Glycolic Acid Market Size Worth USD 415,340 Million by 2030

New York, US, June 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Glycolic Acid Market Overview

According to a Comprehensive Research Report by Market Research Future (MRFR), “Glycolic Acid Market Information by Source, Purity Level, Grade, Application, And Region – Forecast till 2030”, the market is estimated to grow at a 11.56% CAGR to reach USD 415,340.1 Million by 2030.

Market Synopsis

It’s used in various industries, including textiles as a dyeing and tanning agent, food and beverage as a flavoring agent and preservative, and cosmetics as an anti-aging ingredient. Plastics and adhesives are two other industries that use them. The expanding use of glycolic acid in various applications due to its features, including cell recovery and exfoliation, is likely to drive market expansion over the forecast period.

The cosmeceutical preparation for the items has been expanded; Examples include skin care creams, oil treatments, body lotions, and blackhead treatment. Skin peel treatments are also a popular way to treat facial skin, and glycolic acid is a basic component in these procedures. In the projection period, the application utilization by end-users for domestic and industrial cleaning agent formulation will drive the glycolic acid demand. Being non-volatile and easily biodegradable, it does not induce stainless steel stress cracking when using hydrochloric acid. It’s also a useful ingredient in cleaning solutions for the home.

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Report Scope:

ReportAttribute Details
2030 Market Size USD 415,340.1 Million
CAGR 11.56% (2021–2030)
Base Year 2020
Forecast Period 2021–20230
Historical Data 2019
Forecast Units Value (Million USD)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered By Source, Purity Level, Grade, Application, And Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
Key Market Drivers The cosmeceutical preparation has been increased for the product
The end-user for personal care, household and industrial cleaning agent formulation will grow

Market Competitive Landscape:

The central players operating in the glycolic acid market are:

  • Water Chemical Co. Ltd. (China)
  • Zhonglan Industry Co. Ltd. (China)
  • Eastman Chemical Company (US)
  • BMG Incorporated (Japan)
  • Teleflex Inc (US)
  • Shenzhen Polymtek Biomaterial Co., Ltd (China)
  • Shandong Xinhua Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd (China)
  • China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Corp) (China)
  • The Chemours (US)
  • CABB Group (Germany)
  • Corbion (Netherlands)
  • Crosschem LP (US)
  • Kureha Corporation (Japan)
  • Huizhou Foryou Medical Devices Co., Ltd (China)
  • Saanvi Corp (India)
  • Mehul Dye Chem industries (India)
  • Avid Organics (India)
  • Huizhou Foryou Medical Devices Co., Ltd (China)

Market USP Covered:

Market Drivers:

The budding global demand for glycolic acid as a cost-effective cleaning solution in the oil and refining industry presents significant market growth potential. By delivering low-cost metal complexing, glycolic acid ensures cost-effective cleaning. In oil and refinery applications, it improves cleaning and scraping processes. It also delivers biodegradable metal complexing without adding any unwanted chemical oxygen demand to the designed products.

Due to the growing popularity of online cosmetics shopping, most manufacturers and producers have established a vast distribution network, which may aid glycolic acid’s growth. Continuous advancements in the cosmetics business will result in a market upswing. Glycolic acid is widely employed in producing skincare goods such as face masks, creams, and peels, which will fuel demand. Growing consumer knowledge, combined with an upsurge in per capita disposable income and an improved standard of life, is a major contributor to rising product demand, particularly in developing nations.

Market Restrictions:

The volatility in raw material prices in personal care products limits the intensity of glycolic acid, which might be a stifling factor in the market growth. Apart from that, people are becoming more aware of the harmful effects of glycolic acid use, causing allergies in specific skin types and, in turn, limiting the use of glycolic acid globally. Manufacturers in developed economies are subject to strict restrictions governing the capping of a pharmaceutical preparation that acts as a barrier over the anticipated term.

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COVID-19 Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the global market demand. In the past, the chemical industry experienced a drop in demand from end-user applications such as health care and food. When the coronavirus began to influence the public and had crossed international borders, China, one of the world’s largest chemical suppliers, rejected to manufacture chemicals. The market’s supply-demand management became unbalanced, forcing other manufacturers to stop producing the goods or re-negotiate their prices. The cosmetics business was severely harmed by the shutdown since the market for cosmetics decreased. The market’s lack of balance and limited growth affected customers, customers. COVID-19, on the other hand, is a vital contributor to increasing market revenues, according to the report.

market segmentation


The synthetic segment is estimated to lead the overall segment in the forecast period.

By Purity Level

99% Purity segment will establish a strong segment in the forecast period.

By Grade

The cosmetic grade segment will develop favorably in the forecast period.


The skincare & facial rejuvenation segment is estimated to display the most growth potential in the forecast period.


Regional Insights

Due to China and India’s developing cosmetics and textile sectors, Asia-Pacific accounted for the greatest market share in revenue and volume and is likely to stay so during the projection period. China is a key consumer due to the cosmetic industry’s large presence in the country to accommodate rising consumer demand. The market in the region would be driven by changing lifestyles and an expanding population with a preference for beauty and health products. The expansion of this market can be attributed to the ever-increasing demand for glycolic acid from the ever-expanding cosmetics industry.

Due to collective demand from the textile sector, Europe is expected to rise significantly worldwide. The region’s major fashion business needs high-quality materials to transform them into various outfits. Companies are developing unique products by using modern technology to achieve this, which is projected to boost the market growth in the region.

On the other hand, North America is predicted to develop significantly in the worldwide market. The pharmaceutical business in the United States is one of the largest glycolic acid users, which is used to manufacture non-harmful bio-absorbable suture material. Better-quality medical tools, including as absorbable staples, meshes, stents, and screws, are being produced due to technological advancements in the medical profession, which will boost market expansion.

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