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Furfural Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2018-2026

  • ID: 4851786
  • Report
  • February 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 196 pages
  • Transparency Market Research

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Furfural Market - Overview

Furfural is a liquid chemical produced from biomass. Furfural is extensively utilized as a solvent during the manufacture of refractory materials, resin-bonded grinding wheels, and butadiene extraction due to its superior physical properties. This, in turn, is boosting the demand for furfural in solvents. Furfural acts as a platform for the production of biofuels and biochemicals. It is a source of natural precursor to a wide range of furan-based chemicals and solvents such as methylfuran, furfuryl alcohol, tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol, tetrahydrofuran, methyltetrahydrofuran, dihydropyran, and furoic acid. Furfural is primarily used in the production of furfuryl alcohol. Furfural is also used as a solvent in lubricating oils and butadiene extraction, and as an intermediate in other applications. Demand for furfuryl alcohol is high in the metal casting industry. It is utilized to manufacture various automobile parts and industrial machineries. Furfuryl alcohol is primarily employed in resins, which are used as binders in the foundry industry. Furfuryl alcohol provides superior binding properties and mechanical strength, which is required in sand molds and cores in foundries. Rising demand for metal-casting products in the automotive industry and industrial equipment is driving the global furfuryl alcohol market.

Furfural is also used as a solvent in various industries including pharmaceuticals, lubrication oils, and in extraction processes. In terms of volume and revenue, the solvents segment accounted for a large share of the furfural market. Increasing concerns regarding the limited availability of fossil fuels has increased the demand for renewable resources. Furfural is derived from biomass, which is a renewable resource. Hence, demand for furfural is expected to rise significantly in the near future. Globally, furfural is manufactured through three commercial methods; however, neither of these methods are efficient as they yield less than 50%. These inefficient and low-yield production methods have led to high product cost. This inhibits the global furfural market. Innovative production methods with improved yields are likely to provide large opportunities in the furfural market in the near future.

In terms of volume, Asia Pacific dominated the global furfural market, accounting for a share of more than 60% in 2017. The furfural market in Asia Pacific is driven by the rapid growth in application industries such as furfuryl alcohol, solvents, and pharmaceuticals. Developing economies such as India, China, and those in ASEAN are estimated to be major markets for furfural during the forecast period. Europe held a large share of the furfural market in 2017. However, demand for furfural in Europe is expected to be sluggish due to high cost and slow economic growth. Demand for furfural in North America, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa was moderate in 2017. The trend is likely to continue during the forecast period primarily due to high cost and limited commercial application.

The report analyzes and forecasts the furfural market at the global and regional levels. The market has been projected in terms of volume (tons) and value (US$ Thousand) for the period from 2018 to 2026. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global furfural market. It also encompasses the anticipated impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand for furfural during the forecast period. The report highlights opportunities in the market at global and regional levels.

The report comprises detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global furfural market. The Porter’s Five Forces model for the furfural market has also been included to help understand the competition landscape of the market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, wherein application segments have been benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.

The study provides a decisive view of the global furfural market by segmenting it in terms of application and region. These segments have been analyzed based on the present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for furfural in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The report also covers individual application segments of the market in every region.

The study includes profiles of major companies operating in the global furfural market. Key players profiled in the report on the global furfural market include Central Romana Corporation, Ltd., Hongye Holding Corporation Ltd., Illovo Sugar Ltd., Lenzing AG, Penn A Kem LLC, Silvateam S.p.A., Tanin Senvica d.d., Aurus Specialty Company, Henan Huilong Chemical Co., Ltd., Shandong Crownchem Industries Co., Ltd., and Tieling North Furfural (Group) Co., Ltd.  Market leaders engage in strategic pricing and product improvement to increase their profit margins.

Key Takeaways

  • The report provides extensive analysis of market trends from 2018 to 2026 to identify growth opportunities and market developments
  • It provides comparative analysis of various applications, wherein furfural is utilized
  • It identifies key factors that create opportunities in the furfural market at global, regional, and country levels
  • The report offers comprehensive analysis with respect to investments and regulatory scenario that are likely to impact the outlook and forecast of the global furfural market between 2018 and 2026
  • It provides a detailed competition landscape of key players operating in the market to help understand the competition level
  • The report covers the import-export analysis for 2017
  • The report provides a detailed pricing analysis based on regional and application segments
  • The report offers Porter’s Five Forces Analysis to highlight the power of buyers and suppliers
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1. Preface
1.1. Report Scope and Market Segmentation
1.2. Research Highlights

2. Assumptions and Research Methodology
2.1. Assumptions and Acronyms Used
2.2. Research Methodology

3. Executive Summary: Global Furfural Market
3.1. Market Value, Indicative (US$ Thousand)
3.2. Top Three Trends

4. Market Overview
4.1. Product Overview
4.2. Key Market Developments
4.3. Industrial Development of Furfural
4.4. Market Indicators

5. Market Dynamics
5.1. Drivers and Restraints Snapshot Analysis
5.1.1. Drivers
5.1.2. Restraints
5.1.3. Opportunities
5.2. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.2.1. Threat of Substitutes
5.2.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.2.3. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.2.4. Threat of New Entrants
5.2.5. Degree of Competition
5.3. Value Chain Analysis
5.4. List of Potential Customers
5.5. Global Furfural Market: SWOT Analysis

6. Global Furfural Market: Manufacturing Process and Price Trend Analysis, 2017
6.1. Manufacturing/Extraction Process
6.1.1. Quacker Batch Process
6.1.2. Chinese Batch Process
6.1.3. Rosenlew Continuous Process
6.2. Average Price Range of Furfural (US$/Ton), by Application, 2017

7. Global Furfural Market, Supply-Demand Scenario, 2017
7.1. Import-Export Analysis, HS Code (293212), 2017
7.2. Production of the Furfural, by Region, 2017

8. Global Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Analysis, by Application
8.1. Key Findings and Introduction
8.2. Global Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
8.2.1. Global Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Furfuryl Alcohol, 2017-2026
8.2.2. Global Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Solvents, 2017-2026
8.2.3. Global Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Chemical Intermediates, 2017-2026
8.2.4. Global Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Pharmaceuticals, 2017-2026
8.2.5. Global Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Others, 2017-2026
8.3. Global Furfural Market Attractiveness Analysis, by Application

9. Global Furfural Market Analysis, by Region
9.1. Global Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Region
9.1.1. North America
9.1.2. Europe
9.1.3. Asia Pacific
9.1.4. Latin America
9.1.5. Middle East & Africa
9.2. Global Furfural Market Attractiveness Analysis, by Region

10. North America Furfural Market Overview
10.1. North America Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
10.2. North America Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Country
10.2.1. U.S. Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
10.2.2. Canada Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
10.3. North America Furfural Market Attractiveness Analysis, by Application

11. Europe Furfural Market Overview
11.1. Europe Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
11.2. Europe Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Country and Sub-region
11.2.1. Germany Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
11.2.2. France Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
11.2.3. U.K. Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
11.2.4. Italy Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
11.2.5. Spain Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
11.2.6. Rest of Europe Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
11.3. Europe Furfural Market Attractiveness Analysis, by Application

12. Asia Pacific Furfural Market Overview
12.1. Asia Pacific Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
12.2. Asia Pacific Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Country and Sub-region
12.2.1. China Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
12.2.2. India Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
12.2.3. Japan Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
12.2.4. ASEAN Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
12.2.5. Rest of Asia Pacific Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
12.3. Asia Pacific Furfural Market Attractiveness Analysis, by Application

13. Latin America Furfural Market Overview
13.1. Latin America Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
13.2. Latin America Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Country and Sub-region
13.2.1. Brazil Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
13.2.2. Mexico Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
13.2.3. Rest of Latin America Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
13.3. Latin America Furfural Market Attractiveness Analysis, by Application

14. Middle East & Africa Furfural Market Overview
14.1. Middle East & Africa Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
14.2. Middle East & Africa Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Country and Sub-region
14.2.1. GCC Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
14.2.2. South Africa Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
14.2.3. Rest of Middle East & Africa Furfural Market Volume (Tons) and Value (US$ Thousand) Forecast, by Application, 2017-2026
14.3. Middle East & Africa Furfural Market Attractiveness Analysis, by Application

15. Competition Landscape
15.1. Global Furfural Market Share Analysis, by Company (2017)
15.2. Competition Matrix
15.2.1. Central Romana Corporation
15.2.2. Lenzing Group
15.2.3. Behran Oil Co.
15.2.4. ILLOVO SUGAR (PTY) LTD
15.3. Company Profiles
15.3.1. Pennakem, LLC
15.3.1.1. Company Description
15.3.1.2. Business Overview
15.3.2. Central Romana Corporation
15.3.2.1. Company Description
15.3.2.2. Business Overview
15.3.2.3. Business Strategy
15.3.2.4. Key Developments
15.3.3. Silvateam S.p.a.
15.3.3.1. Company Description
15.3.3.2. Business Overview
15.3.3.3. Product Overview
15.3.4. Lenzing Group
15.3.4.1. Company Description
15.3.4.2. Business Overview
15.3.4.3. Business Strategy
15.3.4.4. Financial Details
15.3.4.5. Key Developments
15.3.5. Behran Oil Co.
15.3.5.1. Company Description
15.3.5.2. Business Overview
15.3.5.3. Business Strategy
15.3.6. ILLOVO SUGAR (PTY) LTD
15.3.6.1. Company Description
15.3.6.2. Business Overview
15.3.6.3. Financial Details
15.3.6.4. Business Strategy
15.3.7. Aurus Speciality Company
15.3.7.1. Company Description
15.3.7.2. Business Overview
15.3.7.3. Financial Details
15.3.7.4. Business Strategy
15.3.8. Henan Huilong Chemical Co.,Ltd.
15.3.8.1. Company Description
15.3.8.2. Business Overview
15.3.8.3. Key Developments
15.3.9. Shandong Crownchem Industries Co., Ltd.
15.3.9.1. Company Description
15.3.9.2. Business Overview
15.3.9.3. Strategic Overview
15.3.10. Hebei Furan International Co., Ltd.
15.3.10.1. Company Description
15.3.10.2. Business Overview
15.3.10.3. Strategic Overview

16. Primary Research: Key Insights
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