The global Isopropanol demand is estimated at 2.62 MMT in 2019, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.6 percent until 2023 North America, followed by China, has the largest installed capacity.
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Isopropanol market report transcript
Global Market Outlook on Isopropanol
The global IPA demand is estimated to be at 2.66 MMT in 2022, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.4 percent until 2026
North America, followed by China, has the largest installed capacity. China is the fastest growing region, with demand from downstream construction and automobile industries
Industry Best Practices : Isopropanol
In the US and Europe, propylene (or/and) acetone contract prices are used as a base to arrive at IPA prices. Around 70–75 percent of the total price change in propylene is usually passed on to IPA prices.
- Key contract models followed in the industry:
–Fixed price with renegotiation option
–Volume-based pricing (mostly followed)
–Per-order contract (spot purchases)
–Cost plus pricing
Typical length of the contract varies between construction and CPG industry
The length of the contract is between 1 and 3 years for the paints & coatings industry, as the industry is well supplied and it is easy to switch suppliers, whereas pharma and CPG industries require specific grade of IPA for which the suppliers have their negotiation power, and the length of the contract is 2–3 years
In the U.S. and Europe, propylene (or/and) acetone contract prices are used as a base to arrive at IPA prices
A 70–75 percent of the total price change in propylene is usually passed on to IPA prices
Isopropanol Global Capacity–Demand Analysis
The current installed capacity will be sufficient to meet the global demand of IPA until 2026. The demand for IPA is expected to have increased to 2.5–3 percent in 2021, owing to an increase in demand from hand sanitizers, disinfectants, and wipes, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, however, in 2022, the demand growth has slowed down significantly to 0.5–1 percent Y-o-Y on the account of bearish market sentiments in the downstream industries on the account Russia-Ukraine crisis that triggered high energy costs and recession concerns triggered by increasing interest rates to counter high inflation
Isopropanol Global Demand by Application
Steadily improving demand from the paints & coatings industry and anticipated improvement in demand from the automobile industry in APAC will be the key demand drivers of IPA until 2026.
IPA Downstream Demand Outlook
Growing Demand from the Paints & Coatings Market
Anticipated improvement in demand from paints & coatings in the APAC drives the demand for IPA in the future
Seasonal demand from the construction and de-icing industries in North America and the EU, respectively, is expected to drive the demand for IPA in these regions
Increasing Demand from the Cosmetic Segment
The grade required for the cosmetic and pharmaceutical segment is more expensive as compared to technical grade required in the paints & coatings segment
If there is a shortage in the supply of technical grade IPA, generally during summer, buyers tend to go for pharma grade IPA, and dilute it. However, this turns out to be expensive
Isopropanol Cost Structure Analysis
The average operating costs are high in Europe, due to low number of IPA producers in the region. Asia is the only cost-effective region, due to cheaper feedstock, labor, and the region with one of the lowest electricity prices.
Cost of production has significantly decreased, post the fall in the prices of high-level feedstock crude
Propylene is the key cost driving raw material, contributing to two third of the total raw material cost
European IPA producers have eliminated the risk of feedstock availability to a certain extent. However, as propylene prices are more prone to the upstream market fluctuations, there is a direct impact on the producers’ input costs
Why You Should Buy This Report
The report gives information about the isopropanol market size, demand analysis, import, export, trade dynamics, etc. of the global and regional markets. It gives the Porter’s five force analysis of North America, Europe, APAC and Latin America markets and lists out the industry drivers and constraints. The report does a cost structure and isopropanol market price analysis. It details the global and regional capacity share and gives SWOT analysis of major isopropanol suppliers like Dow Chemicals, Exxon Mobil, Shell, etc. It lists out the best contract and sourcing models for isopropanol manufacturers.
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