Home > Bulk & Specialty Chemicals > Butylated Hydroxytoluene Market

Butylated Hydroxytoluene Market Size By Application (Food, Animal Feed [Poultry, Swine, Fish Feed, Cattle], Lubricating & Specialty Oils, Rubber, Personal Care & Cosmetics, Industrial Fats, Oils, & Fatty Acids, Printing Inks & Coatings, Food Packaging), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2022 – 2030

  • Report ID: GMI3217
  • Published Date: Sep 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Butylated Hydroxytoluene Market size was valued at over USD 250 million in 2021 and is estimated to grow at more than 6% CAGR from 2022 to 2030. Improving living standards and changing lifestyle choices will drive the market expansion.

Butylated Hydroxytoluene Market

To get more details on this report: Request Free Sample PDF

Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), known to aid in treating genital herpes and AIDS, will witness massive demand owing to the rising awareness associated with its significance in ongoing research on cancer treatment. Furthermore, BHT finds usage as an antioxidant in metalworking fluids, rubber, transformer oil, and more.

Government initiatives play a vital role in the butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) market value. In the previous decade, BHT was postulated as an antiviral drug but was later unlisted by scientific literature and restricted for use by any drug regulatory agency. However, government authorities in different nations have supported the use of BHT as additives in food products to treat various diseases, such as immunodeficiency syndrome, cold sores, etc.

Increasing efforts by research agencies to promote technological advancement in the BHT industry will also accelerate industry trends. The firms primarily focus on rigorous research and development initiatives to improve the reliability of BHT products. Additionally, strategic acquisitions, partnerships, collaborations, and product range expansion efforts to strengthen their business standing will benefit the overall market scenario.

Stringent regulations on synthetic antioxidants use may restrain industry progression

Stringent norms and regulations regarding the use of butylated hydroxytoluene is a major factor restraining butylated hydroxytoluene market growth. Rigid guidelines associated with the application of BHT, particularly as synthetic antioxidants. Nonetheless, recent acceptance of BHT for other applications may fuel product penetration. For instance, in December 2021, the EU’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) released its new concentration limits for including BHT in cosmetics products, providing new opportunities to market players.

Growing penetration of BHT in food application to define the industry landscape

Butylated Hydroxytoluene Market Revenue, By Food Application

To tailor this report to your specific requirements: Customize this Report

In terms of applications, the butylated hydroxytoluene market is classified into animal feed, food, lubricating & specialty oils, rubber, printing inks & coatings, industrial fats, oils & fatty acids, food packaging, personal care & cosmetics, and others. Among these, the food application segment is projected to cross USD 106.5 million by 2030. Rapid industrialization has boosted manufacturing activities, which in turn has changed consumer lifestyles, and augmented the demand for processed foods.

The BHT market from the animal feed application segment is speculated to expand at a CAGR of over 6% through 2030. The cumulative global demand for processed foods containing fish and poultry products will foster the market outlook. To cite an instance, as per the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the rising consumption of livestock products has been favorable for the animal feed industry, which account for around 30% of the global value of agriculture.

Soaring packaged food demand to aid North America emerge as a major revenue pocket

North America Butylated Hydroxytoluene Market Revenue,

To check discounted pricing for this report: Request Discount

North America butylated hydroxytoluene market is poised to reach USD 120 million by 2030. The escalating consumption of processed and packaged food products in the region as a result of hectic lifestyles, busy work schedules, and the presence of structured retail channels will drive the progress of the North America industry.

LATAM BHT market is projected to surpass USD 20 million by 2030. The expansion in production capacity of iron and steel, chemicals, and petroleum products for various end-use industries will proliferate the demand for industrial fluids, which in turn will promote the uptake of butylated hydroxytoluene in the LATAM region.

Favorable research projects to strengthen the butylated hydroxytoluene market outlook

SI Group, Sasol, Eastman Chemical Company, Oxiris, Lanxess, KH Chemicals, Kemin Industries, Sinofi Ingredients, Cayman Chemical, Ratnagiri Chemicals Pvt Ltd., Akrochem Corporation, and Spectrum Chemical Manufacturing Corp. are some of the key market players. These companies are majorly engaging in pharmaceutical research and food preservative developments, along with partnerships and collaborative agreements, to elevate their market standing.

Impact of COVID-19 on the butylated hydroxytoluene market trends

The COVID-19 pandemic had a positive impact on the market due to the increase in processed food consumption across the globe. As a result of strict lockdowns, many people were inclined toward packaged and processed food products. During this period, farmer preference for animal feed products owing to the rise in demand for meat and poultry dishes had improved the use of butylated hydroxytoluene in the production process. Moreover, the post-pandemic phase had also enhanced the purchasing power of consumers, which shifted their interest toward products integrated with BHT additives, thereby impelling business growth.


The butylated hydroxytoluene market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Tons & revenue in USD Million from 2017 to 2030 for the following segments

By Application

  • Food
  • Animal Feed 
    • Poultry
    • Swine
    • Fish Feed
    • Cattle
  • Lubricating & Specialty Oils
  • Rubber
  • Personal Care & Cosmetics
  • Industrial Fats, Oils & Fatty Acids
  • Printing Inks and Coatings
  • Food packaging
  • Others

By Region

  • North America 
    • U.S
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe 
    • Germany
    • France
    • UK
    • Spain
    • Netherland
    • Italy
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific 
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Malaysia
    • Thailand
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East and Africa 
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global market for butylated hydroxytoluene was valued at more than USD 250 million in 2021 and is set to progress at a CAGR of over 6% through the forecast period.

The food application segment is expected to reach a valuation of USD 105 million by 2030 owing to increasing manufacturing activities, changing consumer lifestyles, and rising demand for processed foods.

The animal feed segment is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 6% through the review timeline as a result of increased global demand for processed foods containing fish and poultry products.

The North America butylated hydroxytoluene market is projected to be worth over USD 120 million by 2030 as a result of the burgeoning preference for processed and packaged food products in the region.

Buy Now

Access to only 1 person; cannot be shared; cannot be printed
Access for 2 to 5 users only within same department of one company
Access to a company wide audience; includes subsidiary companies or other companies within a group of companies

Premium Report Details

  • Base Year: 2021
  • Companies covered: 14
  • Tables & Figures: 191
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 232
Inquiry Before Buying

Budget constraints? Get in touch with us for special pricing

Request Discount