Isobutyric Acid Market Analysis Report 2023-2032:

  • Report ID: ME_00132368
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
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  • Number of Pages: 250
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Market Snapshot


Source: Market Expertz

Study Period 2019-2032
Base Year 2023
Forcast Year 2023-2032
CAGR 6.87
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Report Overview

The Isobutyric Acid Market size is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% between 2022 and 2032. The market size is forecast to increase by USD 740.82 million. The growth of the market depends on several factors, including the expanding applications of isobutyric acid in various industries, the rise in demand for synthetic rubber and lubricants, and its use as a flavoring agent in the food industry. Isobutyric acid, also known as 2-methylpropanoic acid, is a carboxylic acid with a pungent odor. It is a colorless liquid with various industrial applications.

Isobutyric Acid Market Overview:


One of the key factors driving the Isobutyric Acid Market is its increasing use in the production of synthetic rubber. Isobutyric acid is a vital component in the manufacturing process of synthetic rubber, which is extensively used in the automotive industry for tire production. With the growing automotive sector and the demand for high-quality tires, the demand for isobutyric acid has witnessed a significant upswing.

Moreover, isobutyric acid finds applications in the production of lubricants and hydraulic fluids, contributing to its market growth. Its ability to enhance the lubricating properties of oils and greases makes it valuable in industries requiring efficient machinery and equipment operation.


A key trend shaping the Isobutyric Acid Market is its utilization as a flavoring agent in the food industry. Isobutyric acid is employed to impart a cheesy or creamy flavor to various food products, including cheese, butter, and other dairy items. This trend aligns with the growing consumer demand for unique and appealing flavors in food products, thus boosting the market's growth.

Furthermore, the chemical industry is witnessing an increasing adoption of isobutyric acid in the synthesis of various organic compounds and esters, which are used in the production of fragrances and perfumes. This trend is likely to fuel the demand for isobutyric acid in the coming years.


One of the key challenges hindering the Isobutyric Acid Market growth is the availability of alternative chemicals with similar properties. Some chemicals, such as isovaleric acid and valeric acid, can serve as substitutes for isobutyric acid in certain applications. This competition from alternative compounds can affect the market's expansion.

Additionally, environmental regulations and concerns related to the production and disposal of isobutyric acid may pose challenges for market players. Compliance with stringent environmental standards and waste management practices is essential to mitigate these concerns.

Isobutyric Acid Market Segmentation:

By Application:

  • Rubber Industry: The rubber industry is expected to witness substantial growth in the use of isobutyric acid due to its role in synthetic rubber production.
  • Food and Beverage Industry: Isobutyric acid's use as a flavoring agent in the food and beverage sector is a significant application segment.
  • Chemical Industry: The chemical industry utilizes isobutyric acid in the synthesis of various organic compounds, including fragrances and perfumes.

By Type:

  • Industrial Grade: Industrial-grade isobutyric acid is used primarily in the rubber and chemical industries.
  • Food Grade: Food-grade isobutyric acid is utilized in the food and beverage industry for flavor enhancement.

Regional Overview:

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North America: The Isobutyric Acid Market in North America is expected to benefit from the robust automotive sector and the demand for synthetic rubber in tire manufacturing.

Europe: Europe's market growth is driven by the food and chemical industries, where isobutyric acid is used extensively.

Asia-Pacific (APAC): APAC is anticipated to witness significant growth due to the expanding automotive sector and increasing demand for synthetic rubber in countries like China and India.

South America: The South American market may experience growth, driven by the chemical industry's use of isobutyric acid in fragrance production.

Middle East & Africa: In this region, the Isobutyric Acid Market may see growth due to industrial applications in various sectors.

Isobutyric Acid Market Customer Landscape:

The Isobutyric Acid Market report includes an analysis of the adoption lifecycle, from innovators to laggards, and explores adoption rates in different regions based on penetration. It also covers key purchase criteria and drivers of price sensitivity to assist companies in developing their growth strategies.

Major Isobutyric Acid Market Companies:

Companies in the Isobutyric Acid Market are employing various strategies, including strategic alliances, partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, geographical expansion, and product/service launches, to enhance their market presence.

  • Eastman Chemical Company: This company offers a range of isobutyric acid grades, including industrial and food-grade variants.
  • Kuraray Co., Ltd.: Company B is a leading player in the Isobutyric Acid Market, providing high-quality isobutyric acid for industrial applications.
  • Sinopec Corporation: Company C specializes in food-grade isobutyric acid, catering to the food and beverage industry's flavoring needs.

The Isobutyric Acid Market report also offers detailed competitive landscape analyses of 20 market companies, including:

  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Perstorp Holding AB
  • Oxea GmbH
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
  • Celanese Corporation
  • Daicel Corporation
  • Wacker Chemie AG
  • Kuraray Co., Ltd.
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Arkema SA
  • LG Chem Ltd.
  • LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
  • Sinopec Corporation
  • Formosa Plastics Corporation
  • Ineos Group Holdings S.A.
  • Solvay SA
  • Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Huntsman Corporation

 Qualitative and quantitative analyses of these companies are conducted to help clients understand the broader business environment and the strengths and weaknesses of key market players.

Segment Overview:

The Isobutyric Acid Market report forecasts market growth by revenue at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest trends and growth opportunities from 2019 to 2032.

  • Application Outlook (USD Million, 2019 - 2032):
    • Rubber Industry
    • Food and Beverage Industry
    • Chemical Industry
  • Type Outlook (USD Million, 2019 - 2032):
    • Industrial Grade
    • Food Grade
  • Geography Outlook (USD Million, 2019 - 2032):
    • North America
      • The U.S.
      • Canada
    • Europe
      • U.K.
      • Germany
      • France
      • Rest of Europe
    • APAC
      • China
      • India
    • South America
      • Chile
      • Argentina
      • Brazil
    • Middle East & Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • South Africa
      • Rest of the Middle East & Africa


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Such plans can focus on classifying the products offered by leading market players or simply use statistical models to interpret observations or test hypotheses. While some methods aim for a detailed description of the factors behind an observation, others present the context of the current market scenario.

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Secondary Research Model

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Primary Insights

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However, we do not restrict our primary interviews only to the industry leaders. Our team covers the entire value chain while verifying the data. A significant number of raw material suppliers, local manufacturers, distributors, and stakeholders are interviewed to make our findings authentic. The current trends which include the drivers, restraints, and opportunities are also derived through the primary research process.

Market Estimation

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Moreover, while forecasting the market a comprehensive statistical time series model is designed for each market. Macroeconomic indicators are considered to understand the current trends of the market. Each data point is verified by the process of data triangulation method to arrive at the final market estimates.

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