Propionic Acid Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026

Propionic Acid Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026

  • November 2021 •
  • 141 pages •
  • Report ID: 6185535 •
  • Format: PDF
The global propionic acid market grew at a CAGR of around 8% during 2015-2020.

Propionic acid (PA) refers to a naturally occurring colorless and corrosive carboxylic acid. It is produced by the chemical reaction of carbon monoxide and water and consists of a short-chain saturated fatty acid attached to a carboxyl carbon. Propionic acid is available in the liquid state and can be commercially synthesized through fermentative, biosynthetic and amino acid catabolic pathways. It is commonly used as a preservative and an additive in packed foods and animal feed to prevent microbial and fungal growth. It also finds extensive applications across various industries, including chemical, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Significant growth in the agriculture industry, along with the increasing consumption of dairy, livestock and poultry products across the globe, represents one of the key factors creating a positive outlook for the market. Propionic acid is widely used as an efficient grain preservative as it aids in reducing microbial growth in stored grains, hay, poultry litter and water for the livestock. Furthermore, the increasing demand for natural preservatives for ready-to-eat (RTE) and canned food products is also augmenting the market growth. The acid is also added to cheese and baked products to increase their shelf life. In line with this, the esters of the acid are utilized as artificial flavorings or solvents as an alternative to the chemical variants. Additionally, various technological advancements, such as the utilization of co-culture, metabolic and genetic engineering, immobilization technique and bioreactor systems, in the biological production of propionic acid through microorganisms and renewable biomass, are acting as other growth-inducing factors. Moreover, the increasing concerns regarding food safety, along with extensive research and development (R&D) activities in the field of biotechnology, are anticipated to drive the market further. Looking forward, the analyst expects the global propionic acid market to continue its moderate growth during the next five years.

Key Market Segmentation:
the analyst provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global propionic acid market, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2021-2026. Our report has categorized the market based on region, application and end use industry.

Breakup by Application:
Animal Feed
Grain Preservatives
Cellulose Acetate Propionate

Breakup by End Use Industry:
Personal Care
Food and Beverage

Breakup by Region:
North America
United States
South Korea
United Kingdom
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being BASF SE, Celanese Corporation, Daicel Corporation, Dow Chemical Company, Eastman Chemical Company, Hawkins Inc., Impextraco NV, Macco Organiques Inc., OQ Chemicals GmbH and Perstorp Holding AB.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:
How has the global propionic acid market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global propionic acid market?
What are the key regional markets?
What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
What is the breakup of the market based on the end use industry?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
What is the structure of the global propionic acid market and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the industry?