Anisole Market Size

APAC anisole market to accumulate commendable returns by 2024, rising demand for premium cosmetics to impel the regional industry

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The global anisole market is projected to experience an accelerated growth over 2018 – 2024, primarily fueled by organic chemical compound’s applications in the rapidly expanding pharmaceutical and cosmetics sectors. Estimated to be valued at over $77 million, the global anisole market has depicted considerable growth due to the product’s rising incorporation in a plethora of cosmetic products, on account of the artificial fragrance that is associated with anisole.

U.S. anisole market size, by application, 2013 – 2024 (USD Million)
U.S. anisole market size, by application, 2013 – 2024 (USD Million)

It is prudent to mention that anisole is also used to manufacture several different chemical compounds that find applications across a slew of application verticals. However, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics are among the biggest and the fastest growing application sectors that are not constrained by the burden of serving only a niche demographic – which is the reason why these sectors are thriving in some of the most populous regions of the globe, gradually aiding the growth of anisole market as well.

Unveiling APAC anisole market trends

The Asia Pacific is one of the most lucrative regional anisole markets, that is popularly driven by the rise in demand for cosmetic brought on by the increased disposable incomes and the subsequent affordability in the region. According to a 2017 report by the French personal care and cosmetics company – L’Oréal S.A., the firm’s accrued almost 24% of its global sales in 2017 from the Asian belt. This can be undeniably attributed to the rising demands for premium cosmetic products due to the rate at which the discretionary expenditure skyrocketing, especially across the economies of India and China.

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It is also prudent to mention that APAC anisole market has also received commendable boost on account of the product being used as a pesticide, in the agro-based economies, wherein governments have been attempting to readdress pivotal issues in the agricultural domain. For example, the Indian government has brought about initiative such as Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana and Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana in order to reform agricultural production, The government of China has also shifted its focus toward agricultural reformation. These initiatives have led to an escalation in the demand for pesticides, that would gradually help augment the regional anisole market trends. Driven by the efforts across the economies, APAC anisole market share is likely to soar in the years to come. As per Global Market Insights, Inc., the APAC region accounts for 30% of the global anisole market share.

Apart from the cosmetic applications, the global anisole market would also be receiving a significant boost from the pharmaceutical sector. The U.S. pharmaceutical sector has been the most flourishing domestic market for the development and commercialization of different pharmaceuticals. According to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), primary pharmaceutical markets such as Europe, North America and Japan had been under considerable pressure a decade back, having experienced a slowdown in growth. Today however, the pharma sector has witnessed considerable incline across the developed as well as developing economies, thereby making the domain a lucrative growth avenue for the global anisole market. Anisole industry share from pharmaceutical applications is expected to witness a CAGR of 4.4% over 2018-2024, driven by the fact that the product serves as a crucial precursor in producing a plethora of pharma compounds. For instance, 4-methoxyphenol, a phenol derived from anisole is used to create 4-methoxyphenol – a chemical used in manufacturing of bulk pharmaceuticals like Raloxifene and Dextromethorphan.

It is imperative to mention that global anisole market growth is slightly hampered due to the small amounts of anisole required for cosmetics products. For instance, according to a study by the American College of Toxicology, p-Hydroxyanisole, a phenol derived from anisole is used as an antioxidant in different cosmetic products in concentrations as low as 1% because the organization recommends that smaller concentrations would not result into it being a severe irritant. Nonetheless, despite anisole and the anisole-derived phenols being used in small quantities and dilute concentrations, the compounds are still expected to be incorporated in a plethora of cosmetic products worldwide, thereby augmenting the commercial landscape of global anisole industry. As per Global market insights, Inc., anisole market size is projected to cross $100 million by 2024.

Author NameAkshay Kedari