Valeric Acid Market Size & Share, by Application (API Intermediates, Flavors and Perfumes, Agricultural Chemical, Plasticizers, Food Additives, Synthetic Lubricant); Type (Standard, High Purity); End-Use (Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics, Food & Beverage, Chemical, Automotive, Agriculture) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

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  • Published Date: Apr 29, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024 - 2036

Valeric Acid Market size is poised to reach USD 31 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of Valeric Acid was USD 17 Billion. The reason behind the growth is impelled by the growing production of chemicals across the globe.

Except for pharmaceuticals, global chemical production is predicted to increase since chemicals are becoming more and more necessary as components of many products and as raw materials for manufacturing processes as economies expand. For instance, in 2023, it is anticipated that global chemical production will increase by more than 1%.

The growing demand for synthetic lubricants is believed to fuel the market growth. In applications such as aviation and refrigeration, valeric acid serves as a chemical intermediary in esters for synthetic lubricants since can help with the emission reduction of things including aviation turbine oils.

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Valeric Acid Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Rising usage in the agriculture sector & food additives - Valeric acid widely known as pentanoic acid, valerianic acid, and prophylactic acid contributes to sustainable pest management in agriculture with the creation of insect pheromones and can also used as an ingredient before pesticides, especially pyrethroids. India has a rich arable land which makes it the second largest global producer of vegetables, fruits, rice, and pulses contributing 15%  to the Indian GDP as per a recent report, which raise demand for valeric acide.
  • Increasing demand for automobiles & valeric acid-based perfumes and plasticizers - Valeric acid has five carbon atoms in its straight chain, which is known to be entirely suitable for mixing with diesel or gasoline. Valeric acid is an organic chemical compound with the chemical formula C5H10O2 mostly used in perfumes since it tends to smell nice. Valeric acid, which can be generated through biomass conversion, can be utilized to create plasticizers, which are compounds that are added to polymers to increase their resilience and pliability. Moreover, valeric acid is also used in the manufacturing of various kinds of plastic products such as film. These applications along with increasing demand for automobiles & valeric acid-based perfumes and plasticizers are estimated to result in the valeric acid market development.
  • A rising surge for active pharmaceutical intermediate - APIs is considered as a final output to be used as a therapeutic for patients. These are the active ingredients hence named as active pharmaceutical intermediate. These provide therapeutic effects in the patient’s body being fully compound in comparison to the pharmaceutical intermediate. The pharmaceutical intermediates smoothen the synthesis of active pharmaceutical intermediates by transforming through reactions, purifications, and isolation and in the end produce the final API intermediate.


  • Side effects of valeric acid - Humans with low valeric acid levels have been associated with a variety of illnesses, including pediatric neurodermatitis, and if ingested, it may be harmful to aquatic life and have long-lasting consequences. Inhaling Valeric Acid can have negative effects as it can also be absorbed via the skin and can cause severe skin irritation, and burning, and may cause breathing difficulties, coughing, wheezing, and/or shortness of breath by irritating the throat, nose, and lungs. These negative impacts may restrict the valeric acide market from expanding.
  • Supply chain disruptions and varying prices of raw materials can hamper the growth of the valeric acid market.
  • Strict regulatory requirements can impact the production.

Valeric Acid Market: Key Insights

Base Year


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Base Year Market Size (2023)

~ USD 17 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~ USD 31 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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Valeric Acid Segmentation

Application (API Intermediates, Flavors & Perfumes, Agricultural Chemical, Plasticizer, Food Additives, Synthetic Lubricant)

The API Intermediates segment in the valeric acid market is estimated to gain a robust revenue share of 40% in the coming years. This is owing to the growing need for API intermediates. APIs are renowned for having intricate chemical structures, distinct medicinal properties, and well-defined compositions, which are created by the processing of chemical compounds. Bulk process intermediates (BPIs) are the active ingredients found in biological drugs that help to achieve the required chemical structure, purity, and potency through controlled changes, which are essential to the synthesis of APIs. Intermediates are chemical compounds that are converted from raw materials to active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). The production of numerous kinds of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in large quantities frequently uses pharmaceutical intermediates which also help in the development of new pharmaceutical goods through research and development. Additionally, valeric acid is a high-purity carboxylic acid that is utilized as a raw material in the manufacturing of APIs, or active pharmaceutical ingredients. In India, APIs contribute 35% to the pharmaceutical sector. The rising demand for API is expected to raise the revenue of market in the upcoming years.

End-Use (Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics, Food & Beverage, Chemical, Automotive, Agriculture)

The pharmaceutical segment in the valeric acid market is set to garner a notable share shortly. The pharmaceutical industry also frequently uses valeric acid as it has been demonstrated to have an impact on the development and course of Alzheimer's disease (AD), can also modify brain function, and is frequently coupled with specific steroid medications. Moreover, valeric acid is made from the valerian plant which is applied to lessen tension and encourage relaxation, used to treat headaches, intestinal problems, and sleeplessness, can strengthen the immune system, lower the risk of heart disease, enhance cognitive performance, aid in improving digestion, lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes, and lowering the risk of several cancers.

In addition, the main application of valeric acid in industry is the manufacture of its esters which is mostly utilized in cosmetics.

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


  • API Intermediates
  • Flavors and Perfumes
  • Agricultural Chemical
  • Plasticizer
  • Food Additives
  • Synthetic Lubricant


  • Pharmaceutical
  •  Cosmetics
  •  Food & Beverage
  •  Chemical
  •  Automotive
  •  Agriculture


  • Standard
  • High Purity

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Valeric Acid Industry- Regional Synopsis

Asia Pacific Market Forecast

The valeric acid market in the Asia Pacific is predicted to account for the largest share of 45% by 2036. This growth is impelled by the increasing personal disposable income. Greater disposable money translates into a higher standard of life, which presents numerous potentials for beauty businesses looking to expand their market share in India. Particularly, by 2027, India's household expenditure will surpass USD 2 trillion owing to a compound annual growth in disposable income of 14%.

In addition, India's agricultural industry has been expanding rapidly, and the country has seen notable progress in agricultural output in the past few decades. Further, the use of valeric acid in the treatment of epilepsy is widely approached since the disease is spreading at a very fast pace. These progressive advances in a variety of sectors are responsible for the surge of valeric acid market’s demand.

North American Market Statistics

The North America Valeric Acid market is estimated to be the second largest, during the forecast timeframe led by the rising funding in healthcare. This may increase investment in the research and development of new drugs, leading to a higher demand for valeric acid. According to estimates, the United States will spend more than USD 5 trillion on healthcare by 2028, making up over 15% of the country's GDP. Continuous research and developments in the pharmaceutical sector are helping to learn the wide application of valeric acid.

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Companies Dominating the Valeric Acid Market

    • Dow Chemical Company
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    • Otto Chemie Pvt. Ltd.
    • Yufeng International Co., Ltd
    • Central Drug House
    • LKT Laboratories
    • Merck KGaA
    • Neuchatel Chemie Specialties
    • Perstorp Holding AB
    • PETRONAS Chemicals Group Bhd
    • Sisco Research Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.

In the News

  • PETRONAS Chemicals Group acquired Perstorp Group to protect and increase Perstorp's worthwhile concentrating on its expansion initiatives, and to put Perstorp in a strong position since the upcoming years are very crucial for both Petronas chemical group and Perstorp group.
  • Merck KGaA a leading science and technology company, announced the acquisition of Mecaro Co. Ltd. to increase a significant portion of their Semiconductor Solutions portfolio, and for implementing a Level Up growth program.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 5809
  • Published Date: Apr 29, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Rising usage in the agriculture sector & food additives, increasing demand for automobiles & valeric acid-based perfumes and plasticizers, and a rising surge for API intermediate are the major factors driving the growth of the market.

The market size of valeric acid is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024 – 2036.

The major players in the market are LKT Laboratories, Merck KGaA, Neuchatel Chemie Specialties, Perstorp Holding AB, PETRONAS Chemicals Group, Sisco Research Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., TCI Chemicals (India) Pvt. Ltd., Vizag Chemical Yufeng International Co., Ltd, Shiseido Co., and others.

The API Intermediates segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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