The report "Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) Market by Application (Fiber, PET, Antifreeze & Coolant, Film), Technology, and Geography (Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and South America) - Global Forecast to 2022", Growing demand for MEG in the Fiber, PET, and film applications coupled with high demand in APAC region are driving the MEG market. The growing demand for polyester in textile industry is driving the demand of MEG in textile end-use industry. The textile end-use industry is expected to witness a large demand of MEG in the market especially in countries such as China and India. Increasing use of PET in this region in packaging which is an ever-growing end-use industry in the developing countries would support the growth in demand for MEG.                                             

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Among applications fiber led the MEG market in 2016

Fiber is the largest application of MEG owing to its high demand in the production of PET and polyester fiber. The global production of polyester grew by 4.2% in 2016 with polyester filament market is witnessing a growth rate of 5.5%, whereas stable growing at a rate of 3.1%. Moreover, the total polyester production was 49.3 million tons in 2016. The overall growth in fiber market is decent and offers growth opportunities for MEG.

PET is the second largest application in MEG market owing to high demand of MEG in the production of PET bottles. Growing packaging end-use industry and changing trends in packaging are encouraging the use of PET as it can be recycled and reused.

The Asia Pacific MEG market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period

Asia Pacific is the largest and the fastest-growing market for MEG in terms of volume. It is also a major market for textiles, packaging, automotive, chemical processing and oil & gas globally. Countries in the Asia Pacific are expanding their production capacities and investing in new projects to decrease dependence on imports and thereby boosting regional energy security and autonomy. China is investing more in coal-based MEG production facilities to decrease its imports. Growing economies, increasing population, and standards of living are driving the applications such as PET and fiber in turn driving the demand for MEG.

Key Players in the MEG Market

The key players operating in the MEG market are SABIC (Saudi Arabia), Formosa (Taiwan), Dow (US), BASF SE (Germany), MEGlobal (UAE), Sinopec (China), Shell (Netherlands), Reliance (India), and SIBUR (Russia). These companies undertake dynamic business strategies that propel the growth of the MEG market.

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