Acetic acid is also known as glacial acetic acid or ethanoic acid, and is a colorless liquid with a strong pungent odor. It is an important carboxylic acid and a precursor for manufacturing various other chemicals that serve different end user industries. Acetic acid is also the main component of vinegar and its most common uses are as a solvent for various industrial processes, in the manufacture of synthetic fibers, textiles, inks, dyes, rubbers, plastics, pesticides, and others. The various chemicals manufactured by acetic acid are vinyl acetate monomer, purified terephthalic acid, acetic anhydride, and ester solvents.

The Asia-Pacific region is the biggest market of acetic acid consuming a significant share of the total global consumption in 2012, and it is also the second fastest growing market next to ROW. The consumption patterns of acetic acid and its various derivatives are continuously showing an upward trend, which is mainly due to the shift of the manufacturing industry to Asia-Pacific on account of increasing demand and low cost of production. China is the leading country in the region in terms of both production as well as consumption of acetic acid and its derivatives; while the Indian market, despite of being small in size, is expected to be a market with high potential.

Currently, the demand of acetic acid is dominated by vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) manufacturers that consumed almost one third of the total global acetic acid demanded in 2012. This demand is increasing at a considerable pace due to the budding demand for polyvinyl acetate and ethylene vinyl alcohols. Ester solvents and PTA manufacturing segments are expected to be the strongest growth areas of acetic acid in the near future, driven by their increased use in Asia-Pacific and ROW. The key factors driving the industry are identified as budding demand in the Asia-Pacific region and growth by various end user industries. A wave of change through emerging technologies and non-integrated upcoming derivative plants are identified as the main opportunities in the market. Value chain and plant integration are among the key strategies adopted by various market players to sustain their position in the much competitive market.

Table Of Contents

Table Of Contents
1 Introduction (Slide No. - 16)
1.1 Key Deliverables
1.2 Report Description
1.3 Stakeholders
1.4 Research Methodology
1.4.1 Market Size Estimation Methodology
1.4.2 Important Secondary Sources Used
1.4.3 Key Data Taken From Secondary Sources
1.4.4 Key Data Taken From Primary Sources
1.4.5 Assumptions

2 Executive Summary (Slide No. - 22)

3 Premium Insights (Slide No. - 25)
3.1 Acetic Acid Market Segmentation
3.2 Acetic Acid Market Dynamics
3.3 Acetic Acid Market Global Outlook
3.4 Acetic Acid Derivatives Demand

4 Market Overview (Page No. - 32)
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Value Chain Analysis
4.3 Market Dynamics
4.3.1 Drivers
4.3.1.1 Budding Vinyl Acetate Monomer Demand
4.3.1.2 Growing Textile and Packaging Industry
4.3.1.3 Growing Demand In Asia-Pacific
4.3.1.4 Increasing Penetration Of Ester Solvents In Coating Industry
4.3.2 Restraints
4.3.2.1 Mature Market Of Acetic Anhydride
4.3.3 Opportunities
4.3.3.1 Wave For Change Through Emerging Technologies For Acetic Acid
4.3.3.2 Upcoming Derivative Plants
4.4 Burning Issues
4.4.1 Bio-Based Acetic Acid
4.4.2 Shale Gas Development
4.5 Winning Imperative
4.5.1 Integration
4.6 Raw Material Analysis
4.6.1 Methanol
4.7 Regulations
4.8 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
4.8.1 Threat Of New Entrants
4.8.2 Threat Of Substitutes
4.8.3 Buyers’ Power
4.8.4 Suppliers’ Power
4.8.5 Degree Of Competititon
4.9 Market Share Analysis

5 Acetic Acid Market (Slide No. - 55)
5.1 Acetic Acid Market, By Derivative
5.1.1 Introduction
5.1.2 Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM)
5.1.3 Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA)
5.1.4 Ester Solvents
5.1.5 Acetic Anhydride
5.1.6 Others
5.2 Acetic Acid Market, By Geography
5.2.1 Introduction
5.2.2 North America
5.2.2.1 U.S.
5.2.2.2 Canada
5.2.2.3 Mexico
5.2.3 Asia-Pacific
5.2.3.1 China
5.2.3.2 South Korea
5.2.3.3 Japan
5.2.3.4 India
5.2.3.5 Taiwan
5.2.4 Europe
5.2.4.1 Germany
5.2.4.2 U.K.
5.2.4.3 Belgium
5.2.4.4 Spain
5.2.4.5 Russia
5.2.5 Row
5.2.5.1 Brazil
5.2.5.2 Saudi Arabia

6 Acetic Acid Derivatives Market (Slide No. - 117)
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM)
6.2.1 Vinyl Acetate Monomer: Regional Analysis
6.2.1.1 North America: Country Analysis
6.2.1.2 Europe: Country Analysis
6.2.1.3 Asia-Pacific: Country Analysis
6.2.1.4 Row: Country Analysis
6.3 Ester Solvents
6.3.1 Ester Solvents: Regional Analysis
6.3.1.1 North America: Country Analysis
6.3.1.2 Europe: Country Analysis
6.3.1.3 Asia-Pacific: Country Analysis
6.3.1.4 ROW: Country Analysis
6.4 Acetic Anhydride
6.4.1 Acetic Anhydride: Regional Analysis
6.4.1.1 North America: Country Analysis
6.4.1.2 Asia-Pacific: Country Analysis

7 Competitive Landscape (Slide No. - 145)
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Expansion: The Most Popular Growth Strategy
7.3 Maximum Developments In 2012
7.4 Asia-Pacific - Region With Maximum Developments
7.5 Bp Plc and Celanese Corporation: Leading Market Participants

8 Company Profiles (Overview, Financial*, Products and Services, Strategy, And Developments) (Slide No. - 153)
8.1 Celanese Corporation
8.2 Bp Plc
8.3 Eastman Chemical Company
8.4 Daicel Corporation
8.5 Lyondellbasell Industries N.V.
8.6 Jiangsu Sopo (Group) Co.Ltd.
8.7 Shanghai Huayi (Group) Company
8.8 Kingboard Chemical Holdings Ltd.
8.9 Shandong Hualu-Hengsheng Chemical Co. Ltd.
8.10 Yankuang Cathay Coal Chemicals Co. Ltd.

*Details Might Not Be Captured In Case Of Unlisted Companies.

List Of Tables (94 Tables)

Table 1 Acetic Acid Market Size, By Geography, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 2 Acetic Acid Market Size, By Geography, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 3 Acetic Acid Properties
Table 4 Asia-Pacific: Acetic Acid Derivatives, Upcoming Capacities
Table 5 Paints and Coatings Market Size, 2011-2018
Table 6 Upcoming Plants Of Acetic Acid Derivatives
Table 7 Methnol Average Price ($/Mt), 2011-2018
Table 8 Acetic Acid Market Size In Vam Application, 2011-2018
Table 9 Acetic Acid Market Size In Pta Application, 2011-2018
Table 10 Acetic Acid Market Size In Ester Solvents Application, 2011-2018
Table 11 Acetic Acid Market Size In Acetic Anhydride Application, 2011-2018
Table 12 Acetic Acid Market Size In Other Application, 2011-2018
Table 13 U.S.: Important Acetic Acid Export Markets, 2012
Table 14 U.S.: Important Acetic Acid Import Markets, 2012
Table 15 U.S.: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 16 U.S.: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 17 Canada: Important Acetic Acid Export Markets, 2012
Table 18 Canada: Important Acetic Acid Import Markets, 2012
Table 19 Canada: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 20 Canada: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 21 Mexico: Important Acetic Acid Export Markets, 2012
Table 22 Mexico: Important Acetic Acid Import Markets, 2012
Table 23 Mexico: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 24 Mexico: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 25 China: Important Acetic Acid Export Markets, 2012
Table 26 China: Important Acetic Acid Import Markets, 2012
Table 27 China: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 28 China: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 29 South Korea: Important Acetic Acid Export Markets, 2012
Table 30 South Korea: Important Acetic Acid Import Markets, 2012
Table 31 South Korea: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 32 South Korea: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 33 Japan: Important Acetic Acid Export Markets, 2012
Table 34 Japan: Important Acetic Acid Import Markets, 2012
Table 35 Japan: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 36 Japan: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 37 India: Important Acetic Acid Export Markets, 2012
Table 38 India: Important Acetic Acid Import Markets, 2012
Table 39 India: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 40 India: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 41 Taiwan: Important Acetic Acid Export Markets, 2012
Table 42 Taiwan: Important Acetic Acid Import Markets, 2012
Table 43 Taiwan: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 44 Taiwan: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 45 Germany: Important Acetic Acid Export Markets, 2012
Table 46 Germany: Important Acetic Acid Import Markets, 2012
Table 47 Germany: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 48 Germany: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 49 U.K.: Important Acetic Acid Import Markets, 2012
Table 50 U.K.: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 51 U.K.: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 52 Belgium: Important Acetic Acid Export Markets, 2012
Table 53 Belgium: Important Acetic Acid Import Markets, 2012
Table 54 Belgium: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 55 Belgium: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 56 Spain: Important Acetic Acid Export Markets, 2012
Table 57 Spain: Important Acetic Acid Import Markets, 2012
Table 58 Spain: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 59 Spain: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 60 Russia: Important Acetic Acid Export Markets, 2012
Table 61 Russia: Important Acetic Acid Import Markets, 2012
Table 62 Russia: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 63 Russia: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 64 Brazil: Important Acetic Acid Export Markets, 2012
Table 65 Brazil: Important Acetic Acid Import Markets, 2012
Table 66 Brazil: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 67 Brazil: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 68 Saudi Arabia: Important Acetic Acid Export Markets, 2012
Table 69 Saudi Arabia: Important Acetic Acid Import Markets, 2012
Table 70 Saudi Arabia: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 71 Saudi Arabia: Acetic Acid Market Size, By Application, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 72 Vam Market Size, 2011-2018
Table 73 North America: Vam Market Size, By Country, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 74 North America: Vam Market Size, By Country, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 75 Europe: Vam Market Size, By Country, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 76 Europe: Vam Market Size, By Country, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 77 Asia-Pacific: Vam Market Size, By Country, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 78 Asia-Pacific: Vam Market Size, By Country, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 79 ROW: VAM Market Size, By Country, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 80 ROW: VAM Market Size, By Country, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 81 Ester Solvents Market Size, 2011-2018
Table 82 North America: Ester Solvents Market Size, By Country, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 83 North America: Ester Solvents Market Size, By Country, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 84 Europe: Ester Solvents Market Size, By Country, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 85 Europe: Ester Solvents Market Size, By Country, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 86 Asia-Pacific: Ester Solvents Market Size, By Country, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 87 Asia-Pacific: Ester Solvents Market Size, By Country, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 88 ROW: Ester Solvents Market Size, By Country, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 89 ROW: Ester Solvents Market Size, By Country, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 90 Acetic Anhydride Market Size, 2011-2018
Table 91 North America: Acetic Anhydride Market Size, By Country, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 92 North America: Acetic Anhydride Market Size, By Country, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 93 Asia-Pacific: Acetic Anhydride Market Size, By Country, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Table 94 Asia-Pacific: Acetic Anhydride Market Value, By Country, 2011-2018 ($Million)

List of Figures (34 Figures)

Figure 1 Acetic Acid Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Acetic Acid Market Dynamics
Figure 3 Acetic Acid Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 4 Acetic Acid Market Life Cycle, By Geography
Figure 5 Acetic Acid: Market Share (Volume), 2012 and Demand, By Region, 2011-2018
Figure 6 Acetic Acid Derivatives Market Size and Share (Volume), By Geography, 2012
Figure 7 Acetic Acid Demand By Derivatives and Derivatives Demand, 2013 Vs.2018
Figure 8 Acetic Acid Value Chain Analysis
Figure 9 Impact Of Key Drivers On Acetic Acid Market, 2013-2018
Figure 10 Vam Market Size, 2011-2018 (Kt)
Figure 11 Impact Of Key Restraints On Acetic Acid Market, 2013-2018
Figure 12 Impact Of Key Opportunities On Acetic Acid Market, 2013-2018
Figure 13 Acetic Acid Forward Integration
Figure 14 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 15 Acetic Acid Market Share (Volume), By Company, 2012
Figure 16 Acetic Acid Market Share (Volume), By Derivative, 2012
Figure 17 Acetic Acid Market Share (Volume), By Geography, 2012
Figure 18 North America: Acetic Acid Market Share (Volume), By Country, 2012
Figure 19 Asia-Pacific: Acetic Acid Market Share (Volume), By Country, 2012
Figure 20 Europe: Acetic Acid Market Share (Volume), By Country, 2012
Figure 21 Row: Acetic Acid Market Share (Volume), By Country, 2012
Figure 22 Acetic Acid Derivatives Market Size, By Type, 2012 (Kt)
Figure 23 Vam Market Share (Volume), By Geography, 2012
Figure 24 Ester Solvents Market Share (Volume), By Geography, 2012
Figure 25 Acetic Anhydride Market Share (Volume), By Geography, 2012
Figure 26 Acetic Acid Market Development, By Growth Startegy, 2010-2013
Figure 27 Acetic Acid Market Developments, 2010-2013
Figure 28 Acetic Acid Market Growth Strategies, By Geography, 2010-2013
Figure 29 Acetic Acid Market Activity Share, By Company, 2010-2013
Figure 30 Celanese Corporation: Swot Analysis
Figure 31 Bp Plc: Swot Analysis
Figure 32 Eastman Chemical Company: Swot Analysis
Figure 33 Daicel Corporation: Swot Analysis
Figure 34 Lyondellbasell: Swot Analysis

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