl Isobutyl Ketone 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 methyl isobutyl ketone market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various 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, methyl isobutyl ketone industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the methyl isobutyl ketone industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. The methyl isobutyl ketone industry has offered some of the most significant advantages in recent years. Major players in the methyl isobutyl ketone market, including Eastman Chemical Company (U.S.), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Shell Chemicals (the Netherlands), Arkema Group (France), Kumho P&B Chemicals Inc. (Korea), LCY GROUP. (Taiwan), Celanese Corporation (U.S.), Mitsui Chemicals, Inc (Japan), NINGBO OCEANKING CHEMICAL DEVELOPING CORPORATION (China), Zhejiang Xinhua Chemical Co., Ltd. (China), Sasol (South Africa), and others are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), The mission of Dow Chemical International Private Limited (Dow India) is to be the world's most cutting-edge, environmentally friendly, inclusive, and customer-focused materials science company. Dow Chemical Company are dedicated to providing the best answers to your challenges. Delivering differentiated science-based products and solutions for our customers in high-growth industries like packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care, they have one of the broadest technology portfolios spanning performance materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics. With six locations nationwide, we are a Great Place to Work® certified company that employs over 1000 people. One commercial office, three centers of excellence, and three manufacturing facilities are among them.


Shell Chemicals (Netherlands), With over 90,000 employees across more than 70 countries, Shell Chemicals is a multinational group of energy and petrochemical businesses. They use cutting-edge technologies and adopt creative strategies to contribute to creating a sustainable energy future. Learn more about Shell Chemical company and its employees and how they collaborate to power progress with more and cleaner energy solutions. To meet the world's growing demand for more and cleaner energy solutions, Shell is a group of energy and petrochemical companies. Shell works to do so in a manner that is ethically, environmentally, and socially responsible. Honesty, integrity, and respect for people are shared core values at Shell that guide all of our work. Everyone at Shell is guided by the Shell General Business Principles, Code of Conduct, and Ethics and Compliance Manual to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with these values and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.


Key Companies in the methyl isobutyl ketone market include




  • Eastman Chemical Company (U.S.)




  • The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.)




  • Shell Chemicals (the Netherlands)




  • Arkema Group (France)




  • Kumho P&B Chemicals Inc. (Korea)




  • LCY GROUP (Taiwan)




  • Celanese Corporation (U.S.)




  • Mitsui Chemicals, Inc (Japan)




  • NINGBO OCEANKING CHEMICAL DEVELOPING CORPORATION (China)




  • Zhejiang Xinhua Chemical Co., Ltd. (China)




  • Sasol (South Africa)




Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Industry Developments


May 2022: Asia’s methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) market outlook in the second half is weak amid longer regional supply, according to market players on the sidelines of the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC).


Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Market Segmentation


Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Applications Outlook




  • Solvent




  • Chemical Intermediate




  • Extracting Agent




  • Denaturant




  • Others




Methyl Isobutyl Ketone End-Use Industry Outlook




  • Paints & Coatings




  • Pharmaceuticals




  • Agrochemical




  • Automotive




  • Others




Methyl Isobutyl Ketone 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 0.85 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 0.90 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 1.39 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 5.49% (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, End-Use Industry, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, 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 Eastman Chemical Company (U.S.), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Shell Chemicals (the Netherlands), Arkema Group (France), Kumho P&B Chemicals Inc. (Korea), LCY GROUP (Taiwan), Celanese Corporation (U.S.), Mitsui Chemicals, Inc (Japan), NINGBO OCEANKING CHEMICAL DEVELOPING CORPORATION (China), Zhejiang Xinhua Chemical Co., Ltd. (China), Sasol (South Africa)
Key Market Opportunities Rising demand for adhesives, paints, and coatings in the construction industry
Key Market Dynamics Rising demand in the pharmaceutical and marine industries


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The methyl isobutyl ketone market size was valued at USD 0.85 Billion in 2023

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.49% during the forecast period, 2024-2032

North America had the largest share of the market

The key players in the market are Eastman Chemical Company (U.S.), Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Shell Chemicals (the Netherlands), Arkema Group (France), Kumho P&B Chemicals Inc. (Korea), LCY GROUP (Taiwan), Celanese Corporation (U.S.), Mitsui Chemicals, Inc (Japan), NINGBO OCEANKING CHEMICAL DEVELOPING CORPORATION (China), Zhejiang Xinhua Chemical Co., Ltd. (China), Sasol (South Africa)

The solvent category dominated the market in 2023

The painting & coatings had the largest share in the market

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