LAB Market Intelligence

Report Coverage

  • Global LAB Trade Dynamics
  • LAB Cost Structure Analysis
  • Key Suppliers Capability Analysis
  • Global and Regional Supplier List

Production Size


3.0 Percent

Production Size North America

0.44 MMT

Production Size Europe

0.73 MMT

Production Size APAC

2.10 MMT

Table of contents

  1. LAB Executive Summary
  2. Market Snapshot
  3. Supply Market Outlook
  4. Demand Market Outlook
  5. Industry Best Practices
  6. COVID-19 Impact
  1. LAB 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 APAC]
  9. - Current market size
  10. - Demand - supply trends and forecast
  11. - Key end - use industries [where applicable]
  12. - Trade dynamics
  1. LAB Industry Analysis
  2. Industry Outlook [North America, Europe and APAC]
  3. - Drivers and Constraints for the industry
  4. - Mergers and Acquisitions
  5. - Innovations
  6. - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
  7. Industry Drivers and Constraints
  8. Industry Events
  9. Innovation and Sustainability
  1. Cost Analysis
  2. Cost & Price Analysis [North America,Europe and APAC]
  3. - Cost Structure Analysis
  1. COVID-19 Impact
  2. COVID-19 Impact – Sourcing Location Watch
  3. COVID-19 Impact – Supplier Watch
  4. COVID-19 Impact – Industry Watch
  1. LAB Industry Best Practices
  2. LAB Sourcing Practices
  3. HLAS Sourcing Pattern - North America
  4. HLAS Sourcing Pattern - Europe
  5. HLAS Sourcing Pattern - APAC
  6. LAB/LAS Supplier- Sample RFP Questions

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Global Market Outlook on LAB 

  • Currently, the APAC accounts for approx. 43 percent of the global LAB capacity. While the APAC is the largest demand market for LAB, MEA has a cheaper feedstock advantage, which positions it favourable for exports to other regions
  • Present global installed capacity of HLAS (Captive + Merchant) is around 6.5 MMT, and it is sufficient to meet the current demand levels of HLAS

Demand Market Outlook 

Increasing demand for detergents, especially in the developing regions like China, India, LATAM, etc., due to growing disposable income and infrastructural growth is expected to drive the demand for LAB and LAS 
Demand from North America and Europe is expected to remain flat or reduce slightly due to the regional shift from powder to liquid detergents, which consumes less LAS, leading to reduced demand for LAB. Liquid detergents consumer ~40 percent less LAS compared to powder detergents

Global Market Size-LAB 

  • LAB and LAS prices witnessed a decline of 25–30 percent across the globe due to the drop in crude oil prices. However, the overall demand from the home care sector has increased during the same period
  • Crude prices have recovered, compared to the price levels in 2015, and is expected to remain in the price range of $40–60/barrel during the forecasted period. As a result, despite the growth in LAB and LAS demand, the market value might be less compared to 2014
  • LAS, and in turn LAB demand, will be mostly driven by industrial and household cleaners, with APAC accounting for majority of the growth during the forecasted period

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