Aromatic Solvents Market Size, Share and Growth Analysis (By Product: Benzene, Xylene, Toluene, and Others; By Application: Pharmaceuticals, Automotive, Oilfield Chemicals, Paints & Coatings, and Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2023 - 2032


The global aromatic solvents market size was valued at USD 7.50 billion in 2023 and is projected to hit around USD 11.25 billion by 2032, expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6% from 2023 to 2032.

Aromatic Solvents Market Size 2023 to 2032

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Key Takeaways

  • Asia Pacific led the global market with the highest market share of 42% in 2022.
  • By Product, the toluene segment has held the largest market share of 50% in 2022.
  • By Application, the paints & coatings segment captured the biggest revenue share in 2022.

Aromatic Solvents Market in the Asia Pacific 2023 To 2032

The Asia Pacific aromatic solvents market size was valued at USD 65.35 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach USD 199.46 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 13.20% from 2023 to 2032.

Asia Pacific Aromatic Solvents Market Size 2023 to 2032

The Asia Pacific estimated to be the most promising market in terms of revenue and growth in the global aromatic solvents market. Magnificent growth of automotive, construction, and general industry sectors because of the presence of large consumer base in the region accounts for the prime factor that drives the growth of the region. Further, significant investments in the developing nations under various development acts also supports the exponential growth of the aromatic solvents industry. Rising per capita disposable income, urbanization, and rising demand for automobiles particularly in the emerging nations that include India, China, and South Korea.

North America is another important market to hit revenue share of 14.3% in 2022. The U.S. construction industry is predicted to generate high revenue to the overall market. The major automobile manufacturers are expected to drive growth in the region.

Aromatic Solvents Market Share, By Region, 2022 (%)

Growth Factors

Aromatic solvents have high rate of solvency that helps in the formation of efficient homogenous solution. In addition, these solvents are well known for their high evaporation rate that helps in speeding up the drying and curing processes. These all above mentioned properties of aromatic solvents are the major factor behind their diverse application across various industries such as paints & coatings, automotive, oilfield chemicals, pharmaceuticals, varnishes, nail polish remover, and many others.

Moreover, spontaneous growth in the automotive sector further aids in the profound growth of the aromatic solvents market. Rising demand for electric vehicles along with autonomous vehicles expected to further boost the sales in automotive sector that spurs the demand for aromatic solvents consequently. The automotive industry is on the verse of massive transformation that is shaping the future of automotive sales such as shared mobility, alternative drivetrains, connectivity, and many others. As per International Energy Agency (IEA), automotive sales were 80 million units in the year 2017 and the figure expected to reach billions of units in the coming years. Hence, the prominent growth in the automotive industry results in the market growth of aromatic solvents market.

Other than automotive, aromatic solvents are excellently used in construction, oil & gas, and various other general industries. In paints & coatings industry, these aromatic solvents are largely used as thinners. Hence, the accelerating growth rate of paint & coatings market along with exponential growth in construction sector particularly in the developing nations expected to flourish the aromatic solvents market in the upcoming years.

Aromatic Solvents Market Scope

Report Highlights Details
Market Size in 2023 USD 7.5 Billion
Market Size by 2032 USD 11.25 Billion
Growth Rate from 2023 to 2032 CAGR of 4.6%
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023 to 2032
Segments Covered Product, Application
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa (MEA)
Companies Mentioned Exxon Mobil Corporation, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, SK Global Chemical Co., Ltd., BASF SE, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Lyondellbasell Industries Holdings B.V., Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), Chinese Petroleum Corporation (CPC)

 

Product Insights

Based on product, the global market for aromatic solvents is bifurcated into benzene, xylene, toluene, and others. Toluene accounted to hold majority of the revenue share of approximately 50% in the year 2022 and expected to seek significant growth over the forecast period. Toluene-based aromatic solvent increases viscosity in adhesive films and are largely used in adhesive applications because of their high evaporation rates. Moreover, the toluene-based products are prominently used in the production process of paint thinners for cosmetics, inks, correction fluids, and many others. Hence, the outstanding growth in the cosmetic sector anticipated to propel the market growth for toluene segment.

Others segment in the global aromatic solvents market includes mixed xylenes, ethylbenzene, and others. These products are prominently used in the manufacturing of other industry chemical products. In addition, xylene is the second largest product segment in terms of revenue. Because of low toxicity and high solvency power xylene anticipated to exhibit profound growth during the upcoming years.

Application Insights

By application, paints & coatings segment dominated the global aromatic solvents market in terms of revenue in the year 2022 and anticipated to exhibit similar trend during the forthcoming period. Paints & coatings segment captured nearly half of the total market revenue in 2022. This is mainly attributed to the prominent growth in the paints & coatings market globally because of increasing product consumption in various sectors such as automotive, construction, and general industries.

Aromatic Solvents Market Share, By Application, 2022 (%)

The application type segments is classified into Pharmaceuticals, Automotive, Oilfield Chemicals, Paints & Coatings, Others. Increasing demand for packaging products for food and beverages contributing the growth of packaging industry in the aromatic solvents market.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The global market for aromatic solvents consists of few major players that operate globally with large production capacities because of this the market is highly consolidated in nature. For instance, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is the second largest producer of Paraxylene (PX) across the world with total production capacity of 4.3 MMTPA. Aromatic solvents are the major product line among the company’s petrochemical sector with a total capacity of 5.7 MMTPA.  Similarly, other companies in the market have significant product capacity and restricts the entry of new players in the market. Brand recognition and customer loyalty also plays a major role in market consolidation. Other than this, industry participants also focus prominently towards forward and backward integration to gain advantage over product price.

Aromatic Solvents Market Players

  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
  • SK Global Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • BASF SE
  • Royal Dutch Shell PLC
  • Lyondellbasell Industries Holdings B.V.
  • Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)
  • China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)
  • Chinese Petroleum Corporation (CPC)
  • Total S.A.

Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2020 to 2032. For the purpose of this study, Precedence Research has segmented the global Aromatic Solvents Market report on the basis of product, application, and region:

Aromatic Solvents Market Segmentation

By Product Type

  • Benzene
  • Xylene
  • Toluene
  • Others

By Application Type

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Automotive
  • Oilfield Chemicals
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Others

By Regional Outlook

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
  • Rest of the World

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current size of aromatic solvents market?
According to Precedence Research, the aromatic solvents market was valued at USD 7.50 billion in 2023 and is projected to hit around USD 11.25 billion by 2032.
What is the growth rate of the aromatic solvents market?
The aromatic solvents market is growing at a CAGR of 4.6% from 2023 to 2032
What are the key driving factors for the growth of the aromatic solvents market?
The spontaneous growth in the automotive sector further aids in the profound growth of the aromatic solvents market. Rising demand for electric vehicles along with autonomous vehicles expected to further boost the sales in automotive sector that spurs the demand for aromatic solvents consequently. The automotive industry is on the verse of massive transformation that is shaping the future of automotive sales such as shared mobility, alternative drivetrains, connectivity, and many others. As per International Energy Agency (IEA), automotive sales were 80 million units in the year 2017 and the figure expected to reach billions of units in the coming years. Hence, the prominent growth in the automotive industry results in the market growth of aromatic solvents market.
Which product segment accounted largest revenue share in the aromatic solvents market in 2022?
Toluene accounted to hold majority of the revenue share of approximately 50% in the year 2022 and expected to seek significant growth over the forecast period.
Which regions are included in the aromatic solvents market?
The regions are included in the aromatic solvent market includes north america, europe, asia pacific, latin america, and middle east & africa (MEA).
Which key companies are operating in the global aromatic solvents market?
Some of the key players in the global aromatic solvents market are Exxon Mobil Corporation, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, SK Global Chemical Co., Ltd., BASF SE, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Lyondellbasell Industries Holdings B.V., Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), Chinese Petroleum Corporation (CPC), and Total S.A.among others.
What are the application segments in the aromatic solvents market?
The application segments in the aromatic solvents market are pharmaceuticals, automotive, oilfield chemicals paints & coatings and others.

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