Benzoic Acid Market Size, Trends & Forecast to 2028

Benzoic Acid Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Application (Food Preservatives, Corrosive Inhibitor, Alkyd Resins, Synthesis Intermediates, Plasticizers, Feed Additives, and Others)

Publication Month : Apr 2022

  • Report Code : TIPRE00004849
  • Category : Chemicals and Materials
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 156
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[Research Report] The benzoic acid market size was valued at US$ 1,028.07 million in 2021 and is projected to reach US$ 1,496.54 million by 2028; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2021 to 2028.

Benzoic acid is a commonly used antimicrobial preservative in beverages, especially carbonated beverages. In addition, sodium benzoate is a widely used preservative in soft drinks. Furthermore, there is a shift in consumer preferences towards adopting convenience food and ready-to-drink beverages in different regions such as Europe and North America, thereby driving the demand for benzoic acid. Thus, the strong growth in the food & beverages industry and the growing demand for preservatives to improve the shelf life of the different food products contribute to the strong demand for benzoic acid. Hence, the growing demand for benzoic acid from the food & beverages industry is driving the benzoic acid market growth.  

Further, benzoic acid is highly used to make many chemicals such as benzoyl chloride, benzoyl peroxide, and phenol is used to synthesize benzoyl chloride. Moreover, it finds application in making other chemicals, dyes, perfumes, herbicides, and others. Further, benzoic acid is most commonly used for the production of phenol. Phenols find application in household cleaners and mouthwash as a disinfectant. The demand for benzoic acid is also increasing due to the rising demand for different chemicals from various application sectors, such as benzoyl chloride, benzoyl peroxide, and phenol. Hence, the increasing use of benzoic acid as an intermediate in the synthesis of different products is driving the market growth

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Benzoic Acid Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 1,028.07 Million in 2021
Market Size Value byUS$ 1,496.54 Million by 2028
Growth rateCAGR of 5.5% from 2021 to 2028
Forecast Period2021-2028
Base Year2021
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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Benzoic acid Market

The  COVID-19 pandemic caused considerable disruptions in the growth of various industries globally. Similarly, the COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on the market in 2020, when the supply chain of the biofertilizer's raw material was hampered due to the restriction of goods transport. Eased lockdown norms in several countries and growing seasonal crops have sustained global demand for benzoic acid. In addition to this, the rapid COVID-19 vaccinations program and rise in adoption of organic farming globally are flourishing the growth of the benzoic acid market, and manufacturers of benzoic acid witness significant growth in their business.

The global market is broadly segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East and Africa (MEA) and South and Central America (SAM). The market in North America is segmented into the US, Canada, and Mexico. The market in this region is driven by the increasing use of this compound as a food preservative, intermediate, and plasticizer. The flourished food & beverages industry in the region creates huge demands for food preservatives, including benzoic acid. Further, the chemicals industry is one of the largest manufacturing industries in the US; it serves both domestic and foreign markets. The chemicals industry in the country generates a huge demand for benzoic acid as an intermediate for the synthesis of different chemicals.

Market Insights

Increasing Growth of Cosmetic Industry is Opening Opportunities

Benzoic acid is present in many products, such as perfume, lip balm, lipstick, facial masks, mascara, eyeshadow, and makeup remover. Further, along with women, there is a growth in different cosmetic products among men in their daily routine. Moreover, cosmetic product manufacturers are focusing on product branding, advertising, and new product launching strategies to increase the sales of cosmetics products. Thus, the factors mentioned above are contributing to the strong growth of the cosmetics industry.

Application Insights

Based on application, the global benzoic acid market is segmented into food preservatives, corrosive inhibitor, alkyd resins, synthesis intermediates, plasticizers, feed additives, and others. The synthesis intermediates segment led the global benzoic acid market in 2020. Benzoic acid is also used as an intermediate product for the production of sodium benzoate, potassium benzoate, benzoyl chloride, and benzotrichloride, among others. In addition, it is employed as an intermediate in the synthesis of paints, varnish, wetting agents, aroma compounds, etc. The growth of the automotive and construction industries, among others, leads to a huge demand for paints, which, in turn, drives the requirement for benzoic acid.


Benzoic Acid Market Report Scope

Report Spotlights

  • Progressive benzoic market trends to help players develop effective long-term strategies
  • Business growth strategies adopted by developed and developing markets
  • Quantitative analysis of the benzoic acid market from 2019 to 2028
  • Estimation of global demand for benzoic acid
  • Porter's analysis to illustrate the efficacy of buyers and suppliers operating in the industry
  • Recent developments to understand the competitive market scenario
  • Market trends and outlook as well as factors driving and restraining the growth of the benzoic acid market
  • Assistance in the decision-making process by highlighting market strategies that underpin commercial interest, leading to the market growth
  • The size of the benzoic acid market at various nodes
  • Detailed overview and segmentation of the market, as well as the benzoic acid industry dynamics
  • Size of the benzoic acid market in various regions with promising growth opportunities
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered


Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the rivalry among the key players operating in the global benzoic acid market?

The global benzoic acid market is highly competitive owing to the presence of several regional and global players. Players compete with each other based on product quality and prices.

What are the key factors influencing market growth?

The global benzoic acid market is primarily driven by growing demand for benzoic acid from food & beverages industry and increasing use of benzoic acid as an intermediate in the synthesis of different products.

Which region held the fastest CAGR in the global benzoic acid market?

Asia Pacific is estimated to register the fastest CAGR in the global benzoic acid market over the forecast period. The increasing use of food preservatives in different products is highlighting the requirement for safe food preservatives in the region, which fuels the market for benzoic acid in the region.

Based on application, which segment is leading the global benzoic acid market during the forecast period?

The synthesis intermediates segment held the largest share of the global benzoic acid market in 2021. Benzoic acid is commonly used as a chemical intermediate for the synthesis of different chemicals. It is the most commonly used component in the production of phenol and caprolactam.

Which region held the largest share of the global benzoic acid market?

In 2021, Asia Pacific held the largest share of the global benzoic acid market. One of the major factors bolstering the benzoic acid market growth in Asia Pacific is the rise in demand for this substance in the food & beverages industry.

Can you list some of the major players operating in the global benzoic acid market?

Major market players operating in the global benzoic acid market include Eastman Chemical Company; Foodchem International Corporation; A.M Food Chemical Co., Limited; OASIS FINE CHEM; Spectrum Chemical; LANXESS; Merck KGaA; Tianjin Dongda Chemical Group Co., Ltd; I G Petrochemicals Ltd. (IGPL); and Sinteza.

The List of Companies - Benzoic Acid Market

  1. Eastman Chemical Company
  2. Foodchem International Corporation
  3. A.M Food Chemical Co., Limited
  5. Spectrum Chemical
  7. Merck KGaA
  8. Tianjin Dongda Chemical Group Co., Ltd
  9. I G Petrochemicals Ltd. (IGPL)
  10. Sinteza

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