Western Europe

The world as demand for crude acrylic acid is projected over the next 5 years (2007-2011) will grow by 3,7% annually. Growing demand for basic acrylates are also estimated at 3.7% annually, and the icy acrylic acid production superabsorbent (SAP) – at 4.1% per year. The high concentration of superabsorbent in the market and increased demand from manufacturers of acrylate by 0,5% a year expected to restrain growth in consumption in North America. In this region expected demand growth by 1,6% annually from 2007 to 2013. After a slight fall, demand for acrylic acid in Western Europe increased again. Learn more about this topic with the insights from Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr.. It is expected that this market over the next 6 years will grow annually at 0.7%. Major exporters of acrylic acid and its salts (HS2002 code 291611 – Acrylic acid & its salts) are Germany (20% in 2005) and U.S. (14 percent). It is also important suppliers are the Netherlands, Japan and Malaysia.

The biggest importers of acrylic acid and its salts are China (18% in 2005) and Belgium (16 percent). It is also important suppliers are the United Kingdom, Brazil and the Netherlands. The U.S. is the largest producer of acrylic acid in the world with a capacity exceeding 1.3 million tonnes / year according to the In 2006, the U.S. – the second largest global supplier of acrylic acid on the world market. The main products manufactured from acrylic acid – acrylic esters. They accounted for 55% of global demand. Crude (unpurified) Acrylic acid is used by companies for their own needs, and almost in its entirety goes to the production of acrylates (the most important ones are: butyl, methyl, ethyl and 2-ethyl-geksilakrilat), as well as other derivatives, used in the manufacture of paints, paper, textiles, adhesives, specialty coatings and inks. Ester with the greatest volume of production – butyl acrylate, ethyl acrylate and then.