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Petrochemical Market Size, Share Global Analysis Report, 2022 – 2028

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Petrochemical Market Size, Share, Growth Analysis Report By Type (Ethylene, Propylene, Butadiene, Benzene, Toluene, Xylene, Methanol), By Application (Polymers, Paints & Coatings, Solvents, Rubber, Adhesives & Sealants, Surfactants, Dyes), and By Region - Global and Regional Industry Insights, Overview, Comprehensive Analysis, Trends, Statistical Research, Market Intelligence, Historical Data and Forecast 2022 – 2028

Industry Insights

[205+ Pages Report] According to the report published by Facts Factors, the global petrochemical market size was worth USD 549.5 billion in 2021 and is estimated to grow to USD 775.07 billion by 2028, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 5.90% over the forecast period. The report analyzes the Petrochemical market's drivers, restraints/challenges, and the effect they have on the demands during the projection period. In addition, the report explores emerging opportunities in the Petrochemical market.

logoMarket Overview

An industrial economy's foundation is petrochemical, an essential component for many industrial operations. Tires, industrial oil, and plastic are just a few of the thousands of products made from petrochemical detergents. Basic plastic is a byproduct of the product and is used as a building block in manufacturing consumer goods. Some frequent uses of petrochemical products include building materials, paints, vehicles, packaging, household goods, and medical equipment. As a result of modern technology, the sector can also process a wider range of raw materials and diverse sorts of products. Some major drivers propelling the growth of the global petrochemicals market's revenue include expanding petrochemical demand in the pharmaceutical and automotive industries, rising plastic packaging use, and rising petrochemical component adoption in industrial processes. Additionally, the building and construction sector's continued expansion is anticipated to assist the market's revenue growth.

logoCOVID-19 Impact:

The COVID-19 epidemic and the decline in the economy have conflicting effects on this market. Due to a boost in demand from the packaging industry, ethylene consumption rose dramatically during the early stages of the pandemic. This significant rise in demand can be attributed to rising consumer spending on polyethylene packaging products. Over this time, there was a major rise in the demand for polyethylene from the food, sanitary, and medical industries. On the other hand, because of the limitations put in place by governments globally, demand from the construction and automotive industries saw a dramatic fall. COVID-19 had a negligible effect on supply chains for bulk goods and forced businesses to review their manufacturing procedures. Most businesses could take the required precautions to protect their workers and maintain operations so that plants could continue to supply the chemicals needed to fight the epidemic. Industry participants have survived the storm despite a few plants closing in some areas.

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logoKey Insights

  • As per the analysis shared by our research analyst, the global petrochemical market value is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.90% over the forecast period.
  • In terms of revenue, the global petrochemical market size was valued at around USD 549.5 Billion in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 775.07 Billion by 2028.
  • Some major drivers propelling the growth of the petrochemicals market's revenue include expanding petrochemical demand in the pharmaceutical & automotive industries, rising plastic packaging use, and rising petrochemical component adoption in industrial processes.
  • By type, the ethylene category is expected to dominate the market.
  • By application, the polymer category dominated the market in 2021.
  • The Asia Pacific dominated the petrochemicals market in 2021

logo Growth Drivers

  • Growing adoption of petrochemical in automotive industries to drive market growth

Due to its various qualities, including lightweight, design, and durability flexibility, petrochemicals are frequently used in the automotive sector. Petrochemical intermediates make vehicles' interiors, bodies, tires, dashboards, and other parts. The increased usage of composite materials based on petrochemicals in production has altered the automotive industry. Additionally, petrochemical chemicals are typically utilized to create various domestic products, such as cosmetics, fragrances, aftershaves, and makeup. Petrochemical compounds are also present in significant amounts in shampoos and hair dyes. The wax used for hair or beards is created using petroleum derivatives, which is anticipated to propel the global petrochemical market's expansion.

logo Restraints

  • Volatility in the costs of raw materials likely to hamper the market growth

The oil price volatility is anticipated to have a negative effect on the global petrochemicals market and cause it to decline significantly. Additionally, the increase in oil prices has impacted consumer and government spending, both heavily dependent on the revenue from crude oil exports. As a result, the petrochemicals market growth rate is anticipated to be hindered in the future by both these factors.

logoSegmentation Analysis

The global petrochemical market has been segmented into types, applications, and region.

Based on type, ethylene, propylene, butadiene, benzene, toluene, xylene, and methanol are segments of the petrochemical market. In 2021, ethylene had a market-dominating revenue share of more than 40.0%. It is linked to increased ethylene demand across several sectors, including building, packaging, and transportation. Throughout the projected period, it is anticipated that the consumption of ethylene in emerging economies like India, Brazil, Vietnam, and Thailand will increase due to the countries' ongoing modernization and thriving automotive and packaging sectors.

Based on application, the petrochemicals market is segmented into polymers, paints & coatings, solvents, rubber, adhesives & sealants, surfactants, and dyes. The polymer segment is expected to dominate the petrochemical market in 2021.

logoRecent Developments

  • In 2019: ExxonMobil, an American oil and gas company, and GAIL Ltd., the industry leader, engaged in a contract. This cooperation aims to supply natural gas to India's power and transportation sectors.

logoReport Scope

Report Attribute


Market Size in 2021

USD 549.5 Billion

Projected Market Size in 2028

USD 775.07 Billion

CAGR Growth Rate

5.90% CAGR

Base Year


Forecast Years


Key Market Players

BASF SE, SABIC, TOTAL, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, BP PLC, Sumitomo Chemical Company, Reliance Industries Limited, DowDuPont, Royal Dutch Shell PLC., and others.

Key Segment

By Type, Application, and Region

Major Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East &, Africa

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logo Regional Landscape

  • The Asia Pacific dominated the petrochemical market in 2021

Due to the region's fast-growing chemical & construction sectors and the rising usage of polymers in various applications, particularly in China, Japan, and India, the Asia Pacific region, especially China, dominated the global petrochemical market in 2021. Over the past 20 years, China's progress in the petrochemical business has been characterized by quick investments and free competition. The country has also led the way in creating significant petrochemical complexes with high chemical yields, with many ongoing and future investments planned across the country.

logo Competitive Landscape

  • BASF SE 
  • SABIC 
  • TOTAL 
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited 
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company 
  • BP PLC 
  • Sumitomo Chemical Company 
  • Reliance Industries Limited 
  • DowDuPont 
  • Royal Dutch Shell PLC.

Global Petrochemical Market is segmented as follows:

logoBy Type

  • Ethylene
  • Propylene
  • Butadiene
  • Benzene
  • Toluene
  • Xylene
  • Methanol

logoBy Application

  • Polymers
  • Paints And Coatings
  • Solvents, Rubber
  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Surfactants
  • Dyes

logoBy Regional Segment Analysis

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • France
    • The UK
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Nordic Countries
      • Denmark
      • Sweden
      • Norway
    • Benelux Union
      • Belgium
      • The Netherlands
      • Luxembourg
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Southeast Asia
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Malaysia
      • Singapore
      • Rest of Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • The Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Egypt
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America

Industry Major Market Players

  • BASF SE 
  • SABIC 
  • TOTAL 
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited 
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company 
  • BP PLC 
  • Sumitomo Chemical Company 
  • Reliance Industries Limited 
  • DowDuPont 
  • Royal Dutch Shell PLC.