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The market size of zinc oxide was estimated at 1,376.5 kilotons globally in 2014. Asia-Pacific was the largest market, accounting for 49% of the global market share in 2014 and is projected to register the highest CAGR between 2015 and 2020. North America accounted for the second largest share of the zinc oxide market in 2014.

Demand for zinc oxide is expected to increase with the growing automotive sales. While the rubber application accounted for the largest market share, chemicals and agricultural applications are projected to register higher growth over the next five years.

The regional segments include Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and Rest of the World.

Zinc oxide applications included in the report

- Rubber
- Ceramics
- Chemicals
- Pharmaceuticals
- Cosmetics & Personal Care
- Agricultural
- Others

The market size is derived by studying the consumption trends of zinc oxide and its use in various applications of the aforementioned regions. The price trends of zinc oxide have been analyzed from annual reports of the key players and various secondary sources which are then confirmed from manufacturers.

This study on zinc oxide market estimates its global market size in terms of value for 2014 and projects the expected demand and market size in terms of value of the same by 2020. As a part of the quantitative analysis, the report segments the global market by application at country level with current market estimation and forecast till 2020. The countries/regions covered in the report are the U.S., Germany, U.K., France, China, India, and Japan.

As a part of qualitative analysis, the report provides a comprehensive review of key market drivers, restraints, opportunities, and key issues of the market.

The report also includes company profiling and competitive strategies adopted by various market players. Some of the companies operating in this market are U.S. Zinc , Horsehead Corporation , Umicore SA , G.H. Chemicals Limited , Weifang Longda Zinc Industry Company Ltd. , Seyang Zinc Technology Company Limited , Hakusuitech Company Ltd. , among others.

Table Of Contents

Zinc Oxide Market by Application and by Region - Global Trends and Forecasts to 2020
TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION 13
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 13
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 13
1.3 SCOPE OF THE MARKET 13
1.3.1 MARKETS COVERED 13
1.3.2 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 14
1.4 CURRENCY 15
1.5 PACKAGE SIZE 15
1.6 LIMITATIONS 15
1.7 STAKEHOLDERS 15
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 16
2.1 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 17
2.1.1 MARKET SIZE 17
2.2 MARKET BREAKDOWN and DATA TRIANGULATION 17
2.3 MARKET SHARE ESTIMATION 21
2.3.1 DATA FROM SECONDARY SOURCES 21
2.3.2 DATA FROM PRIMARY SOURCES 22
2.3.3 ASSUMPTIONS 22
3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 23
4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 27
4.1 ATTRACTIVE MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN ZINC OXIDE MARKET 27
4.2 ZINC OXIDE MARKET SHARE, BY APPLICATION and REGION 28
4.3 ZINC OXIDE MARKET ATTRACTIVENESS 29
4.4 APPLICATIONS OF ZINC OXIDE, BY REGION 30
4.5 INDUSTRY LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS OF ZINC OXIDE IN DIFFERENT REGIONS 30
5 MARKET OVERVIEW 31
5.1 INTRODUCTION 32
5.2 MARKET SEGMENTATION 33
5.2.1 BY APPLICATION 33
5.3 MARKET DYNAMICS 33
5.3.1 DRIVERS 35
5.3.1.1 Growth in Automotive Industry 35
5.3.1.2 Increasing Demand for Tire and Rubber Products in China 35

5.3.2 RESTRAINTS 36
5.3.2.1 New Rubber Standards Imposed in the Largest Rubber Consumer; China 36
5.3.2.2 Slow Growth in End-user Industries Impacted by Weak Economy of China 36
5.3.3 OPPORTUNITIES 36
5.3.3.1 Increasing Use in Semiconductor Industry 36
5.3.4 CHALLENGE 37
5.3.4.1 Decreasing Market Share of Zinc Oxide in the Paints and Coatings Industry 37
5.3.4.2 Rise in Inventory Cost 37
6 INDUSTRY TRENDS 38
6.1 INTRODUCTION 38
6.2 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 39
6.3 PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 40
6.3.1 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 41
6.3.2 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 41
6.3.3 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 41
6.3.4 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 42
6.3.5 INTENSITY OF COMPETITION 42
7 ZINC OXIDE MARKET, BY APPLICATION 43
7.1 INTRODUCTION 44
7.2 RUBBER 46
7.3 CERAMICS 48
7.4 CHEMICALS 50
7.5 AGRICULTURAL 51
7.6 PHARMACEUTICALS 53
7.7 COSMETICS and PERSONAL CARE 55
7.8 OTHERS 57
8 ZINC OXIDE MARKET, BY REGION 59
8.1 INTRODUCTION 60
8.2 NORTH AMERICA 63
8.2.1 U.S. 65
8.2.2 REST OF NORTH AMERICA 66
8.3 EUROPE 68
8.3.1 GERMANY 70
8.3.2 U.K. 71
8.3.3 FRANCE 72
8.3.4 REST OF EUROPE 73

8.4 ASIA-PACIFIC 75
8.4.1 CHINA 78
8.4.2 INDIA 80
8.4.3 JAPAN 81
8.4.4 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC 82
8.5 ROW 83
8.5.1 MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA 85
8.5.2 SOUTH AMERICA 86
9 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 88
9.1 OVERVIEW 88
9.2 COMPETITIVE SITUATION and TRENDS 90
9.2.1 PARTNERSHIP and COLLABORATION 91
9.2.2 NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 92
9.2.3 CAPACITY EXPANSION 92
9.2.4 AGREEMENT 93
10 COMPANY PROFILES 94

10.1 INTRODUCTION 94
10.2 U.S. ZINC 95
10.3 HORSEHEAD CORPORATION 97
10.4 UMICORE SA 100
10.5 G.H. CHEMICALS LIMITED 102
10.6 WEIFANG LONGDA ZINC INDUSTRY COMPANY LIMITED 105
10.7 SEYANG ZINC TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED 106
10.8 HINDUSTAN ZINC LIMITED 107
10.9 HAKUSUITECH COMPANY LIMITED 109
10.10 AMERICAN CHEMET CORPORATION 110
10.11 NUMINOR 111
10.12 AKROCHEM CORPORATION 112
10.13 RUBAMIN LIMITED 114
*Details might not be captured in case of unlisted companies
11 APPENDIX 115
11.1 INSIGHTS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS 115
11.2 DISCUSSION GUIDE 116
11.3 INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE 118
11.4 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 119
11.5 RELATED REPORTS 120

LIST OF TABLES

TABLE 1 INCREASING DEMAND FOR TIRE and RUBBER PRODUCTS, DRIVING GROWTH OF THE MARKET 35
TABLE 2 NEW RUBBER STANDARDS IN CHINA AND SLOWER END-USER INDUSTRIES GROWTH RESTRAINING THE MARKET TO GROW 36
TABLE 3 SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY CREATING MARKET OPPORTUNITIES 37
TABLE 4 DECREASING USES OF ZINC OXIDE IN PAINT and COATINGS INDUSTRY AND RISE IN INVENTORY COST ARE THE KEY CHALLENGES IN THE MARKET 37
TABLE 5 ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 45
TABLE 6 ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 46
TABLE 7 ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE IN RUBBER APPLICATION, BY REGION
2013-2020 47
TABLE 8 ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE IN RUBBER APPLICATION, BY REGION
2013-2020 48
TABLE 9 ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE IN CERAMICS APPLICATION, BY REGION
2013-2020 49
TABLE 10 ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE IN CERAMICS APPLICATION, BY REGION
2013-2020 49
TABLE 11 ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE IN CHEMICALS APPLICATION, BY REGION,
2013-2020 50
TABLE 12 ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE IN CHEMICALS APPLICATION, BY REGION,
2013-2020 51
TABLE 13 ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE IN AGRICULTURAL APPLICATION, BY REGION,
2013-2020 52
TABLE 14 ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE IN AGRICULTURAL APPLICATION, BY REGION,
2013-2020 53
TABLE 15 ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE IN PHARMACEUTICALS APPLICATION, BY REGION,
2013-2020 54
TABLE 16 ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE IN PHARMACEUTICALS APPLICATION, BY REGION,
2013-2020 54
TABLE 17 ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE IN COSMETICS and PERSONAL CARE APPLICATION,
BY REGION, 2013-2020 56
TABLE 18 ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE IN COSMETICS and PERSONAL CARE APPLICATION,
BY REGION, 2013-2020 56
TABLE 19 ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE IN OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY REGION,
2013-2020 57
TABLE 20 ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE IN OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY REGION,
2013-2020 58
TABLE 21 ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 61
TABLE 22 ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 62
TABLE 23 TOP THREE COUNTRIES IN ZINC OXIDE MARKET, 2013-2020 62
TABLE 24 TOP THREE COUNTRIES IN ZINC OXIDE MARKET, 2013-2020 62
TABLE 25 NORTH AMERICA: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY,
2013-2020 64
TABLE 26 NORTH AMERICA: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 64
TABLE 27 NORTH AMERICA: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 64
TABLE 28 NORTH AMERICA: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 65
TABLE 29 U.S.: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 65
TABLE 30 U.S.: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 66
TABLE 31 REST OF NORTH AMERICA: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 67
TABLE 32 REST OF NORTH AMERICA: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 67
TABLE 33 EUROPE: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 68
TABLE 34 EUROPE: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 68
TABLE 35 EUROPE: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 69
TABLE 36 EUROPE: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 69
TABLE 37 GERMANY: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 70
TABLE 38 GERMANY: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 70
TABLE 39 U.K.: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 71
TABLE 40 U.K.: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 71
TABLE 41 FRANCE: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 72
TABLE 42 FRANCE: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 72
TABLE 43 REST OF EUROPE: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 73
TABLE 44 REST OF EUROPE: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 74
TABLE 45 ASIA-PACIFIC: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 75
TABLE 46 ASIA-PACIFIC: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 75
TABLE 47 ASIA-PACIFIC: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 77
TABLE 48 ASIA-PACIFIC: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 77
TABLE 49 CHINA: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 78
TABLE 50 CHINA: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 79
TABLE 51 INDIA: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 80
TABLE 52 INDIA: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 80
TABLE 53 JAPAN: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 81
TABLE 54 JAPAN: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 82
TABLE 55 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 82
TABLE 56 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 83
TABLE 57 ROW: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 83
TABLE 58 ROW: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 84
TABLE 59 ROW: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 84
TABLE 60 ROW: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 85
TABLE 61 MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 85
TABLE 62 MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 86
TABLE 63 SOUTH AMERICA: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 86
TABLE 64 SOUTH AMERICA: ZINC OXIDE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 87
TABLE 65 PARTNERSHIP and COLLABORATION, 2012-2015 91
TABLE 66 NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, 2012-2015 92
TABLE 67 EXPANSION, 2012-2015 92
TABLE 68 AGREEMENT, 2012-2015 93

LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE 1 ZINC OXIDE MARKET SEGMENTATION 14
FIGURE 2 ZINC OXIDE MARKET: RESEARCH DESIGN 16
FIGURE 3 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION METHODOLOGY: BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 18
FIGURE 4 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION METHODOLOGY: TOP-DOWN APPROACH 18
FIGURE 5 ZINC OXIDE MARKET: DATA TRIANGULATION 20
FIGURE 6 BREAKDOWN OF PRIMARY INTERVIEWS: BY COMPANY TYPE, DESIGNATION, and REGION 20
FIGURE 7 KEY INDUSTRY INSIGHTS 21
FIGURE 8 RUBBER and CHEMICAL APPLICATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DOMINATE THE ZINC OXIDE MARKET 24
FIGURE 9 ASIA-PACIFIC TO ACCOUNT FOR THE LARGEST MARKET SHARE ,
2015-2020 25
FIGURE 10 CHINA IS PROJECTED TO REGISTER THE FASTEST CAGR , 2015-2020 25
FIGURE 11 INCREASING AUTOMOTIVE SALES IS EXPECTED TO DRIVE THE ZINC OXIDE MARKET 27
FIGURE 12 RUBBER APPLICATION ACCOUNTED FOR LARGEST SHARE IN GLOBAL ZINC OXIDE MARKET IN 2014 28
FIGURE 13 ASIA-PACIFIC WAS THE ONLY LARGEST MARKET FOR ZINC OXIDE IN 2014 29
FIGURE 14 ASIA-PACIFIC ACCOUNTED FOR LARGEST MARKET SHARE IN 2014 30
FIGURE 15 NORTH AMERICAN and EUROPEAN ZINC OXIDE MARKETS REACHED AT
MATURITY PHASE 30
FIGURE 16 ZINC OXIDE APPLICATIONS 33
FIGURE 17 ZINC OXIDE MARKET: MARKET DYNAMICS 34
FIGURE 18 ZINC OXIDE MARKET: VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 39
FIGURE 19 PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 40
FIGURE 20 APPLICATIONS OF ZINC OXIDE 44
FIGURE 21 ZINC OXIDE MARKET IN CHEMICAL APPLICATION PROJECTED TO REGISTER HIGHEST CAGR BETWEEN 2015 and 2020 45
FIGURE 22 GROWTH IN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY IN ASIA-PACIFIC IS PROJECTED TO DRIVE ZINC OXIDE MARKET IN RUBBER APPLICATION BETWEEN 2015 and 2020 47
FIGURE 23 GROWING ECONOMY and URBANIZATION SET TO DRIVE THE ZINC OXIDE DEMAND IN ASIA-PACIFIC BETWEEN 2015 and 2020 48
FIGURE 24 ASIA-PACIFIC PROJECTED TO REGISTER THE HIGHEST CAGR BETWEEN
2015 and 2020 50
FIGURE 25 USE OF ZINC OXIDE IN AGRICULTURAL APPLICATION IS INCREASING DUE TO MICRONUTRIENT DEFICIENCY IN SOIL and LIMITED ARABLE LAND 52
FIGURE 26 NORTH AMERICA IS ESTIMATED TO DOMINATE THE ZINC OXIDE MARKET IN PHARMACEUTICALS APPLICATION IN 2015 53
FIGURE 27 SUN-CARE MARKET IS EXPECTED TO DRIVE THE ZINC OXIDE MARKET IN COSMETICS and PERSONAL CARE APPLICATION BETWEEN 2015 and 2020 55
FIGURE 28 ZINC OXIDE MARKET IN ASIA-PACIFIC and ROW IS PROJECTED TO REGISTER SIMILAR CAGR IN OTHER APPLICATIONS BETWEEN 2015 and 2020 57
FIGURE 29 CHINA and INDIA ARE EXPECTED TO LEAD THE ZINC OXIDE MARKET BETWEEN
2015 and 2020 60
FIGURE 30 ASIA-PACIFIC EXPECTED TO DRIVE THE ZINC OXIDE MARKET BETWEEN
2015 and 2020 61
FIGURE 31 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SNAPSHOT: 2014, DEMAND EXPECTED TO BE DRIVEN BY RUBBER APPLICATION DURING FORECAST PERIOD 63
FIGURE 32 ASIA-PACIFIC IS PROJECTED TO ACCOUNT FOR LARGEST SHARE OF THE ZINC OXIDE MARKET BETWEEN 2015 and 2020 74
FIGURE 33 ASIA-PACIFIC ZINC OXIDE MARKET SNAPSHOT: 2014, DEMAND TO BE DRIVEN BY INCREASING TIRE and RUBBER PRODUCTS BETWEEN 2015 AND 2020 76
FIGURE 34 CHINA IS EXPECTED TO DOMINATE THE ZINC OXIDE MARKET GLOBALLY BETWEEN 2015 and 2020 78
FIGURE 35 COMPANIES ADOPTED CAPACITY EXPANSION AS THE KEY GROWTH STRATEGY BETWEEN 2012 AND 2015 88
FIGURE 36 TOP COMPANIES ADOPTED PARTNERSHIP and COLLABORATION AS THE KEY GROWTH STRATEGY BETWEEN 2012 AND 2015 89
FIGURE 37 MARKET EVALUATION FRAMEWORK-PARTNERSHIP and COLLABORATION FUELED GROWTH BETWEEN 2012 and 2015 90
FIGURE 38 PARTNERSHIP and COLLABORATION: MOST POPULAR GROWTH STRATEGY BETWEEN 2012 and 2015 91
FIGURE 39 REGIONAL REVENUE MIX OF THE TOP 5 MARKET PLAYERS 94
FIGURE 40 U.S. ZINC: SWOT ANALYSIS 96
FIGURE 41 HORSEHEAD CORPORATION : SWOT ANALYSIS 98
FIGURE 42 UMICORE SA: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 100
FIGURE 43 UMICORE SA: SWOT ANALYSIS 101
FIGURE 44 G.H. CHEMICALS LIMITED: SWOT ANALYSIS 103
FIGURE 45 HINDUSTAN ZINC LIMITED: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 107
FIGURE 46 HINDUSTAN ZINC LIMITED: SWOT ANALYSIS 108
FIGURE 47 AKROCHEM CORPORATION: SWOT ANALYSIS 113

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