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Global Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) Market Analysis: Plant Capacity, Production, Operating Efficiency, Demand & Supply, End-User Industries, Sales Channel, Regional Demand, Company Share, Foreign Trade, 2015-2030

  • Report

  • October 2023
  • Region: Global
  • ChemAnalyst
  • ID: 5786856

Quick Summary:

The expansive growth of the global Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) market has resulted in an unprecedented demand of approximately 28 million tonnes, demonstrating the indispensability of this versatile industrial chemical in the modern world. Utilized as the key ingredient in manufacturing a plethora of products, which include, but are not limited to, Polyester Fibres, Polyester Films, Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), automobiles, and in industries like Textile, Packaging, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Food and Beverage, its universal presence reflects the substantial importance of MEG in the global manufacturing economy.

In an era characterized by a rapid pace of industrial evolution, MEG has proven to be integral in facilitating technical advances and enhancing product performance across a wide variety of sectors. Due to its properties like high durability, hydrophobic nature and extreme tenacity, MEG is an essential feedstock in successful operations. Dominating primarily in the Asia Pacific region due to the strong demands of developing nations, this market research report possesses valuable insights to understand the current trends, segmentation, and performances of key industry players related to the MEG market. Moreover, positioned within a booming industry, MEG's versatility across a variety of commercial uses continues to drive its global demand, making it a strategic asset in today's industrial setup.

The global Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) market has grown remarkably in the historic period of 2015-2022 with a demand of around 28 million tonnes in 2022 and is expected to grow at a steady CAGR of 3.2% during the forecast period until 2030. Recently, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) started operating its new plant situated in Jubail. This plant has an annual capacity of 700 thousand tonnes.

Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) is a versatile industrial chemical with high demand owing to its properties such as high durability, hydrophobic nature, and extreme tenacity. It is keenly used as a key ingredient or as a feedstock for manufacturing a variety of products such as Polyester Fibres, Polyester Films, Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), antifreeze products, Coolants, solvents, etc. Additionally, it is employed in paper, printing inks, leather, fibres treatment and cellophane industries due to its humectant nature. Owing to all these applications, the major end use industries of MEG are Textile, Packaging, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Food and Beverage, Automobile, Chemicals, Adhesives & Sealants, and Others. Most of the MEG produced globally is utilized in the production of Polyester Fibers followed by Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) and Polyester films.

Regionally, the Asia Pacific region is dominating the Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) market followed by Europe. This region held a market share of approximately 45% in 2022. Because of the strong demand of MEG from developing countries like China and India along with flourishing textile and rubber industry, the Asia Pacific region will most likely continue to dominate the global market.

Based on the end-user industry, the global Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) market is segmented into Polyester Fibre and Yarn, PET Resin, Polyester Film, and Others. Among these, Polyester Fibre and Yarn industry is dominating the Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) market and held roughly 58% of the market in 2022. Due to its capacity to lower the freezing temperature of water, mono ethylene glycol is primarily used in the antifreeze industry as a component in the production of antifreeze, coolants, aircraft anti-icers, and deicers. Furthermore, mono ethylene glycol is used in the production of alkyd resins, which are utilised in paints, enamels, and varnishes to produce a film. To prevent the formation of clathrates, MEG is also employed here as a desiccant in petrol pipelines.

Major players in the production of Global Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) are SABIC, ExxonMobil Corporation, Mitsubishi Chemical, Formosa, Chemtex Speciality Limited, The Dow Chemicals, LyondellBasell Industries, Royal Dutch Shell, AkzoNobel, MEGlobal, Reliance Industries, Lotte Chemical Corporation, Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation, India Glycols and Sinopec Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Co.

Years considered for this report:

  • Historical Period: 2015- 2022
  • Base Year: 2022
  • Estimated Year: 2023
  • Forecast Period: 2024-2030

Objective of the Study:

  • To assess the demand-supply scenario of Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) which covers production, demand and supply of Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) market in the globe.
  • To analyse and forecast the market size of Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG)
  • To classify and forecast Global Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) market based on end-use and regional distribution.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, mergers & acquisitions, etc., of Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) market in the globe.
To extract data for Global Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) market, primary research surveys were conducted with Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, wholesalers and Traders. While interviewing, the respondents were also inquired about their competitors. Through this technique, the publisher was able to include manufacturers that could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. Moreover, the report analyzes various segments and projected a positive outlook for Global Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) market over the coming years.

The publisher calculated Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) demand in the globe by analyzing the historical data and demand forecast which was carried out considering the raw materials to produce Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG). The publisher sourced these values from industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical sales data of respective manufacturers to arrive at the overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, association reports, annual reports, etc., were also studied by the publisher.

Key Target Audience:

  • Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) manufacturers and other stakeholders
  • Organizations, forums and alliances related to Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) distribution
  • Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Market research organizations and consulting companies
The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for industry stakeholders such as Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) s manufacturers, customers and policy makers. The study would also help them to target the growing segments over the coming years (next two to five years), thereby aiding the stakeholders in taking investment decisions and facilitating their expansion.

Report Scope:

In this report, Global Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) s market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:
  • Market, by End-Use: Polyester Fibre and Yarn, PET Resin, Polyester Film, and Others
  • Market, by Sales Channel: Direct Sale and Indirect Sale
  • Market, by Region: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America.

Available Customizations:

With the given market data, the publisher offers customizations according to a company’s specific needs.

Table of Contents

1. Capacity By Company
  • On our online platform, you can stay up to date with essential manufacturers and their current and future operation capacity on a practically real-time basis for Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG).
2. Capacity By Location
  • To better understand the regional supply of Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) by analyzing its manufacturers' location-based capacity.
3. Plant Operating Efficiency
  • To determine what percentage manufacturers are operating their plants or how much capacity is being currently used.
4. Production By Company
  • Study the historical annual production of Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) by the leading players and forecast how it will grow in the coming years.
5. Demand by End- Use
  • Discover which end-user industry (Polyester Fibre and Yarn, PET Resin, Polyester Film, and Others) are creating a market and the forecast for the growth of the Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) market.
6. Demand by Region
  • Analyzing the change in demand of Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) in different regions, i.e., North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America, that can direct you in mapping the regional demand.
7. Demand by Sales Channel (Direct and Indirect)
  • Multiple channels are used to sell Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG). Our sales channel will help in analyzing whether distributors and dealers or direct sales make up most of the industry's sales.
8. Demand-Supply Gap
  • Determine the supply-demand gap to gain information about the trade surplus or deficiency of Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG).
9. Company Share
  • Figure out what proportion of the market share of Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) is currently held by leading players across the globe.
10. Country-wise Export
  • Get details about quantity of Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) exported by major countries.
11. Country-wise Import
  • Get details about quantity of Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) imported by major countries.
12. Pricing Analysis & Forecast
  • Analyze historical prices since 2015 & Forecast on three months rolling period for next 12 months.