Global Glycerin Market Analysis Report 2022: Market to Reach $3.4 Billion by 2026 - Transesterification Leads Global Glycerin Market

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Global Glycerin Market to Reach $3.4 Billion by 2026

The global market for Glycerin estimated at US$2.6 Billion in the year 2022, is projected to reach a revised size of US$3.4 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 6.1% over the analysis period.

Growth in the global market is being spurred by increasing demand from end-use industries and strong contribution from developing regions, most notably Asia-Pacific.

The increasing production of biodiesel has resulted in abundant supply of crude glycerin that can be used directly into animal feeds, as dust suppressant, freeze protection for coal, and grain storage. The oversupply and resulting decline in prices has allowed the use of glycerin for energy generation.

In addition, the surplus supply of crude glycerin has led to availability of technical-grade glycerin that finds use in industrial applications like propylene glycol and epichlorohydrin production. Glycerin market is anticipated to gain considerably from rising demand for refined glycerin from new applications and epichlorohydrin production, mainly in Europe and Asia.

The market also stands to benefit from the growing trend towards organic, natural and eco-friendly products and feedstock. Especially poised to benefit is the demand for vegetable glycerin manufactured from soy, coconut or palm.

Transesterification, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to grow at a 6.4% CAGR to reach US$1.7 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After a thorough analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Saponification segment is readjusted to a revised 5% CAGR for the next 7-year period.

This segment currently accounts for a 31.3% share of the global Glycerin market. Crude glycerin produced during the process accounts for 10% of overall output of biodiesel globally. The growing share of biodiesel is attributed to notable progress in the transesterification process that uses fatty acid or biodiesel to produce glycerin. The process is highly cost-effective for large-scale production of glycerin.

The U.S. Market is Estimated at $415.6 Million in 2022, While China is Forecast to Reach $808.6 Million by 2026

The Glycerin market in the U.S. is estimated at US$415.6 Million in the year 2022. The country currently accounts for a 16.2% share in the global market. China, the world's second largest economy, is forecast to reach an estimated market size of US$808.6 Million in the year 2026 trailing a CAGR of 7.8% through the analysis period.

Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 4.3% and 5.5% respectively over the analysis period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 4.5% CAGR while Rest of European market (as defined in the study) will reach US$874.1 Million by the end of the analysis period.

Asia-Pacific represents a major regional market for refined glycerin worldwide. Driven by the increasing use of glycerin in consumer goods, pharmaceutical products and other industries, the region is poised to witness sustained growth.

The market also benefits from the rising use of glycerin in the personal care sector in South Korea, China and India. North American market is gaining from rising demand for glycerin from pharmaceutical and personal care industries.

Fat Splitting Segment to Reach $756.7 Million by 2026

In the global Fat Splitting segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 6.7% CAGR estimated for this segment. These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$363.6 Million will reach a projected size of US$571.4 Million by the close of the analysis period.

China will remain among the fastest growing in this cluster of regional markets. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$141.8 Million by the year 2026, while Latin America will expand at a 8% CAGR through the analysis period.

What`s New for 2022?

  • Global competitiveness and key competitor percentage market shares
  • Market presence across multiple geographies - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial
  • Online interactive peer-to-peer collaborative bespoke updates
  • Access to the digital archives
  • Complimentary updates for one year

Key Topics Covered:




  • Competitive Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial for Players Worldwide in 2022 (E)
  • Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic and Looming Global Recession
  • 2020 Marked as a Year of Disruption & Transformation
  • An Introduction to Glycerin
  • Designations for Glycerin Grades
  • Natural & Synthetic Forms of Glycerin
  • Production Processes
  • An Overview of the Key Regulations for Glycerin Use
  • Glycerin: A Non-Toxic Polyol Compound with Widespread Applications
  • Global Market Prospects & Outlook
  • Market Drivers in Brief
  • Transesterification Leads Global Glycerin Market
  • Biodiesel Production Emerges as Main Source of Glycerin
  • Developing Economies at the Forefront of Growth in Glycerin Market
  • Competition
  • World Brands
  • Recent Market Activity

2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS (Total 92 Featured)

  • Aekyung Industrial Co., Ltd.
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Croda International Plc
  • Ecogreen Oleochemicals
  • Godrej Industries Ltd.
  • IOI Group
  • Kao Corporation
  • Pacific Oleochemicals Sdn Bhd
  • PMC Biogenix, Inc.
  • Procter & Gamble Chemicals
  • PT. Cisadane Raya Chemicals
  • PT. Sumi Asih Oleochemical Industry
  • Sakamoto Yakuhin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
  • Thai Glycerine Co., Ltd.
  • Twin Rivers Technologies, Inc.
  • Vance Bioenergy Sdn. Bhd.


  • Use of Glycerin in Diverse Industrial Applications Boosts Market Prospects
  • Growing Role of Glycerin in Food & Beverage Processing Industry Augurs Well for the Market
  • Stable Demand for Packaged Foods Supported by a Growing Population Sustains Demand for Food Grade Glycerin
  • Food & Beverage Industry Remains Stable Amidst the Pandemic
  • Use of Healthy Ingredients to Boost Athletic Endurance to Spur Demand for Glycerin in Sport & Fitness Nutrition Products
  • Personal Care Products and Cosmetics Emerge as a Key End-Use Market for Glycerin
  • COVID-19 Impact on Personal Care Industry Affects Glycerin Demand
  • Beneficial Properties of Glycerin for Skincare Products
  • Appetite for Cosmetics Supported by Consumer Focus on Maintaining Physical Appearance Drives Demand for Glycerin
  • Strong Demand for Potent Antiaging Solutions Throws the Spotlight on Glycerin as a High Value Active Ingredient to Fight Effects of Aging Skin
  • Shift towards Natural Ingredients in Personal Care Products Fuels Demand for Glycerin
  • Surge in Hand Sanitizer Sales Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic Supports Glycerin Market
  • Market to Benefit from the Growing Role of Glycerin in Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Strong Global Spending on Medicines & Ensuing Spur in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Expands Glycerin Applications in the Pharma Sector
  • Biodiesel Production Trends Set the Tone for Production of Crude Glycerin
    Emerging New Uses of Crude Glycerin Promise Growth for Glycerin Market
  • Purification of Biodiesel-Derived Glycerin Presents a Challenge
  • Prices of Petroleum Derived Feedstock: A Critical Factor Impacting Glycerin Demand
  • Glycerin Emerges as a High Profile Macro-Ingredient in Animal Feed
  • Focus on Livestock Productivity & the Ensuing Focus on Feed Efficiency and Management Spurs Demand for Glycerin Fortified Animal Feed
  • Glycerin as a Renewable Feedstock for Chemicals to Benefit from the Migration towards Sustainable Production Practices
  • Healthy Developments in Renewable Chemicals & Developments in Glycerin Hydrogenolysis, Etherification & Dehydration to Spur Use of Glycerin as a Renewable Feedstock in the Production of Commodity Chemicals
  • Technical Versatility of Glycerin Expands Application Opportunities in the Industrial Sector
  • Growing Focus on Hydrogen as a Clean Fuel to Spur Use of Glycerin in Hydrogen Gas Production
  • Growing Production of Hydrogen Gas to Benefit Glycerin as a Potential Feedstock for Hydrogen Generation
  • Vegetable Glycerin Market Poised to Witness Healthy Growth
  • Government Initiatives to Drive Glycerol Consumption
  • Glycerol Emerges as a Cost-effective and Sustainable Alternative to Propel Ship Engines
  • Crude Glycerin as Raw Material for Biogas Generation
  • Glycerin Pellets: A Potential Fuel Source
  • Some Other Innovative Applications of Crude Glycerin
  • Substitution Threat: A Key Challenge for Glycerin Market




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