Nonylphenol Market

Nonylphenol Market Analysis by Grade (Industrial Grade and Reagent Grade); by Top End-Use Industry (Chemicals, Textile, Leather, Personal Care & Cosmetic, Food & Beverage, Agriculture, and Others) and by Region – Global Market Insights 2022 to 2032

Analysis of Nonylphenol Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Nonylphenol Market Outlook (2022-2032)

The Global Nonylphenol market was estimated to be worth around US$ 1.3 Bn by 2021. According to Fact.MR analysis, with the increasing uses of Nonylphenol in various industries worldwide, the market is expected to reach a worth of about US$ 2.3 Bn by the end of 2032, with a projected CAGR of 5.3% during 2022 – 2032. During 2015 to 2021, the Market experienced a growth of 5.7%.

Nonylphenol is used for variety of purposes, which is the key reason behind its expanding market. They are used in the production of antioxidants, dish and laundry detergents, bleaching, and other cleaners.

Report Attributes


Global Market Size (2021)

US$ 1.3 Bn

Global Market Size (2022)

US$ 1.4 Bn

Projected Market Value (2032)

US$ 2.3 Bn

Global Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

5.3% CAGR

United States Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

5.1% CAGR

Key Companies Profiled

  • Huntsman
  • India Glycols
  • Solvay S.A.
  • Laufer Group
  • Polimeri
  • Stepan Company
  • SI Group
  • Dover Chemical
  • Eni, Sasol
  • PCC Group
  • Sabic
  • CMFC
  • FUCC
  • Daqing Zhonglan
  • Jiangsu Jiafeng
  • Cangzhou DCFC
  • Jiangsu Lingfei
  • CNPC Jilin Beifang

The production of industrial products such as paints, plastics, construction materials, vulcanized rubber, and paper involves Nonylphenol. Apart from this they can be also used in the processing of fuels, metals, petroleum, textiles, agricultural chemicals, and leather.

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Which factors are Impeding the Growth of the Nonylphenol Industry?

Due to its capacity to imitate oestrogen alter the normal hormonal balance in exposed individuals, as nonylphenol is regarded as an endocrine disruptor. One of the most infamous instances of persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic compounds is nonylphenol, which is well known for its high aquatic toxicity to fish and animals (PBTs). According to the ECHA business categorization, nonylphenol can produce long-lasting impacts on aquatic life, severe eye damage, is dangerous if eaten, and skin irritation.

Region-wise Insights

Which region holds significant prospects for the Nonylphenol market?

Both North America and Europe generate significant demand in the global market for nonylphenol, but the various restrictions imposed by the governments in the regions are slowing the expansion of the nonylphenol market in the region.

The United States has the dominating market for Nonylphenol globally. An Action Plan for Nonylphenol and Nonylphenol Ethoxylates was released by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) in 2010. Nonylphenol (CAS RN 25154-52-3), 4-nonylphenol, and branched 4-nonylphenol thereafter received proposals for Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) that forbade new uses without prior authorization (US EPA, 2015).

The Canadian Environmental Protection Act of 1999's Schedule 1 (the Toxic Substances List) contains a listing for nonylphenols (Environment Canada, 2013a). Since 2004, nonylphenol use has been gradually reduced in Canada, and the majority of nonylphenol users are now obligated to develop and carry out pollution prevention plans.

In Europe, U.K has a promising market for Nonylphenol which experienced a CAGR of 4.9% from 2015 to 2021 and is expected to experience a CAGR of 4.1% by 2032. In the next ten years, the market is expected to be worth US $ 98.2 Mn.

According to Annex XVII (List of Restrictions) of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation, nonylphenol (CAS RN 25154-52-3) is prohibited for use in the EU at concentrations equal to or greater than 0.1 percent in most cleaning metalworking, pulp and paper manufacturing, textile and leather processing, cosmetic products, and other personal care products (ECHA, 2014).

Due to the potential for significant environmental hazards, branched 4-nonylphenol (CAS RN 84852-15-3) is now included on the Community Rolling Action Plan for review under the REACH regulations (ECHA, 2015c).

The demand for Nonylphenol in China is also witnessing significant growth. China produced the most chemicals in the world in 2018, accounting for US$ 1.2 billion, or 35.8% of all chemical sales worldwide, according to the European Chemical Industry Council, or Cefic. In 2018, 42.8% of all chemical sales were made by the BRIC nations.

Asian nations make up six of the top ten manufacturers, accounting for 51.5% of global chemical sales. China has more sales of chemicals than the combined markets of the Europe and The United States.

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Country-wise Insights

U.S. Nonylphenol Market Analysis

The United States contributes a significant amount to the Nonylphenol market. In the next ten years, the market in the United States is expected to be worth US$ 820.8 Mn by 2032 with an absolute dollar opportunity of around US$ 321 Mn. From the year 2015 to 2021, the market experienced a CAGR of 5.6% and in the future is expected to experience a CAGR of 4.9% by the year 2032.

Keeping in mind the various restrictions imposed by the government on Nonylphenol, it is used widely in the United States for various industrial purposes and the production of cleaners and detergents. The demand in the United States for Nonylphenol is more than 200,000 tonnes, according to US EPA.

China Nonylphenol Market Analysis

In the next ten years, the Chinese market for nonylphenol is expected to be worth US$ 200 Mn by 2032, with an absolute dollar opportunity of nearly US$ 160.3 Mn. From the year 2015 to 2021, the market experienced a CAGR of 5.1% and it is expected to experience a CAGR of 4.8% during 2022 - 2032.

As of August 2022, 90,237 Suppliers from China exported 6.3 million shipments of nonylphenol. Most of China's nonylphenol exports go to Vietnam, the United States, and Costa Rica. The decisive tariff placed on imports of nonylphenol from Chinese Taipei and India was extended by the Chinese authorities on March 28, 2019, according to Announcement No.

11 of 2019. Nonylphenol imports from India are subject to a 12.22% or a 20.4% tariff rate, depending on the firm. Depending on the firm, the tariff rate on imports from Chinese Teipai ranges from 4.1% to 20.4%. The obligation is in effect starting on March 29th, 2019 and lasts for five years.

U.K. Nonylphenol Market Analysis

The market in the U.K. is projected to reach a market valuation of US$ 96.2 Mn by 2032. The market in the country is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.3% during 2022 – 2032 to gross an absolute dollar opportunity of US$ 33 Mn.

Japan Nonylphenol Market Analysis

The market in Japan is expected to witness an absolute dollar opportunity of US$ 48.2 Mn during 2022 – 2032, growing at a CAGR of 4.4%. The market is expected to reach US$ 89.4 Mn by 2032.

What was the impact of Covid-19 on the Nonylphenol Market?

The nationwide lockdown and the coronavirus pandemic have hampered the running of the textile sector in several places. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the functioning of the textile sector has been moderately affected, which has had a negative impact on supply chains, logistical procedures, and the availability of labor.

Since nonylphenol is typically employed in the clothing and textile sectors, the decline in the performance of these end-use industries during Covid-19 significantly restricted the expansion of the nonylphenol market. On the other hand, as a result of the pandemic, cleansers and disinfectants were used more often, which offset the declining demand for nonylphenol.

Category-wise Insights

On the basis of Grade, which grade is Generating Significant Revenue in the Market for Nonylphenol?

The use of nonylphenol in the industry grade generates the maximum demand for nonylphenol in the market. Previously, from the year 2015 to 2021, the revenue generated through this segment experienced a CAGR of 5.5% and is expected to experience a CAGR of 5.1% in the next ten years from 2022 to 2032.

Epoxy paint manufacturers use Nonylphenol for hardening their products for a few past years. De-inking of paper, metalworking, product drilling anionic synthesis of surfactants, lube oil, and plastics are some of the other uses of nonylphenol in various industrial processes.

Which Industry Represents Significant Revenue Potential for the Nonylphenol Market?

The use of nonylphenol in chemical manufacturing generates the maximum demand. Previously, from the year 2015 to 2021, the revenue generated through this segment experienced a CAGR of 5.3% and is expected to experience a CAGR of 4.9% in the next ten years from 2022 to 2032.

This is a result of nonylphenol's expanding use as an intermediate for numerous compounds in the chemical industry. Nonylphenol often undergoes further processing to create nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE), due to which it is mostly utilized as emulsifiers, detergents, antioxidants, and cleansers in a variety of other industrial applications.

In the oilfield chemical industry, nonylphenol ethoxylates are used to demulsify crude oil and lessen surface tension in water, which helps in the removal of dirt particles from the surface. Additionally, the production of phenolic oxides, phenolic resins, epoxy resins, paints, and additives for the mining and tire industries all use nonylphenol as a chemical intermediary or precursor.

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Competitive Landscape

The Nonylphenol market is highly competitive with the presence of numerous players. There are only a few key players which dominate the market globally. The key companies operating in the Nonylphenol market are Huntsman, India Glycols, Solvay S.A., Laufer Group, Polimeri, Stepan Company, SI Group, Dover Chemical, Eni, Sasol, PCC Group, Sabic, CMFC, FUCC, Daqing Zhonglan, Jiangsu Jiafeng, Cangzhou DCFC, Jiangsu Lingfei, and CNPC Jilin Beifang.

Some of the recent developments by the key providers of Nonylphenol are as follows :

  • In March 2022, SI Group stated that it has boosted manufacturing capacity for the antioxidants with hindered phenolic ester ETHANOXTM 4716 and NAUGARDTM PS48 at its site in Jinshan, China.
  • In September 2021, Huntsman Corporation and KPX Chemical, announced the formation of a joint venture known as KPX HUNTSMAN POLYURETHANES AUTOMOTIVE CO., LTD (KHPUA). From a specialized polyurethane production facility at KPX Chemical's Ulsan factory. The joint venture will develop and offer cutting-edge polyurethane system solutions to Korean automakers. The operations started at the end of October of the same year.

Key Segments Covered in Nonylphenol Market Survey

  • By Grade :

    • Industrial Grade 
    • Reagent Grade 
  • By End-use Industry :

    • Chemicals
    • Textile
    • Leather
    • Personal care and Cosmetic
    • Food and Beverage
    • Agriculture
    • Others
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Europe
    • APAC
    • Middle East and Africa
    • Latin America

- FAQs -

How much is the global Nonylphenol Market currently worth?

The global Nonylphenol Market was valued at US$ 1.4 Bn in 2022 and is expected to see an absolute dollar opportunity of US$ 900 Mn by 2032.

What is the Nonylphenol Market Forecast through 2032?

Over the projected period, the Nonylphenol Market is expected to increase at a rate of 5.3%, reaching a value of US$ 2.3 Bn by 2032.

What are the trends in the Nonylphenol Market?

The involvement of Nonylphenol in the production of cleaning agents and detergents has increased its demand in the post-pandemic market.

Who are the top 5 countries driving the highest Nonylphenol?

The United States, UK, China, Japan and South Korea are the key countries expected to drive the Nonylphenols Market revenue.

Who are the key players in the Nonylphenol Industry?

Huntsman, India Glycols, Solvay S.A., Laufer Group, Polimeri, Stepan Company, SI Group, Dover Chemical, Eni, Sasol, PCC Group, Sabic, CMFC, FUCC, Daqing Zhonglan, are some of the key players in the Nonylphenol Industry.

At what rate did demand for Nonylphenol increase over the past 6 years?

The Nonylphenol Market expanded by 5.7% from 2015 through 2021.

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