Monochloroacetic Acid Market Extensive Analysis and Forecast by 2020

Monochloroacetic acid is a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble compound obtained by the reaction of acetic acid with chlorine. It is used to manufacture versatile intermediates required to synthesize chemicals such as carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), 2, 4-D, glycine, thioglycolic acid, synthetic caffeine and barbiturates.


Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/09/2016 -- Monochloroacetic acid (MCA) is a halogenated derivative of acetic acid. It is used in the production of a variety of compounds and intermediates. MCA is majorly used in the production of carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), thioglycolic acid (TGA) and agrochemicals. These derivatives of MCA are used widely in applications such as plastic stabilizers, pharmaceuticals, herbicides, food thickeners, surfactants and drilling fluids. China is the global leader in the monochloroacetic acid market in terms of demand, production and export.

This report provides a detailed analysis of the monochloroacetic acid market in terms of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) for the forecast period from 2014 to 2020. It highlights the factors contributing towards the growth of the market and the restraints that the market is expected to face. Detailed forecast has been provided for the monochloroacetic acid market from 2014 to 2020 for better understanding of the individual market scenario. The monochloroacetic acid market has been described with respect to various segments along with opportunities that are likely to arise in the next six years.

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In order to provide users of the report with a holistic view on the monochloroacetic acid market, we have included a detailed raw material analysis along with the value chain. Analysis of Porter's five forces model for the monochloroacetic acid market has also been included to help understand the competitive intensity in the market. The study comprises market attractiveness analysis, wherein the applications are benchmarked based on market size, growth rate and general attractiveness.

The study provides a conclusive view on the monochloroacetic acid market by segmenting it based on applications. All the applications have been analyzed based on present and future trends, and the market has been estimated from 2014 to 2020. Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of World (RoW).

For geographic analysis, the regional market has been segmented into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Rest of the World. The market has been segmented based on types of applications such as cellulosics, agrochemicals, surfactants, thioglycolic acid and others (intermediates for chemical processing industry). The study segments the market based on applications, and provides forecast and estimates for each application segment in terms of revenue and volume during the forecast period from 2014 to 2020.

The market estimates for this study have been based on volume, with revenue being derived through regional pricing trends. The price for each of the materials mentioned in the report has been considered, and customized product pricing has not been included. Additionally, the market has been analyzed based on expected demand and the market data for each segment is based on demand volumes and corresponding revenues. Prices considered for calculation of revenue are average regional prices obtained through primary quotes from numerous regional suppliers, distributors and direct selling regional producers. Furthermore, the market data is based on current information. However, the presence of a large number of domestic manufacturers in China and India may cause variation in forecast by a small margin. Forecasts have been based on expected demand from application segments. We have used the bottom-up approach to arrive at the global market by considering individual market segments and integrating them. Products and applications have been further bifurcated using the top-down approach to derive the regional product market consumption.

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The report also offers a competitive landscape of the overall market with company profiles of players such as AkzoNobel N.V, CABB GmbH, the Dow Chemical Company, Niacet Corporation, MCAA SE, Denak Co. Ltd, and Daicel Corporation.

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