Methyl Chloride Market
Methyl Chloride Market Analysis By Function (Methyl Chloride Intermediates, Methyl Chloride Refrigerants & Methyl Chloride Solvents) By Application & By Region – Global Market Insights 2022 to 2032
Analysis of Methyl Chloride Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more
Methyl Chloride Market Outlook (2022 to 2032)
Fact.MR’s methyl chloride market analysis reveals that global demand for methyl chloride enjoyed year-on-year (YoY) growth of 1.2% to reach a market valuation of US$ 2.2 billion at the end of 2021. Increasing at a CAGR of around 5%, methyl chloride market value is projected to reach US$ 4.09 billion by 2032-end.
Silicone production application of methyl chloride increased at 2.2% CAGR and accounted for US$ 827.6 million by value in 2021 and is anticipated to account for nearly 41.9% market share by end of 2032.
Methyl Chloride Market Size (2021A)
US$ 2.2 Billion
Estimated Market Value (2022E)
US$ 2.3 Billion
Forecasted Market Value (2032F)
US$ 4.1 Billion
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Methyl Chloride Consumption Analysis (2017-2021) Vs. Market Outlook (2022-2032)
The global methyl chloride market expanded at 1.4% CAGR from 2017 to 2021 to be valued at US$ 2.21 billion at the end of 2021. Demand growth was mostly generated from silicone production. Methyl chloride and methylene chloride manufacturers have increased their production capacities and have adopted the merger & acquisition strategy to enter emerging markets and increase their geographical reach.
Rising production of methyl chloride is mainly due to an increase in the consumption of silicone. China is the leading producer of silicone and accounts for nearly 64% of global silicone production. Russia is the second-leading manufacturer of silicone and produces 600 kilotons of silicone every year, closely followed by the United States, with its silicone production capacity standing at 320 kilotons per year.
Butyl rubber is another vital application of methyl chloride. Approximately 28.8% of methyl chloride produced is used in the manufacturing of butyl rubber. Russia is the largest exporter of butyl rubber, which was valued at US$ 193 million in 2020.
In addition, methyl chloride is used in several other industries, namely, cosmetics, plants, and agriculture. Methyl ethyl chloride is used as an anaesthetic, an antipruritic, and an inhalation anaesthetic.
Worldwide sales of methyl chloride are predicted to increase at around 5% CAGR through 2032.
Why is Demand for Methyl Chloride Expected to Rise Steadily?
“High Methyl Chloride Usage in Silicone Manufacturing”
Demand for methyl chloride is increasing primarily from silicone manufacturers as methyl chloride is essential for silicone manufacturing. It is most commonly used as a semiconductor in electronics. Methyl chloride is also useful in silicone fluids, which are used in a wide range of products such as antifoaming agents.
Silicone is used to protect building structures. Silicone adhesives, sealants and structural glazes help protect building structures. They are used to strengthen the structural performance of building materials. Silicone helps preserve heritage buildings without compromising their structure, improving their heat resistance, wind & moisture resistance, and chemical resistance.
Silicone sealants and adhesives add a protective layer to building structures. Silicone sealants are helpful in window joints, aluminium composite panels, and some organic compounds.
“Methyl Chloride Popular in Butyl Rubber Manufacturing”
Methyl chloride is used in the manufacturing of butyl rubber. Butyl rubber is helpful in the manufacturing of tires and gives excellent pressure retention to bicycles, trucks, agriculture, and industrial tires.
Butyl rubber helps improve the formulation of conveyor belts and condenser packaging. Butyl rubber is also helpful in construction, whether in contact with cement and sealant tapes. It is used in consumer products such as sporting goods and electrical appliance condenser packaging.
“Quaternary Ammonium Compounds Produced with Methyl Chloride”
Methyl chloride is used in the manufacturing of quaternary ammonium compounds such as dimethyl ammonium chloride, which is found in fabric softeners. In the United States, around 5% of the methyl chloride produced is used in quaternary ammonium compound production. Methyl chloride is also used as a refrigerant. R-40 or HCC-40 is used as commercial as well as industrial refrigerants.
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Why are Methyl Chloride Suppliers Looking towards the U.S.?
“U.S. Consumption of Methyl Chloride Higher than Global Average”
Out of the total production of methyl chloride in the United States, 56% is used in silicone fluids, elastomers, and resins. Methyl chloride is widely used in a wide range of products such as antifoaming agents, release agents, and light-duty lubricants, in the U.S.
Silicone elastomers are used in the building and construction material industry as sealants and adhesives to a lesser degree, in the automotive industry, and medical industry. Silicone resins are useful in coatings, water-repellent resins, wires, insulation, laminating resins, and electrical insulations.
Nearly 13% of the methyl chloride produced in the United States is used as a raw material for cellulose ethers such as methylcellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, and hydroxybutyl methylcellulose. These products are used as thickeners and binders in the pharmaceutical industry, in toiletries, and also in food products.
Methyl chloride is useful in the manufacturing of building products such as drywall joint cement formulation and mortars. 11% of the methyl chloride produced in the United States goes into water treatment chemical production as flocculants. It is used to separate solids from water. Approximately 5% of the methyl chloride produced is used in quaternary ammonium compounds such as dimethyl ammonium chloride.
Nearly 3% of the methyl chloride produced in the United States is used as a raw material in the production of agricultural chemicals such as monosodium methanearson and disodium methanearson.
The United States methyl chloride market expanded at 1.6% CAGR during the historical period of 2017-2021 and it is anticipated to surge ahead at 5.8% CAGR to reach a value of US$ 708.2 million by 2032.
Which Countries are Leading Asia Pacific Market Growth?
“China, Japan, & India Leaders in APAC Methyl Chloride Market”
China produces 3,000 kilotons of methyl chloride every year, out of which, 90 kilotons were carbon tetrachloride. Japan produces 192 kilotons of methyl chloride every year, and India produces 327 kilotons of methyl chloride each year.
China's methylene chloride production has increased on a year-on-year basis. In 2019, China's methylene chloride production was 1.2 tons, having increased by 8.5% from the previous year.
Methyl chloride is mostly used in silicone production. Global production of silicone is 7,000 kilotons, and China produces 6,000 kilotons of silicone. India produces 60 kilotons of silicone every year. Silicone is used in semiconductor manufacturing, which has many industrial applications such as steel refining, aluminium casting, and in chemical processes.
Indian chloromethane manufacturing companies such as Gujrat Alkalis and Chemicals and Meghmani Finechem Ltd have expanded their production capacities due to increasing demand for methyl chloride for various applications such as silicone production, butyl rubber production, building and construction materials, and quaternary ammonium compounds.
Owing to these factors, Asia Pacific is anticipated to remain the primary growth generator in the chloromethane market during the forecast period of 2022-2032. The East Asia methyl chloride market is anticipated to expand at 5.6% CAGR to reach US$ 1.14 billion by the end of 2032.
Which Methyl Chloride Application is the Most Attractive for Manufacturers?
“Methyl Chloride Producers Gain High Profits from Silicone & Butyl Rubber Manufacturing End Use”
Most of the methyl chloride that is produced goes into silicone manufacturing. Silicone is used in applications such as healthcare, building and construction, production of various types of gases, semiconductors, aviation and aerospace, paints and coatings, paper and films, personal care products, rubber, sealants and adhesives, textiles, and leather.
Other than usage in silicone manufacturing, methyl chloride is widely used in butyl rubber manufacturing, which is a colourless liquid and used as a solvent, in medicines, and in many chemical processes.
As a result of increasing demand for silicone, silicone production application is projected to increase rapidly at 7% CAGR during the forecast period. Methyl chloride consumption in silicon production is valued at US$ 827.6 million and is slated to reach US$ 1.71 billion by 2032.
Why is the Intermediate Function of Methyl Chloride So Popular?
“Several Beneficial Uses of Methyl Chloride Intermediate”
Methyl chloride is a colourless, flammable gas that has many industrial applications. The chemical intermediate of methyl chloride is used in the manufacturing of silicone polymers and pharmaceuticals for medicines.
Methyl chloride intermediate is also used as an extractant for oils and resins, a solvent in butyl rubber manufacturing, in petroleum refining, and as a propellant in polystyrene foam production. Intermediate methyl chloride is also used as a methylating and chlorinating agent in organic chemistry.
The intermediate methyl chloride market is valued at US$ 1.1 billion in 2022 and it is anticipated to reach US$ 2 billion at end of the forecast period, expanding at 6.3% CAGR.
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Air Liquid (Airgas), Balchem (chemogas), Nouryon Industrial Chemicals, Praxair (Linde), Meghmani Finechem Ltd., and Gujrat Alkalies and Chemicals are major manufacturers of methyl chloride.
- In 2020, Gujrat Alkalies and Chemicals increased its production capacity of methyl chloride to 58,100 TPA, at its Dahej, Gujrat plant.
- In 2019, AkzoNoble increased its methyl chloride production capacity in Frankfurt, Germany. This will increase the company’s methyl chloride production capacity by 50%.
- Meghmani Finechem Ltd increased its production capacity up to 50,000 TPA, making it the third-largest chloromethane plant in India.
Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the overall strategies adopted by the players in the methyl chloride market. Detailed overviews of the functions of methyl chloride such as intermediates, refrigerants, solvents, and applications like silicone production, butyl rubber production, building and construction materials etc., including SWOT analysis and revenues generated from targeted methyl chloride products of top methyl chloride manufacturers positioned across geographies has been provided, in addition to sales growth information, production capacity, and speculative production expansion, in the recently published report.
Key Segments of Methyl Chloride Industry Survey
Methyl Chloride Market by Function :
- Methyl Chloride Intermediates
- Methyl Chloride Refrigerants
- Methyl Chloride Solvents
Methyl Chloride Market by Application :
- Silicone Production
- Butyl Rubber Production
- CM, HPCM, HBCM Production
- Building and Material Production
- Quaternary Ammonium Compound Production
Methyl Chloride Market by Region :
- North America
- Latin America
- East Asia
- South Asia & Oceania
- Middle East & Africa
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Currently, the global methyl chloride market is pegged at US$ 2.32 billion.
Worldwide methyl chloride utilization is anticipated to increase at a CAGR of around 5% during the period 2022-2032.
East Asia holds 28% share in the global methyl chloride market.
The methyl chloride market size expanded at a CAGR of around 1.4% by volume during 2017-2021.
Key suppliers of methyl chloride are working on the expansion of their production facilities as demand is increasing for use in several applications.
The U.S. is estimated to hold around 16.45% of the global methyl chloride market share.