Market Overview

Worldwide Fatty Acid Esters Industry to 2025 - Growing Demand from Personal Care and Cosmetics Applications -


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The market for fatty acid esters is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 4% globally during the forecast period.

Increasing demand from food industry across the globe and as well as rising demand for personal care products are driving the market growth. On the flip-side, availability of cheap substitutes is expected to hinder the growth of the market.

Companies Mentioned

  • American eChem Inc.
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • Estelle Chemicals Pvt Ltd
  • Merck KGaA
  • Oleon NV
  • Seydel Companies
  • Stepan Company
  • Tokyo Chemical Industry Co. Ltd

Key Market Trends

Growing Demand from Personal Care and Cosmetics Application

Fatty acid esters find a wide range of applications in the cosmetic industry and are more commonly used as emollients and thickeners, leading to higher demand in the market.

  • These are also used in the manufacturing of soaps and detergents as they possess various functional properties such as foaming, stability, cleansing, and moisturizing properties among few others.
  • The personal care and cosmetics industry is expected to grow over the forecast period, owing to the increasing demand for make-ups, creams, and lotions across the globe.
  • In addition to this, there has been a considerable increase in demand for these products in various countries over recent years in a wide range of industries, including hair care, skincare, personal hygiene, fragrances, make-up products with few others. This growth is chiefly driven by the rapidly increasing demand from the younger generation as well as rapid expansion in the middle-class income levels.
  • Such growth in the personal care and cosmetics industry is expected to drive the market for fatty acid esters during the forecast period.

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market for fatty acid esters during the forecast period. In countries like China, India, and Japan due to the growing demand for surfactants, personal care, and cosmetics, the demand for fatty acid esters has increased in the region.

  • Asia-Pacific region accounts for the largest share of the global cosmetic market, followed by the Americas and Europe being the second and third largest, respectively. Skincare segment accounts for the largest market share in the cosmetics market, followed by hair care, makeup, and fragrances segments in the cosmetics market.
  • In the Asia-Pacific region, China generated the highest sales for cosmetics products of around EUR 43.4 billion. Japan represents the second-largest market in Asia-Pacific.
  • China is the largest lubricant consumer and producer in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world, in the current scenario. The rate of lubricant consumption is expected to remain the same in the country, despite the economy witnessing slow growth lately.
  • Further, the increasing industrial production in the country is supporting the lubricant consumption in India. The lubricant blending in the country is increasing, and further growth is expected soon, owing to the domestic lubricant requirements.
  • Such factors are expected to drive the market for fatty acid esters in the Asia-Pacific region.

Key Topics Covered:


1.1 Study Assumptions

1.2 Scope of the Study




4.1 Drivers

4.1.1 Increasing Demand from Food Industry

4.1.2 Rising Demand for the Personal Care Products

4.2 Restraints

4.2.1 Availability of Cheap Substitutes

4.2.2 Other Restraints

4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis


5.1 Type

5.1.1 Medium Chain Triglycerides

5.1.2 Glyceryl Monostearate

5.1.3 Isopropyl Esters (Palmitate and Myrsitate)

5.1.4 Other Types

5.2 Application

5.2.1 Personal Care and Cosmetics

5.2.2 Food Processing

5.2.3 Lubricants

5.2.4 Surfactants

5.2.5 Other Applications

5.3 Geography

5.3.1 Asia-Pacific China India Japan South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific

5.3.2 North America United States Canada Mexico

5.3.3 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Rest of Europe

5.3.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America

5.3.5 Middle East & Africa Saudi Arabia South Africa Rest of Middle East & Africa


6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

6.2 Market Share/Ranking Analysis**

6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

6.4 Company Profiles


7.1 Growing Preference Toward Bio-diesels

7.2 Other Opportunities

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