Coal Tar Pitch Market

Coal Tar Pitch Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment by Form, Grade, Application, End-Use, Region, & Country – Forecast 2022 – 2032

The market is expected to generate an incremental $ opportunity of US$ 1,918.4 Mn between 2022 and 2032

Category: Clean Energy & Power Published Date : October 2022 ID: CVC-00205 Format: PDF Pages: 350

Coal Tar Pitch Market Market Size Analysis

According to a recent survey conducted by ChemView Consulting, the Global Coal Tar Pitch Market grew at a CAGR of 4.2% between 2017-2021 and is estimated to be US$ 3,127.2 Mn in 2022. Currently, the market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% and is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 5,045.6 Mn by 2032 end.

After the coal tar has been distilled, a dark, black liquid is left over the coal tar pitch. It serves as a binder in asphalt products, a base for paints and coatings, and is also employed in constructing roads. Coal tar and coal-tar pitch include a variety of carcinogenic chemical compounds, including benzene.

In certain industries, notably the construction industry, coal tar, and coal-tart pitch exposure is regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Air Pollutants Standard. OSHA provides the public with detailed safety and health information regarding the coal-tar pitch.

Market Dynamic


Significant increases in the building of roads in China, India, and other nations are anticipated to drive the market’s expansion, leading to greater growth magnitudes in recent years and an increase of 30 basis points in the growth rate in the initial quarter of 2022.

The demand for coal tar pitch is predicted to expand faster than expected, boosting the market’s anticipated growth of 10.1 basis points more than the forecast growth. Significant increases in road construction have been observed in some nations, particularly India and China.


Due to the demand for aluminum from numerous sectors, the aluminum smelting industry is the largest coal tar pitch market segment.

Due to its strength and lightweight, the aerospace, automotive, and space industries are the biggest consumers of aluminum. A great opportunity for the demand for aluminum is also presented by the expanding environmental restrictions against automotive emissions that are being implemented all over the world.


Every year, more infrastructure projects are completed, particularly in emerging nations. Simultaneously, strict pollution control laws have opened the door for lightweight automobile parts. Aluminum is regarded as one of the greatest materials for car parts due to its lightweight. The aircraft sector continues to require aluminum due to the same feature. Over time, the cost of flying has decreased, increasing the demand for more aircraft. It is anticipated to promote market expansion for coal tar pitches worldwide.

COVID-19 Impact

Many sectors have lost much money due to the pandemic crisis’s fall in demand. COVID-19 significantly impacted the construction industry due to the numerous projects that were postponed in 2020 as a result of funding issues, labor shortages, and lockout laws. It has had a huge impact on the market.

However, the consumption of coal tar pitch is anticipated to experience a V-shaped recovery, and the market is predicted to develop at a faster rate throughout the forecast period due to the healing of the economy’s performance and rising construction sector growth.

Coal Tar Pitch Market

Market Segments Covered in Report

By Form:

  • Solid
  • Liquid

By Grade:

  • Aluminum Grade
  • Graphite Grade
  • Special Grade

By Application:

  • Aluminum Electrode
  • Graphite Electrode
  • Roofing Coating Material
  • Blast Furnace Linings
  • Chemical Intermediates
  • Sealants

By End-Use:

  • Automotive
  • Power and Energy
  • Construction
  • Chemical & Petroleum
  • Oil and Gas Connections
  • Others

By Region and Country:

  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America)
  • Europe (Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, Rest of Middle East)
  • Africa (South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Rest of Africa)

Segment-Wise Analysis

Why is Aluminum Electrode projected to be the main element for the Coal Tar Pitch market?

The expansion of the aluminum sector is anticipated to be the main driver for coal tar pitch. The increased steel and aluminum production worldwide is predicted to boost the market for coal tar pitches. The need for aluminum is anticipated to increase due to the global increase in automobile production and the continued growth of the automotive industry. It will force metal producers to produce aluminum in large amounts, which will help the global coal tar pitch market expand.

Aluminum is a crucial component of the manufacturing of automobiles because it enables automakers to produce vehicles that are far lighter than current models while still being safe, secure, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly.

Why is the Graphite Electrode segment expected to expand the fastest during the forecast period?

Graphite electrode is anticipated to make up the bulk of the application. Due to the high stability and effective performance in extreme heat and temperature conditions in the production environment, graphite electrodes are used in the electric arc furnace to produce steel. Coal tar pitch plays a significant part in the manufacture of these electrodes.

Over the next few years, demand for graphite electrodes in the region will be expected to expand threefold due to the expansion of EAF steel manufacturing facilities in China. Due to this, manufacturers producing EAF steel in other parts of the world have been severely short on graphite electrodes. Thus, numerous new graphite electrode producers are anticipated to emerge throughout the years, creating a sizable need for coal tar pitch.

Region-Wise Analysis

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.

  • The Asia Pacific is anticipated to have a 7.0 % market share between 2022 and 2032. Throughout the forecast period, China is expected to be in the top spot for worldwide coal tar pitch demand. The nation produces over half of the world’s aluminum and experiences significant demand for coal tar pitch, used in the main aluminum smelting process.
  • Many industry players in the area are creating ways for capacity development, which will increase market growth potential. With a market share of more than 70.0% in India, Himadri is the biggest coal tar pitch manufacturer.
  • Between 2022 and 2032, North America is anticipated to increase at a 6.0% annual rate. It is expected that the U.S. will consume a substantial amount of coal tar pitch overall. Due to the rising use of coal tar pitches by the building, chemical, and blast furnace industries, the United States is anticipated to develop steadily. The top market, frequently used as a basis for creating paints and coatings, is expected to grow significantly between 2022 and 2032.

Competition Analysis

Manufacturers are refocusing their attention on developing regions to meet the expanding demand from the application categories. Significant businesses also boost their manufacturing capabilities, new product introductions, R & D, and mergers and acquisitions.

Some of the key developments that have taken place in the Coal Tar Pitch Market Market include:

  • In 2018, Himadri Specialty Chemicals Ltd. announced plans to invest Rs 1,000 crore over the following five years in expanding its production facilities at Singur in West Bengal.
  • In March 2018, To fulfill transportation contracts for liquid coal tar pitch, asphalt/bitumen, creosote, and coal tar, Gearbulk and Puma Energy declared their desire to create a long-term joint venture.

A list of some of the key suppliers present in the market are:

  • Koppers Inc.
  • Coopers Creek Chemical Corporation
  • Himadri Specialty Chemicals Ltd.
  • Rain Industries Limited
  • JFE Holdings, Inc.
  • Nippon Steel & Sumikin Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Shanxi Coking Company
  • Neptune Hydrocarbons
  • Bathco Ltd.
  • China Steel Chemical Corporation
  • Hengshui Zehao Chemicals Co., Ltd
  • Shandong Gude Chemical Co., Ltd
  • Crowley Chemical Company, Inc.
  • Shanghai Baosteel Chemical Co. Ltd.

Global Coal Tar Pitch Market Market 2022-2032: Report Coverage and Highlights

  • Assessment of the historical and current market size (2017-2021), market projections (2022-2032), and its contribution to the parent market
  • Key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and key emerging trends impacting market growth
  • Predictions on critical supply, demand, and technological trends and changes in consumer behavior
  • Value chain analysis (list of manufacturers, distributors, end-users, average profitability margins, etc.)
  • Segment-wise, country-wise, and region-wise market analysis
  • Competition mapping, market share analysis, key strategies adopted by top players, and competitive tactical intelligence
  • Key product innovations and regulatory framework
  • Covid-19 impact on the market and how to navigate
  • Strategic market analysis and recommendations on crucial winning strategies
Research ScopeDetails
Forecast period2022-2032
Historical data available for2017-2021
Market analysisUSD Million for Value and Tons for Volume, and CAGR from 2022 to 2032
Key regions coveredNorth America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa
Key countries coveredUS, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt
Key segments coveredBy Form, Grade, Application, End-Use, and Region
Customization scopeAvailable upon Request
Pricing and purchase optionsAvailable upon Request