Oleochemical Fatty Acid Market

Global Oleochemical Fatty Acid Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment by Type, Application, Region, and Country – Forecast 2022 – 2032

The market is expected to generate an incremental $ opportunity of US$ 6,778.1 Mn between 2022 and 2032

Category: Chemicals & Materials Published Date : October 2022 ID: CVC-00312 Format: PDF Pages: 264

Global Oleochemical Fatty Acid Market Size Analysis

According to a research survey conducted by ChemView Consulting, in 2022, the Global Oleochemical Fatty Acid Market was worth US$ 7,426.5 Mn and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.7% over the forecast period. While the historical CAGR is 5.4%, the market is expected to hit US$ 14,204.6 Mn by 2032 end.

Due to favorable government laws for environmentally friendly products, oleochemical recycling, rising consumer demand for biodegradable and sustainable products, and expanding end-user sectors, the worldwide oleochemicals market is increasing. The pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and food industries are growing rapidly, helping meet the need for these compounds. Many governments worldwide are developing legislation to promote the use and manufacturing of bio-based products, fostering market expansion on a global scale.

Market Dynamic


Recyclability of oleochemicals, rising demand for biodegradable and sustainable goods, favourable government policies for environmentally friendly products, and expanding end-user sectors are all contributing to the growth of the worldwide oleochemicals market.

The pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and food industries are expanding rapidly, helping meet the need for these compounds. Governments worldwide are developing legislation to promote the use and manufacturing of bio-based products, fostering market expansion on a global scale. Pharmaceuticals and personal care are thought to dominate the global market among the many benefits of oleochemicals.


The primary issue that limits market revenue growth is fluctuating raw material prices. The recent sharp changes in the price of crude oil worldwide have caused a major increase in the cost of domestic chemical raw materials. While the cost of asphalt and emulsions has increased by 30%, the cost of natural ingredients like resins, coatings, and waterproof components like styrene has only increased by 50%. It significantly increases the strain on companies that produce different compounds, such as oleochemicals.

Oleochemical Fatty Acid Market

Market Segments Covered in Report

By Type:

  • Fatty Acid
  • Fatty Alcohol
  • Glycerol
  • Others

By Application:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal Care & Cosmetics
  • Food & Beverages
  • Soap & Detergents
  • Polymers
  • 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 the Soaps & Detergents segment driving the market growth?

Throughout the projection period, the soaps and detergents industry segment is anticipated to experience substantial revenue growth. To make soap, you need oils and fats, which you may get from plants and animals. Triglyceride-like fatty acid molecules are produced by combining three fatty acid molecules with one glycerin molecule. These

Fatty acids are weaker and have two separate parts. One is a carboxylic group that consists of one hydrogen, two oxygen, and two carbon atoms. A hydrocarbon chain similar to the other is linked to the carboxylic acid group. Soap is typically made using a long chain of carbon atoms carrying two hydrogen atoms. In the past, animals were used to provide the alkali needed to make soap, but this is no longer the case.

Why is the Pharmaceutical segment expected to account for a large revenue share?

The global oleochemicals market is divided based on application into soaps & detergents, polymers, food & drinks, pharmaceuticals & personal care, and others. Due to the growing use of oleochemicals, the pharmaceuticals category is anticipated to hold a significant revenue share in the global market during the forecast period.

Oleochemicals can be used in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical sectors as emollients, thickeners, and preservatives. Isopropyl myristate functions as a moisturizer in topical medicinal treatments and is used as an emollient or thickening agent in other pharmaceutical applications. Glycerin 99.7% is a humectant that is utilized in the creation of dental care items as well as cough syrups.

Region-Wise Analysis

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

  • During the projection period, the North American market is anticipated to have a market share of 6%. This growth is primarily attributable to the region’s key market players’ increased R&D efforts and the introduction of cutting-edge goods.
  • Due to rising public and private sector activities in the region’s nations, the Europe market is anticipated to increase steadily throughout the forecast period.

Competition Analysis

The market for oleochemicals is fairly consolidated, with the majority of market income coming from a small number of large and medium-sized competitors. Major businesses use various strategies, engage in mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic agreements and contracts, and create, evaluate, and launch new oleochemical products.

Some of the key developments that have taken place in the Protective Coatings Market include:

  • On 18 September 2020, Emery Oleochemicals announced the release of the EMERY E general purpose fatty acid ester product line. These fatty acid esters offer good color stability, low odor, and biodegradability.

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

  • Wilmar International Ltd.
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • Evonik Industries
  • Godrej Industries Limited
  • PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited
  • Arizona Chemical
  • Emery Oleochemicals

Report Coverage and Highlights

  • Our comprehensive, data-backed, and facts-oriented report provides niche and cross-sectional analysis at global and country levels.
  • Assessment of the historical (actual data) and current market size (2017-2021), market projections (2022-2032), and CAGR.
  • The market assessment across North America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia & Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa.
  • Competitive tactical intelligence, key strategies adopted by top players, production capacity and company shares analysis, product brand surveys, and export-import analysis
  • Pricing analysis to set and benchmark your current or future offerings across each product type helps you understand whether your pricing strategy is aligned with market expectations and can be compared to market disruptions.
  • Predictions on critical supply and demand trends and technological expertise needed to address operations scalability.
  • Consumer behavior shifts and their implications for players, list of end-users, and their consumption analysis.
  • Key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and emerging trends impacting the market growth.
  • Value chain analysis (list of manufacturers, distributors, end-users, and average profitability margins).
  • Strategic market analysis, recommendations, and future headways 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 2030
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 Type, Application, and Region
Customization scopeAvailable upon Request
Pricing and purchase optionsAvailable upon Request