Currently, Brazil imports palm, palm kernel oil, and ricinoleic oil, and local producers have been increasing production of castor and palm oil plants in the region. The state of Pará provides ideal conditions for planting palm, which proves to be beneficial in the production of laundry detergents and personal care items. The local cultivation of castor oil plants has been expanding significantly in the state of Bahia. Brazil’s oleochemicals market is expected to grow at a considerable rate in the near future, owing to increase in investments in irrigation, genetic improvements to increase crop productivity, and mechanization of production.
On the other hand, increase in contribution of major key players, such as BASF in Mexico, has been boosting the growth of the Mexican oleochemicals market. In 2018, BASF Mexicana completed its previously announced sale of a portion of its oleochemical surfactants business to Stepan CDMX in Mexico.
Increase in demand for biodegradable products and sustainable solutions and favorable regulations towards the use of eco-friendly products drive the growth of the Brazil and Mexico oleochemicals market. Furthermore, oleochemicals are used in a wide range of applications, and several emerging applications of oleochemicals have been replacing petroleum-based products, which are expected to create substantial growth opportunity for the Brazilian and Mexican players. However, volatile prices of important oils and fats are expected to restrain the growth of the market during the forecast period.
The Brazil and Mexico oleochemicals market is segmented based on type and application. On the basis of type, Brazil and Mexico oleochemicals market is divided into fatty acid, fatty alcohol, glycerol, and others. As per application, it is categorized into pharmaceutical, personal care & cosmetics, food & beverages, home care (soap & detergents), animal feed, and others.
This report provides an extensive analysis of the current and emerging market trends and dynamics of the Brazil and Mexico oleochemicals market.
An in-depth analysis of Brazil and Mexico is conducted by constructing the market estimations for key segments between 2017 and 2025 to identify the prevailing opportunities.
The report assists to understand the strategies adopted by the companies for market expansion.
This study evaluates the competitive landscape to understand the market scenario across various regions.
An extensive analysis is conducted by following key player positioning and monitoring the top competitors within the market framework.
Key Market Segments:
Personal care & cosmetics
Food & beverages
Home care (soap & detergents)
Table of Contents
1.2. Key benefits for stakeholders
1.3. Key market segments
1.4. Research methodology
1.4.1. Primary research
1.4.2. Secondary research
1.4.3. Analyst tools and models
2.2. CXO perspective
3.2. Key findings
3.2.1. Top investment pockets
3.2.2. Top winning strategies
3.3. Key player positioning, 2017
3.4. Porter's five forces analysis
3.4.1. Bargaining power of suppliers
3.4.2. Bargaining power of buyers
3.4.3. Threat of new entrants
3.4.4. Threat of substitutes
3.4.5. Intensity of competitive rivalry
3.5. Supplier Analysis
3.5.1. IOI Group
18.104.22.168. Company overview, import scenario, logistics analysis, disadvantage
22.214.171.124. Key strategic moves and developments
126.96.36.199. Company overview, key strategies, import scenario, logistics analysis, disadvantage
3.5.3. EMERY OLEOCHEMICALS
188.8.131.52. Company overview, import scenario, logistics analysis, disadvantage
184.108.40.206. Key strategic moves and developments
3.5.4. Musim Mas Holdings Pte. Ltd
220.127.116.11. Company overview, import scenario, logistics analysis, disadvantage
18.104.22.168. Key strategic moves and developments
3.5.5. Baerlocher GmbH (Baerlocher do Brasil)
22.214.171.124. Company overview, Logistics analysis, Disadvantage
126.96.36.199. Key strategic moves and developments
3.5.6. CREMER OLEO GmbH & Co. KG (Peter Cremer do Brasil LTD)
188.8.131.52. Company overview, Logistics analysis, Disadvantage
184.108.40.206. Key strategic moves and developments
3.5.7. MATERIA HNOS S.A.C.I.F
220.127.116.11. Company overview, Logistics analysis, Disadvantage
3.5.8. Wilmar International Ltd.
18.104.22.168. Company overview, logistics analysis, disadvantage
22.214.171.124. Key strategic moves and developments
3.5.9. QUIMIC (AQIA Qumica Industrial Ltda)
126.96.36.199. Company overview, key strategies, import scenario, logistics analysis, disadvantage
188.8.131.52. Company overview, Import Scenario, Logistics analysis, Disadvantage
184.108.40.206. Key strategic moves and developments
3.6. Market dynamics
220.127.116.11. Increase in demand for biodegradable products & sustainable solutions
18.104.22.168. Government regulations for the use of environmental-friendly products
22.214.171.124. Oleochemicals as a replacement of petroleum-based products
126.96.36.199. Volatile prices for important oil and fats
188.8.131.52. Emerging applications such as biopolymers and bio-lubricants
4.1.1. Market size and forecast
4.2. Fatty acids
4.2.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities
4.3. Fatty alcohol
4.3.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities
4.4.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities
4.5.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities
5.1.1. Market size and forecast
5.2.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities
5.3. Cosmetics & personal care
5.3.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities
5.4. Food & beverages
5.4.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities
5.5. Home care (soap & detergents)
5.5.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities
5.6. Animal feed
5.6.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities
5.7.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities
6.1.1. Market size and forecast, by type
6.1.2. Market size and forecast, by application
6.2.1. Market size and forecast, by type
6.2.2. Market size and forecast, by application
Executive SummaryAccording to a new report, titled, Brazil and Mexico oleochemicals market by Type and Application: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2025, the Brazil and Mexico oleochemicals market was valued at $521.2 million in 2017, and is projected to reach $782.3 million by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2018 to 2025. The fatty acid segment accounted for more than 48% share of the Brazil and Mexico oleochemicals market in 2017.
Oleochemicals are obtained from bio-based resources, such as animal fats and plant oils, to provide sustaible and high-performance altertives to petrochemical-origited products. They are used for production of solvents, lubricants, biodiesel, and bioplastics. As the price of crude oil increases, manufacturers prefer to switch from petrochemicals to oleochemicals, as they are plant-based sources and serve as an economical source. Moreover, oleochemicals are widely preferred in several applications, such as pharmaceutical, food & beverage, soap & detergent, and others, owing to the fact that they are biodegradable, environmental-friendly, and possess low toxicity.
Increase in demand for bio-degradable products and sustaible solutions and implementation of government regulations towards the use of environmentally-friendly products boost the demand for oleochemicals. Furthermore, several new applications of oleochemicals, such as biopolymers, biosurfactants, and biolubricants, which have emerged as substitutes for petroleum-based products, are expected to offer lucrative growth opportunities for the Brazil and Mexico oleochemicals market. However, volatile prices of raw material restrain the growth of the market.
On the basis of type, the market is segmented into fatty acid, fatty alcohol, glycerol, and others. In terms of both value and volume, the fatty acid segment dominated the Brazil and Mexico oleochemicals market in 2017, owing to their increase in application in soap and detergent industries.
By application, the market is segmented into pharmaceutical, cosmetics & persol care, food & beverage, soaps & detergent, and animal feed. In Brazil, the home care segment, which includes soaps and detergents, dominated the market in 2017. However, the persol care & cosmetics segment is projected to be the most attractive market during the forecast period.
Key Findings of the Brazil and Mexico Oleochemicals Market:
The fatty acid segment in the Brazilian oleochemicals market was the highest revenue generator in 2017.
The Mexican fatty alcohol segment is projected to be the most lucrative market during the forecast period.
The home care segment, which includes soaps and detergents, dominated the market in 2017.
In terms of volume, the fatty acid segment generated the maximum revenue for the Brazil and Mexico oleochemicals market in 2017.
Brazil accounted for more than 70% of the market in 2017.
The Brazil and Mexico fatty acid market is predicted to witness major growth, owing to increase in demand from the soap and detergent industry. Moreover, fatty acids have a broad range of applications in several industries, such as varnishes, detergents, paints, textile chemicals, insecticides, synthetic rubber formulations, and rubber compounding, which fuel the demand for oleochemicals in the Brazil and Mexico market. Furthermore, the market for fatty acids has been experiencing growth in both the Brazil and Mexico regions, owing to increase in consumption of fatty alcohols in surfactant-based industries, such as cosmetics, soaps, and detergents, and persol care products. This high consumption for fatty acids by various end-user industries has further elevated the demand for oleochemicals. The major application of oleochemicals has been making soaps and detergents. Lauric acid, which is used to produce sodium lauryl sulfate and compounds, is utilized to make soaps and detergents. Detergent surfactants are a better liquid-form solution used for the cleaning purpose. The surfactants used in detergents are made up of oleo chemicals, sulfurtrioxide, sulfuric acid, and petrochemical solutions. Rise in healthcare awareness boosts the demand for soaps and detergents, as essential sanitizing products. As a result, the demand for oleochemicals is predicted to increase, thereby supplementing the growth of the market.
The companies profiled in this report are IOI Group, BRAIDO, EMERY OLEOCHEMICALS, Musim Mas Holdings Pte. Ltd, Baerlocher GmbH, CREMER OLEO GmbH & Co. KG, MATERIA HNOS S.A.C.I.F, Wilmar Intertiol Ltd, QUIMIC, and Godrej.
- Baerlocher GmbH (Baerlocher do Brasil)
- CREMER OLEO GmbH & Co. KG (Peter Cremer do Brasil LTD)
- EMERY OLEOCHEMICALS
- IOI Group
- MATERIA HNOS S.A.C.I.F
- Musim Mas Holdings Pte. Ltd
- QUIMIC (AQIA Qumica Industrial Ltda)
- Wilmar International Ltd.
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