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Paraxylene Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Product Type (Phthalic Acid, Terephthalic Acid, Dimethyl Terephthalate, Others), By Application (Textile, Food Packaging, Electronics, Beverage Bottling, Construction, Others) And Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Region :Global | Report ID: FBI104567 | Status : Ongoing



Paraxylene also called as p-xylene is an aromatic hydrocarbon. It is one pf the three isomers of dimethylbenzene which is collectively known as xylenes. The methyl groups are on the diametrically opposite carbons of the benzene. Paraxylene is a colorless liquid with high flammability. It is generally produced by catalytic reforming of naphtha and is a part of BTX aromatics. P-xylene is one of the important chemical used in production of PET bottles and polyester fibers. The increasing demand for purified terephthalic acid (PTA) in the polyester production process is anticipated to boost the paraxylene market.

Increasing demand for PET bottles, resin, fibers, and other products from food & beverages, textiles, personal care, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic sectors shall bolster the market growth. Additionally, growing demand for terephthalic acid, dimethyl terephthalic acid, and other derivatives of PTA shall boost the paraxylene market.

However, Paraxylene is hazardous for aquatic organisms and habitat. Also, green and safe alternatives are available in market. this is expected to hinder the market growth.

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Key Market Driver -

Increasing demand for polyester fibers and PET bottles.

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Key Market Restraint -

Hazardous nature and availability of safer and greener alternatives.

Market Segmentation:

Based on product type, the global Paraxylene market is segmented into phthalic acid, terephthalic acid, dimethyl terephthalate and others. Based on application, market is segmented into textile, food packaging, electronics, beverage bottling, construction, and other applications.

From a geographical standpoint, the paraxylene industry is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

Key Players Covered:

  • Braskem

  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company

  • BP P.L.C.

  • Exxon Mobil Corporation

  • Reliance Industries Limited

  • China National Petroleum Corporation

  • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.

  • Others

Key Insights

  • New Advancements in Production Technologies

  • Key Trends in the Paraxylene Industry

  • New Product Launches, Expansions, Key Players

  • Ranking of Key Players in the Paraxylene Market

Regional Analysis:

The paraxylene market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.  Asia pacific is accounted for the largest market in2018 attributed to the high consumption of Paraxylene for PET production. fast-paced industrialization coupled with improving economic conditions is expected to drive the regional market. North America and Europe is expected to shoe substantial growth attributed to large manufacturing base of polymers and high demand for PET from various end sectors. Latin America & Middle East & Africa shall exhibit sluggish growth by the end of forecast period.

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Paraxylene Market Segmentation



By Product Type

  • Phthalic Acid

  • Terephthalic Acid

  • Dimethyl Terephthalate

  • Others

By Application

  • Textile

  • Food Packaging

  • Electronics

  • Beverage Bottling

  • Construction

  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)

  • Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, and Rest of Latin America)

  • Middle East & Africa (UAE, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Paraxylene Industry Developments

  • In August 2017, Exxon Mobil is planning to cut down its Singapore aromatics output because of oversupply and squeezed margins. The company is expected to halt the production at plant located at Jurong Aromatics Recovery site.

  • In June 2017, Reliance Industries Limited starts the last crystallization train at the Jamnagar paraxylene unit. This unit is world’s second largest producer of PX with about 11% of global production.

  • Ongoing
  • 2023
  • 2019-2022

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