Global Acetylene Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report

A holistic overview of the acetylene market is offered in this procurement report. This report also offers insights into the future of the market by taking into account various beneficial acetylene uses and the demand and supply nature of category segments such as the acetylene gas.

  • Published: Oct 2018
  • Pages: 104
  • SKU: IRCMSTR15104
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Acetylene market overview

The steady growth of the acetylene market is not bereft of challenges and has been majorly affecting the process of procuring products in a cost-effective way. Hence, apart from highlighting the opportunities for growth in the acetylene market, this procurement report has outlined the most effective ways to leverage such opportunities and sustain profitability in this market. According to this acetylene procurement report, the growth of the construction industry in the emerging economies will drive the demand for PVCs. PVCs are manufactured from VCM that is, in turn, made of acetylene. Moreover, the acetylene gas is finding applications in the welding and cutting industry, which is a crucial segment of the construction and manufacturing sectors. This procurement report also offers detailed insights into the supply market, discusses the benefits of acetylene uses, and identifies the key growth drivers that are known to affect the acetylene prices.

Why should you buy the report?

Critical analysis of this market asserts the requirement to devise an optimal procurement strategy that is based on insights into price forecasts, ways to improve the profit margins, and demand and supply equilibrium. This procurement report on the acetylene market also offers detailed information on the category pricing strategies to help the buyers procure acetylene at the lowest prices. It also offers a coverage of the sustainability practices and the risk management/mitigation strategies to improve category spend. In this procurement report, the category spend is analyzed from the perspective of the buyers and the suppliers.

Key insights offered in this report will help the buyers:

  • Understand the spend potential within the acetylene market
  • Identify the procurement best practices
  • Analyze the sustainability best practices
  • Assess the category pricing strategies

Understand the global category spend for acetylene market       

By analyzing consumer preference and opportunities for maximum sale, this procurement report has identified crucial segments of the acetylene market. This offers insights into the category spend rate of the category which is considered to be a critical factor while looking for new business opportunities in this market. According to this procurement report, which is a part of SpendEdges chemicals category, the growth of the plastic industry will lead to a surge in the demand for acetylene to manufacture plastics such as polyethylene.  

Additional insights offered in this procurement report include:

  • Global spend on acetylene for the period of 2017-2022
  • Category hierarchy map
  • Supply chain margins
  • Buyer and the supplier ecosystem

Optimize category spend for the acetylene market

Appropriate selection of the suppliers is one of the intrinsic procurement practices to sustain themselves in the acetylene market. Our procurement experts advise the buyers to engage with nearshore suppliers who can benefit the buyers by reducing logistics expenditure. Moreover, engaging with nearshore suppliers is particularly crucial for this category owing to its volatile property. Hence, reducing the distance will curb the volume lost during transportation.

This acetylene procurement report also offers a coverage of:

  • Procurement organization objectives
  • Supplier and the buyer KPIs
  • Major category enablers

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Understand the acetylene supply landscape

The buyers are advised to select suppliers who implement automation processes in their operations. Automation is being extensively adopted in the chemicals industry as it reduces suppliers' operational costs by optimizing plant utilization rate and raw material use. Moreover, it helps in effective tracking and tracing of products and batch processes and reduces suppliers' manual interference in their manufacturing processes; thus, decreasing the risk of accidents and injuries at workplaces.

This procurement report also identifies the major costs incurred by the suppliers and offers a coverage of:

  • Suppliers positioning strategy
  • Supplier evaluation criteria
  • Supplier ecosystem outlook

Build effective category management strategies for the acetylene market

Considering the nature of the acetelyne market, the category managers must ensure that the suppliers pledge complete adherence to all the regulations and laws. This explicitly conveys the quality of acetylene supplied and helps in avoiding costs related to penalties due to noncompliance with regulatory norms.

Key insights offered in this procurement report on acetylene will help the buyers identify:

  • Global and regional category risks
  • Category growth drivers
  • Supplier selection criteria


An analysis of the top suppliers of acetylene gas, analysis of acetylene uses, and the best negotiation levers are offered in this procurement report on the acetylene.

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PART 01: Executive Summary

PART 02: Market Insights

  • Global category spend
  • Category spend growth
  • Spend segmentation by region
  • Regional spend dynamics
  • Regional influence on global spend
  • Regional spend opportunity for suppliers

PART 03: Category Pricing Insights

  • Pricing outlook
  • Supplier cost structure
  • Outlook for input costs
  • Total cost of ownership analysis
  • Overview of pricing models
  • Comparison of pricing models
  • Supply chain margins
  • Cost drivers impacting pricing
  • Volume drivers impacting pricing

PART 04: Cost-Saving Opportunities

  • Supplier-side levers
  • Buyer-side levers
  • Quantifying cost-saving opportunities
  • Quantifying cost savings by negotiation strategies

PART 05: Best Practices

  • Innovation and success stories
  • Procurement excellence best practices
  • Procurement best practices
  • Sustainability practices

PART 06: Category Ecosystem

  • Market favorability index for suppliers
  • Competitiveness index for suppliers
  • Buyer power
  • Supplier power
  • Threat of new entrants
  • Threat of substitutes
  • Buyer ecosystem
  • Supplier ecosystem

PART 07: Category Management Strategy

  • Category management objectives
  • Supplier and buyer KPIs
  • Outsourcing category management activities
  • Risk management

PART 08: Category Management Enablers

  • Procurement organization
  • Category enablers

PART 09: Suppliers Selection

  • RFx Essentials
  • Supplier selection criteria
  • Service Level Agreement
  • Incumbent supplier evaluation metrics

PART 10: Suppliers Under Coverage

  • Overview
  • Supplier positioning
  • Profile: Air Products
  • Profile: Linde Group
  • Profile: TOHO
  • Profile: DowDuPont
  • Profile: BASF
  • Profile: Gulf Cryo

PART 11: US Market Insights

  • Category spend in the US
  • Price outlook
  • Supplier cost structure in the US
  • Margins of suppliers in the US
  • Category cost drivers
  • Category volume drivers
  • Overview of best practices in the US
  • Procurement best practices in the US
  • US supply market overview
  • Supplier positioning for the US
  • Regional category risks

PART 12: Category Definition

  • Category hierarchy
  • Category scope
  • Category map

PART 13: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations
  • Key notes
  • Global category spend (2018-2023)
  • Category spend growth (2018-2023)
  • Regional spend dynamics
  • Regional spend dynamics
  • Comparison of category maturity across regions
  • Regional spend opportunity for suppliers (2018-2023)
  • Category pricing dynamics
  • Supplier cost breakup
  • Input cost dynamics
  • Total cost of ownership model
  • Benefit comparison of pricing models
  • Pricing models – comparison matrix
  • Supplier margin analysis
  • Margin analysis across supply chain
  • Cost drivers
  • Volume drivers
  • Cost-saving opportunities: Supply-side levers
  • Cost-saving opportunities: Demand-side levers
  • Cost-saving opportunity matrix
  • Negotiation grid
  • Innovation and success stories
  • Procurement excellence summary: Impact on the category
  • Supplier relationship management metrics
  • Strategic sourcing and category management metrics
  • Technology-facilitated procurement metrics
  • Procurement best practices dashboard
  • Sustainability practices: Impact on the category
  • Sustainability best practices
  • Market environment score
  • Market competitiveness score
  • Buyer power score
  • Supplier power score
  • Ease of market entry score
  • Ease of substitution score
  • Buyer ecosystem: Outlook
  • Supplier ecosystem: Outlook
  • Ecosystem disruption threats
  • Key category management objectives
  • Supplier KPI dashboard: Importance for the category
  • Buyer KPI dashboard: Importance for the category
  • Category management enablers
  • Risk management matrix
  • Category enablers: Organization
  • Category enablers: Technology
  • RFx questions
  • Phase I RFI considerations
  • SLA terms
  • Supplier performance benchmarking criteria
  • Supplier operational capability matrix
  • Supplier positioning matrix
  • Air Products– Key information dashboard
  • Linde Group – Key information dashboard
  • TOHO – Key information dashboard
  • DowDuPont – Key information dashboard
  • BASF – Key information dashboard
  • Gulf Cryo – Key information dashboard
  • US category spend (2018-2023)
  • Category pricing dynamics
  • Supplier cost breakup
  • Supplier margin analysis
  • Margin analysis across supply chain
  • Cost drivers
  • Volume drivers
  • Procurement excellence summary: Impact on the category
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Strategic sourcing and category management
  • Technology-facilitated procurement
  • Procurement best practices dashboard
  • Supplier operational capability matrix
  • Supplier positioning matrix
  • Risk management matrix
  • Category definition
  • Category nuances
  • Importance of category relative to other categories

Research Framework

SpendEdge presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key category influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary research

  • Procurement heads
  • Category managers
  • Sourcing consortium professionals
  • Industry experts and thought leaders
  • Procurement managers
  • Category heads of suppliers
  • Client account heads/managers
  • Client and industry consultants

Secondary research

  • Industry journals and reports
  • Periodicals and new articles
  • Category webinars
  • Internal categiry playbooks
  • Industry and government websites on regulations and compliance
  • Internal databases
  • Industry blogs/thought leader briefings



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