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Phosphonates Market Size By Product (ATMP, BHMT, HEDP, DTPMP), By Function (Chemical Intermediates, Metal Chelating Agent, Scale Inhibitor, Bleach Stabilizer, Concrete Retarder), By End-use Industry (Pharmaceutical, Water Treatment, Oil & Gas, Detergents & Cleaning Agents, Paper & Pulp, Textile, Construction, Agriculture), Regional Outlook, Application Development Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 - 2027

  • Report ID: GMI5215
  • Published Date: Feb 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Phosphonates Market size exceeded USD 800.6 million in 2020 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over 8.5% through 2027. Phosphonates are organophosphorus compounds, which is typically treated as salts. Phosphonates are poorly soluble in organic solvents, but soluble in common alcohols and water. They consist of congeners with properties as fungicides which are more effective in controlling oomycetes.

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Additionally, phosphonates are used as an effective solution for the treatment of turfgrass disease observed in plants. Besides, fungitoxic effects of phosphite ions on certain plant pathogens facilitates the use of phosphonates as an effective alternative to phosphates in agricultural applications. Rapid growth of the agricultural sector coupled with rising demand for highly effective agrochemicals to compliment the increasing use of advanced agricultural practices should propel the phosphonates market growth.

Phosphonates industry is anticipated to show lucrative growth over the forecast period, owing to its wide application in various end-use industries including oil & gas, construction, and others.

Although the spread of COVID-19 has impacted each & every industry at some extend in negative as well as positive manner. The closer of various manufacturing units for long periods of time, especially in Asia Pacific and Europe region, which resulted in production losses faced by the manufacturers.

For instance, shutdown of many construction sites during the covid-19 has slow down the demand for construction material. Likewise pulp and paper, textile and other manufacturing industry has negatively impacted during the covid-19 outbreak. Although, cleaning and detergent, pharmaceutical, food and beverage are some of the industries which has shown the upwards trends during the covid-19, as government has provided liberation for essential items during the global lockdown.

The toxic nature of phosphonates and availability of various substitute is anticipated to hinder its market expansion over the forecast period. Phosphonates can pose to be a threat to human health to some extent, if not used by following all necessary precautions. If phosphonates are consumed, they are not easily absorbed by the digestive system and are quickly removed from the body through faeces.

Additionally, its entry through the skin is also not likely to cause harm owing to the low potential for phosphonates to accumulate in the body. Moreover, the nature of phosphonates in terms of their environmental effects has been well examined, which shown poor biodegradability which may led to hinder the phosphonates market demand in the coming years.

Favorable characteristics of ATMP such as its corrosion inhibition and excellent chemical stability should boost its demand over the forecast period

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ATMP phosphonates market is anticipated to surpass $370.7 million by 2027 growing at a CAGR of over 9.5%. ATMP aids in restricting the growth of calcium carbonate in water system. Numerous benefits offered by ATMP phosphonates such as its excellent corrosion inhibition, good chemical stability and is difficult to hydrolyze in water systems makes it ideal for use in water treatment applications.

Additionally, in thermal power plants & oil refineries, ATMP finds demanding applications in oilfield water pipeline for circulating cool water system. Also, ATMP is effectively used as a scale inhibitor in water treatment and has excellent chemical stability. Growing demand for ATMP from water treatment application should drive the phosphonates market statistics over the forecast period.  In addition to water treatment ATMP is also widely used in industrial cleaners, textile industry, electroplating, paper & pulp, metal treatment, inks & construction chemicals as a complexing agent and scale inhibitor.

Wide application scope of phosphonates as chemical intermediate in different end-use industries including paper & pulp and agriculture is likely to boost market outlook

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Phosphonates market from chemical intermediates function is expected to reach over USD 275 million by 2027 growing at a CAGR of around 9%. Phosphonates are generally used for scale control, and peroxide stabilization. Ability of phosphonates to ensure increased yield, substantial energy savings, and bleaching cost reduction in pulping process is likely to facilitate its use as an intermediate in kraft pulping process.

Moreover, rising demand for phosphonates from different applications such as cooling water systems and desalination plants to prevent the breakdown of salts should foster market size. Furthermore, growing product demand from agriculture application owing to rapidly growing population and advancement in agriculture activities should drive market forecasts.

Wide application scope of phosphonates in pharmaceutical industry such as utilize to cure hepatitis B, and HIV should propel its market growth

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Phosphonates market from pharmaceutical application is surpass USD 249.65 million by 2027. Phosphonate nucleotide analogues such as cidofovir, tenofovir and adefovir are critical antiviral medications, which in various pro-drug forms are used for the treatment of hepatitis B, and HIV. Rising prevalence of health disorders such as hepatitis B and HIV is expected to boost product demand for manufacturing medications used to treat it and fuel market statistics.

Additionally, growing demand for phosphonates and bisphosphonates for treating bone-resorption disorders is likely to further favor market growth over the forecast period. Also, the synthetic phosphonate analogues are unitized as acyclic enzyme inhibitors, generally as phosphonate analogue prodrugs in clinical use such as the foscarnet sodium and phosphonic acid derivative.

Presence of large number of phosphonates manufacturers and growing construction industry in the Asia Pacific region should stimulate the regional market statistics

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Asia Pacific phosphonates market is expected to exceed USD 290.35 million by 2027 with the CAGR over 8.5%. Demand for phosphonates from Asia Pacific region is expected to surge over the forecast period owing to presence of large number of phosphonates manufacturers and wide application scope of product in multiple industries such as construction, chemical, pharmaceutical, oil & gas, detergents & cleaning agents, paper & pulp, and textile.

Moreover, growing construction industry in the Asia Pacific region owing to growing population, urbanization, and industrialization are one of the key factors supporting regional market growth. Furthermore, wide availability of raw material such as diethylenetriamine, phosphorus acid, phosphorus trichloride, acetic acid, and ammonium chloride in the region should drive the phosphonates demand.

Adoption of key business strategies such as merger and acquisition by market players should increase market competitiveness

Global phosphonates market is fragmented in nature owing to presence of large number of players in the market. Players in the global phosphonates market include Italmatch Chemicals, Changzhou Kewei Fine Chemicals, Aquapharm Chemicals, Shandong Taihe Water Treatment Technologies, ZEEL Product, Bozzetto Group, Zschimmer & Schwarz Group, Excel Industries, and Manhar Specialities. Players in the market are involved in merger and acquisitions activities to meet the growing product demand and increase their global footprint.

For instance, In March 2018, Italmatch Chemicals, a company involved in the marketing and production of performance additives for oil & gas, water & process treatment, industrial lubricants and plastics industry acquired Chinese Jiayou Chemical, which is active in the phosphonate business, from Ecolab Inc. The acquisition of the entire assets and business relating to phosphonate sales and production carried out by Jiayou Chemical Co. located in China. Therefore, this acquisition helps Italmatch Chemicals company to expand its production capacity of phosphonate and increase in company’s global sale footprint.

The global phosphonates market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Kilo Tons and revenue in USD Million from 2016 to 2027 for the following segments

By Product

  • ATMP
  • BHMT
  • HEDP
  • Others

By Function

  • Chemical Intermediates
  • Metal chelating agents
  • Scale Inhibitor
  • Bleach Stabilizer
  • Concrete Retarder
  • Others

By End-Use Industry

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Water Treatment
  • Oil & Gas
  • Detergents & cleaning agents
  • Paper & Pulp
  • Textile
  • Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions:

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


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global market for phosphonates recorded a revenue of over USD 800.6 million in 2020 and could grow at more than 8.5% CAGR over 2021-2027.
ATMP phosphonates market size could cross $370.7 million in remuneration while recording a CAGR of more than 9.5% through 2027 owing to its chemical stability and exceptional corrosion inhibition.
The overall market revenue from chemical intermediates could surpass USD 275 million while growing at a CAGR of about 9% by 2027 owing to increasing use of phosphonates in various industries like agriculture and paper & pulp.
Asia Pacific phosphonates industry size is anticipated to reach over USD 290.35 million while expanding at more than 8.5% CAGR driven by wide application of the product across various industries and the presence of a large number of phosphonates manufacturers.

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  • Base Year: 2020
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