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Chromium Oxide Market - By Type (Pigment Grade, Metallurgical Grade, Refractory Grade), By Form (Powder, Dispersion, Paste), By Application (Pigments and Colorants, Metallurgy, Ceramics, Coatings and Paints, Abrasives) & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI4090
  • Published Date: Aug 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Chromium Oxide Market Size

Chromium Oxide Market size was valued at around USD 544.1 million in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 4.6% between 2023 and 2032. Chromium oxide's resistance to high temperatures makes it a valuable pigment in ceramics, glass, and enamels. The distinct and durable green color produced by chromium oxide pigments makes them desirable for various artistic and industrial applications.

Chromium Oxide Market

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Chromium oxide's corrosion-resistant properties make it suitable for protective coatings in industries such as automotive, aerospace, and marine. Coatings containing chromium oxide are known for their durability and ability to withstand harsh environmental conditions.

Hexavalent chromium compounds, including chromium oxide, can pose environmental and health risks. Chromium, the primary raw material for chromium oxide production, is sourced from limited geographical locations. The price of chromium, a key raw material, can be subject to volatility due to global market dynamics, supply-demand imbalances, and geopolitical factors. Thus, the risks associated with Chromium oxide may drive down the acceptance rate, further hampering the business growth.

COVID-19 Impact

Many industrial facilities experienced temporary closures or reduced operations due to COVID-19 restrictions, impacting the production of chromium oxide and related products. Thus, the reduced number of COVID-19 cases and implementation of subsequent strategies by government and non-government organizations is anticipated to drive the business expansion in the upcoming years.

Chromium Oxide Market Trends

Increasing emphasis on sustainable and environmentally friendly practices is driving research into cleaner and greener methods for chromium oxide production. Research into the applications of nanoscale chromium oxide is expanding, with potential uses in electronics, sensors, catalysis, and advanced materials. Manufacturers are exploring ways to recycle and reuse chromium oxide, reducing waste and minimizing the environmental impact.

Chromium Oxide Market Analysis

Chromium Oxide Market Size, By Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

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Based on type, the chromium oxide market is segmented as pigment grade, metallurgical grade, refractory grade, other industrial grades. Pigment Grade held a majority market value of USD 206.2 million in 2022. The intense and durable green color produced by green chromium oxide makes it a preferred choice for pigments and colorants in ceramics, glass, and paints. The green color imparted by green chromium oxide is used in the glass industry for creating colored glassware, decorative glass, and stained glass.

Chromium Oxide Market Revenue Share, By Form, (2022)

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Based on form, the chromium oxide market is segmented as powder, dispersion, paste. Powder held a dominant market share of around 40% in 2022 and is expected to grow at a lucrative pace through 2032. Chromium oxide powder can be easily mixed to achieve consistent and vibrant colors in pigments and colorants for ceramics, paints, and coatings.

Based on application, the chromium oxide market is segmented as pigments and colorants, metallurgy, ceramics, coatings and paints, abrasives, others. Pigments and Colorants held a dominant market share in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at 4.5% CAGR between 2023 and 2032. The intense green color produced by chromium oxide pigments is a key driver in industries such as ceramics, paints, and coatings where rich and lasting colors are desired. Thus, the high-quality services and growing usage of chromium oxide are anticipated to expedite the business growth.

U.S. Chromium Oxide Market Size, 2021- 2032 (USD Million)

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U.S. dominated the North American region with majority market share and a revenue of USD 110.5 million in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at a significant pace from 2023-2032. The automotive and aerospace sectors utilize chromium oxide coatings for corrosion protection and aesthetic finishes, driven by the demand for durable and visually appealing products. Thus, the above-mentioned variables would augment the chromium oxide business growth in the North America positively.

Chromium Oxide Market Share

Some of the major business players operating in the Chromium oxide market are:

  • Lanxess AG
  •  Hunter Chemical LLC
  •  Elementis plc
  •  Sibelco
  •  Sachtleben Chemie GmbH
  •  Sisecam Group
  •  Midural Group
  •  Hunter Chemical LLC
  •  American Elements
  •  Hunan Sunward Industrial Co.
  •  Goodfellow Corporation
  •  Shanghai Jiuling Chemical Co., Ltd.
  •  Bayer MaterialScience,
  • Elementis Specialties
  •  Tronox Limited  

These players focus on strategic partnerships, new product launch & commercialization for market expansion. Furthermore, these players are heavily investing in research that allows them to introduce innovative products and garner maximum revenue in the market.

Chromium Oxide Industry News:

  • In May 2022, Laxness AG launched Green GS. Chrome Oxide Green GS is a heat stable chrome oxide green pigment. The product is used extensively in the coloration of construction materials. In addition, the pigment can also be used for the coloration of glazes, enamels or engobes in the ceramic industry.

Chromium oxide market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million & Units from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Type

  • Pigment Grade
  • Metallurgical Grade
  • Refractory Grade
  • Other Industrial Grades

By Form

  • Powder
  • Dispersion
  • Paste

By Application

  • Pigments and Colorants
  • Metallurgy
  • Ceramics
  • Coatings and Paints
  • Abrasives
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Egypt


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for chromium oxide was worth around USD 544.1 million in 2022 and is estimated to reach USD 852.7 million by 2032, driven by the increasing application of chromium oxide in industries such as automotive, aerospace, and marine due to its corrosion-resistant properties which make it suitable for protective coatings.

The chromium oxide industry from the pigment grade segment generated USD 206.2 million in 2022 and is projected to grow at a notable CAGR from 2023-2032 owing to the increasing preference for the intense and durable green color for pigments and colorants in ceramics, glass, and paints.

U.S. chromium oxide held a revenue share of USD 110.5 million in 2022 and is anticipated to expand significantly owing to the increasing product application for automotive and aerospace sectors for corrosion protection and aesthetic finishes.

Some of the top companies operating in the chromium oxide includes Lanxess AG, Hunter Chemical LLC, Elementis plc, Sibelco, Sachtleben Chemie GmbH, Sisecam Group, Midural Group, Hunter Chemical LLC, American Elements, Hunan Sunward Industrial Co., Ltd., Goodfellow Corporation, Shanghai Jiuling Chemical Co., Ltd., Bayer MaterialScience, Elementis Specialties, Tronox Limited among others.

Chromium Oxide Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 191
  • Countries covered: 21
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