Octyl Alcohol Market Size Worth $ 8.23 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 2.5%

Octyl Alcohol Market Size Worth $ 8.23 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 2.5%

The global octyl alcohol market size is expected to reach USD 8.23 billion by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Octyl Alcohol Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Product, By Application (2-Ethylhexanol, 1-Octanol, 2-Octanol), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

The increasing demand from various end-use sectors such as flavors & fragrances, pharmaceuticals, and the food & beverage industry primarily drives the industry's growth. Octyl alcohol, characterized by its colorless and highly viscous liquid form and distinctive odor, is widely utilized in various industrial and consumer applications. It belongs to the category of fatty alcohols, which can be derived from natural fats and oils or synthesized using ethylene as a raw material. Octyl alcohol has extensive applications in manufacturing plasticizers, surfactants, and solvents to produce various chemicals. Moreover, it is a flavoring agent in the food and beverage industry and is a crucial chemical intermediate in synthesizing pharmaceuticals, fragrances, & lubricating oils.

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Octyl alcohol plays a significant role in producing plasticizers, additives incorporated into plastics to enhance their flexibility and durability. It is particularly utilized in manufacturing dioctyl phthalate (DOP), a widely used plasticizer in producing polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The growing demand for PVC in diverse industries, including construction, automotive, and packaging, has increased the need for octyl alcohol as a raw material. This trend is driven by the desire to enhance the properties and performance of PVC-based products to meet the specific requirements of various applications.

Octanol also finds application in producing surfactants, essential for personal care and cleaning products. It is a key raw material in synthesizing sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), a widely used surfactant known for its excellent foaming and emulsifying properties. SLS is extensively utilized in formulating personal care products like toothpaste, shampoos, and face wash, where its ability to generate lather and effectively clean surfaces is highly valued. As the demand for these personal care products continues to grow, driven by increasing population, changing consumer preferences, and rising hygiene awareness, the demand for octanol as a precursor for SLS production is expected to experience significant growth in the foreseeable future.

Octyl Alcohol Market Report Highlights

  • 2-Ethylhexanol segment garnered the largest share, due to its widespread usage in the production of plasticizers. Specifically, 2-EH-based plasticizers, such as dioctyl phthalate (DOP)
  • 1-octanol expected to grow at the fastest rate, as it serves as a valuable source of raw materials for the creation of various fragrances, flavors, and aromas.
  • The global players include Sasol, BASF, SABIC, Bharat Petroleum, KLK OLEO, Andhra Petrochemicals, Ecogreen Oleochemicals, Arkema, Axxence Aromatic, Liaoning Huaxing Group, and SRL.


Polaris Market Research has segmented the octyl alcohol market report based on application, and region:

Octyl Alcohol, Application Outlook (Revenue-USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • 1-Octanol
    • Flavors & Fragrances
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Others
  • 2-Octanol
    • Flavors & Fragrances
    • Agrochemicals
    • Resins
    • Others
  • 2-Ethylhexanol
    • Plasticizers
    • 2-EH Acrylate
    • 2-EH Nitrate
    • Others

Octyl Alcohol, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

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

Octyl Alcohol Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2023

USD 6.57 billion

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 8.23 billion


2.5% from 2023 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2021

Forecast period

2023 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2032

Segments covered

By Application, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Key companies

Sasol, BASF, SABIC, Bharat Petroleum, KLK OLEO, Andhra Petrochemicals, Ecogreen Oleochemicals, Arkema, Axxence Aromatic, Liaoning Huaxing Group, and SRL.

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