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Global Petroleum, Natural And Synthetic Waxes Industry

Impact of Recession in Retrospect II-2

Supply-Demand Imbalance Typifies the Wax Market II-2

Table 2: Global Wax Supply by Geographic Region (2010):

Supply ('000 Tons) and Percentage Share Breakdown for

Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Middle East/ Africa, and

Latin America (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

Petroleum Wax Continues to Dominate, Despite Supply Shortages II-3

Table 3: Global Petroleum Waxes Market by Leading

Manufacturers (2010): Annual Production Capacity for CNPC,

ExxonMobil, Sinopec, Shell, NIOC, IGI, and Petrobras

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Synthetic Waxes to Drive Growth II-4

Table 4: Worldwide Market for Petroleum, Natural & Synthetic

Waxes by Type: Compounded Annual Growth Rate for Synthetic

Waxes, Natural Waxes, and Petroleum Waxes (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Gas-To-Liquid (GTL) Technology to Reshape Wax Market II-5

Table 5: Leading GTL Projects Worldwide by Production

Capacity (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Candles Remain Predominant Application II-6

Table 6: World Market for Waxes by End-uses (2011):

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Candles, Board

Sizing, Surface Applications, Packaging, Healthcare, and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

The US Dominates Global Wax Market, Developing Economies in

the Spotlight II-7

Table 7: World Market for Petroleum, Natural & Synthetic

Waxes (2010-2018): Geographic Regions Ranked by Growth -

Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Europe, US, Canada, Middle East,

and Japan (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

2. MARKET TRENDS AND ISSUES II-8Environment-Friendliness Spurs Natural Waxes Demand II-8Advances in Polymer Technology to Boost Synthetic Wax Growth II-8Alliances among Wax Buyers and Suppliers to Play a Key Role II-8Demographics Impact Key Market Sectors Such as Cosmetics II-8Growing Popularity of Specialty Wax Blends II-8Beeswax Gains Attention II-9GTL - An Era of Heightened Efficiency II-9Niche Applications Support Faltering Candelilla Wax Market II-9Crop Protection - A Promising End-Use Area for Waxes II-10

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