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Zinc Oxide Market - Forecasts from 2021 to 2026

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  • 123 Pages
  • August 2021
  • Region: Global
  • Knowledge Sourcing Intelligence LLP
  • ID: 5457526
The global zinc oxide market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.03% over the forecast period to reach a market size of US$6.263 billion in 2026, from US$4.750 billion in 2019.

The increasing application of Zinc Oxide in rubber, ceramics, chemical, pharmaceutical, and personal care is driving the demand for Zinc Oxide. Rubber is expected to exhibit the highest growth rate owing to the increased sales of tires and other rubber products in the automotive industry across many regions. Increasing investments into research and development to develop new and enhanced products using zinc oxide will continue to drive the demand for zinc oxide, thus contributing significantly to the market growth. However, slow economic growth and new standards for rubber adopted in China and many other regions are hindering the market growth to some extent. Various growth strategies like acquisitions, mergers, and partnerships are being adopted by key players to increase their market share. Currently, Asia Pacific holds the largest market share, with China being one of the biggest markets globally.

Growth in Automotive Industry.

The market is expected to surge in the coming years, due to the growth in the automotive industry, worldwide. According to the data given by the International Organisation of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, 91.7 million vehicles were sold in the year 2019. The rise in the sales of automotive vehicles is expected to increase the demand for tires, worldwide. The rubber production sector has been one of the major users of zinc oxide, globally. The material is an imperative accelerator in the vulcanization process, and it also contributes to the physical properties of the finished rubber product. Major companies have been significant developments in the market, in the past few years. For instance, EverZinc, one of the key players in the market, provides zinc oxide EPM, with and controlled and low lead, copper or magnesium, and controlled lead with no major metallic parts. The company also provides white seal zinc oxide powder or granules. The major advantage of the company's powder is that it has great flowability, greater ease weighing the product, and has the absence of dust. These trends and developments are expected to play a major role in the market growth, in the coming years.

Increasing usage in personal care products.

The market is expected to surge in the coming years, due to the increasing usage of zinc oxide in the production of personal care products, worldwide. Zinc oxide is widely used in personal care and cosmetics, which includes baby lotions, makeup, foot powders, and bath soaps. It is also being used as a colorant, a bulking agent, and a skin protectant in OTC drugs, and also as a sunscreen. According to the data given by L'OREAL, one of the biggest players in the cosmetics and personal care industry, the global cosmetic market grew by around 5.5% in the year 2019. Moreover, the market has been estimated at over US$200 billion in the year 2019. Asia Pacific region is expected to play a major role in the market growth, in the coming years. L'OREAL has also stated that the region had over 40% market share in the year 2019. Major players have been making significant developments in the market. For instance, in April 2021, Croda, a global specialty chemical company, announced that it had launched a novel solution for sustainable and safe solar protection products, known as Solavein MicNo, which combines all the major benefits of micron-sized Zinc Oxide with transparency on skin.

Latest Developments.

Major companies have been making significant developments in the market, in the past few years.

In June 2021, Walez Sustainable Products announced that it had received a permit from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to start the operations of its zinc oxide production plant in Cass County, Missouri.

In July 2019, Vizor LLC announced the launch of two novel next-generation inorganic sunscreen ingredients that had been based on surface modification technology that could offer substantially bigger SPH values with minimum material and wider performance. This had been the next generation zinc oxide technology. The company had also stated that these super zinc ingredients had been ecologically safe and would not harm aquatic life.

Increasing Government Regulations.

Rising government regulations, worldwide, are expected to hinder the market growth, in the coming years. For instance, The European Union had stated that the use of zinc oxide as a veterinary medicinal product, which had been defined as levels over 150 ppm, would be banned in the EU, starting from June 2022. Canada had also stated that it would only allow zinc oxide to be put to weaned piglet diets at a certain nutritional level of around 350ppm. These developments are expected to hinder market growth in the coming years.


By Application

  • Rubber
  • Ceramics
  • Chemical
  • Agriculture
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
  • USA
  • Canadá
  • Mexico
  • South America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Others


  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Israel
  • Others
  • Asia Pacific
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Taiwan
  • Indonesia
  • Australia
  • Others
Frequently Asked Questions about the Zinc Oxide Market

What is the estimated value of the Zinc Oxide Market?

The Zinc Oxide Market was estimated to be valued at $4.75 billion in 2019.

What is the growth rate of the Zinc Oxide Market?

The growth rate of the Zinc Oxide Market is 4.0%, with an estimated value of $6.26 billion by 2026.

What is the forecasted size of the Zinc Oxide Market?

The Zinc Oxide Market is estimated to be worth $6.26 billion by 2026.

Who are the key companies in the Zinc Oxide Market?

Key companies in the Zinc Oxide Market include U.S. Zinc, Umicore, G.H. Chemicals Ltd., Weifang Longda Zinc Industry Company Ltd., Hindustan Zinc Ltd., Hakusuitech Company Ltd., American Chemet Corporation, Numinor, Akrochem Corporation and Zochem Inc..

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation
2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions
3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights
4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. The Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis
5. Global Zinc Oxide Market Analysis, By Application
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Rubber
5.3. Ceramics
5.4. Chemical
5.5. Agriculture
5.6. Pharmaceutical
5.7. Cosmetics & Personal Care
5.8. Others
6. Global Zinc Oxide Market Analysis, By Geography
6.1. Introduction
6.2. North America
6.2.1. United States
6.2.2. Canada
6.2.3. Mexico
6.3. South America
6.3.1. Brazil
6.3.2. Argentina
6.3.3. Others
6.4. Europe
6.4.1. UK
6.4.2. France
6.4.3. Germany
6.4.4. Italy
6.4.5. Spain
6.4.6. Others
6.5. Middle East and Africa
6.5.1. Saudi Arabia
6.5.2. UAE
6.5.3. Israel
6.5.4. Others
6.6. Asia Pacific
6.6.1. Japan
6.6.2. China
6.6.3. India
6.6.4. Thailand
6.6.5. Taiwan
6.6.6. Indonesia
6.6.7. Australia
6.6.8. Others
7. Competitive Environment and Analysis
7.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
7.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
7.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
7.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix
8. Company Profiles
8.1. U.S. Zinc
8.2. Umicore
8.3. G.H. Chemicals Ltd.
8.4. Weifang Longda Zinc Industry Company Ltd.
8.5. Hindustan Zinc Ltd.
8.6. Hakusuitech Company Ltd.
8.7. American Chemet Corporation
8.8. Numinor
8.9. Akrochem Corporation
8.10. Zochem Inc.

Companies Mentioned

  • U.S. Zinc
  • Umicore
  • G.H. Chemicals Ltd.
  • Weifang Longda Zinc Industry Company Ltd.
  • Hindustan Zinc Ltd.
  • Hakusuitech Company Ltd.
  • American Chemet Corporation
  • Numinor
  • Akrochem Corporation
  • Zochem Inc.