Anisole Market Size & Share, by Application (Fragrances, Pharmaceuticals, Polymers), End-user (Cosmetics & Personal Care, Food & Beverages, Healthcare) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

  • Report ID: 1137
  • Published Date: May 31, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights over 2023-2035

Anisole Market size is expected to cross USD 30 billion by 2035, witnessing around 10% CAGR during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of anisole was over USD 11 Billion. Factors driving this growth include increasing demand from end-use industries such as pharmaceuticals and others. Anisole's applications in the production of fragrances and flavors have contributed significantly to its market growth. The industry growth is propelled by factors such as the overall economic conditions, advancements in chemical synthesis technologies, environmental regulations, and consumer preferences for natural and sustainable products.

In addition to this, Anisole, also known as methoxybenzene or phenyl methyl ether, is an organic compound with the molecular formula C7H8O. It is a clear liquid with a sweet, pleasant odor, similar to that of anise or licorice, from which it derives its name. Anisole is widely used as a precursor and solvent in various industrial applications. Anisole is used as an ingredient in the production of pesticides and herbicides.

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Anisole Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Demand in the Fragrances and Flavors Industry: Anisole is widely used as a fragrance and flavoring agent in the production of perfumes, cosmetics, and food products. The growing consumer preference for scented personal care products and luxury perfumes is driving the demand for anisole in the fragrance industry.
  • Expansion of the Pharmaceutical Industry: Anisole serves as an intermediate in the synthesis of various pharmaceutical compounds. The increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, aging populations, and advancements in drug development are driving the demand for anisole in the pharmaceutical sector.
  • Technological Advancements and Innovations: Advancements in chemical synthesis technologies and processes can improve the production efficiency of anisole and lower production costs. Ongoing research and development efforts focus on developing more sustainable and environmentally friendly methods for anisole synthesis. These technological advancements and innovations contribute to the growth and expansion of the anisole sector.


  • Environmental Regulations and Sustainability: Anisole, like many chemical compounds, may have environmental implications if not properly handled or disposed of. Stringent environmental regulations regarding the production, usage, and disposal of chemicals can pose challenges for anisole manufacturers. Increasing focus on sustainability and the demand for environmentally friendly products may require companies to adopt greener production methods and develop eco-friendly alternatives to anisole.
  • Volatility in Raw Material Prices
  • Competition from Substitutes

Anisole Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 11 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~ USD 30 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa)
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Anisole Segmentation

Application (Fragrances, Pharmaceuticals, Polymers)

The fragrances segment is slated to gain the largest market share in the year 2035. Fragrances are one of the key applications of anisole derivatives. Consumers are also becoming more interested in natural and sustainable products, including natural fragrances. Anisole derivatives can be derived from natural sources, making them an attractive option for manufacturers looking to create natural fragrances. A survey found that 41% of US consumers prefer fragrances made with natural ingredients.

End Use Industry (Cosmetics & Personal Care, Food & Beverages, Healthcare)

The healthcare segment is poised to garner a significant share in the year 2035. This growth is attributed to the pharmaceutical industry expansion. The global pharmaceutical industry is experiencing continuous growth driven by factors such as population growth, aging demographics, and the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases. Anisole serves as an intermediate in the synthesis of pharmaceutical compounds, making it essential for drug manufacturing. The expansion of the pharmaceutical industry and the development of new drugs contribute to the demand for anisole in the healthcare segment and thus influence segmental growth.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:


  • Fragrances
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Polymers



          End Use Industry

  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Food & Beverages
  • Healthcare

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Anisole Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Forecast

The anisole market in the Asia Pacific region is set to hold the largest market share by 2035. The regional growth is led by the increasing consumer demand for personal care products. The Asia Pacific region has a large and growing consumer market for personal care products, including cosmetics, perfumes, and scented lotions. Anisole is used as a fragrance and flavoring agent in these products, catering to the region's demand for scented personal care items. The rising disposable income, changing lifestyle trends, and increasing focus on grooming and personal hygiene contribute to the growth of the personal care market in the region.

North America Market Statistics

The anisole market in the North American region is expected to hold the second-largest share during the forecast period. The growth of the market in this region can be ascribed to technological advancements and innovations. North America is known for its technological advancements and innovation in various industries, including chemicals and materials. Ongoing research and development efforts aim to improve the production efficiency of anisole, develop eco-friendly synthesis methods, and explore novel applications. Technological advancements and innovations foster the growth of the anisole market in the region.

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Companies Dominating the Anisole Landscape


    Key Players

    • BASF SE
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Evonik Industries AG
    • Merck KGaA
    • Solvay SA
    • Eastman Chemical Company
    • Sisco Research Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
    • Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC (Merck KGaA)
    • Scharlau Chemie SA
    • Alfa Aesar (Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.)
    • Tokyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (TCI)


In The News

  • BASF SE announced its collaboration with Siemens Energy and MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS (MHPS) to enhance the efficiency and reduce carbon emissions of its steam crackers, which are essential for chemical production. The joint project aims to develop a new digital process for optimizing steam crackers' operations by integrating advanced analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
  • Evonik announced the acquisition of Infinitec Activos S.L., a Spanish company specializing in active ingredients for the personal care industry. The acquisition expands Evonik's portfolio of active ingredients for cosmetic applications.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 1137
  • Published Date: May 31, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Increasing demand from end-use industries such as the pharmaceutical industry is the major factor driving the market growth.

The market size of anisole is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~10% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035.

The major players in the market are BASF SE, Evonik Industries AG, Merck KGaA, Solvay SA, Eastman Chemical Company, and others.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, the geographical presence of the company which determines the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by application, end use industry, and by region.

The fragrances segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.

The volatility in raw material prices is estimated to be the growth hindering factor for the market expansion.

The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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