Antimony Market Size & Share, by Type (Alloys, Trioxides); Application (Ceramics, Flame Retardants, Plastic Additives); End-user (Automotive, Chemical, Electronics) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

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  • Published Date: Feb 27, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2035

Antimony Market size is poised to cross USD 2.2 Billion by the end of 2035, growing at a CAGR of 7% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of antimony was over USD 1 Billion. Higher utilization of antimony in battery manufacturing is anticipated to be one of the major growth drivers of the market. For instance, the global demand for batteries was estimated to be approximately 180 GWh in 2020 and is further anticipated to reach more than 1,900 GWh by 2030. Besides, the growth of the market is accounted to the constantly growing electronic industry and the growing awareness of fire safety. Data provided by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) demonstrated that in 2020, there had been about 1,388,500 fire incidents in the United States.

The global antimony market is estimated to witness remarkable growth on the back of the up-surged requirement for antimony in fire safety. Although antimony has no flame-retardant properties, when it is utilized with halogenated compounds, it creates flame-retardant properties owing to the synergistic effect. Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation released a set of data showing that more than 120,000 deaths were caused due to heat-related incidents in 2017 across the globe. Also, the increasing electrical arcs and the associated hazards, increasing use of plastic additives, and rising investment to reduce fire accidents. Hence, all such demands and requirements for antimony are projected to propel the growth of the market over the forecast period.


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Antimony Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Rising Utilization in Flame Retardant Materials with Growing Accident and Death Cases[SD1] - As of 2020, the flame retardants industry was valued at approximately USD 7 billion which is further forecasted to reach around USD 15 billion in 2030[SD2] . Antimony is mainly used in flame retardation in the form of trioxide. Antimony trioxide is used in various products by physical blending or chemical insertion such as in textiles. Antimony is combined with halogens in the preparation of flame retards as lead can suppress flames when coming in contact with any type of halogen. The government regulations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to maintain emergency flame retards to rise the demand for the market.
  • Significant Utilization of Antimony in Glass & Ceramic to Boost Market Growth- Yellow, orange, and red pigments are made using antimony compounds and used in ceramics for decoration and to enhance the properties of the materials. The value of glass-ceramic was estimated to be around USD 1 billion in 2021 which is further expected to reach approximately USD 1.5 billion by the year 2026.[SD3] 
  • Rising Demand for antimony in Cable Sheathing Owing to Rising Internet Needs- Cable sheathing is generally associated with fiber cable technology which is highly utilized to circulate internet services. The World Bank released a set of data showing that in 2020, 60% of the global population was using the internet.
  • Higher Requirements in Paint and Coating with Increasing Commercial Buildings- Flame retardant antimony trioxide is frequently used in paint and coatings to increase their fire resistance. The consumption of antimony-based paints and surface coating is anticipated to rise with the expansion of the construction sector and the rising need for fire-safe structures.  The worth of the paint & coating industry is projected to reach more than USD 195 billion by the year 2018.
  • Escalating Antimony Utilization in Battery Production- Antimony is combined with lead to create lead-acid battery packs, which are frequently used in cars and back - up power systems. The rising need for electric cars and renewable energy sources is predicted to increase the consumption of lead-acid batteries, which would, in turn, boost the market for antimony The Li-ion battery recycling industry is anticipated to reach around USD 10 billion by the year 2027.

Challenges

  • Increasing availability of alternatives to substitute antimony - Antimony can be easily substituted in some places by using other metals such as a mixture of chromium, zinc, tin, titanium, and zirconium. Further, antimony can be used in flame retardation by compounds such as alumina trihydrate, zinc borate, and magnesium hydroxide. Cardium, germanium, calcium, lead, zinc, tin, and barium are used to replace antimony in plastic manufacturing which slows the market growth.
  • Tension Among Nations Regarding Convenient Antimony Supply
  • Lack of Requisite Technology to Harness the Material

Antimony Market: Key Insights

Base Year

2022

Forecast Year

2023-2035

CAGR

7%

Base Year Market Size (2022)

USD 1 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

 USD 2.2 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 the Middle East and Africa)
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Antimony Segmentation

The global antimony market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by type into alloys and trioxides, out of which, the trioxides segment is anticipated to hold a notable share in the global antimony market during the forecast period on account of its higher utilization in pigments, rising production of ceramics, increasing fire accidents as antimony trioxide is flame-resistant agents and rising use in staining of copper and iron. Antimony trioxides are also utilized in the decolorizing of glass. For instance, the revenue of the dyes and pigments industry is projected to reach about USD 1100 million by the year 2015.

The global antimony market is also segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by the end-user industry into automotive, chemical, electronics, and others. Out of these segments, the chemical industry segment is anticipated to garner the highest market share. This can be owed to the use of antimony to create lead-acid batteries and flame retardants, apart from alloys. The use of lead-acid batteries is bound to increase as electric vehicles (EVs) become more widespread. For instance, it is estimated that there are more than 18 million EVs on the road, globally.

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

            By Type

  • Alloys
  • Trioxides

           By Application

  • Ceramics
  • Flame Retardants
  • Plastic Additives
  • Others

            By End-User Industry

  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Electronics
  • Other

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Antimony Industry - Regional Synopsis

Asia Pacific Market Forecast

The Asia Pacific region antimony market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035. The growth of the market is ascribed to the developing electronic and automotive industries in the region. For instance, the electronic industry in the Asia Pacific region amounted to about USD 250 billion in 2020. Additionally, higher demand for antimony in the automotive industry is further anticipated to propel the growth of the market over the forecast period. For Instance, revenue generated by motor vehicles and other parts dealers in the U.S. was estimated to be around USD 1 million in 2021. Furthermore, the total sale of light vehicles in the U.S. was estimated to be around 13 million units in 2021. Additionally, with the increasing government and public sector initiatives, alternate uses of antimony, and an upsurge of fire safety regulations in all commercial and private spaces is estimated to grow rapidly in the region during the forecast period.

Europe Market Forecast

Additionally, the market in the European region is also projected to grow rapidly over the forecast period. The EU has been a significant global producer of oxide ever since the preceding decade. The production of oxide in the EU is dependent on imported refined copper elements. Lead acid batteries from Europe are anticipated to boost the market demand.

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Companies Dominating the Antimony Landscape

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    • AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V.
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    • GeoProMining Limited
    • Nihon Seiko Co., Ltd.
    • Mandalay Resources Ltd.
    • Belmont Metals Inc.
    • United States Antimony Corporation
    • Hunan Gold Corporation Limited
    • DuPont de Nemours, Inc. 
    • Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A.
    • Umicore N.V.

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Author Credits:  Rajrani Baghel


  • Report ID: 4171
  • Published Date: Feb 27, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Growing awareness of the regulations associated with fire safety and significant utilization in plastic additive applications are the major factors driving the growth of the antimony market.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 7% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035.

The geopolitical tensions among countries associated with the convenient supply of antimony are estimated to hamper the market growth.

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.

The major players in the market are AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V., GeoProMining Ltd., Nihon Seiko Co., Ltd., Mandalay Resources Ltd., Belmont Metals Inc., United States Antimony Corporation, Hunan Gold Corporation Limited, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., and others.

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

The market is segmented by type, application, end-user, and by region.

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