Propanol Market Report Scope & Overview:

The Propanol Market size was valued at USD 3.84 billion in 2022. It is expected to grow to USD 6.31 billion by 2030 and grow at a CAGR of 6.4% over the forecast period of 2023-2030.

The increasing demand for propanol in the pharmaceutical sector, driven by the rising global population and the prevalence of various diseases, has fueled market growth. Moreover, the growing awareness regarding personal hygiene and the subsequent surge in demand for cosmetics and personal care products have further propelled the market forward. Additionally, the expanding automotive and construction industries have also played a significant role in driving the demand for propanol-based paints and coatings.

Propanol Market Revenue Analysis

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The propanol market has experienced substantial growth due to its versatile nature and wide-ranging applications. The pharmaceutical industry, in particular, has been a major contributor to the market's expansion. Propanol is widely used as a solvent in the production of medicines, making it an essential component in pharmaceutical manufacturing processes. Additionally, the cosmetics industry has also witnessed a surge in demand for propanol, as it is utilized in the formulation of various personal care products.

The isopropanol subsegment dominated the propanol market with the highest market share of about 83.76% in 2022. Its versatility and wide range of applications have propelled its popularity among various industries. Isopropanol finds extensive use as a solvent in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and personal care products, making it an indispensable component in these sectors.

Market Dynamics


  • Increasing demand for propanol from the pharmaceutical industry

  • Rising demand for propanol in cosmetics and personal care products

The propanol market is experiencing a significant surge due to the increasing demand for cosmetics and personal care products. The beauty and personal care industry has witnessed remarkable growth in recent years, with consumers becoming more conscious about their appearance and well-being. This heightened awareness has led to a surge in the demand for cosmetics and personal care products, consequently driving the propanol market. Propanol, also known as isopropanol or isopropyl alcohol, plays a crucial role in the formulation of various cosmetic and personal care products. It serves as a versatile solvent, aiding in the dissolution of ingredients and ensuring the desired consistency and texture of the final product. Additionally, propanol acts as an effective antimicrobial agent, preserving the integrity and extending the shelf life of these products. Furthermore, propanol possesses excellent solubility properties, making it an ideal ingredient for the production of perfumes, colognes, and other fragrance-based products. Its ability to dissolve and blend aromatic compounds allows for the creation of captivating scents that appeal to consumers. The propanol market's growth is attributed to its use as a cleaning agent in the beauty and personal care industry. Propanol's strong solvent properties make it highly effective in removing dirt, oils, and impurities from the skin, making it a popular choice for facial cleansers, toners, and makeup removers.


  • Fluctuations in crude oil prices

  • Shifting focus towards green solvents due to VOC emission


  • Rapidly expanding automotive and construction industry

The propanol market is experiencing a surge in growth due to the flourishing automotive and construction sectors. These industries, characterized by their rapid expansion, have created a favorable environment for the propanol market to thrive. In the automotive industry, propanol plays a crucial role in the production of various components, such as paints, coatings, and adhesives. Its excellent solvency properties make it an ideal choice for these applications, ensuring high-quality finishes and strong bonds. As the automotive sector continues to expand, the demand for propanol is expected to rise correspondingly.

Similarly, the construction industry heavily relies on propanol for a multitude of purposes. It is widely used in the formulation of paints, varnishes, and sealants, providing durability and protection to structures. Additionally, propanol serves as a vital ingredient in the production of insulation materials, ensuring energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings. With the construction industry experiencing rapid growth worldwide, the propanol market is poised to capitalize on this opportunity. The propanol market's growth is further fueled by the increasing emphasis on environmental sustainability. Propanol is considered an eco-friendly alternative to other solvents, as it has a lower volatile organic compound (VOC) content. This attribute aligns with the automotive and construction industries' growing commitment to reducing their environmental impact, making propanol an attractive choice for manufacturers.


  • Stringent compliance requirements and regulations imposed by regulatory bodies

Impact of Russia-Ukraine War:

The propanol market has experienced disruptions in both supply and demand due to the Russia-Ukraine war. Ukraine, a major producer of propanol, has faced challenges in maintaining its production levels due to the conflict. This has led to a decrease in the global supply of propanol, resulting in higher prices and limited availability for consumers. Furthermore, the war has also affected the demand for propanol. The political instability and economic uncertainty in the region have led to a decline in industrial activities, reducing the overall demand for propanol-based products. This has further exacerbated the challenges faced by propanol manufacturers and suppliers.

Impact of Recession:

In North America, the prices of n-Propanol experienced a downward trend in the second Quarter of 2023. Initially, there was an improvement in the supply chain, which led to increased availability of the product in the market. However, production rates were moderately low due to higher labor costs and a shortage of labor caused by the recession in the region. This resulted in higher production costs in the middle of the quarter, although supplies remained sufficient in the market. Offtakes from herbicide producers were slow due to reduced activity in the agriculture sector, despite the availability of supplies. Farmers were unable to afford products at higher prices. At the same time, there was insufficient consumer demand from skincare and cleaning agent manufacturers, as end-user product prices increased due to rising inflation. Towards the end of the quarter, prices remained stable due to a balanced supply and demand, as well as cautious buying activities by buyers in response to a hike in bank interest rates by the Federal Reserve, which had a negligible impact on product prices in the market.

In the European region, n-Propanol prices also declined consistently during Q2 of 2023, similar to the North American region. Initially, there was a firm inventory level due to improvements in the supply chain. However, production rates decreased in the middle of the quarter due to higher production costs. Despite this, n-Propanol supplies remained sufficient in the market. The low offtakes from herbicide producers, caused by reduced activity in the agriculture sector, further increased the inventory levels of n-Propanol.

Market Segmentation

By Type

  • n-Propanol

  • Isopropanol

By Application

  • n-propanol

    • Direct Solvent

    • Chemical Intermediate

    • Others

  • Isopropanol

    • Chemical Intermediate

    • Pharmaceuticals

    • Direct Solvent

    • Household

    • Personal care

    • Other

Propanol Market Segmentation Analysis

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Regional Analysis

The Asia Pacific region dominated the Propanol Market with the highest revenue share of about 36.2% in 2022.  Industries such as paints and coatings, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics heavily rely on propanol as a key ingredient. The region's thriving industrial landscape and increasing demand for propanol-based products propelled its dominance in the market. Moreover, the Asia Pacific region has witnessed a surge in population and urbanization, leading to an upswing in construction activities. Propanol finds extensive usage in the construction sector, particularly in the production of adhesives, sealants, and coatings. The region's booming construction industry further bolstered its position in the Propanol Market. Governments across the Asia Pacific have implemented measures to promote the growth of various industries, including those reliant on propanol. These policies have created a conducive environment for businesses to flourish, attracting both domestic and international investments.

Europe is the second-largest region in the Propanol Market with a CAGR of about 6.2% during the forecast period. Germany is one of the highest contributing countries in this region with the highest market share. The European market for Propanol is characterized by its vast consumer base, comprising diverse sectors such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, paints, and coatings, among others. This broad range of applications has contributed to the region's remarkable standing in the Propanol Market. One of the key factors driving the growth of Propanol in Europe is the region's stringent regulations and standards regarding environmental sustainability and safety. European countries have implemented rigorous measures to ensure the responsible use and disposal of chemicals, including Propanol.


North America

  • US

  • Canada

  • Mexico


  • Eastern Europe

    • Poland

    • Romania

    • Hungary

    • Turkey

    • Rest of Eastern Europe

  • Western Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Netherlands

    • Switzerland

    • Austria

    • Rest of Western Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China

  • India

  • Japan

  • South Korea

  • Vietnam

  • Singapore

  • Australia

  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Middle East & Africa

  • Middle East

    • UAE

    • Egypt

    • Saudi Arabia

    • Qatar

    • Rest of the Middle East

  • Africa

    • Nigeria

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Africa

Latin America

  • Brazil

  • Argentina

  • Colombia

  • Rest of Latin America

Key Players

The major key players are ExxonMobil, Shell Chemicals, Dow Inc., Sasol Limited, BASF SE, Tokuyama Corporation, Eastman Chemical Company, Mitsui Chemicals Inc., Solvay, KH Chemicals, and other key players mentioned in the final report.

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Recent Development:

  • In May 2023, Dow and New Energy Blue announced a long-term supply agreement in North America. As part of this agreement, New Energy Blue will utilize renewable agricultural residues to produce bio-based ethylene. Dow, in turn, plans to purchase this bio-based ethylene, thereby reducing carbon emissions associated with plastic production. The company intends to incorporate this eco-friendly alternative into recyclable applications across various industries, including transportation, footwear, and packaging.

  • In March 2022, KBR and ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC announced a collaborative effort aimed at revolutionizing propane dehydrogenation (PDH) technology. This partnership will combine ExxonMobil's innovative proprietary catalyst technology with KBR's renowned K-PROSM PDH technology. The ultimate goal is to convert propane into propylene, achieving significant advancements in the field.

  • In July 2021, Eni and BASF joined forces to sign a strategic agreement focused on a joint research and development initiative. The primary objective of this collaboration is to reduce the CO2 footprint of the transportation sector.

Propanol Market Report Scope:
Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022  US$ 3.84 Bn
Market Size by 2030  US$ 6.31 Bn
CAGR   CAGR of 6.4 % From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period  2023-2030
Historical Data  2019-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • By Type (n-Propanol and Isopropanol)
• By Application (n-propanol- Direct Solvent, Chemical Intermediate, and Others and Isopropanol- Chemical Intermediate, Pharmaceuticals, Direct Solvent, Household and personal care, and Other)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (US, Canada, Mexico), Europe (Eastern Europe [Poland, Romania, Hungary, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe] Western Europe] Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Rest of Western Europe]), Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific), Middle East & Africa (Middle East [UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Rest of Middle East], Africa [Nigeria, South Africa, Rest of Africa], Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles ExxonMobil, Shell Chemicals, Dow Inc., Sasol Limited, BASF SE, Tokuyama Corporation, Eastman Chemical Company, Mitsui Chemicals Inc., Solvay, KH Chemicals
Key Drivers • Increasing demand for propanol from the pharmaceutical industry
• Rising demand for propanol in cosmetics and personal care products
Key Restraints • Fluctuations in crude oil prices
• Shifting focus towards green solvents due to VOC emission


Frequently Asked Questions

Ans. The Compound Annual Growth rate for the Propanol Market over the forecast period is 6.4%.

Ans. The projected market size for the Propanol Market is USD 6.31 billion by 2030.

Ans: China in the Asia Pacific region dominated the propanol market in 2022.

Ans: The direct solvent application has the largest market share in 2022.

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1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions

2. Research Methodology

3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges

4. Impact Analysis

4 Impact of Russia-Ukraine War

4.2 Impact of Ongoing Recession

4.2.1 Introduction

4.2.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World

5. Value Chain Analysis

6. Porter’s 5 forces model

7. PEST Analysis

8. Propanol Market Segmentation, By Type

8.1 n-Propanol

8.2 Isopropanol

9. Propanol Market Segmentation, By Application

9.1 n-propanol

9.1.1 Direct Solvent

9.1.2 Chemical Intermediate

9.1.3 Others

9.2 Isopropanol

9.2.1 Chemical Intermediate

9.2.2 Pharmaceuticals

9.2.3 Direct Solvent

9.2.4 Household

9.2.5 Personal care

9.2.6 Other

10. Regional Analysis

10.1 Introduction

10.2 North America

10.2.1 North America Propanol Market by Country

10.2.2North America Propanol Market by Type

10.2.3 North America Propanol Market by Application

10.2.4 USA USA Propanol Market by Type USA Propanol Market by Application

10.2.5 Canada Canada Propanol Market by Type Canada Propanol Market by Application

10.2.6 Mexico Mexico Propanol Market by Type Mexico Propanol Market by Application

10.3 Europe

10.3.1 Eastern Europe Eastern Europe Propanol Market by Country Eastern Europe Propanol Market by Type Eastern Europe Propanol Market by Application Poland Poland Propanol Market by Type Poland Propanol Market by Application Romania Romania Propanol Market by Type Romania Propanol Market by Application Hungary Hungary Propanol Market by Type Hungary Propanol Market by Application Turkey Turkey Propanol Market by Type Turkey Propanol Market by Application Rest of Eastern Europe Rest of Eastern Europe Propanol Market by Type Rest of Eastern Europe Propanol Market by Application

10.3.2 Western Europe Western Europe Propanol Market by Country Western Europe Propanol Market by Type Western Europe Propanol Market by Application Germany Germany Propanol Market by Type Germany Propanol Market by Application France France Propanol Market by Type France Propanol Market by Application UK UK Propanol Market by Type UK Propanol Market by Application Italy Italy Propanol Market by Type Italy Propanol Market by Application Spain Spain Propanol Market by Type Spain Propanol Market by Application Netherlands Netherlands Propanol Market by Type Netherlands Propanol Market by Application Switzerland Switzerland Propanol Market by Type Switzerland Propanol Market by Application Austria Austria Propanol Market by Type Austria Propanol Market by Application Rest of Western Europe Rest of Western Europe Propanol Market by Type Rest of Western Europe Propanol Market by Application

 10.4 Asia-Pacific

10.4.1 Asia Pacific Propanol Market by Country

10.4.2 Asia Pacific Propanol Market by Type

10.4.3 Asia Pacific Propanol Market by Application

10.4.4 China China Propanol Market by Type China Propanol Market by Application

10.4.5 India India Propanol Market by Type India Propanol Market by Application

10.4.6 Japan Japan Propanol Market by Type Japan Propanol Market by Application

10.4.7 South Korea South Korea Propanol Market by Type South Korea Propanol Market by Application

10.4.8 Vietnam Vietnam Propanol Market by Type Vietnam Propanol Market by Application

10.4.9 Singapore Singapore Propanol Market by Type Singapore Propanol Market by Application

10.4.10 Australia Australia Propanol Market by Type Australia Propanol Market by Application

 10.4.11 Rest of Asia-Pacific Rest of Asia-Pacific Propanol Market by Type Rest of Asia-Pacific Propanol Market by Application

 10.5 Middle East & Africa

10.5.1 Middle East Middle East Propanol Market by Country Middle East Propanol Market by Type Middle East Propanol Market by Application UAE UAE Propanol Market by Type UAE Propanol Market by Application Egypt Egypt Propanol Market by Type Egypt Propanol Market by Application Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Propanol Market by Type Saudi Arabia Propanol Market by Application Qatar Qatar Propanol Market by Type Qatar Propanol Market by Application Rest of Middle East Rest of Middle East Propanol Market by Type Rest of Middle East Propanol Market by Application

10.5.2 Africa Africa Propanol Market by Country Africa Propanol Market by Type Africa Propanol Market by Application Nigeria Nigeria Propanol Market by Type Nigeria Propanol Market by Application South Africa South Africa Propanol Market by Type South Africa Propanol Market by Application Rest of Africa Rest of Africa Propanol Market by Type Rest of Africa Propanol Market by Application

10.6 Latin America

10.6.1 Latin America Propanol Market by Country

10.6.2 Latin America Propanol Market by Type

10.6.3 Latin America Propanol Market by Application

10.6.4 Brazil Brazil Propanol Market by Type Brazil Africa Propanol Market by Application

10.6.5 Argentina Argentina Propanol Market by Type Argentina Propanol Market by Application

10.6.6 Colombia Colombia Propanol Market by Type Colombia Propanol Market by Application

 10.6.7 Rest of Latin America Rest of Latin America Propanol Market by Type Rest of Latin America Propanol Market by Application

11 Company Profile

11.1 ExxonMobil

11.1.1 Company Overview

11.1.2 Financials

11.1.3 Product/ Services Offered

11.1.4 SWOT Analysis

11.1.5 The SNS View

11.2 Shell Chemicals

11.2.1 Company Overview

11.2.2 Financials

11.2.3 Product/ Services Offered

11.2.4 SWOT Analysis

11.2.5 The SNS View

11.3 Dow Inc.

11.3.1 Company Overview

11.3.2 Financials

11.3.3 Product/ Services Offered

11.3.4 SWOT Analysis

11.3.5 The SNS View

11.4 Sasol Limited

11.4 Company Overview

11.4.2 Financials

11.4.3 Product/ Services Offered

11.4.4 SWOT Analysis

11.4.5 The SNS View

11.5 BASF SE

11.5.1 Company Overview

11.5.2 Financials

11.5.3 Product/ Services Offered

11.5.4 SWOT Analysis

11.5.5 The SNS View

11.6 Tokuyama Corporation

11.6.1 Company Overview

11.6.2 Financials

11.6.3 Product/ Services Offered

11.6.4 SWOT Analysis

11.6.5 The SNS View

11.7 Eastman Chemical Company

11.7.1 Company Overview

11.7.2 Financials

11.7.3 Product/ Services Offered

11.7.4 SWOT Analysis

11.7.5 The SNS View

11.8 Mitsui Chemicals Inc.

11.8.1 Company Overview

11.8.2 Financials

11.8.3 Product/ Services Offered

11.8.4 SWOT Analysis

11.8.5 The SNS View

11.9 Solvay

11.9.1 Company Overview

11.9.2 Financials

11.9.3 Product/ Services Offered

11.9.4 SWOT Analysis

11.9.5 The SNS View

11.10 KH Chemicals

11.10.1 Company Overview

11.10.2 Financials

11.10.3 Product/ Services Offered

11.10.4 SWOT Analysis

11.10.5 The SNS View

12. Competitive Landscape

12.1 Competitive Benchmarking

12.2 Market Share Analysis

12.3 Recent Developments

12.3.1 Industry News

12.3.2 Company News

12.3.3 Mergers & Acquisitions

13. USE Cases and Best Practices

14. Conclusion

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