Zinc Chemicals Market size is forecast to reach $12.3 billion by 2025, after growing at a CAGR of 4.27% during 2020-2025. The Zinc Chemicals market is driven by owing to increasing demand from various industry verticals. Moreover, new product launches and their expanding applications coupled with favorable reimbursement policies would further cater to the growth in Global Zinc Chemicals Market.
The report: “Zinc Chemicals Market- Forecast (2020-2025)”, by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Zinc Chemicals industry.
By Type: Zinc Chloride, Zinc Bromide, Zinc Nitrate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Acetate, Others.
By Application: Water Treatment, Petroleum, Glass and Ceramics, Roofing and Drainage, Agrochemicals, Tires, Rubber Compounding, and Others.
By End Use: Chemical Industry, Automotive, Oil and Gas, Building and Construction, Agriculture, Paints and Coatings, Pharmaceuticals, Food Industry and Others.
By Geography: North America, South America, Europe, APAC, and RoW.
- Asia-Pacific dominates the Zinc Chemicals market owing to strong consumption of zinc chemicals across various industry verticals.
- Moreover, the growth of the textile industry will also increase the consumption of zinc chemicals in the region.
- Moreover, the ongoing M&A activities among suppliers would further cater to the growth in Global Zinc Chemicals Market.
- Surging R&D activities are some of the opportunities which are expected to fuel the market.
By Type – Segment Analysis
Zinc Sulfate held the largest share in the Zinc Chemicals market in 2019. The growth of zinc sulfate is attributed to its increasing usage as fertilizer additives for preventing zinc deficiency in crops. Zinc is essential for the carbohydrate metabolism-associated enzyme activity in plants and animals. It's essential also for animal protein synthesis. Foliar application of zinc sulfate has become an efficient way to increase the yield and quality of crops. Zinc fertilization has increased the zinc content and accumulations in the leaves regardless of the type of application. At planting, zinc fertilization in the soil led to a rate of recovery by the plant close to the mean value of foliar fertilization. Additionally, zinc sulfate's anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties find wide application in the treatment of various skin diseases. It is also used as mordant in dyeing, as electrolyte in zinc plating, and leather and skin preservatives.
By Application– Segment Analysis
Rubber compounding has been the primary market for Zinc Chemicals in 2019. Zinc chemicals are used in rubber compounding applications to produce rubber chemicals. In the industrial processing of rubber, zinc chemicals such as zinc oxide are used; even zinc oxide and stearic acid are used together to improve its healing cycle. Radial tires, bias tires, conveyor belts, hose, rubber belt, rubber shoes, and latex gloves are made using zinc chemicals. Hence, the growth of the automotive industry is driving the rubber compounding segment. The tire industry remains the largest single market for zinc oxide consuming more than half of the total worldwide demand. Currently, tire industry has been affected by COVID-19 pandemic. In the tire industry, multiple tire manufacturers have temporarily shut down their facilities. Many carmakers have reduced or shuttered vehicle production, tiremakers’ OEM business will likely be negatively impacted as consumers postpone new car purchases. The impact of COVID-19 on tire industry will be traced till 2020 and will have healthy growth during forecast period.
By End Use – Segment Analysis
Automotive industry has been the primary market for Zinc Chemicals in 2019 growing at a CAGR of 7.4%. Zinc chemicals are commonly used in car production. Zinc chemicals are commonly used in the production of automotive tires and tubes. Rising economies coupled with increased disposable income have improved overall automotive demand. Global passenger car sales are expected to decline to 60.5 million units by 2020, down from a high of 79.6 in 2017. China ranks among the world's largest automobile markets, in terms of both sales and production. OEMs and other major players in the industry take notice of this evolution and actively invest in non-commercial vehicle manufacturing market practices. The global automotive industry is expected to begin a demanding period in 2019 with OEMs facing numerous barriers worldwide in particular. China has experienced the first even decline in car sales in more than 20 years, the US market has risen slightly, the shockwaves of the Brexit, USMCA agreement and COVID-19 pandemic are expected to generate across global markets and the current US-China war on trade. This is expected to play out till 2020 at least with global markets expected to rebound by around 2021.
Geography - Segment Analysis
APAC dominated the Zinc Chemicals market with a share of more than 70%, followed by North America and Europe. The growth is anticipated due to presence of several original equipment manufacturers which are shifting their manufacturing facilities to APAC countries due to factors such as presence of land, low transportation and high investments across industry verticals. These growing industries are anticipated to fuel the demand for zinc chemicals during the forecast period. In addition, the booming construction industry in countries like India, China is contributing to the demand for zinc chemicals in the paint and coatings sector, which in turn propels the growth of the market. Agricultural spray demand, farm-driven fertilizers such as India and China are yet another factor that has a positive impact on the market. Furthermore, due to its widespread use in rubber compounding, the emergence of the world's largest rubber producing countries such as Indonesia, China and India is also fueling the market for zinc chemicals. The increasing evolution of the electronics industry, mainly in Japan and China, is expected to further increase the market demand for zinc chemicals in this area.
Drivers – Zinc Chemicals Market
- Wide application of zinc chemicals will drive the market
The rise in demand from glass manufacturing industries is boosting the market demand to the degree that is needed. However, a rising in the disposable income worldwide is boosting the growth of the demand for zinc chemicals. The rise in the application of high quality ceramic tiles to manufacture is prompting this business to demand. The growing use of zinc chemicals in pharmaceutical companies is influencing the size of market shares.
Challenges – Zinc Chemicals Market
- Volatility in raw material prices can restrict the market growth
The shortage of zincite ores available for the manufacture of zinc chemicals such as zinc oxide, zinc sulfate, and zinc chloride has contributed to a rise in the price of zinc chemicals. Rising zinc prices would impact the demand and supply balance of the global market for zinc chemicals. In addition, the non-availability of raw materials in the industry raises the production costs and prices of the goods.
Technology launches, acquisitions and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the Zinc Chemicals market. In 2019 the Zinc Chemicals market has been consolidated by the top five players accounting for xx% of the share. Major players in the Zinc Chemicals market rare U.S. Zinc, GHC, Weifang Longda Zinc Industry, Hakusuitech co. Ltd, American Chemet Corporation, and Others.
Acquisitions/Technology Launches/ Product Launches
- In January 2019, EverZinc has acquired G.H. Chemicals Ltd., and Microzinc Inc., collectively referred to as “GHC”. The acquisition provides product and market expansion through world class facilities in Quebec.
- In November 2016, OpenGate Capital has acquired Umicore Zinc Chemicals for an unspecified amount. The producer of zinc-specialty chemicals has been renamed EverZinc. The group specializes in three product areas such as fine zinc powders, zinc oxide and zinc for batteries with operations in Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, China and Malaysia.