Published December 2021
Monochloroacetic acid (MCA) is one of the most important halogenated derivatives of acetic acid. MCA is a reactive compound that can undergo various reactions to form a number of intermediates. Markets for MCA and derivatives include drilling fluids, plastics stabilizers, herbicides, surfactants, and pharmaceuticals.
The MCA market will continue to be driven by the mainland Chinese market. Mainland China currently accounts for the majority of global MCA consumption, and strong average annual growth is expected as relatively strong downstream demand MCA continues.
The following pie chart shows world consumption of MCA for selected regions:
This report provides an excellent insight into the global market for monochloroacetic acid, as well as the major derivatives such as carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and herbicides such as 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (MCPA), and other chlorinated herbicides. MCA use for glycine production makes up the third-largest market, nearly all of which is consumed in mainland China for the production of glyphosate.
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