Hexane Market

Hexane Market Analysis By Grade (Extraction, Polymerization & Other Grades) By Application (Edible Oil Extraction, Industrial Solvents & Adhesive Formulations & Leather Treatment) By Region – Global Market Insights 2022 to 2032

Analysis of Hexane market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Hexane Market Outlook (2022-2032)

The global hexane market is currently valued at US$ 2.21 billion and is slated to reach a revenue of US$ 3.05 billion by the end of 2032. Global demand for hexane is predicted to increase at a CAGR of 3.3% from 2022 to 2032. The market stood at a valuation of US$ 2.15 billion at the end of 2021 after recording a CAGR of 2.9% from 2017 to 2021.

Sales of hexane in the MEA region are anticipated to increase at a CAGR of 3% and account for a valuation of US$ 143.9 million by the end of 2032. However, volatile exchange rates and instability in the political landscape are expected to hamper market potential in the MEA region.

Report Attributes


Hexane Market Size (2022)

US$ 2.21 Billion

Predicted Net Value (2032F)

US$ 3.05 Billion

Global Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

3.3% CAGR

North America Hexane Market Revenue (2022)

US$ 724 Million

Key Companies Profiled

  • Royal Dutch Shell Plc.
  • Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Rompetrol Rafinare
  • Petroleo Brasileiro SA
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Phillips 66
  • Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
  • Thai Oil Public Company Limited
  • China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (SINOPEC)
  • Jun Yuan Petroleum Group
  • Liaoning Yufeng Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Beijing Yanshan Jilian Petrochemical Co. Ltd.
  • Jilin Beihua Fine Chemical Co. Ltd.

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Hexane Demand Analysis (2017-2021) in Comparison to Market Growth Forecasts (2022-2032)

Increasing population across the world is driving demand for food products and this is anticipated to drive demand for n-hexane as it is used widely in the extraction of edible oil. The n-hexane market research report discusses how demand is expected to evolve across the world with trends, opportunities, and restraints.

From 2017 to 2021, worldwide shipments of hexane rose at a CAGR of 2.9%. Increasing industrialization on a global scale has led to a rise in demand for solvents and since hexane is an ideal choice for solvent formulation its demand is anticipated to witness an increase across the forecast period.

High demand for hexane from the pharmaceutical industry is also expected to favour hexane market potential through 2032. Hexane is also a key ingredient in adhesive manufacturing and the rising demand for adhesives is expected to positively drive the growth of the market.

Rising consumption of hexane across the world is also anticipated to play an influential role in determining the growth curve for the isohexane market and neohexane market across the forecast period.

Increasing demand for leather is also expected to propel the consumption of hexane as it is used in leather treatment. However, stringent mandates for environment conservation and volatility in prices of raw materials are expected to hinder the global hexane market growth.

From 2022 to 2032, the hexane market is anticipated to exhibit evolution at a CAGR of 3.3%.

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What Factors Could Potentially Improve the Hexane Market Outlook?

“Rising Use of Hexane to Extract Non-polar Carotenes”

Extraction of non-polar carotenes is done by use of non-polar organic solvents such as hexane, petroleum, ether, etc. The use of hexane in the solvent mixture that is used for extraction of non-polar carotenes results in a high carotenoid yield of approximately 45% and this makes hexane a preferred substance in non-polar carotene derivation.

While chloroform and methane-based formulations have exhibited higher efficiency, their use has been restricted by the human health and environmental hazards associated with them. This is anticipated to favor the demand for hexane organic solvents used in the extraction of non-polar carotenes.

What Challenges Do Hexane Manufacturers Face?

“Strict Laws to Ensure Conservation of Environment to Dent Hexane Consumption Growth”

Use of toxic chemicals has had a negative influence on the environment and this has led to a climate emergency in the present world. To control the impact of harmful chemicals on the environment and protect it from further deterioration, governments across the world are implementing stringent mandates to regulate their use and ensure environmental conservation.

These norms are causing the demand for hexane to shrink and hence have an adverse impact on the overall market growth through 2032. Hexane suppliers are focusing on launching new hexane solvents that are in compliance with these new norms and are trying to sustain their businesses by the deployment of various strategies.

“Variable Exchange Rates & Economic Slowdown to Adversely Impact Hexane Demand”

The economic slowdown caused due to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has had a negative impact on the global hexane market and caused it to slow down. Variable exchange rates have induced volatility in the pricing of crude oil which has also had a negative impact on hexane sales and is expected to be a restraining factor throughout the forecast period as well.

Demand for 3-methyl hexane, 3-ethyl hexane, methyl hexane, liquid hexane, ethyl hexane, dimethyl hexane, hexane extract, and other hexane products is expected to witness a steady drop over the years to come as the aforementioned factors prevail.

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Which Regional Markets Will Provide High-Growth Opportunities for Hexane Vendors?

“Europe & North America Lead Demand for Hexane through 2032”

North America currently holds a dominant stance in the global hexane industry landscape and is slated to maintain this across the forecast period. At present, the hexane market in North America stands at a value of US$ 724 million and is expected to hold a major market share of 33.5% by 2032.

Increasing consumption of packaged foods is expected to drive demand for food-grade hexane in this region. High usage of cooking oil in this region is projected to bolster hexane products market growth in this region through 2032.

High demand for luxury products in the region of Europe drives demand for leather which subsequently propels sales of hexane as it is a crucial material used in leather treatment.

Expanding at a CAGR of 3.4% through 2032, demand for hexane in Europe is expected to attain an estimated revenue total of US$ 901.2 million by the end of the forecast period.

Shipments of hexane in the Asia Pacific region are projected to attain a value of US$ 778.2 million by 2032 and currently account for a significant market share of 26.1% in the global hexane industry landscape. Increasing consumption of food and beverages in this region is anticipated to bolster demand for food-grade hexane through 2032.

Increasing scope of application of hexane products such as hexane sulfonate, ethyl hexane, polymer-grade hexane, etc., across various industry verticals is expected to further drive hexane market growth over the years to come.

Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider has created an in-depth assessment of all major regions for the global hexane market in this latest research survey.

Country-wise Insights

What is the Outlook for the China Hexane Market?

“Rapid Development of Food & Beverage Sector to Drive Product Demand”

China has a highly lucrative agriculture industry that is required for edible oil extraction. China has witnessed a growth in its foodservice industry in the past few years as disposable income and consumer trends have evolved. This is expected to drive demand for food-grade hexane in the country over the forecast period.

The presence of various industries in China is also expected to bolster the demand for hexane solvents in the country. The hexane market in China is expected to be valued at US$ 222.1 million by 2032 while expanding at a CAGR of 3.2% over the forecast period.

Will India Be a Lucrative Market for Hexane Suppliers?

“High Demand for Industrial-grade Hexane in India”

The India hexane market is expected to be primarily driven by rapid industrialization which has resulted in the high use of hexane in several industry verticals. Moreover, favorable government policies in India to boost industrial activity are also expected to open up new opportunities for hexane manufacturers in the country.

Increasing consumption of food and beverages in India is also expected to drive demand for food-grade hexane in the country throughout the forecast period. The hexane market in India stands at a valuation of US$ 137.6 million and is projected to attain a revenue total of US$ 191 million by 2032 while expanding at a CAGR of 3.3%.

Category-wise Insights

Which Grade of Hexane is Expected to Exhibit Higher Demand?

“Use of Hexane for Extraction Applications to Be High”

Based on grade, the hexane market is segmented into extraction, polymerization, and other grades.

Hexane is widely used for extraction purposes and this is anticipated to drive demand in the extraction grade segment. Rising demand for edible oil and packaged food products is expected to bolster demand for hexane in the extraction segment.

The extraction segment is anticipated to account for a valuation of US$ 1.65 billion by 2032 and currently holds a major market share of 52.8% in 2022.

Which Application Should Hexane Suppliers Focus on to Drive Revenue Growth?

“Edible Oil Extraction Application of Hexane to Provide Most Revenue-intensive Opportunities”

Based on application, the hexane market is segmented into edible oil extraction, industrial solvents, adhesive formulations, and leather treatment.

The population across the world has witnessed a substantial increase over the past few years and is expected to rise further across the forecast period. This increased population has resulted in high demand for food products which in turn is driving the food and beverages industry. The use of edible oil has increased due to the aforementioned factors and hence edible oil extraction demand is also on the rise.

Hexane is majorly used for edible oil extraction and this application accounts for a major market share of 36.5% in 2022 and is anticipated to witness expansion at a CAGR of 3.6% through 2032.

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Competitive Landscape

Key hexane manufacturers are investing in research and development to advance their product portfolio and diversify their offerings to gain a competitive edge over the other market players.

The hexane market is nearing consolidation and hence it is difficult for new entrants to make a mark in the global hexane industry landscape. However, with proper planning and enough investment they can penetrate the market and gain a notable market share.

Key Segments Covered in Hexane Industry Research

  • Hexane Market by Grade :

    • Extraction
    • Polymerization
    • Other Grades
  • Hexane Market by Application :

    • Edible Oil Extraction
    • Industrial Solvents
    • Adhesive Formulations
    • Leather Treatment
  • Hexane Market by Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • APAC
    • MEA

- FAQs -

The global hexane market currently accounts for a valuation of US$ 2.21 billion.

By 2032, the hexane market is predicted to reach a valuation of US$ 3.05 billion.

From 2022 to 2032, the market for hexane is expected to expand at a CAGR of 3.3%.

Increasing consumption of edible oil, rising use of food-grade hexane, and increasing focus on industrialization are market-driving factors.

North America accounts for a dominant market share of 32.7% in the global hexane market.

Royal Dutch Shell Plc., Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., Rompetrol Rafinare, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd., Exxon Mobil Corporation, Phillips 66, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., and Thai Oil Pub

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