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Cetyl Esters Market Segmentation by Product (Wax, Granule, Flake, and Others); by Source (Natural, and Synthetic); by Application (Cosmetics, Cleaning Products, Pharmaceuticals, and Others) – Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2031

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  • September 27, 2021: Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., a global producer of bio-based specialty polymers, announced its merger with DL Holdings Co., Ltd.

  • January 15, 2021: Huntsman Corporation to acquire Gabriel Performance Products to expand its portfolio as specialty chemical manufacturer.

Global Cetyl Esters Market Highlights over 2022 – 2031

The global cetyl esters market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of ~5% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2031. Cetyl esters contain saturated fatty alcohol and saturated fatty acid, and are used as emulsifiers and aromatic agents. In general, esters are used to add aroma or fragrance to personal care and cosmetic products. The growth of the market can be attributed to the growing demand for personal care products, such as, creams, lotions, and ointments, globally. Cetyl esters add stability to the cosmetic compositions, act as emollient ester, and also make the substance viscous and glossy. The growth of the cosmetic industry is estimated to directly influence the market growth. For instance, cosmetics is a USD 90 billion industry, as of 2020, which is estimated to generate a revenue of roughly USD 175 billion by the end of 2025. Moreover, the growing adoption of fatty acids for production of personal care items, is also estimated to boost the market growth.

Cetyl Esters Market

The market is divided by source into natural, and synthetic, out of which, the natural segment is anticipated to hold a substantial share in the global cetyl esters market over the forecast period. Natural sources of cetyl esters include coconut and palm kernel oil. This segment is estimated to grow on the back of easy availability of natural sources of cetyl ester, along with growing adoption of organic products in the cosmetics industry. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE REPORT

Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth

Chemicals (% of Value Added in Manufacturing) – 2016-2018

The chemical industry is a major component of the economy. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2020, for the U.S., the value added by chemical products as a percentage of GDP was around 1.9%. Additionally, according to the World Bank, Chemical industry in the U.S. accounted for 16.43% to manufacturing value-added in 2018. With the growing demand from end-users, the market for chemical products is expected to grow in future. According to UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), the sales of chemicals are projected to almost double from 2017 to 2030. In the current scenario, Asia Pacific is the largest chemical producing and consuming region. China has the world’s largest chemical industry that accounted for annual sales of approximately more than USD 1.5 trillion, or about more than one-third of global sales, in recent years. Additionally, a vast consumer base and favourable government policies have boosted investment in China’s chemical industry. Easy availability of low-cost raw material & labour as well as government subsidies and relaxed environmental norms have served as a production base for key vendors globally. On the other hand, according to the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry), the chemical industry in India was valued at 163 billion in 2019 and it contributed 3.4% to the global chemical industry. It ranks 6th in global chemical production. This statistic shows the lucrative opportunity for the investment in businesses in Asia Pacific countries in the upcoming years.

Global Cetyl Esters Market Regional Synopsis

On the basis of geographical analysis, the global cetyl esters market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region. The market in Asia Pacific region is estimated to witness noteworthy growth over the forecast period on the back of increasing demand for cosmetic and personal care products in the developing countries, especially, Japan, India, and South Korea.

The market in the North America region is anticipated to gain the largest market share throughout the forecast period growing cosmetic industry in the U.S. is also anticipated to boost the market growth. For instance, nearly USD 90 billion revenue was generated in 2018 by the U.S. cosmetic industry.

Cetyl Esters Market Share

The global cetyl esters market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook

  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook

  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark), Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe), Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook

  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook

  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook

Market Segmentation

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

By Product

  • Wax
  • Granule
  • Flake
  • Others

By Source

  • Natural
  • Synthetic

By Application

  • Cosmetics
  • Cleaning Products
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Others

Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Demand for Cosmetic and Personal Care Products
  • Growing Adoption of Organic Chemicals


  • Disturbed Supply Chain of Raw Materials
  • High Cost of Production

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

  • Croda International plc
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis 
  • Agarwal Industries Private Limited
  • ExcelVite Sdn. Bhd.
  • Wilmar International Limited
  • Oleon NV
  • Timur Oleochemicals
  • Lascaray S.A.
  • Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc
  • Chemol Company Inc.


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