Chemistry 4.0 Market Size, Report 2022-2030

Published Date : 01 Aug 2023

The global chemistry 4.0 Market from 2022 to 2030, provides a comprehensive overview of the industry, market segmentation based on a variety of criteria, and the current vendor landscape.

Chemistry 4.0 Market Size and Growth Rate From 2022 To 2030

The key elements propelling the market growth are the rapid adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) in the manufacturing sector, rising industrial robot demand in the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries, increasing government investments in additive manufacturing and 3D printing, and expanding use of blockchain technology in the manufacturing sector. Furthermore, the sector is anticipated to see new possibilities as a result of the growing usage of AI and IoT in medical wearables. The emphasis on technology for different industrial applications, such as the growing use of IoT in manufacturing and the introduction of AI base models in predictive analytics for asset management and condition monitoring, is primarily responsible for this trend.

Regional Snapshot:

In terms of innovation, the chemical sector in Europe continues to dominate the globe. The challenge is to maintain competitiveness in the future decades, when 90% of GDP growth will take place outside of Europe. In order to take advantage of new market opportunities, the EU27 would need to take the lead in establishing enticing framework conditions that improve the competitiveness of the European chemical sector on a worldwide scale. The numbers also show a fall in the percentage of chemical sales during the previous ten years in the EU27, USA, Japan, Taiwan, and Brazil. The United States' share of global sales decreased from 16.5% in 2010 to 12.3% in 2022. In the same time frame, Japan's market share decreased from 6.8 to 4.1 percent.

Report Highlight:

Industrial catalyst markets are often divided into three categories: by technology and application.

Chemistry 4.0 Market Report Scope:

Report Coverage Details
Largest Market North America
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2022 To 2030
Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa

Market Dynamics:


Alongside the industrial revolution, the chemical sector has expanded in terms of both production volume and innovation. In spite of economic circumstances, especially the current global crisis, the sector's modernization and embrace of digitalization illustrate its resilience. Digitalization in this domain is expected to pick up speed in light of the developments, investor interest, and upbeat industry predictions. Due to the ongoing need for chemicals in related and unrelated industries, the forecast for the chemical industry will remain positive. Because of this, "Chemicals 4.0" and "Industry 4.0" must coexist, which makes way for the future adoption of numerous digitalization drivers.

Global chemical sales are anticipated to reach $3,471 billion in 2022. From USD 3,628 billion in 2019 to USD 3,471 billion in 2022, global sales decreased by 4.3 percent. United States comes in third with 12.3 percent, followed by the EU27 chemical sector in second place with 14.4 percent of total sales. The worldwide competitive environment has drastically changed during the previous ten years. Most developing Asian countries are currently in the top 10 in terms of sales, with the exception of the EU27, the US, and Japan.

Rising digitalization of the chemical industries that offers lucrative opportunities and rising research & development activities and spending of the manufacturers and businesses around the globe are expected to drive the market growth. Also, global chemical industry is focused on the adoption of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, NLPs, for the development of new chemicals. For instance, in 2020, IBM Corporation launched an advanced AI-based tool in the Cloud environment for prediction of the chemicals required for various applications.

Further, rising digitalization for sustainable climate for choosing materials for various industries is driving the market growth. Rising intensive use of data with surge in the recycling of the carbon-dioxide emission with surge in the global demand for digitalization ids the chemistry 4.0 market growth. Further, decentralization of the Research & Development activities in customer markets that utilizes Big Data, and AI technology for analyzing the chemicals data is driving the market growth.

Rising trend of the new businesses for opening electric engines based on the battery technology and urge in the evolution of the battery recycling is driving the market growth. Additionally, rising demand of lightweight materials across chemical industry for various applications such as electric vehicles, construction chemicals, and others is expected to strengthen the market growth. Around 30% of the chemicals are manufactured in SMEs in Germany and a further around 40% of the businesses intended to introduce the digital technology-based business models in future years. Also, most of the chemical companies have planned to invest in digitalization of projects and for digital business models for achieving the chemical industry’s goals.


A significant consumer of computational simulation tools is the energy industry. Recently, ABB and CORYS collaborated to offer complex dual technology solutions to advance control monitoring and process modelling simulations for the energy and process industries. In the related pharmaceutical industry, computational simulations, in particular molecular modelling have crucial applications.


Products from the chemical industry are used extensively in the food, healthcare, and transportation sectors. Agriculture, manufacturing, and the consumer goods industries are all served by chemical companies. Around 10% of the manufacturing of consumer goods involves the use of chemicals, and many other industries that are indirectly involved in the production of consumer goods also heavily rely on chemical products. Common products used in the chemical industry include pigments, synthetic rubber, polymers, resins, and explosives, for instance. Other typical materials are fertilizers, plastics, salts, acids, and plastics.

Further, the advancement of industrial biotechnology for more efficient applications in the biological raw materials in production processes of the polarization of chemistry is another major factor driving the market growth. In the medium term, the production of chemicals is increasing at rapid pace with surge in the electricity consumption, hydrogen gas production, and biodiesel requirements. The chemical sectors plays vital role in linking the energies with the industrial sectors for making use of effective chemicals in renewable energies to manufacture synthetic raw materials. In order to reduce the use of fossil resources to eliminate the carbon dioxide emission aids market growth. 

Key Market Developments:

  • After merging with DuPont in 2017, Dow Chemical became the largest chemical company in the world in 2018, dethroning BASF's 12-year reign. But in April 2019, DowDuPont split into three separate businesses: Dow, DuPont, and Corteva Agriscience. In 2018, 18 different countries were represented, with more than half of the companies on the list having their headquarters in the United States, Japan, or Germany.

Major Key Players:

  • BASF  
  • Dow  
  • Sinopec  
  • Sabic  
  • Ineos  
  • Formosa Plastics[B]  
  • ExxonMobil Chemical  
  • LyondellBasell Industries  
  • Mitsubishi Chemical  
  • DuPont  
  • LG Chem  
  • Reliance Industries  
  • PetroChina  
  • Air Liquide  
  • Toray Industries 

Market Segmentation:

By Technology

  • IOT
  • AI
  • Automation

By Application

  • Consumer
  • Enterprise
  • Industry
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing

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