High-Purity Acetic Acid Market

Global High-Purity Acetic Acid Market Research Report Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis and Forecast 2024-2032: By Type (99.9%, 99.8%, 99.5% and Others), By Application (Paints, Coatings and Inks, Food Ingredients & Supplements, Textiles, Pharmaceuticals, Semiconductor Chips and PCB, and Others), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)

Chemical & Material | March 2024 | Report ID: EMR00646 | Pages: 251

The global high-purity acetic acid market was valued at USD 11.26 billion in 2023 and is estimated to reach approximately USD 18.26 billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2024 to 2032.

Growing market demand is being seen for high-purity acetic acid, an essential chemical with many industrial uses. Renowned for its outstanding quality and wide range of applications, it is used as an essential raw material in many industries, such as electronics, food & beverage, and pharmaceuticals. The market for high-purity acetic acid is expanding rapidly globally due to strict quality regulations and a growing focus on product purity. Being a cornerstone in many industrial operations, its importance in the global market is fueled by its versatility in manufacturing processes and its role in guaranteeing high product quality.




Report Attribute


Estimated Market Value (2023)

11.26 Bn

Projected Market Value (2032)

18.26 Bn

Base Year


Forecast Years

2024 - 2032

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- By Type, By Application, & Region

Segments Covered

By Type, By Application, & Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion or Million), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and the Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.

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Global High-Purity Acetic Acid Dynamics

Demand from end-use sectors like pharmaceuticals, electronics, and food & beverage, where strict quality requirements are crucial, is one of the reasons driving the dynamics of the high-purity acetic acid market. Technological developments in production processes raise levels of purity and efficiency, which drives up market growth even more. Manufacturers are also prompted to embrace sustainable practices by market dynamics, environmental concerns, and regulatory norms. The market is also impacted by changes in the price of raw materials and geopolitical issues. The future course of the high-purity acetic acid market is being shaped by ongoing research and development initiatives aimed at innovating and enhancing product quality and applications.


Global High-Purity Acetic Acid Drivers

  • Growing Chemical Industry

The need for chemicals increases as industry advances, especially in emerging economies. Because it is an essential chemical intermediary, high-purity acetic acid is in high demand for a wide range of applications in industries like plastics, textiles, and medicines. Increased manufacturing demands, creative processes, and the creation of new chemical products all of which depend on premium acetic acid as a key component are the driving forces behind this expansion.

  • Technological Advancements

Innovations increase yield, quality, and efficiency, which increases the use of high-purity acetic acid in a variety of sectors. Manufacturers can now achieve strict quality requirements while cutting manufacturing costs and environmental effect thanks to advanced technologies. The growth of manufacturing techniques is driven by ongoing research and development, which boosts output and promotes sustainability. Advancements in technology stimulate market expansion by providing improved goods and procedures that meet changing industry demands and legal specifications.



  • Intensive Energy Requirements

Manufacturers' profit margins are impacted by the energy-intensive production and purifying processes, which significantly raise operating expenses. In addition to raising manufacturing costs, high energy consumption aggravates environmental issues because of carbon emissions and resource depletion. Furthermore, as energy prices fluctuate, production budget concerns increase, impeding long-term investment and planning. It is imperative to tackle energy efficiency obstacles in order to alleviate cost pressures and improve sustainability in the sector.

  • Stringent Environmental Regulations

Stricter regulations mean higher production costs since they require large expenditures in waste management and pollution control technologies. Furthermore, manufacturers' operational flexibility is limited by regulatory requirements that include limits on emissions, wastewater discharge, and the disposal of hazardous waste. Penalties, legal repercussions, and reputational harm are all possible in the event of non-compliance, adding to the load. Complying with environmental standards necessitates continuous observation, documentation, and adjustment, creating difficulties for industrial participants in the face of changing regulatory environments.



  • Increasing Demand for Electronics

Due to consumer demands and technological improvements, the electronics sector is developing globally, necessitating the use of high-purity acetic acid in crucial manufacturing processes. Acetic acid is used in the manufacturing of semiconductors and printed circuit boards, where purity is necessary for best results. By taking advantage of this trend, producers of acetic acid can access a profitable market niche with room to grow steadily.

  • Increasing Focus on Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

Advances in biopharmaceutical research and healthcare are driving these sectors' rapid expansion, which is driving up demand for high-quality acetic acid as a critical raw ingredient. Acetic acid plays a crucial role in drug research and production as it is essential to many pharmaceutical formulations and bioprocessing applications. Manufacturers of acetic acid can form strategic alliances and profit from the growing biotech and pharmaceutical markets by following this trend.


Segment Overview

  • By Type

Based on type, the global high-purity acetic acid market is divided into 99.9%, 99.8%, 99.5%, and others. The 99.8% acetic acid category dominates the market with the largest revenue share in 2023. Products in this category are made up of 99.8% acetic acid and have a slightly lower purity level than 99.9%. It can be utilized in less critical operations or where slightly lower purity standards are acceptable, even though it is still appropriate for many applications. Compared to the higher purity classes, acetic acid products with a 99.5% purity level have a larger concentration of contaminants.  With low impurities or contaminants, the acetic acid product falls into the 99.9% purity category, which is the highest purity level.

  • By Application

Based on the application, the global high-purity acetic acid market is categorized into paints, coatings and inks, food ingredients & supplements, textiles, pharmaceuticals, semiconductor chips and PCB, and others. The semiconductor chips and PCB category leads the global high-purity acetic acid market with the largest revenue share in 2023. When creating semiconductor chips and printed circuit boards (PCBs), the semiconductor industry uses acetic acid for cleaning, etching, and chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) procedures. High-purity acetic acid serves as a solvent, pH adjuster, and intermediary in the manufacture of drugs, making it an essential component of pharmaceutical formulations. It is utilized in the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals such as vitamins, analgesics, and antibiotics. High-purity acetic acid is used in the food sector to improve flavor, regulate pH, and preserve a variety of food products. It's also used as a dietary supplement and in the making of vinegar. High-purity acetic acid is used in paint, coating, and ink formulation as a solvent, catalyst, or additive. It enhances these goods' adhesion, toughness, and drying capabilities.


Global High-Purity Acetic Acid Overview by Region

The global high-purity acetic acid market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. Asia-Pacific emerged as the leading region, capturing the largest market share in 2023. The need for high-purity acetic acid across numerous industries is driven by the rapid industrialization, urbanization, and infrastructural development occurring in countries such as China, India, and Southeast Asian nations. The growing textile, pharmaceutical, and electronics industries in the area also contribute to the market's expansion. The region's dominance is a result of favourable government policies, rising R&D expenditures, and a trained labor force.

Throughout the forecast period, North America is anticipated to post a significant CAGR. Numerous factors are responsible for this increase, such as the strong pharmaceutical business, the demand for electronics being driven by technological advancements, and the booming chemicals industry. Furthermore, the region's emphasis on innovation, strict adherence to regulations, and quality standards raises market potential. The integration of renewable feedstocks and investments in sustainable manufacturing techniques both support market growth. North America is well-positioned for long-term growth in the high-purity acetic acid industry thanks to its sound economic climate, benevolent regulatory system, and tactical alliances.



Global High-Purity Acetic Acid Competitive Landscape

In the global high-purity acetic acid market, a few major players exert significant market dominance and have established a strong regional presence. These leading companies remain committed to continuous research and development endeavors and actively engage in strategic growth initiatives, including product development, launches, joint ventures, and partnerships. By pursuing these strategies, these companies aim to strengthen their market position, expand their customer base, and capture a substantial share of the market.

Some of the prominent players in the global high-purity acetic acid market include,

  • Eastman
  • BASF
  • Shandong Debang
  • Jianghua Miroelectronics
  • Dongyue Group Ltd
  • Jinmao Group, and various others.


Global High-Purity Acetic Acid Recent Developments

  • In May 2023, Sekab starts producing more acetic acid derived from biomass. An essential component of many commonplace items is acetic acid. The carbon footprint of Sekab's bio-based acetic acid can be lowered by up to 50%. Now that Sekab has invested in additional production capacity, greater and faster deliveries are possible.
  • In June 2022, On the US Gulf Coast, INEOS plans to construct a global acetic acid facility and related derivatives. INEOS Acetyls has begun investigating the viability of establishing a global acetic acid factory and its byproducts along the USA Gulf Coast, and is currently evaluating multiple prime locations.


Scope of the Global High-Purity Acetic Acid Report

High-Purity Acetic Acid Market Report Segmentation



By Type

  • 99.9%
  • 99.8%
  • 99.5%
  • Others

By Application

  • Paints, Coatings and Inks
  • Food Ingredients & Supplements
  • Textiles
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Semiconductor Chips and PCB
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (USA, and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

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Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:

  • Global High-Purity Acetic Acid Market Size and Forecast: To identify and estimate the market size for the global high-purity acetic acid market segmented by type, by application, region and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers of high-purity acetic acid between 2019 and 2032.
  • Market Landscape and Trends: To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the global high-purity acetic acid market
  • Market Influencing Factors: To find out the factors which are affecting the sales of high-purity acetic acid among consumers
  • Impact of COVID-19: To identify and understand the various factors involved in the global high-purity acetic acid market affected by the pandemic
  • Company Profiling:  To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.


Intended Audience

  • Manufacturers and Suppliers
  • End-Users
  • Investors and Financial Institutions
  • Government and Regulatory Bodies

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In the bottom-up approach, we arrived at the country market size by identifying the revenues and market shares of the key market players. The country market sizes then were added up to arrive at regional market size of the decorated apparel, which eventually added up to arrive at global market size.

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Frequently Asked Questions

On the basis of Geography, the high-purity acetic acid market is classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the world
According to high-purity acetic acid market research, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~5.5% over the coming years.
North America is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2024 - 2032
Asia-Pacific held the largest share in 2023.
The major players operating in the global market include Eastman, BASF, Shandong Debang, Jianghua Miroelectronics, Dongyue Group Ltd, Jinmao Group, and various others.

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