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Global Precious Metal Catalyst Market by Type (Ag Catalyst, Au Catalyst, PGMs Catalysts), By Application (Petrochemicals, Automotive industry, Pharmaceuticals, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Precious Metal Catalyst Market by Type (Ag Catalyst, Au Catalyst, PGMs Catalysts), By Application (Petrochemicals, Automotive industry, Pharmaceuticals, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 145012 3300 Chemical & Material 377 245 Pages 4.7 (39)

Market Overview:

The global precious metal catalyst market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The market growth can be attributed to the increasing demand for petrochemicals, automotive industry, pharmaceuticals and other applications across the globe. In terms of type, the Ag catalyst segment is expected to hold a major share in the global precious metal catalyst market during the forecast period. This can be attributed to its growing demand for use in various applications such as petrochemicals, automotive industry and others. Asia Pacific is expected to be one of the fastest-growing regions in terms of revenue during the forecast period owing to rising demand from countries such as China and India.

Global Precious Metal Catalyst Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

A precious metal catalyst is a type of catalyst that uses a precious metal as its active component. Precious metals, such as platinum and palladium, are often used in catalytic converters to reduce emissions from automobiles.

Ag Catalyst:

An ag catalyst is a substance that promotes or enhances the speed of chemical reactions during the production of ores and metals. The most common catalysts used in precious metal extraction are PGM (Precious Metal Galvanization) and AgC (Ag Cobalt).

The global demand for catalysts has increased significantly over the past few years owing to an increase in demand from end-use industries such as automotive, construction, chemicals & petroleum, pharmaceuticals & biotechnology.

Au Catalyst:

Au catalyst is an organic compound that acts as a support for the catalytic activity of metals. It has been widely used in laboratory experiments and research on chemical reactions to study the mechanism of catalysis. The most common example of an Au catalyst is bismuth oxychloride (BOCl2) which has been used in many experiments involving oxidation, reduction, and hydrolysis reactions.

Application Insights:

The global precious metal catalyst market is segmented on the basis of application into automotive industry, oil & gas, chemicals, construction and others. The automotive industry was the largest application segment in 2017 and accounted for a volume share of over 30% in 2018. Increasing production of vehicles across the globe is expected to drive demand for various catalysts including platinum group metals (PGM) such as palladium and rhodium which are used as fuel additives or gasoline enhancers.

Increasing use of PGM¢â‚¬â„¢s in manufacturing lightweight alloys that reduce vehicle weight by 10% to 15%, improves fuel efficiency by reducing exhaust emissions thus lowering overall transportation costs has been one of the key factors driving its demand from automobile manufacturers globally. However, stringent environmental regulations pertaining to vehicle emission control may hinder its growth over next few years.

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific dominated the global market in 2017 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The growth of this region can be attributed to rising product demand from various end-use industries, such as automotive, construction, and electronics. China is one of the largest producers of precious metals; hence it has a major influence on global prices. In addition, India's jewelry industry contributes significantly to domestic consumption as well as exports which further drives product demand in Asia Pacific region.

North America emerged as the second-largest regional market for precious metal catalysts due to high automobile production coupled with growing investments in chemical manufacturing sector mainly based on petrochemicals and polymers. U.S.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for precious metal catalysts in various end-use industries such as automotive, chemical, and pharmaceuticals due to their unique properties and superior performance.
  • Growing awareness about the benefits of using precious metal catalysts over traditional catalysts in various end-use industries.
  • Rising investments by key players in research and development activities to develop new and innovative products that can cater to the growing demand for precious metal catalysts across different applications segments.
  • Proliferation of nanotechnology across different application segments that is expected to create new opportunities for the growth of the Precious Metal Catalyst market over the forecast period.

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Precious Metal Catalyst Market Research Report

By Type

Ag Catalyst, Au Catalyst, PGMs Catalysts

By Application

Petrochemicals, Automotive industry, Pharmaceuticals, Others

By Companies

BASF, Evonik Industries, Johnson Matthey, Clariant, Umicore, Heraeus Group, Vineeth Chemicals, Arora Matthey

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Precious Metal Catalyst Market Report Segments:

The global Precious Metal Catalyst market is segmented on the basis of:


Ag Catalyst, Au Catalyst, PGMs Catalysts

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Petrochemicals, Automotive industry, Pharmaceuticals, Others

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. BASF
  2. Evonik Industries
  3. Johnson Matthey
  4. Clariant
  5. Umicore
  6. Heraeus Group
  7. Vineeth Chemicals
  8. Arora Matthey

Global Precious Metal Catalyst Market Overview

Highlights of The Precious Metal Catalyst Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Ag Catalyst
    2. Au Catalyst
    3. PGMs Catalysts
  1. By Application:

    1. Petrochemicals
    2. Automotive industry
    3. Pharmaceuticals
    4. Others
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Precious Metal Catalyst Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Precious Metal Catalyst Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Precious metal catalysts are used in various industrial processes to speed up the conversion of raw materials into products. They are also used in chemical reactions to create new substances.

Some of the major players in the precious metal catalyst market are BASF, Evonik Industries, Johnson Matthey, Clariant, Umicore, Heraeus Group, Vineeth Chemicals, Arora Matthey.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Precious Metal Catalyst Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Precious Metal Catalyst Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Precious Metal Catalyst Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Precious Metal Catalyst Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Precious Metal Catalyst Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Precious Metal Catalyst Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Precious Metal Catalyst Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Precious Metal Catalyst Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Precious Metal Catalyst Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Ag Catalyst
      5.3.2. Au Catalyst
      5.3.3. PGMs Catalysts
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Precious Metal Catalyst Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Precious Metal Catalyst Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Petrochemicals
      6.3.2. Automotive industry
      6.3.3. Pharmaceuticals
      6.3.4. Others
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Precious Metal Catalyst Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Precious Metal Catalyst Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Precious Metal Catalyst Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Precious Metal Catalyst Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Precious Metal Catalyst Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America Precious Metal Catalyst Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Precious Metal Catalyst Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Precious Metal Catalyst Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Petrochemicals
      9.4.2. Automotive industry
      9.4.3. Pharmaceuticals
      9.4.4. Others
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Precious Metal Catalyst Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Ag Catalyst
      9.7.2. Au Catalyst
      9.7.3. PGMs Catalysts
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Precious Metal Catalyst Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America Precious Metal Catalyst Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Precious Metal Catalyst Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Precious Metal Catalyst Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Petrochemicals
      10.4.2. Automotive industry
      10.4.3. Pharmaceuticals
      10.4.4. Others
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Precious Metal Catalyst Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Ag Catalyst
      10.7.2. Au Catalyst
      10.7.3. PGMs Catalysts
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Precious Metal Catalyst Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe Precious Metal Catalyst Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Precious Metal Catalyst Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Precious Metal Catalyst Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Petrochemicals
      11.4.2. Automotive industry
      11.4.3. Pharmaceuticals
      11.4.4. Others
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Precious Metal Catalyst Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Ag Catalyst
      11.7.2. Au Catalyst
      11.7.3. PGMs Catalysts
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Precious Metal Catalyst Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific Precious Metal Catalyst Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Precious Metal Catalyst Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Precious Metal Catalyst Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Petrochemicals
      12.4.2. Automotive industry
      12.4.3. Pharmaceuticals
      12.4.4. Others
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Precious Metal Catalyst Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Ag Catalyst
      12.7.2. Au Catalyst
      12.7.3. PGMs Catalysts
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Precious Metal Catalyst Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa Precious Metal Catalyst Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Precious Metal Catalyst Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Precious Metal Catalyst Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Petrochemicals
      13.4.2. Automotive industry
      13.4.3. Pharmaceuticals
      13.4.4. Others
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Precious Metal Catalyst Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Ag Catalyst
      13.7.2. Au Catalyst
      13.7.3. PGMs Catalysts
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Precious Metal Catalyst Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Precious Metal Catalyst Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Precious Metal Catalyst Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Precious Metal Catalyst Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. BASF Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Evonik Industries Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Johnson Matthey Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Clariant Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Umicore Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Heraeus Group Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Vineeth Chemicals Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. Arora Matthey Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. COMPANY9 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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