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Global Biodiesel Market 2022

Biodiesel Market Size

In 2020, the global biodiesel market decreased by -X% to $X for the first time since 2015, thus ending a four-year rising trend. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2012 to 2020; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the global market attained the peak level at $X in 2019, and then contracted slightly in the following year.

Biodiesel Production

In value terms, biodiesel production fell modestly to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2012 to 2020; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the production volume increased by X% year-to-year. Global production peaked at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, production remained at a lower figure.

Production By Country

The countries with the highest volumes of biodiesel production in 2020 were Indonesia (X tons), the U.S. (X tons) and Brazil (X tons), together accounting for X% of global production. Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Thailand, Argentina, Malaysia, Italy, China and Poland lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X 2012 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of biodiesel production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by Malaysia, while biodiesel production for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Biodiesel Exports

Exports

In 2020, after four years of growth, there was decline in overseas shipments of biodiesel, when their volume decreased by -X% to X tons. Over the period under review, total exports indicated a prominent expansion from 2012 to 2020: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last eight years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, exports increased by +X% against 2015 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, global exports hit record highs at X tons in 2019, and then fell in the following year.

In value terms, biodiesel exports rose rapidly to $X in 2020. Overall, total exports indicated a strong increase from 2012 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last eight years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, exports increased by +X% against 2015 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, global exports reached the maximum in 2020 and are likely to see steady growth in years to come.

Exports by Country

In 2020, the Netherlands (X tons), distantly followed by Germany (X tons), Belgium (X tons), Spain (X tons) and China (X tons) represented the key exporters of biodiesel, together comprising X% of total exports. Argentina (X tons), France (X tons), Bulgaria (X tons), Italy (X tons), the U.S. (X tons), Malaysia (X tons), Canada (X tons) and Poland (X tons) held a relatively small share of total exports.

From 2012 to 2020, average annual rates of growth with regard to biodiesel exports from the Netherlands stood at +X%. At the same time, China (+X%), France (+X%), Canada (+X%), Italy (+X%), Belgium (+X%), Spain (+X%), Poland (+X%), Bulgaria (+X%), Germany (+X%), Malaysia (+X%) and the U.S. (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, China emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in the world, with a CAGR of +X% from 2012-2020. By contrast, Argentina (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2012 to 2020, the share of the Netherlands, China, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy and Canada increased by +X%, +X%, +X%, +X%, +X%, +X% and +X% percentage points, while the U.S. (-X p.p.) and Argentina (-X p.p.) saw their share reduced. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the Netherlands ($X), Germany ($X) and Belgium ($X) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2020, with a combined X% share of global exports. Spain, China, Italy, France, Bulgaria, Argentina, the U.S., Canada, Malaysia and Poland lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X terms of the main exporting countries, China (+X% per year) saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The average biodiesel export price stood at $X per ton in 2020, increasing by X% against the previous year. In general, the export price, however, saw a noticeable setback. Global export price peaked at $X per ton in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, export prices remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Italy ($X per ton), while Argentina ($X per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by China, while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.

Biodiesel Imports

Imports

In 2020, after two years of growth, there was decline in purchases abroad of biodiesel, when their volume decreased by -X% to X tons. In general, total imports indicated resilient growth from 2012 to 2020: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last eight-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, imports increased by +X% against 2014 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, global imports reached the peak figure at X tons in 2019, and then contracted in the following year.

In value terms, biodiesel imports rose sharply to $X in 2020. Overall, total imports indicated temperate growth from 2012 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last eight years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, imports increased by +X% against 2015 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, global imports hit record highs in 2020 and are expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

Imports by Country

In 2020, the Netherlands (X tons), distantly followed by Belgium (X tons), Germany (X tons), Spain (X tons), France (X tons), the UK (X tons) and Italy (X tons) were the major importers of biodiesel, together creating X% of total imports. The U.S. (X tons), Canada (X tons), Sweden (X tons), Poland (X tons), Bulgaria (X tons) and Austria (X tons) occupied a relatively small share of total imports.

Imports into the Netherlands increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2012 to 2020. At the same time, the UK (+X%), Belgium (+X%), Bulgaria (+X%), France (+X%), Sweden (+X%), Poland (+X%), Germany (+X%), Canada (+X%) and Austria (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, the UK emerged as the fastest-growing importer imported in the world, with a CAGR of +X% from 2012-2020. By contrast, Spain (-X%), Italy (-X%) and the U.S. (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. The Netherlands (+X p.p.), Belgium (+X p.p.), the UK (+X p.p.), France (+X p.p.) and Germany (+X p.p.) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the global imports, while Italy, Spain and the U.S. saw its share reduced by -X%, -X% and -X% from 2012 to 2020, respectively. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the Netherlands ($X) constitutes the largest market for imported biodiesel worldwide, comprising X% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Belgium ($X), with a X% share of global imports. It was followed by Germany, with a X% share.

In the Netherlands, biodiesel imports expanded at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2012-2020. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Belgium (+X% per year) and Germany (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The average biodiesel import price stood at $X per ton in 2020, surging by X% against the previous year. Overall, the import price, however, recorded a perceptible shrinkage. Over the period under review, average import prices hit record highs at $X per ton in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, import prices remained at a lower figure.

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major importing countries. In 2020, major importing countries recorded the following prices: in Sweden ($X per ton) and Germany ($X per ton), while France ($X per ton) and Bulgaria ($X per ton) were amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Italy, while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Base Year Historical Period Forecast Period Units
2021 2007-2021 2022-2030 US$, Tons

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for biodiesel in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of biodiesel consumption in 2020 were Indonesia, the U.S. and Brazil, together accounting for 44% of global consumption. France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, Spain, the UK, Argentina, the Netherlands, Malaysia and Poland lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 38%.
What are the largest producers of biodiesel in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of biodiesel production in 2020 were Indonesia, the U.S. and Brazil, with a combined 43% share of global production. These countries were followed by Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Thailand, Argentina, Malaysia, Italy, China and Poland, which together accounted for a further 40%.
What are the leading suppliers of biodiesel in the world?
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In value terms, the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2020, together comprising 53% of global exports. Spain, China, Italy, France, Bulgaria, Argentina, the U.S., Canada, Malaysia and Poland lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 37%.
What are the leading importers of biodiesel in the world?
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In value terms, the Netherlands constitutes the largest market for imported biodiesel worldwide, comprising 25% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Belgium, with a 12% share of global imports. It was followed by Germany, with a 10% share.
What is the average export price for biodiesel in the world?
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In 2020, the average biodiesel export price amounted to $981 per ton, surging by 10% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for biodiesel in the world?
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The average biodiesel import price stood at $992 per ton in 2020, with an increase of 9.6% against the previous year.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global biodiesel market. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


Product coverage:
• Prodcom 20595997 - Biofuels (diesel substitute)

Data coverage:
• Global market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Global production, split by region and country
• Global trade (exports and imports)
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

Company coverage:
Cosan, Renewable Energy Group, Verbio, Green Plains, Aemetis, Gevo, American Resources, Green Plains Partners, REX American Resources, Targray, R.W. Davis Oil Co., Merrimac Energy Group, Dreyfus, Aemetis, Inc., Shipley Energy, Hightowers Petroleum Co., SK Chemicals America, Alternative Petroleum Technologies, Golden Leaf Energy, Taylor Oil Co., Seaport Refining, 0 Energy, Pacific Biodiesel Technologies, Phoenix Petroleum Co., Western States Petroleum, KCA Solar Power Generating Company Ltd, Piedmont Biofuels Industrial, GPM Empire, Delek US Holdings Inc., RKA Petroleum Companies, Sunpol Resins & Polymers, Ricochet Fuel Distributors

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. GLOBAL PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. GLOBAL IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2012–2021
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. GLOBAL EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2012–2021
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

United States
China
Japan
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Brazil
Italy
Russian Federation
India
Canada
Australia
Republic of Korea
Spain
Mexico
Indonesia
Netherlands
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Sweden
Nigeria
Poland
Belgium
Argentina
Norway
Austria
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Colombia
Denmark
South Africa
Malaysia
Israel
Singapore
Egypt
Philippines
Finland
Chile
Ireland
Pakistan
Greece
Portugal
Kazakhstan
Algeria
Czech Republic
Qatar
Peru
Romania
Vietnam
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2021
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Table 3:
Market Value, 2012–2021
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2021
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2021
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2021
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2012–2021
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2021
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2021
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2012–2021
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