Iodine Market Size, Outlook, Shares, and 2027 Forecast

The global iodine market size is projected to reach USD 1,283.0 million by the end of 2027. The increasing applications of the product will bode well for market growth. According to a report published by Fortune Business Insights, titled “Iodine Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Source (Caliche Ore, Underground Brines, and Seaweed), By Application (X-Ray Contrast Media, Pharmaceuticals, Optical Polarization Films, Industrial Catalyst, Animal Feed, Fluorochemicals, Iodophors, Human Nutrition, Biocides, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027, the market was worth USD 915.9 million and will exhibit a CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period, 2020-2027.

Shutdowns in Manufacturing Units will have a Negative Impact on Market Growth

The recent coronavirus outbreak has had a negative impact on several industries across the world. Due to the strict measures taken to curb the spread of the disease, companies are looking to operate remotely or through constrained operative environments. Accounting for the rapid spread of the disease, companies are looking to implement strict measures to operate at minimum risks. The shutdowns in manufacturing units have had an adverse impact on manufacturers in the iodine market. Moreover, a lack of laborers and an inadequate workforce will bring mining and extraction activities to a complete halt. Iodine is a type of mineral that is naturally found in oceanic water bodies or oil.  It is widely used as a catalyst in polymer manufacturing due to its favorable properties. The product is also used as an additive in animal feed.  The growing awareness regarding the consumption of iodine in specified amounts will reduce the side effect of excess consumption. The increasing research activities associated with iodine and its applications across diverse industry verticals will emerge in favor of the growth of the global market.  Accounting for the increasing applications of the product, there are several large-scale companies operating across the world.  The increasing applications and subsequently rising product demand will create a platform for growth for the companies operating in the market.

Europe to Emerge Dominant; Increasing Healthcare Expenditure to Bode Well for Market Growth

The report analyzes the ongoing market Trends across five major regions.  Among all regions, the market in Europe is expected to hold the largest market share in the coming years. The presence of several large-scale, as well as regional companies in countries such as Germany, France, and the UK, will contribute to the growth of the market. The increasing healthcare expenditure will also have a positive impact on the growth of the regional market. As of 2019, the market in Europe was worth USD 360.9 million, and this value is projected to rise at a considerable pace in the coming years. Besides Europe, the market in North America will rise at a considerable pace driven by the increasing demand for the product in this region.

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