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Chemical Distribution Market

Chemical Distribution Market

Global Industry Analysis (2018 - 2022), Growth Trends, and Market Forecast (2023 - 2030)

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Industry: Chemicals & Materials

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Chemical distribution market is likely to exhibit a promising growth curve as far as the short-term outlook is considered. The report will uncover the insights into how the market growth will unfold in the next few years.

Alliance with Chemical Distributors to Leverage their Network has Been a Key Strategy for Chemical Manufacturers

Momentous growth of the chemical industry along with other end use industry verticals remains instrumental in shaping the chemical distribution market outlook. Since past few years, manufacturing chemicals have been transitioning toward third party distribution channels. This is mainly to reduce complexities in supply chain and tap new opportunities thus improving sales outcome and performance. This has enabled manufacturers to establish professional strategic alliances with chemical distributors that offer value added services including inventory management and outsourced formulations among others. Moreover, being a diverse market, chemical distribution industry covers various sectors such as pharmaceuticals, paints, agriculture, construction, and food, to name a few. That said, by leveraging the network of chemical distributors and their logistics expertise, manufacturers can achieve cost reductions and can dabble into several industrial sectors simultaneously.

Moreover, they can lift off their focus away from activities such as logistics, packaging, and warehousing to an extent as these are primarily carried out by distributors. This can support manufacturers to attend towards other crucial aspects in their manufacturing plant and can utilize personnel in other managerial tasks. Although profit margins are lowered owing to the presence of distributors, manufacturers can increase their volume sales and tap new customers and clients in various industries. This factor continues to influence the growth of the chemical distribution market on the global front.

Industrial Growth to Complement Demand for Chemicals, Thereby Influencing Chemical Distribution Market

Growth in industrial sectors has propelled the adoption of chemicals across various end use applications. This has paved new avenues for manufacturers to tap opportunities in industrial sectors such as manufacturing, cosmetics, agriculture, automotive, textile and aerospace by using strong distribution network. In turn, this factor has fuelled the dependence on distributors, thus bolstering the growth of the chemical distribution market. Furthermore, the medical space has also contributed towards the chemical distribution market growth. With rising prevalence of chronic disorders and their burden on human lives, investments in pharmaceutical manufacturing have increased, including the active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) space. For instance, the use of chlorine for carrying out drug synthesis has increased significantly in the pharmaceutical sector. This factor is expected to bode well for the chemical distribution market.

Additionally, the use of chemicals in the construction industry has grown significantly. With rising pollution levels across developed and emerging economies, the need for innovation in construction material has been witnessed. This has led to the production of smog combating products to preserve air quality. For example, Boral Roofing has introduced a new smog repellent tile which eliminates NOx (nitrous oxide) through titanium dioxide photocatalyst to enhance quality of air. This factor coupled with momentous growth in the construction sector is poised to complement the growth of chemical distribution market worldwide.

Digitization Holds a Significant Impact on Chemical Distribution Market

Digitization has grabbed attention of companies worldwide and has been transforming their businesses significantly. Chemical industry being no exception several chemical manufacturers have been eyeing digitization as a potential growth strategy. Having already toyed with this concept, companies look forward towards enhancing their digital enablement with techniques such as digital control and electronic management systems. Furthermore, technological developments in smart devices and high processing ability of computers have supported the growth of the chemical industry and fuelled its evolution. That said, digitization is transforming entire industry value chain, in turn influencing the dynamics of chemical distribution market.

Chemical distributors could be in a precarious position and need to change their strategy and model. They would need to adopt digital techniques to maintain their existing customers and finding new prospects. In addition, with growing e-commerce platforms, entry of new participants has increased. With digitization, potential entrants are eyeing the chemical sector focusing on consolidating their position in the market. This can critically affect chemical distributors and their business model. However, they can partner with start ups on newer models along with operating web shops with principle chemical manufacturers. By forming such alliances, the likelihood of distributors drifting away from their principle manufactures or customers can be reduced by an extent. In this background, digitization can significantly impact the growth of chemical distribution market in the coming years.

Specialty Chemicals to Witness Rampant Growth in Chemical Distribution Market

The demand for specialty chemicals has been on the rise backed by their use across various industrial applications. Specialty compounds such as elastomers, adhesives, cosmetic additives, sealants, polymers, and others are used in automotive, construction, pharmaceuticals, and electronics industries. These chemicals are customized chemical solutions that offer high performance and meet application specific requirements of customers which has played a vital role in fuelling their demand. This has resulted in an increase distribution of specialty chemicals, in turn contributing towards revenue growth of the chemical distribution market.

Asia Pacific Leads the Pack in Global Chemical Distribution Market

The chemical distribution market across Asian countries is projected to expand at a high rate in the forthcoming years. This can be attributed towards various industry specific and macroeconomic aspects. Mainly, the chemical industry in this region has witnessed a significant boost since the past few years. This is mainly owing to presence of several end use industry verticals that require chemicals for various activities. Moreover, the region also showcases high lucrativeness in terms of labour, land, and raw material, which is primarily driving the industrial growth in Asia Pacific. In turn, the combination of these factors is expected to influence the growth of chemical distribution market in the region making it an attractive revenue pocket for distributors.

Chemical Distribution Market: Competitive Landscape

A few of the major players in the chemical distribution market include Univar AG, Biesterfeld AG, Helm AG, IMCD Group, Brenntag AG, Omya AG, Sinochem Plastic, and Sera Chemicals.x

Regional Classification of the Global Chemical Distribution Market is Described Below:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • U.K.
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Southeast Asia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America

Middle East and Africa

  • GCC
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa

*Regions and countries are subject to change based on data availability

Key Elements Included In The Study: Global Chemical Distribution Market

  • Chemical Distribution Market by Product/Technology/Grade, Application/End-user, and Region
  • Executive Summary (Opportunity Analysis and Key Trends)
  • Historical Market Size and Estimates, Value and Volume, 2018 - 2022
  • Volume Consumption at Regional and Country Level, 2023 - 2030
  • Market Dynamics and Economic Overview
  • Market Size in Value and Volume, Growth Rates, and Forecast Figures, 2023 - 2030
  • Competitive Intelligence with Financials, Key Developments, and Portfolio of Leading Companies 
  • Regional and Product/Grade/Application/End-user Price Trends Analysis
  • Value Chain and Five Force’s Analysis
  • Regional/Sub-region/Country Market Size and Trend Analysis
  • Company Market Share Analysis and Key Player Profiles

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