Published: 2023 February 24

Stearic Acids Market

SKU : CH548
180 pages
Report Summary
Table of Content

Stearic Acids Market is segmented By Application (Personal Care, Lubricants, Textiles, Rubber Processing, Others), and By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2022-2029

Stearic Acids Market Overview

Report analyses the Global Stearic Acids Market size, shares, recent trends, competitive intelligence, and future market outlook. Stearic Acids usage in personal care products is on the rise. Demand from Personal care, Textiles, Rubber industry in Asia Pacific is rising. Competitive rivalry intensifies with Wilmar International Ltd, Kao Corporation, Bramble Berry and others operating in the market.

  • Stearic acid is also called octadecanoic acid, which is one of the most common long-chain fatty acids. It has a solid wax structure and can be available in the form of ester and salts.
  • It can be naturally found in animal and vegetable fats and also derived chemically through the saponification method. It is extensively used in personal care products including shampoos, soaps, and shaving creams. It offered versatility, thickening, binding, stability, and enhanced shelf life which makes them preferred in the personal care products used.

Stearic Acids Market Scope and Summary



Market CAGR


Segments Covered

By Application and By Region

Report Insights Covered

Competitive Landscape Analysis, Company Profile Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Demand, Recent Developments, Mergers and acquisitions, New Product Launches, Growth Strategies, Revenue Analysis, and Other vital insights.

Fastest Growing Region

Asia Pacific

Largest Market Share 

North America


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Stearic Acids Market Dynamics and Trends

  • One of the significant factors in the global stearic acid market is the rising demand for skin care and hair care products in recent times. Further, the growing awareness of personal health and hygiene along with increasing beauty consciousness is expected to drive the demand for stearic acid over the forecast period.

  • The only restraining factor for stearic acid is, it has low water solubility, which can result in a residual film on bathtubs and skin. These factors may act as a roadblock to the growth of the market.

Stearic Acids Market Segmentation Analysis

  • By Application, the global stearic acid market is bifurcated into Personal Care, Lubricants, Textiles, Rubber Processing, Soaps & Detergents, and Others.

  • Among all the others, Soaps and detergents emerged as one of the most significant applications, Owing to Rapid industrialization along with the growing end-user industry including automotive will drive the stearic acid market size for lubricants.

  • Automotive parts and machinery extensively require lubricants for effective and smooth functioning that drive the industry's growth. However, fluctuating prices of raw materials may slow down the growth of the market. Nonetheless, emerging markets are likely to set new wings to the global stearic acid market during the forecast period.

  • The personal care application segment is estimated to be the fastest-growing application, owing to rising organic personal care product demand with increasing consumer awareness. Moreover, changing trends and growing development in the personal care industry are likely to fuel the growth of the stearic acid market in the upcoming years.

Stearic Acids Market​​​​​​​ Geography Share

  • Geographically, the global stearic acids market has been segmented into Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and the Rest of the world. Among all the regions, Asia-Pacific is the largest market for stearic acid, owing to rapid industrialization along with the high disposable income of consumers in the area is adding fuel to the growth of the market.

  • Growing demand for personal care, detergents, and plastics may be attributed to high growth in the region. Emerging economies such as India, China, and South Korea are slated to appear as significant consumers, complementing the market growth.

  • Moreover, North America and Europe are mature markets, and it is anticipated to generate significant revenue on account of rising demand in the U.S. and Germany. Furthermore, France is one of the most significant contributors to the cosmetic industry. Latin America is expected to experience substantial gains mainly driven by rapid industrialization, including personal care, soaps & detergents, and rubber processing.

Stearic Acids Market Companies and Competitive Analysis

  • The top five players in the global stearic acids market collectively account for 41% of the overall share in the market. Due to its competitive nature, the leading players are concentrating more on regional and local players. These

  • key players to expand their footprints are going into a strategic partnership and acquiring regional players. The organizations to increase their number of sales are upgrading their distribution channel.

  • Other major companies in this market are The Chemical Company, BASF SE, Godrej Industries Limited, Cayman Chemical, and Procter & Gamble.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Growth Rate of the stearic acids market?

Growing at a CAGR of 7.88% during the forecast period (2022-2029).

Which Companies Are Included in the stearic acids market?

Major players are BASF SE, Godrej Industries Limited, Cayman Chemical, and Procter & Gamble.


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