Oleochemicals Procurement & Cost Intelligence Report, 2030

Oleochemicals Procurement Intelligence Report, 2024 - 2030 (Revenue Forecast, Supplier Ranking & Matrix, Emerging Technologies, Pricing Models, Cost Structure, Engagement & Operating Model, Competitive Landscape)

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  • Base Year for Estimate: 2022
  • Report ID: GVR-P-UC-074
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2020 - 2021
  • Number of Pages: 0

Oleochemicals Category Overview

The global oleochemicals market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 6.9% from 2024 to 2030. Growth of the category can be attributed to high cost of petrochemicals, growing consumption of sustainable, bio-based, and renewable chemicals, and rising demand by end-user sectors such as food processing, pharmaceuticals, textiles, personal care & cosmetics, etc.Petrochemicals, which are made from petroleum, can be substituted with oleochemicals.Oleochemicals are produced using variety of chemical processes, including hydrogenation, alcohol-based alcoholysis, and water-based hydrolysis. In addition, it is a substitute to synthetic chemicals due to the presence of low to non-existent amount of carcinogens.High input costs are a common barrier for the category.This is particularly true for the fatty acid manufacturing process, which is necessary for the synthesis of oleochemicals. Future pricing for these chemicals is difficult to anticipate because crude oil prices are typically unstable.

Technologies that drive the global category include additive manufacturing, blockchain, big data analytics, and IoT (internet of things). Advanced manufacturing is becoming significant in the production of oleochemicals since it enables efficient, accurate and faster manufacturing. It involves application of technologies such as robotics & automation and additive manufacturing to optimize the process of manufacturing.Blockchain technology can enhance supply chain transparency in the production and can assist in ensuring that everyone involved in the supply chain has access to the same data by generating a transparent and safe record of transactions. By doing this, the likelihood of fraud can be decreased and mutual trust can be increased.Massive amounts of data is produced in the sector, ranging from output quantities and quality control measures to raw material inputs. Big data analytics enables businesses to examine and make sense of this enormous volume of data, gaining insightful knowledge that helps them to streamline operations and make wise decisions.

The category for oleochemicals is moderately consolidated, with few global players holding majority of share in the market. Numerous smaller businesses serve specialized markets and applications, but a few major players still hold a disproportionate amount of power in specific regions and segments. Players in the market mostly base their decisions on the cost and utility of the product. A number of significant firms are involved in many strategic alliances to advance sales and brand awareness in an effort to increase their market share and get a competitive edge. For instance, Oleon Americas, a firm that produces chemicals through natural chemistry, opened its sustainable oleochemicals production facility in Texas (U.S.), in June 2023. Due to stable supply assurance, aggressive pricing, and reduced risk, buyers have more negotiating power with significant suppliers that are integrated from plantations to oleochemicals than with non-integrated suppliers.

Raw materials (oils and naturally occurring fats derived from plants and animals), labor, energy, equipment & machinery, and packaging & transportation constitutes the key cost components in this category. Over 65.9% of the overall production cost is attributed to raw materials, making them the primary cost driver. Prices of raw materials / feedstocks in the category are complex, and there are always variables that will raise them up and / or move them downward. For instance, the price of palm oil is influenced by the yield of trees (which are typically weather dependent), stock holding by the producers, and prices of fuel. Similarly, ‘Tallow’ (a by-product of beef processing), is ought to be inexpensive unless it is more valuable than its primary product. Until November 2023, the average price of palm oil over the year had been MYR 3,760 per tonne. The price of tallow fat ranges between USD 2.90 - USD 7.80, in the U.S.

Asia-Pacific region dominates the global oleochemicals category, holding over 40.9% of global market share. The region witnesses the presence of significant number of producers, particularly in Indonesia and Malaysia. Its sizable captive market and wealth of raw materials, like palm oil and palm kernel oil, have also prompted firms to increase their production capacity.The availability and affordability of inexpensive labor are the main reasons for the extensive offshore of manufacturing operations from Europe and North America to Asia-Pacific nations. Ensuring that a supplier is sustainable & reliable by examining its supply chain and understanding its sourcing methodology, assessing if a supplier prioritizes green processes, evaluating a supplier’s customization capabilities, and focusing on cost-effectiveness while selecting a supplier in terms of favorable contractual terms and prices are some of the best sourcing practices considered in this category.

Oleochemicals Procurement Intelligence Report Scope

Report Attribute


Oleochemicals Category Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.9% from 2024 to 2030

Base Year for Estimation


Pricing Growth Outlook

5% - 10% increase (Annually)

Pricing Models

Cost-plus pricing, Competition-based pricing

Supplier Selection Scope

Cost and pricing, Past engagements, Productivity, Geographical presence

Supplier Selection Criteria

Industries served, years in service, geographic service provision, range of products on offer, type of packaging, quality assurance, logistics & warehousing capability, regulatory compliance, lead time, and others

Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, supplier ranking, supplier matrix, emerging technology, pricing models, cost structure, competitive landscape, growth factors, trends, engagement, and operating model

Key Companies Profiled

Berg + Schmidt GmbH & Co. KG., Corbion NV, Croda International Plc, Ecogreen Oleochemicals (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Emery Oleochemicals, Evonik Industries AG, IOI Oleochemical Industries Bhd, JNJ Oleochemicals Industries, Inc., Kao Corporation, Oleon NV, Vantage Group, and Wilmar International Ltd.

Regional Scope


Revenue Forecast in 2030

USD 39.08 billion

Historical Data

2021 - 2022

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2030

Customization Scope

Up to 48 hours of customization free with every report.

Pricing and Purchase Options

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Should Cost Analysis

Component wise cost break down for better negotiation for the client, highlights the key cost drivers in the market with future price fluctuation for different materials (e.g.: steel, aluminum, etc.) used in the production process

Rate Benchmarking

Offering cost transparency for different products / services procured by the client. A typical report involves 2-3 case scenarios helping clients to select the best suited engagement with the supplier

Salary Benchmarking

Determining and forecasting salaries for specific skill set labor to make decision on outsourcing vs in-house.

Supplier Newsletter

A typical newsletter study by capturing latest information for specific suppliers related to: M&As, technological innovations, expansion, litigations, bankruptcy etc.

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