Global Chlorine Market will reach $38.4 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 4.5% between 2016 and 2021.
The report covers forecast and analysis for the chlorine market on a global, regional and country level. The study provides historic data of 2015 along with a forecast from 2016 to 2021 based on both volumes (million tons) and revenue (USD million). The study includes drivers and restraints for the chlorine market along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period. Additionally, the report includes the study of opportunities available in the chlorine market on a global level.
In order to give the users of this report a comprehensive view on the chlorine market, we have included a detailed value chain analysis. To understand the competitive landscape in the market, an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model for the chlorine market has also been included in the study. The study encompasses a market attractiveness analysis, wherein application segments are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.
The report provides company market share analysis in order to give a broader overview of the key players in the market. In addition, the report also covers key strategic developments of the market including acquisitions & mergers, new product launch, agreements, partnerships, collaborations & joint ventures, research& development, product and regional expansion of major participants involved in the market on the global and regional basis. Moreover, the study covers price trend analysis, the product portfolio of various companies along with patent analysis (2011-2016) bifurcated into a patent trend, patent share by company and patent analysis according to the region.
The study provides a decisive view on the chlorine market by segmenting the market based on products and applications. All the application segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends and the market is estimated from 2015 to 2021. Key application segments covered under this study includes EDC/PVC, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals, chlorinated intermediaries, isocyanates, pulp & paper, water treatment, and other applications. The regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East and Africa with its further bifurcation into major countries including U.S. Germany, France, UK, China, Japan, India, and Brazil. This segmentation includes demand for chlorine based on individual applications in all the regions and countries.
The report also includes detailed profiles of end players such as The Dow Chemical Company, Formosa Plastics Corporation, PPG Industries, Tata Chemicals Limited, Tosoh Corporation, and Ineos Group Ltd. and Olin Corporation. The detailed description of players includes parameters such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies and recent developments of the company.
The report segments the global chlorine market as:
Chlorine Market: Application Segment Analysis
Chlorine Market: Regional Analysis
This report is based on in-depth qualitative and quantitative analyses of the global Chlorine market. Zion Research has collected and analyzed key data belong to the global Chlorine market using a variety of methods. Quantitative analysis has been done following various projection and sampling techniques.
The qualitative analysis involved primary interviews, surveys, and vendor briefings. The data gathered as a result of these processes were validated through experts' opinions. The market dynamics have been determined after conducting a detailed study of the micro and macroeconomic indicators of the market.
Various parameters have been taken into account, while estimating market size. The revenue generated by the leading industry participants in from the sales of Chlorine across the world has been calculated through primary and secondary research.
Zion Research employs a combination of secondary research followed by extensive primary research. Under secondary research, we refer to prominent paid as well as open access data sources including product literature, company annual reports, government publications, press releases, industry association’s magazines and other relevant sources for data collection. Other prominent secondary sources include STATISTA, trade journals, trade associations, statistical data from government websites, etc.
For this study, Zion Research has conducted all-encompassing primary research with key industry participants to collect first had data. Moreover, in-depth interviews with key opinion leaders also assistedin validation of findings from secondary research and to understand key trends in the Chlorine industry. Primary research makes up a major source of data collection and validation.
We conduct primary interviews with industry participants and commentators on an ongoing basis to validate data and analysis. A typical research interview fulfills the following functions:
Participants who typically participate in such a process include, but are not limited to:
Key opinion leaders specializing in different areas corresponding to different industry verticals
Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to:
News articles, press releases and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market
Following a comprehensive secondary and primary research and insights thus gathered, analysts at Zion Research have provided an in-depth analysis of various aspects of the Chlorine market.
Where no hard data is available, we use models and estimates to produce comprehensive data sets. A rigorous methodology is adopted, wherein the available hard data is cross-referenced with the following data types to produce estimates:
Chlorine is a part of the group of chemicals called halogen, which includes fluorine, bromine, and iodine. Chlorine does not exist naturally as it’s too reactive. Chlorine is widely used in the disinfection of public water supplies to prevent the transmission of waterborne diseases such as cholera and typhoid. Chlorine can be found dissolved in seas and salty lakes as well as in the ground as rock salts or halite. Chlorine is available in various forms, which include hypo-chloride solution, chlorine gas and other compounds in solid or liquid forms. Chlorine is used in several consumer products such as in batteries, nickel chlorine etc.
Chlorine market is expected to show high growth in light of its extensive usage in aromatics, textiles, agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, insecticides etc. Furthermore, an increase of water treatment and pharmaceutical industries across the globe and their demand for chlorine is another key factor contributes to driving the market growth. Chlorine is wildly used as a raw material for the production of important chemicals which is further anticipated to propel the market growth within the forecast period. Furthermore, more than 95% of water treatment plants and 85% of pharmaceutical industries across the globe use chlorine in production processes. However, its energy intensive operations coupled with environmental concerns may pose a threat to the market growth over the years. Nevertheless, increasing demand in EDC/PVC which is required in the construction industry is expected to open up new growth opportunities in the years to come.
The chlorine market is segmented on the basis of different application such as EDC/PVC, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals, chlorinated intermediaries, isocyanates, pulp & paper, water treatment, and others (TiO2 & HCl). EDC/PVC segment accounted for a large chunk of the market share in 2015. This growth is mainly attributed to increasing use of EDC/PVC in the construction industry. Water treatment segment is another key outlet and is expected to witness significant growth within the forecast period.
The chlorine market was dominated by Asia Pacific with the largest share of the total market in 2015. Asia Pacific was followed by Europe and North America in terms of revenue in 2015. This growth is mainly due to growing chemical and plastic industries in emerging economies such as China and India. Europe is likely to experience high-growth over the period on account of increasing industries in this region. However, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa are also expected to exhibit significant growth over the forecast period.
Some of the key players in this market are BASF SE, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, The Dow Chemical Company, Formosa Plastics Corporation, PPG Industries, Tata Chemicals Limited, Tosoh Corporation, and Ineos Group Ltd. and Olin Corporation.