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    White Spirit Market Growth Analysis | 2023-2028

    White Spirit Market Growth Analysis | 2023-2028
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    White Spirit Market Size, Share, Trends, Dynamics, Forecast, & Growth Analysis– See more...

    Market Insights

    The white spirit market was estimated at USD 7.34 billion in 2022 and is likely to grow at a CAGR of 4.11% during 2023-2028 to reach USD 9.37 billion in 2028.


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    What is white spirit?

    White Spirit or mineral seat or mineral turpentine oil (MTO) is a petrochemical solvent, which contains C7 to C12 aliphatic, acyclic, and aromatic hydrocarbons with a boiling range varying between 65-230°C. It is a clear, colorless, and flammable liquid with flash points between 21-68 °C and an aromatic content ranging between 2% to 25%.


    The COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the white spirit market in the year 2020. Several countries imposed strict restrictions and lockdowns during the pandemic. The demand for the white spirit declined as the various industries where it was needed halted operations. However, the market is expected to recover and register healthy growth in the forecast period.

    White Spirit Market Highlights

    Market Size in 2022

    USD 7.34 billion

    Market Size in 2028

    USD 9.37 billion

    Market Growth (2023-2028)

    4.11% CAGR

    Base Year of Study


    Trend Period


    Forecast Period


    Market Dynamics

    Growing demand for paints and coatings in different sectors is driving the demand for white spirits. Below given are a few key drivers –

    • Increasing construction activities – The construction industry is one of the largest in the world economy. By 2030, global spending on construction is expected to touch $17.5 trillion. White spirit is commonly used in paints and coatings in the construction industry. The growth of the global construction industry is boosting the demand for paints and coatings that require white spirits.
    • Growing demand from the furniture industry – The furniture industry also requires paints, and spirits for wooden furniture, or floors. Rising urbanization and modernization are demanding modern furniture. People are also moving towards an aesthetic view of their homes. Due to this change in trend, the furniture market is growing and this growth, in parallel, is expected to create apparent demand for white spirit over the years to come.
    • High demand from the Automotive Industry – The automotive industry is significantly growing and the use of white spirits in this industry is clear. The paints, primers, and coatings for every single automotive part need spirits. For refurbishing or manufacturing a new machine, the industry needs white spirits. The automotive industry is set to grow at a healthy CAGR in the coming years. Along with this grows the demand for white spirits.
    • Use of spirits in cleaning products – The demand for white spirits is also growing from the cleaning products manufacturers. Be it household, oil and gas industry, or any other industry, white spirits are used in paint thinners, degreasers, and cleaning agents. The need for cleaning agents clearly pushes the growth of the white spirits market globally.


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    Segment Analysis

    By Type

    Based on the type, the market is segmented as Type 0, Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3. The Type 2 segment held the largest share of the market in 2021 and is expected to remain dominant during the forecast period. Increasing demand for Type 2 white spirit from the paint & coating, adhesives, and cleaning chemical manufacturers is the primary factor contributing to its dominance.

    By Application Type

    Based on the application type, the market is segmented as thinner & solvent, fuels, cleaning agents, and degreasing agents. Thinner & solvent application is likely to remain the dominant application of the market during the forecast period. White spirit plays a crucial role in the manufacturing of solvent-based paints & coatings, where it is used as a thinner. In the paints & coatings industry, white spirit acts as a thinner to reduce its viscosity and provides a slower rate of evaporation.

    Regional Insights

    In terms of regions, Asia-Pacific is estimated to be the largest as well as the fastest-growing market for the white spirit during the forecast period, with China, Japan, India, and South Korea being the major countries with lucrative growth opportunities. The growth of the market is majorly driven by significant economic development in the region and expanding construction industry, which in turn, is fueling the demand for paints & coatings in the region. North America and Europe are also expected to offer substantial growth opportunities during the forecast period.


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    Market Segmentation

    This report studies the market covering a period of 12 years of trend and forecast. The report provides detailed insights into the market dynamics to enable informed business decision-making and growth strategy formulation based on the opportunities present in the market.

    The white spirit market is segmented into the following categories.

    By Type

    • Type 0
    • Type 1
    • Type 2
    • Type 3

    By Flash Point Type

    • Low
    • Medium
    • High

    By Application Type

    • Thinner & Solvent
    • Fuels
    • Cleansing Agent
    • Degreasing Agent
    • Others

    By Region

    • North America (Country Analysis: the USA, Canada, and Mexico)
    • Europe (Country Analysis: Germany, France, the UK, Russia, Spain, and the Rest of Europe)
    • Asia-Pacific (Country Analysis: China, Japan, India, South Korea, and the Rest of Asia-Pacific)
    • Rest of the World (Sub-Region Analysis: Latin America, the Middle East, and Others)


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    Key Players

    Some of the major suppliers of white spirit are-

    • Royal Dutch Shell
    • Total SA
    • ExxonMobil
    • Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd.
    • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
    • Indian Oil Corporation Limited
    • Thai Oil Company.

    Research Methodology

    This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of a detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders, and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools.

    More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact books, press releases, journals, investor presentations, white papers, patents, and articles have been leveraged to gather the data.

    We conducted more than 10 detailed primary interviews with the market players across the value chain in all four regions and with industry experts to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

    This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision-making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market.

    What Deliverables Will You Get in this Report?

    Key questions this report answers

    Relevant contents in the report

    How big is the sales opportunity?

    In-depth Analysis of the White Spirit Market

    How lucrative is the future?

    Market forecast and trend data and emerging trends

    Which regions offer the best sales opportunities?

    Global, regional, and country-level historical data and forecasts

    Which are the most attractive market segments?

    Market Segment Analysis and Forecast

    Which are the top players and their market positioning?

    Competitive landscape analysis, Market share analysis

    How complex is the business environment?

    Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, Life cycle analysis

    What are the factors affecting the market?

    Drivers & challenges

    Will I get the information on my specific requirement?

    10% free customization

    Report Customization Options

    With this detailed report, Stratview Research offers one of the following free customization options to our respectable clients:

    Company Profiling

    • Detailed profiling of additional market players (up to 3 players)
    • SWOT analysis of key players (up to 3 players)

    Market Segmentation

    • Current market segmentation of any one of the types by application type.

    Competitive Benchmarking

    • Benchmarking of key players on the following parameters: Product portfolio, geographical reach, regional presence, and strategic alliances.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The white spirit market is expected to witness an impressive growth of 4.11% CAGR in the foreseeable future.

    Royal Dutch Shell, Total SA, ExxonMobil, Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, and Thai Oil Company are among the key players in the market.

    Asia-pacific is expected to be the largest market during the forecast period.

    Thinner & solvent application is expected to remain the dominant application in the market in the coming years.

    Type 2 is expected to remain dominant in the market during the next five years.

    The prime factor driving the growth of the market is the increasing demand for paints and coatings from a wide array of industries.

    The white spirit market was valued at USD 7.34 billion in 2022.

    The white spirit market is likely to reach USD 9.37 billion in 2028.


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