High demand of graphite electrodes from various end-use industries such as oil & gas, construction, and others are the factors driving the needle coke market. Needle coke act as a raw material in steel recycling & thus widened application areas of steel and aluminum within the automobile, engineering & aerospace industries. Properties of needle coke such as low coefficient of thermal expansion, electric resistance, better shock absorption, and ability to prevent oxidation are expected to augment market growth during the forecast period.
As per the report added by Value Market Research, the Global Needle Coke Market was valued USD 560.6 Million (by revenue) in 2017 and is anticipated to reach USD 1,434.5 Million by 2024 with a CAGR of 14.5%. By volume, the market was estimated at XX.X KT in 2017 and is expected to reach XX.X KT by 2024 with a CAGR of X.X%.
PETROLEUM BASED NEEDLE COKE HAS DOMINATED THE PRODUCT TYPE SEGMENT
Petroleum Based needle coke is presumed to reach USD 1,093.9 MN by the end of 2024. Petroleum based needle coke has led the market owing to its ability to sustain under high-temperature conditions precisely in steel manufacturing, has wide application areas and it is less hazardous to the environment.
SUPER PREMIUM GRADE TO GAIN HYPE IN MARKET
Super premium needle coke is presumed to reach USD 500.07 MN by the end of 2024. Super premium needle coke has led the grade segment owing to its usage in the production of electrodes, especially ultra-high power graphite electrodes. Super premium needle coke possesses enhanced properties such as low sulfur content, low ash, and coefficient of thermal expansion is likely to foster the market growth of premium grade.
GRAPHITE ELECTRODES HAS DOMINATED THE APPLICATION SEGMENT
Graphite electrodes are anticipated to reach at USD 1,058 MN by the end of 2024. Needle coke has a key application in the production of graphite electrodes owing to its properties such as it withstand in extreme temperature conditions, low coefficient of thermal expansion and resistant to electricity. Use of graphite electrode in an arc furnace within the steel industry is expected to drive the product demand in the years to come.
APAC IS THE REGIONAL LEADER FOR NEEDLE COKE MARKET
Asia Pacific is presumed to reach at USD 537 MN by the end of 2024. APAC has dominated the regional market owing to robust demand of steel coupled with the expansion of steel & graphite electrode production within China is expected to fuel the market growth. Rising demand for lithium-ion batteries with booming graphite industry in Asian countries especially in China, India, and Japan is expected to foster the needle coke market in following years.
KEY VENDOR OF THE NEEDLE COKE MARKET
Baotailong New Materials Co., Ltd., C-Chem Co., Ltd., Fangda Carbon New Material Co., Ltd., Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Phillips 66, Reliance Industries Ltd., Seadrift Coke, LP, Shanxi Hongte Coal Chemical Industry, Shijiazhuang Deli Chemical Co., Ltd., Sinosteel Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation are the major players within needle cork market.
As per this study, the global needle coke market was valued USD XXX.X MN (by revenue) in 2019 and is anticipated to reach USD X,XXX.X MN by 2026 with a CAGR of XX.X%. By volume, the market was estimated at XX.X KT in 2019 and is expected to reach XX.X KT by 2026 with a CAGR of X.X%.
Needle coke is a premium grade petroleum coke, which is used in the manufacturing of graphite electrodes for arc furnaces in the steel industry. This coke is highly crystalline with a low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) and provides the properties needed for manufacturing graphite electrode. In addition to this, it can be widely used in ultra-high graphite electrode, nuclear reactor deceleration materials, and lithium-ion battery anode materials. There are petroleum-based needle coke and coal-based needle coke, and either can be used in numerous applications.
Growing steel manufacturing industries, especially in the Asia Pacific region along with increasing demand from graphite electrodes, is expected to be the key growth factor. Robust demand for steel and aluminum from automobiles, heavy equipment, and machinery, aircraft sector is further supporting the market growth. In addition, superior properties such as low electric resistance, a coefficient of thermal expansion, less breakage and spalling are anticipated to fuel the market over the forecast period. Whereas, instability in crude oil and natural gas market affects the demand and supply are expected to hamper the market growth.
This detailed market study is centered on the data obtained from multiple sources and is analyzed using numerous tools including porter’s five forces analysis, market attractiveness analysis and value chain analysis. These tools are employed to gain insights of the potential value of the market facilitating the business strategists with the latest growth opportunities. Additionally, these tools also provide a detailed analysis of each application/product segment in the global market of needle coke.
The broad needle coke market has been sub-grouped into type, grade and application. The report studies these subsets with respect to the geographical segmentation. The strategists can gain a detailed insight and devise appropriate strategies to target specific market. This detail will lead to a focused approach leading to identification of better opportunities.
By Application Market Share 2019
- Petroleum Based
- Coal Based
- Base Premium
- Intermediate Premium
- Super Premium
- Graphite Electrode
- Special Carbon Material
Furthermore, the report comprises of the geographical segmentation which mainly focuses on current and forecast demand for needle coke in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The report further focuses on demand for individual application segments in all the regions.
Europe Needle Coke Market By Revenue (USD MN)
The report also covers detailed competitive landscape including company profiles of key players operating in the global market. The key players in the needle coke market includes Phillips 66, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy , C-Chem Co., Ltd. , Shijiazhuang Deli Chemical Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Seadrift Coke, LP , Sumitomo Corporation, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Reliance Industries Ltd., Fangda Carbon New Material Co., Ltd., Shanxi Hongte Coal Chemical Industry, Baotailong New Materials Co., Ltd. and Sinosteel Corporation. An in-depth view of the competitive outlook includes future capacities, key mergers & acquisitions, financial overview, partnerships, collaborations, new product launches, new product developments and other developments with information in terms of H.Q.
Major Company Players Market Share
A combination of primary and secondary research has been used to determine the market estimates and forecasts. Sources used for secondary research include (but not limited to) Paid Data Sources, Company Websites, Technical Journals, Annual Reports, SEC Filings and various other industry publications. Specific details on methodology used for this report can be provided on demand.