Report Overview:
The Middle East Antiscalant Market Analysis, 2020 market report provides a deep-dive analysis of the historical, current and forecast market size, CAGR, market opportunities, competitive benchmarking, etc. of antiscalants in the Middle East region. In addition, the report also covers the key market statistics on market segmentation based on several chemical types, water types, forms of antiscalants (liquid, solid). Moreover, a holistic market overview of the key market trends, growth drivers, challenges, and key factors impacting customer purchase decisions is also included. The report also provides the market outlook of other allied industries such as the Middle East Water Desalination market, water treatment chemicals, etc.

Market Overview:
Antiscalants are added into feed water before the feed water is allowed to flow through the (Reverse Osmosis (RO) membrane. The infusion of antiscalants prevents scale formation by delaying the reaction time between magnesium and calcium, allowing the water to be purified by the RO systems seamlessly. In thermal desalination Multiple-effect distillation (MED), Multi-stage Flash Distillation (MFD) antiscalants are added in the feed water to prevent scale formation in boilers, cooling towers, and other equipment.
Market Potential (Market Size & Growth Pattern):

The Middle East produces more than 40% of the global crude oil every year, which requires a considerable amount of water for the purification process. The region is also witnessing an influx of expatriates, which is further catalyzing the need for the careful use of water. All these developments in the Middle East region have been acting as the major growth drivers for water treatment chemicals such as antiscalants. Therefore, the market size of Middle East Antiscalant market is forecast to grow at register a CAGR of around 5% in the coming years.

According to the World Health Organization, less than 0.6% of the global freshwater resources are present in the Middle East region. The availability of less groundwater and increasing demand for desalination plants across the Middle East region is amongst the prime reason for the growth of antiscalants market. Therefore, the economies in the region are setting up numerous desalination plants, water treatment plants, etc., to meet the growing water requirements.

Market Segmentation Analysis:
Based on the market segmentation of the source of water as well as the water treatment technology used, different types of antiscalants are available in the Middle East including phosphonate-based, sulfur-based, fluoride-based, polymer-based and carboxylate-based antiscalants.

Sulfates-based antiscalants accounted for considerable market share in 2019 and further, the market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 4.5% during the forecast period.
Threshold inhibition is the most appropriate method to control scale formation. Threshold inhibition interacts chemically with crystal nucleation sites and substantially reduce crystal growth rates. This method is widely used in the oil and gas industry in the Middle East region. The growth of the oil and gas industry in the region is contributing to the growth of threshold inhibition from the past few years. Moreover, this is a cost-effective method due to its ability to prevent scale formation at low concentrations. Eventually, threshold inhibition is expected to grab substantial market share in the forecast period.

Seawater is mostly preferred by industries and desalination plants that are near to coastal areas, while brackish water is usually preferred by end-users who are located centrally or far away from a seawater source. Depleting water resources has made seawater the most preferred source for water for desalination and other industrial activities. Industries have pipelines to source desalinated water from plants on coastal areas. Dosage for antiscalants is less in seawater as compared to brackish water as the content of sulfate and carbonates is less.

Oil & gas, water treatment segment accounted for the majority market share in the Middle East Antiscalant market in 2019.

Key Competitors:

  • Nalco, Veolia, Kurita, Metito, BASF, Wetico, Fouz Chemical, Dubi Chem, Kemira, Rawabi Chemicals, etc., are among the leading players operating in the Middle East Antiscalant market.
Saudi Arabia: Major Market for Antiscalants in the Middle East:
  • Saudi Arabia had the highest market share in the Middle East Antiscalant market in 2019, followed by Qatar, UAE, and other GCC countries. The Saudi Arabia Antiscalant market is majorly driven by a significant increase in the number of desalination plants. The industrial segment along with the oil & gas sector had a market share well above 20% in 2019. The further increase in the number of desalination plants, driven by depleting renewable sources and extensive government initiatives is expected to result in an increase in demand for antiscalants in the country.

Performance and Effective Pricing: The key Customer Decision-Making Parameter:
End users look for suppliers who can provide antiscalants that would lead to increased efficiency as well as consistent water quality as required. Based on the efficiency, the dosage of antiscalant would also differ. Consumers prefer antiscalants that would require minimum input to produce the right quality of water, thus reducing the total cost spent on the chemical.

Key Questions Answered in the Market Research Report
1. What are the key overall market statistics or market estimates (Market Overview, Market Size- By Value, Forecast Numbers, Market Segmentation, Market Shares) of Middle East Antiscalant market?
2. What are the region wise industry size, growth drivers and challenges key market trends?
3. What are the key innovations, technology upgrades, opportunities, regulations, growth drivers and challenges in the Middle East Antiscalant market?
4. Who are the key competitors or market players and how they perform in Middle East competitive benchmarking matrix?
5. What are the key results derived from the market surveys conducted during the course of Middle East Antiscalant market study?

Market Outlook, Segmentation and Statistics

  • Market Size & Forecast,
·By Revenues (USD Million)
·By Volume (Units or Quantity Sold)
  • Market Segmentation & Forecast
·By Type

  •  Carbonate
  •  Phosphate
  •  Sulphate
  •  Fluoride
  •  Others (Silica, Magnesium hydroxide, etc.)
·By Form

  •  Liquid
  •  Solid
·By Method

  •  Threshold Inhibition
  •  Crystal Modification
  •  Dispersion
·By Feed Water

  •  Sea
  •  Brackish
·By End User
  •  Oil & Gas
  •  Metal & Mining
  •  Water Treatment
  •  Power Generation
  •  Chemical Industry
  •  Others (Food & Beverage, Pulp & Paper etc.)
·By Country

  •  UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  •  Bahrain
  •  Oman
  •  Qatar
  •  Kuwait
  •  Egypt
·By Company
  •  Revenue Shares
  •  Strategic Factorial Indexing
  •  Competitor Placement in MarkNtel Quadrant
  • Middle East Antiscalant - Distribution Channel Analysis
  • Middle East Antiscalant Policies, Regulations, Product Standards
  • Middle East Antiscalant Trends & Insights
  • Key Strategies Adopted by Antiscalant Suppliers
  • Middle East Antiscalant Market- Foreign Vs Local Manufacturers
  • Middle East Antiscalant Market Customer Analysis
  • Middle East Antiscalant Buyer Behaviour
  • Antiscalant Procurement
  • Key Factors Considered While Selecting an Antiscalant Supplier

Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What would be the growth rate or CAGR Middle East Antiscalant market during 2020-25?
A. The market size of Middle East Antiscalant market during 2020-25 is forecast to be more than 5%
Q Which city would grab the highest market share during 2020-25?
A. It is forecast that UAE will dominate the market with majority market share, with market size registering considerably higher CAGR.
Q. Who are the key competitors or players operating in Middle East Antiscalant market?
A. Nalco, Veolia, Metito, Wetico, Biolab, Avista, BASF, DUBI Chem, etc. are few of the leading players in the Middle East Antiscalant market.
Q. Does the report scope cover country wise market statistics also?
A. Yes, the scope of the report encompass detailed country statistics such as market size, market segmentation based on various subcategories
Q. Which Method segment would emerge as an opportunity area for players in Antiscalant?
A. Threshold Inhibition would continue to grow at a highest CAGR, presenting immense opportunities for manufacturers and suppliers of Antiscalant across the globe.