Home > Chemicals & Materials > Specialty Chemicals > Custom Synthesis > MEA Ferric Chloride Market

MEA Ferric Chloride Market Size By Form (Powder, Liquid, Lumps) By Application (Potable Water, Industrial Wastewater, Municipal Waste Water, Specialty Pigment, Electronic Etchants, Chemical Intermediate, Metal Surface Treatments, Others), By End-Use (Waste Water Treatment, Pharmaceuticals, Chemical, Electronics, Metals & Metallurgy, Others) Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

  • Report ID: GMI4965
  • Published Date: Mar 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

MEA Ferric Chloride Market Size

MEA Ferric Chloride Market size exceeded USD 200 Million, in 2019 and is estimated to grow at over 6.6% CAGR between 2020 and 2026 owing to application of product for various water treatment applications. The product is widely used in industrial water treatment plants which should spur the industry demand during the assessment period.

Ferric Chloride is an inorganic compound used to remove impurities in water and for wastewater treatment. The product acts as a flocculant and coagulant for water dirt removal and cleanses the water which is potable and is used for various industrial applications. It is used for its application in wastewater treatment, as catalyst to increase rate of chemical reactions and in medicine it acts as astringent.

MEA Ferric Chloride Market Overview

The ferric chloride is a chemical which is orange to brown, black solid or liquid form and is slightly water soluble. The product is also available in anhydrous solid lumps. It is a chemical which is produced from reaction of dry chloride with scrap iron in presence of high temperature. The ferric chloride has wide industrial demand as it is used in treatment of industrial waste, treat sewage, water purifying agents and etching agent in circuit boards.

Increasing awareness about drinking clean water and increased amount of water waster should boost product demand. The product is used as chemical agent which precipitates phosphorous to obtain clean water.  Moreover, the product provides high treatment characteristics as compared to other chemicals such as alum and ferrous sulphate. The product ability to provide higher benefits than other chemicals is likely to accelerate MEA ferric chloride market growth.

The product offers acidic and corrosive nature which limits the application of the product in some water treatment plants where other treating agents such as alum is used. This corrosive property of the product may restrain the product market growth. Rising government regulation for shipment of corrosive compounds may further restrain the MEA ferric chloride market demand.

MEA Ferric Chloride Market Analysis

Middle East & Africa Ferric Chloride Market by Foam

MEA powder ferric chloride segment was estimated to be over USD 63 million in 2019. The product in powder form has wide application for etching application in electronics. The product is used to remove layers chemically from the wafers or semi-conductors pertaining to wide demand for product from electronic industry. The etching process is important in electronics for creating a mask and for photoresist which should boost the ferric chloride market sales in the Middle East.

Macroeconomic performance and high purchasing power are expected to drive the electronic market in the region. Rising demand for compact and smart electronic devices is the another driving factor for the electronic industry which should further boost the product market growth. Growing consumer spending potential and adoption of online distribution channel should boost the electronic industry thereby stimulating the MEA ferric chloride market revenue.

Middle East & Africa Ferric Chloride Market by Application

Potable water application segment is anticipated to witness CAGR of 7.4% by 2026. The segment is the most concentrated form of iron available commercially for its application for portable water treatment. The middle east and North Africa are the regions which have intense water scarcity and has enforced people to adopt proper water treatment for potable water. This should drive the demand for product in MEA region for potable water application. Furthermore, changing climatic conditions has led to water crisis and increased the demand for potable water thereby accelerating the MEA ferric chloride market share.

MEA region is developing management of water resources due to potential water shortages which should drive product demand. Growing number of health conscious and educated people have increased demand for hygienic and clean water. Rising awareness about waterborne diseases such as typhoid, diarrhea, typhoid and malaria is further expected to accelerate the demand for clean potable water which should raise the MEA ferric chloride market value. 

Water scarcity is the major problem in MEA regions therefore there has been on going planning for proactive initiatives for innovative and sustainable actions to access clean and safe water which should accelerate the product demand. Water is an important factor of human health for flushing out body waste, maintaining body temperature, improves blood oxygen circulation and regulates the body has raised demand for potable water from consumers for maintaining health and wellness. The growing demand for potable water due to increasing population and rising health concerns among individuals should positively impact the MEA ferric chloride market size.

MEA Ferric Chloride Market by Country

Kuwait ferric chloride market was estimated to be over USD 2.28 million in 2019. The product is likely to witness growth in Kuwait region owing to expansion of wastewater treatment plants. Water problem in Kuwait region is rising therefore wastewater treatment methods are being adopted rapidly which should accelerate product market growth. The product is the water treatment chemical which is easily available in middle east region thereby driving the product market growth.

Qatar region experiences extremely high level of water crisis due to scarcity of natural resources which has enforced people to reuse water which is likely to raise the product demand in the region. Moreover, the cost of the product for industrial applications is relatively lower which should stimulate MEA ferric chloride industry growth.

The brackish water resource in the region is unable to meet population water demand for various purpose which has led to development of wastewater treatment plants which should stimulate MEA ferric chloride market. Another reason for development of wastewater treatment plant is increasing flow of wastewater which can be treated and can be used to meet the water requirement of individuals in the Middle East region.

MEA Ferric Chloride Market Share

Middle East & Africa ferric chloride industry is consolidated with key players including

  • Borsod Chem
  • Kemira
  • Tessenderlo Group
  • Chemifloc
  • Sat Sulfhur Company
  • BASF
  • Feracid
  • Agua Chem Ltd
  • Swedish Jordanian Chemicals 
  • Al-Kout

According to a recent report Middle eat based company AI-kout is focusing on expansion into field of water treatment. The product is an important water treating chemical used as a flocculent for impurity settling. AI-Kout is focusing on investing a major part of the raw material for ferric chloride production which should stimulate the product market growth.

The Middle East ferric chloride market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry trends, with estimates & forecast in terms of volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue (USD Million) from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:

Click here to Buy Section of this Report


By Form

  • Powder
  • Liquid
  • Lumps

By Application

  • Industrial Wastewater
  • Potable Water
  • Municipal Wastewater
  • Specialty Pigment
  • Electronic Etchants
  • Chemical Intermediate
  • Metal Surface Treatment
  • Others

By End-Use

  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemical Electronics
  • Metals & Metallurgy
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions:

By Country

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Oman
  • Kuwait
  • Qatar
  • Mediterranean Countries 
    • Tunisia
    • Egypt
    • Morocco
    • Algeria
    • Israel
    • Jordan
    • Syria
    • Turkey
    • Greece
    • Italy
    • France
    • Spain
  • Africa 
    • Cameroon
    • Republic of Congo
    • Equatorial Guinea
    • Nigeria
    • Senegal
    • Angola
Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Tushar Malkani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

MEA ferric chloride industry size was valued at USD 200 million in 2019 and will grow at a 6.6% CAGR over 2020-2026 forecast period.

The market for ferric chloride powder in MEA was estimated to be worth USD 63 million in 2019 and will expand further, led by extensive application in electronics products for etching.

MEA ferric chloride industry share forms the potable water application segment will grow at a 7.4% CAGR up to 2026 with growing water scarcity concerns across the region.

Kuwait size was valued at USD 2.28 million during 2019 and will expand with ongoing expansion of wastewater treatment plants.

MEA Ferric Chloride Market Scope

Buy Now

Premium Report Details

  • Base Year: 2019
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 232
  • Countries covered: 23
  • Pages: 180
 Download Free Sample