India Butanediol Market: Plant Capacity, Production, Operating Efficiency, Process, Demand & Supply, End Use, Application, Sales Channel, Region, Competition, Trade, Market Analysis, 2015-2030

Format: Online | Last Updated: Aug 2021

[Online Quarterly Update]India Butanediol (BDO) market demand in India stood at 12.44 Thousand Tonnes in FY2021 and is forecast to reach 22.32 Thousand Tonnes by FY2030, growing at a healthy CAGR of 6.71% until FY2030. Although the Indian Butanediol industry is still in its nascent phase, the increasing demand in the chemical industry for manufacturing derivatives such as THF(Tetrahydrofuran), PTMEG (Poly-tetramethyl-Ether-Glycol), and GBL(Gamma-butyrolactone) is likely to drive the overall BDO market. Butanediol demand/supply balance plays a crucial role in deciding domestic BDO prices which remained lower in 2015 due to world overcapacity but have declined since then due to an increase in feedstock prices.
China is currently the largest manufacturer satisfying the country’s majority of BDO demand which produces more than 50 percent of the commodity. Hence, India’s Butanediol prices follow the trend set by China. Increasing use of Butanediol in manufacturing engineering plastics, polybutylene terephthalate, and its applications in manufacturing polyurethane are set to fuel 1,4- Butanediol’s global demand. Additionally, 2,3-Butanediol is used as a precursor to manufacture methyl ethyl ketone which is majorly used as a food additive. Increased production cost is one of the major factors which hinders domestic players from entering the Butanediol market. This opens the way for the development of cost-effective methods for the production of the commodity. As the demand for products from natural sources continues to grow, 2,3-Butanediol produced through fermentation of natural products has a vast potential in its manufacturing sector with a variety of applications in pharmaceuticals, fragrance, and food industry.
India’s overall Butanediol demand is anticipated to grow in the future considering the lack of domestic manufacturing units and innovations in the manufacturing techniques which are still being evaluated by major players in this sector. New capacity for BDO and derivatives in the APAC could stimulate the market and encourage new investment in derivatives. India has a strong history of polyester fiber production and could emerge as a major PBT and spandex producer.
The COVID-19 pandemic significantly reduced the demand for butanediol as production activities halted for a temporary period. Changing consumer preferences and reduced use of plastic for packaging further led to weakened demand for butanediol.
Years Considered for this Report:
Historical Years: FY2015– FY2020
Base Year: FY2021
Estimated Year: FY2022
Forecast Period: FY2023 – FY2030
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Objective of the Study:
• The primary objective of the study was to evaluate and forecast Butanediol capacity, production, demand, inventory, and demand–supply gap in India. 
• To categorize Butanediol demand based on end use, region, and sales channel.
• To study trade dynamics and company share in the India Butanediol market.
• To identify major customers of Butanediol in India.
• To evaluate and forecast Butanediol pricing by grade in India Butanediol market.
• To identify and profile major companies operating in the India Butanediol market.
• To identify major news, deals, and expansion plans in the India Butanediol market.
Major players operating globally in this market include Germany-based BASF, Taiwan-based Dairen Chemical Corporation (DCC), the U.S.-based LyondellBasell, and others. No domestic manufacturers are currently operating in the Indian market; hence the entire demand is being met through imports.
To extract data for the India Butanediol market, primary research surveys were conducted with Butanediol manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, wholesalers, and end-users. While interviewing, the respondents were also inquired about their competitors. Through this technique, ChemAnalyst was able to include manufacturers that could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. Moreover, ChemAnalyst analyzed various end user segments and projected a positive outlook for the India Butanediol market over the coming years.
ChemAnalyst calculated Butanediol demand in India by analyzing the historical data and demand forecast was carried out considering acetylene prices. ChemAnalyst sourced these values from industry experts and company representatives and externally validated them 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 ChemAnalyst.
Key Target Audience:
• Butanediol manufacturers, suppliers, and other stakeholders
• Organizations, forums, and alliances related to Butanediol distribution
• Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policymakers
• Market research and consulting firms
The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for industry stakeholders, such as Butanediol manufacturers, distributors, and policymakers. The report also provides useful insights about which market segments should be targeted over the coming years to strategize investments and capitalize on growth opportunities.
Report Scope:
In this report, the India Butanediol market has been segmented into the following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:
by End-Use
Process Chemicals, Plastics, Food Additives, Cosmetics, Pesticides & Others
Market, by Application
Thinner, Solvents, Stripper, Supplements, GBL, GHB & Others
Market, by Sales Channel
Direct/Institutional Sales, Retail Sales, Other Channel Sales
Market, by Region
North, West, East, and South
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