Chemical Distribution Market (By Product: Specialty Chemical [CASE, Agrochemicals, Electronic, Construction, Specialty Polymers & Resins (SPR), Flavor& Fragrances, Personal Care Active Ingredients (PCAI)], Commodity Chemical [Plastics & Polymers, Synthetic Rubber, Explosives, Petrochemicals, Others]; By End-user: Specialty Chemical [Automotive & Transportation, Construction, Agriculture, Industrial Manufacturing, Consumer Goods, Textiles, Oil & Gas Mining, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Food Processing], Commodity Chemical [Downstream Chemicals, Textiles, Automotive & Transportation, Electrical & Electronics, Industrial Manufacturing, Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Opportunities and Forecast, 2018 - 2026

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The global chemical distribution market is projected to develop with 6.2% CAGR during the forthcoming years and the market is foretold to reach USD 318.4 billion by 2026.

Market Dynamics

The business is driven by the developing consumer demand for services and reachable supply chain network. Also, increasing need from end-use enterprises including electronics, construction, infrastructure, automotive, and pharmaceuticals is expected to support the market development. The chemical industry produces and supplies fundamental raw materials to organizations in the industrial and manufacturing sectors. These products can be conveyed to the clients or consumers by pipelines, containers, barrels, sacks, or small packages.

Market Insights

Carbon emission reduction is one of the principal needs of wholesalers. M&As by worldwide merchants can be seen as merging endeavours and have generally been compelling in accomplishing economies of scale and focus on particular sales strategies, and justifying wholesaler base. Expanding offers of claim to fame organizations and advancements being developed of green building squares are key variables driving the business development. Contrasted with developing markets, the effect of this factor is higher in developed economies because of technological sophistication in R&D endeavours by household makers.

Commodities, for example, petroleum distillates or polymers, contributed over USD 115 billion in revenues for the year 2018. Amid a similar period, CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers) segment was esteemed at over USD 40 billion. Appeal from end-use enterprises, for example, construction, automotive, and pharmaceuticals, is probably going to drive the segment.

Market Segmentation

Market By Product

  • Specialty Chemical
    • CASE
    • Agrochemicals
    • Electronic
    • Construction
    • Specialty Polymers & Resins (SPR)
    • Flavor& Fragrances
    • Personal Care Active Ingredients (PCAI)
  • Commodity Chemical
    • Plastics & Polymers
    • Synthetic Rubber
    • Explosives
    • Petrochemicals
    • Others

Market By End-user

  • Specialty Chemical
    • Automotive & Transportation
    • Construction
    • Agriculture
    • Industrial Manufacturing
    • Consumer Goods
    • Textiles
    • Oil & Gas Mining
    • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
    • Food Processing
  • Commodity Chemical
    • Downstream Chemicals
    • Textiles
    • Automotive & Transportation
    • Electrical & Electronics
    • Industrial Manufacturing
    • Others

Market By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Chile
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Rest of MEA

Regional Insights

Regarding revenue, North America represented 11.5% of the worldwide business in 2018. The region is foreseen to observe a huge development in coming years attributable to major demand-supply rebalancing and feed stock advantages revitalizing the market. The market in U.S. has operational money saving advantages from shale gas feed stock post financial recuperation and in this way enhances the gainfulness of concoction organizations in the business, pulling in provincial firms from different economies.

Monetary components, for example, ongoing breakdown in Eurozone, brought about financial insecurity and creating opportunity for chemical distributors to investigate abroad market in recuperation stage to support their development. The demand in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is relied upon to observe a consistent development from 2018 to 2025. The region market is foreseen to observe overwhelming demands in effective cargo channels, for example, rail, ports, and inland conduits by virtue of EUs transport infrastructure advancement strategies.

Market Participants

The important companies operating in the world-wide chemical distribution market are IMCD Group; Univar, Inc.; Quimidroga; Helm AG; Safic-Alcan; Brenntag AG; Biesterfeld AG; ICC Chemicals, Inc.; Stockmeier Chemie; Nexeo Solution Holding LLC; REDA; Barentz B.V.; Ashland, Inc.; Omya AG; BASF SE; Azelis Holding S.A.; Solvadis; TER Group and Jebsen& Jessen Offshore Pte. Ltd.


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