Palmitic Acid Market Size, Share, And Report 2024-2032

(MENAFN- IMARC Group) According to IMARC Group latest report titled “Palmitic Acid Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2024-2032” , offers a comprehensive analysis of the industry, which comprises insights on palmitic acid market. The report also includes competitor and regional analysis, and contemporary advancements in the global market.

The global palmitic acid market size reached US$ 253.7 Million in 2023 . Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 314.9 Million by 2032 , exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4% during 2024-2032.

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Factors Affecting the Growth of the Palmitic Acid Industry:

  • Increased Demand in the Food Industry:

The food industry extensively uses palmitic acid as an emulsifier, stabilizer, and flavoring agent. The growth in the processed food sector, driven by rising global populations and changing dietary preferences, significantly contributes to the demand for palmitic acid. As consumers worldwide exhibit a greater preference for convenience foods, the requirement for ingredients like palmitic acid, which helps improve texture, extend shelf life, and enhance flavor, increases correspondingly. This trend is especially pronounced in emerging economies, where rapid urbanization and increased disposable incomes are shifting dietary patterns towards processed and packaged foods.

  • Growth in the Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry:

Palmitic acid finds critical applications in the cosmetics and personal care industry, used in products such as soaps, shampoos, and moisturizers. Its emollient properties make it an essential ingredient for moisturizing products, while its surfactant properties are useful in soaps and shampoos for cleansing purposes. The global cosmetics market is experiencing robust growth, driven by an increasing focus on grooming and personal care, along with rising consumer spending power. The demand for natural and organic cosmetic products is also propelling the use of palmitic acid derived from sustainable sources.

  • Biofuel Production:

The use of palmitic acid in biofuel production, particularly biodiesel, is a significant driver of its market growth. With the global shift towards renewable energy sources to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change, biofuels have gained prominence. Palmitic acid can be esterified to produce biodiesel, a cleaner-burning diesel alternative. Governments worldwide are implementing policies to encourage the use of biofuels, which in turn propels the demand for palmitic acid as a raw material.

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Competitive Landscape:

The competitive landscape of the market has been studied in the report with the detailed profiles of the key players operating in the market.

  • Acme Synthetic Chemicals
  • Caila & Pares S.A.
  • Godrej Industries Limited (Godrej Group)
  • IOI Oleochemical (IOI Corporation Berhad)
  • Kao Corporation
  • KLK Oleo (Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad)
  • Musim Mas Group
  • Pacific Oleochemicals Sdn Bhd
  • PMC Group, Inc.
  • P.T. Cisadane Raya Chemicals
  • P.T. Sumi Asih
  • VVF Limited
  • Wilmar International Ltd

Palmitic Acid Market Report Segmentation:

Our report has categorized the market based on region, type and application.

By Type:

  • Distilled Type
  • Fractionated Type

Certification represented the largest segment by type due to the increasing demand for certified sustainable and eco-friendly products among consumers, reflecting a shift towards more responsible sourcing and production practices.

By Application:

  • Soap and Detergent
  • Personal Care and Cosmetics
  • Grease and Lubricant
  • Others

The soap and detergent segment emerged as the largest by application, attributed to palmitic acid's vital role as a surfactant and emulsifying agent, which is essential in the formulation of various cleaning products.

Regional Insights:

  • North America (United States, Canada)
  • Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Others)
  • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australia, Indonesia, South Korea, Others)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Others)
  • Middle East and Africa

Europe stood as the largest market, driven by stringent regulatory standards for product quality and environmental sustainability, alongside a high consumer preference for sustainable and high-quality personal care and cleaning products.

Palmitic Acid Market Trends:

Technological advancements in the extraction and processing of palmitic acid have improved its purity and yield, making it more cost-effective and efficient to produce. Innovations in enzymatic extraction and the development of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for enhanced production are lowering production costs and making palmitic acid more accessible for various applications. These advancements not only increase the supply of palmitic acid but also open up new application areas, further driving market growth.

Key Highlights of the Report:


Market Performance (2018-2023)


Market Outlook (2024-2032)


Porter's Five Forces Analysis


Market Drivers and Success Factors


SWOT Analysis


Value Chain


Comprehensive Mapping of the Competitive Landscape

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