According to Custom Market Insights (CMI), this report forecasts market growth at global, regional, and country levels and discusses industry trends shaping the market over the forecast period of 2022 to 2030. We have has categorized the global Specialty chemicals market report based on product type, end-use verticals, and region. This report includes market dynamics as well as recent developments in the Specialty Chemicals Market forecast from 2022 to 2030.

The market size is valued at USD 627.7 billion in 2021 and it is expected to grow to USD 886.2 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 4.3% during 2022-2030.

Specialty Chemicals Market: Overview

Specialty chemicals (called performance chemicals or effect chemicals)are widely popular in the industrial and construction sectors. Some of these include essential oils, gelatin, castor oil, and collagen. Manufacturers across the USA for Specialty chemicals are part of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), while in the United Kingdom, these manufacturers are members of the British Association for Chemical Specialties (BACS). The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) consider Specialty chemicals to differ from regular chemicals in terms of their use, as Specialty chemicals have only one or two uses.

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Growth Factors

The Specialty chemicals are increasingly used across coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers, which has emerged as a lucrative segment for chemical manufacturers. Numerous technological advancements and innovations have a long-lasting effect on production capacity and performance enhancement. The booming infrastructural sector and real estate sector in emerging economies such as India, China, and South Africa has contributed to market growth. Cleaners and disinfectant products have witnessed massive demand in Asia and North America region, leading to numerous opportunities for local Specialty chemical manufacturers.

Global Specialty Chemicals Market 2023 – 2032 (By End-Use)

Restraining Factors

Besides Covid-19, which has led to unprecedented supply chain breakdown, the automotive sector suffered significantly in regards to product and demand. The global automotive product suffered heavily during the pandemic, however, the automotive sector recovered over the past year and increased production with demand for EVs has risen. Specialty chemicals are used in rubber blacks and motor oil. Also, tremendous technicalities and complex processes associated with the production of Specialty chemicals have limited their production. The availability of less expensive substitute products will add to the industry challenge.

Segmental Overview

The Specialty Chemicals are segmented into product type and end-use vertical. Based on product type, the market is categorized into agrochemicals, dyes and pigments, construction chemicals, Specialty polymers, textile chemicals, base ingredients, surfactants, functional ingredients, water treatments and others. Moreover, based on the end-use sector, the market is categorized into, the industrial sector, the construction sector, cosmetics and personal care, pharmaceutical, electrical & electronics industry, mining and oilfield and others.

Regional Overview

The Asia Pacific is estimated to hold the largest market share, followed by the North American region. The United States has observed increased demand for Specialty chemicals from the residential contraction sector, thus the demand is not restricted to the developing nations. Further, the oil & gas sector along with the mining sector also saw increased demand in the Middle East and South America region. There is a rising activity in the oil refining sector over the past decade, which further contributed to substantial growth in the market. Europe will witness steady growth over the forecasted period.

Report Scope

Feature of the Report Details
Market Size in 2021 USD 627.7 Billion
Projected Market Size in 2030 USD 886.2 Billion
CAGR Growth Rate 4.3% CAGR (2022-2030)
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period 2024-2033
Prominent Players Solvay AG, Evonik Industries AG, Clariant AG, Akzo Nobel N.V., BASF SE, KemiraOyj, LANXESS AG, Croda International Plc, Huntsman International LLC, The Lubrizol Corporation, Albemarle Corporation, and Others
Key Segment By Product Type, End-Use, and Region
Report Coverage Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Company Profile, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors and Recent Trends
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South & Central America
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Key Players Insights

Global manufacturers focus on automation to increase their productivity and boost their market competency. Also, the long-term supply agreements for raw material supply and customer retention are key elements to gain traction among end-users, which will ensure stability.

List of the prominent players in the Global Specialty Chemicals Market:

  • Solvay AG
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Clariant AG
  • Akzo Nobel N.V.
  • KemiraOyj
  • Croda International Plc
  • Huntsman International LLC
  • The Lubrizol Corporation
  • Albemarle Corporation

Global Specialty Chemicals Market 2023 – 2032 (By Billion)

The Global Specialty Chemicals Market is segmented as follows:

By Product Type

  • Agrochemicals
  • Dyes and Pigments
  • Construction Chemicals
  • Specialty Polymers
  • Textile Chemicals
  • Base Ingredients
  • Surfactants
  • Functional Ingredients
  • Water Treatments
  • Others

By End-Use

  • Industrial
  • Construction
  • Cosmetics and Personal Care
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Mining and Oilfield
  • Others

On the basis of Geography

North America

  • The U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico


  • France
  • The UK
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

The Middle East & Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • Kuwait
  • South Africa
  • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of Latin America