Carbon Black Market Intelligence


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Are you looking for answers on Carbon Black category?

Are you looking for answers on Carbon Black category?

  • What are the key trends in Carbon Black category?
  • Am I paying the right price?
  • Am I working with the right supplier?
  • What are the major challenges and risks in Carbon Black industry?
  • How is Carbon Black industry performing?

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Report Coverage

  • Supply–Demand Trends and Outlook
  • Trade Dynamics
  • Cost Structure Analysis
  • Key Global Supplier Profiles

Production Size


3.5 - 4.0 Percent

Production Size North America

1.68 MMT

Table of contents

  1. Carbon Black Executive Summary
  2. Carbon Black - Category Updates
  3. Global Market Outlook
  4. Supply Market Outlook
  5. Demand Market Outlook
  6. Industry Best Practice
  1. Carbon Black Market Analysis
  2. Value Chain Analysis
  3. Global Market Outlook
  4. - Current Market Size
  5. - Demand - Supply Trends and Forecast
  6. - Key End - use Industries
  7. - Trade Dynamics
  8. Regional Market Outlook (North America, Europe, and Asia)
  9. - Current Market Size
  10. - Demand - Supply Trends and Forecast
  11. - Key End Use
  12. - Trade Dynamics
  1. Carbon Black Industry Analysis
  2. Industry Outlook (North America, Europe, and Asia)
  3. - Drivers and Constraints for the Industry
  4. - Mergers & Acquisitions
  5. - Innovations
  6. - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
  1. Cost & Price Analysis (North America, Europe, and Asia)
  2. - Cost Structure Analysis
  3. - Cost Drivers for Carbon Black
  1. Carbon Black Supplier Analysis
  2. Key Global and Regional Suppliers
  3. Key Supplier's Capability Analysis
  4. - Capacity
  5. - Product Portfolio
  6. - Expansions, If Any
  7. Geographical Footprint
  8. Supplier Market Share - Global
  9. Detailed Supplier Profiling of the Top Five Global Suppliers
  10. - SWOT Analysis for the Top Five Global Suppliers
  1. Carbon Black Industry Best Practices
  2. Contract Structures
  3. Engagement Models

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Carbon Black Market Size and Global Outlook

  • The global carbon black capacity stands at 15.78 MMT. Demand is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.5–4.0 percent until 2022
  • Demand from the tire and rubber industry is expected to lead the carbon black industry growth
  • About 0.91 MMT of capacity is expected to be added in Asia and Russia during 2019–2022. Environmental regulations and low profit margins are the major reasons for capacity reductions. Impact of these capacity reductions is expected to be minimal, as there is enough capacity available
  • Asian producers have advantage in the carbon black industry over the western players, due to the abundant availability of feedstock (coal based)
  • Western producers have low operational cost, due to their better process technology, which gives 35 percent reduced input cost than the Asian players in the carbon black market
  • Areas like North America, Europe and APAC have a high supply and high demand of carbon black market share


Demand Market Outlook

  • Carbon black pricing and availability are highly driven by the CBFS in the region. The US and Europe have balanced dependence on crude and coal-based CBFS, while the Asian market is highly dependent on coal-based CBFS

Global Capacity–Demand Analysis

The global carbon black world capacity stands at 15.8 MMT in 2017. Market is oversupplied on a global scale, with about 2.4 MMT of excess capacity in 2017
Demand is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.5–4.0 percent until 2022, driven by tire in Asia and specialty carbon black industry across the globe


  • On the capacity front, about 0.91 MMT of capacity is expected to be added to the global carbon black supply base from 2019 - 2021
  • Operating rates are expected to be in the range 80–85 percent for the next five years
  • Growing environmental regulations against carbon emissions have led to carbon black producers in the US focusing on adding capacities at their plant locations in Asia to meet their domestic demand

Demand Outlook

  • Carbon black consumption is expected to increase at a steady pace over the next five years, largely spearheaded by the demand from the tire industry
  • China dominates the global carbon black demand with about 41 percent of the market share in 2017. This demand is expected to grow, along with other Asian economies, like India, Indonesia, and other emerging economies
  • Specialty carbon black applications are expected to pose strong demand growth until 2022

Global Trade Dynamics

  • Specialty grades and price of the material have been the major drivers of trade in the carbon black market
  • North America: There has been marginal fall in the imports during 2016, due to the surplus availability of the domestic material
  • Europe: Exports have increased marginally in 2016, due to increased distribution of carbon black through the European ports
  • Asia: Net exporter, mainly exporting to other Asian countries

Market Overview

  • The production cost of carbon black is lowest in Asia, due to availability of cheap feedstock and low labor rates. The use of distilled coal tar, due to vast resources of coal is the key reason for the low production cost. Feedstock holds ~60 percent share in the cost structure of carbon black production.
  • About 0.91 MMT of carbon black capacity is expected to be added to the global production base by 2022. Except for Russia, all the other capacities are concentrated primarily in the developing regions
  • Currently, the demand for carbon black continues to be positive, supported by the automobile industry with a sufficient supply in place. The carbon black market witnessed expected change in price levels
  • Tire industry is expected to remain as the major demand driver
  • Environmental regulations are affecting the carbon black business growth

Why You Should Buy This Report

  • Details on the Carbon Black market ize, the demand analysis, imports and exports and carbon black world outlook.
  • It gives the trade dynamics, Porter’s five force analysis and demand-supply trends and outlooks of the North American, Europe and APAC region. 
  • The report lists out the key industry drivers and constraints
  • Overview of key suppliers like Aditya Birla carbon, Cabot corporation, Orion Engineered Carbon, etc, their profiles and SWOT analysis.

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