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Calcium Carbide Market By Application (Chemical Acetylene, Reducing & Dehydrating Agents, Steel Making) - Growth, Future Prospects And Competitive Analysis, 2021 – 2027

Calcium carbide, CaC2 when pure, is transparent and colorless, with a specific gravity of 2.22 at 180oC. Commercial calcium carbide is the main source of acetylene, and acetylene is used principally in the synthesis of a series of organic chemicals, resins, and plastics and in oxyacetylene welding and cutting of metals. The main raw materials required for the manufacture of the product are limestone containing at least 98 per cent of calcium carbide, charcoal and petroleum coke. Calcium carbide is being manufactured by mainly three methods: by standard process, by open furnace, and by using water.

China has traditionally been the largest producer and consumer, owing to availability of cheap labor, raw materials and local government support. Although China's economic growth may further moderate, it is expected that demand growth for calcium carbide will continue to sustain healthy rates. China is the world’s largest exporter of calcium carbide. China’s sizable share of the global calcium carbide market is linked to the country’s strong economic growth, large coal reserves, and ever-increasing acetylene demand for chemicals. As a result of continued development in major end-use application such as production of acetylene, steel making, production of PVC and so on, China is projected to experience robust growth in the consumption of calcium carbide till 2027.

Asia-Pacific region dominated the calcium carbide markets by geography in 2020 and the scenario is expected to remain the same in the next decade. This dominance is mainly due to the Chinese market. Chinese calcium carbide industry is highly fragmented with more than 300 producers of calcium carbide. China is the world largest producer and also the consumer of calcium carbide in the world. Asia-Pacific region is being followed by Europe accounts for 2.51% share of global calcium carbide market revenue.

Calcium Carbide Market

The report titled “Calcium Carbide Market - Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2021– 2027” offers strategic insights into the calcium carbide market along with the market size and estimates for the duration 2019 to 2027. The said research study covers in-depth analysis of multiple market segments based on material, application, and cross-sectional study across different geographies. The study covers the comparative analysis of different segments for the years 2020 & 2027. The report also provides a prolific view on market dynamics such as market drivers, trends, restraints and opportunities. The report incorporates a separate section highlighting key trends analysis of the overall calcium carbide market.

In order to help the strategic decision makers, the report also includes profiles of the leading calcium carbide manufacturers, their business strategies and key developments. Some of the major players profiled in the report are AlzChem AG, American Elements, Carbide Industries LLC., DCM Shriram Ltd., Hudson Chemicals Corp., KC Group, Metaloides, SA de CV, Mil-Spec Industries Corp., NGO CHEMICAL GROUP LTD., and Regency Carbide Pvt. Ltd. The section further includes a brief on key strategies adopted by the major players operating in the market. Other in-depth analysis provided in the report includes:

  • Current and future market trends to justify the forthcoming attractive markets within the calcium carbide market
  • Market drivers, market impediments, and their impact on the market growth
  • In-depth competitive environment analysis
  • Trailing 2-Year market size data (2019 – 2020)
  • SRC (Segment-Region-Country) Analysis

Overall, the research study provides a holistic view of the calcium carbide market, offering market size and estimates for the period from 2021 to 2027, keeping in mind the above mentioned factors.

Based on the Application, the calcium carbide market is segmented as follows:

  • Chemical Acetylene
  • Reducing & Dehydrating Agents
  • Steel Making
  • Other Applications

Calcium Carbide Market

Among considered applications, chemical acetylene segment holds the largest market share in 2020, accounted for more than XX% and is expected to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period. Acetylene is used mainly for welding and chemical synthesis, including the production of PVC plastics. Carbides are made for the production of calcium cyan amide by the fixation of atmospheric nitrogen. Steel making is the fastest growing application segment during the forecasted period. Calcium carbide helps in reducing impurities in the steel production process. Other application segment includes furnace injection, slag conditioning, desulfurization, manufacture of graphite, synthetic rubber and plastics, etc. Increasing demand for calcium carbide especially in Asia Pacific due to rapid growth of population and industrialization in emerging economies such as China and India is anticipated to fuel the demand for global calcium carbide market over the forecast period 2021-2027.

For the purpose of this study, the global calcium carbide market is categorized into the following geographies and sub-geographies:

  • North America (U.S, and Canada)
  • Europe (Germany, U.K., France, and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, and Rest of Middle East and Africa)

Calcium Carbide Market

In 2016, Asia Pacific was the biggest manufacturing region as well as the largest consumer of calcium carbide and contributed over 90% to the total global demand for the total calcium carbide market. The calcium carbide market in North America is projected to record a sluggish growth rate during the forecast period of 2021 to 2027. The calcium carbide market of Europe is also anticipated to experience slow growth rate owing to stagnated steel and petrochemical industry in the region and on account of strict implementation of the rules concerning ecological issues. The calcium carbide market of Asia Pacific zone is predicted to register the highest rate of growth during the projected period.

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Published Date:  Oct 2017
Category:  Chemicals
Report ID:   58403
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
Rating:    4.3 (40)
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