2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid Price Trend and Forecast

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2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid Price Trend for the First Half of 2023


2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid (lactic Acid) market witnessed mixed market sentiments in the first half of 2023. Q1 began with lowered prices as a result of consistently low demands from end consumers and downstream markets and glutted inventory stocks.

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2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid Price Trends

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Feedstock glycerol also stayed in the decelerated track, which lowered the upstream costs and contributed to the dull prices. But the rise in demands from downstream food and beverage industries in the middle of the first quarter overtook, and the prices started inclining again; prices oscillated upwards for the rest of the said period. Overall mixed price trend for 2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid/Lactic Acid were observed.


The European 2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid market had a fluctuating run in H1 2023. Prices kept declining at the beginning of the first quarter as both dwindling demands and depreciating feedstock glycerol prices collectively kept pulling the market trend down. But from mid, Q1 market started to stabilize and observed equilibrium between supply and demand dynamics. After some time, by the end of the first quarter, food prices had started hiking, pertaining to weather conditions. This rise, along with the rise in demands, exerted positive cost pressure, and 2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid prices started rising along. Overall, market sentiments were mixed.

North America

The American 2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid market observed oscillating trend. Both demand and upstream production costs remained dull and didn’t let the 2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid prices improve. A little stagnancy was approached by the middle of the first quarter. Inflation didn’t impact the American economy like the European one, and the supply–demand dynamics started improving. Overall, 2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid market sentiments in the US remained dull.

Analyst Insight

According to procurement resources, the 2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid prices are expected to continue a similar oscillating pattern in the future, given the uncertain demands from downstream food & beverages industries.

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2-Hydroxypropanoic acid, also known as lactic acid, is an organic acid. It has a white solid state and is miscible with water. It is a colourless liquid solution. This chemical compound is made using both artificial synthesis and natural sources. Lactic acid is also known as alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA).

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name 2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid
Industrial Uses Food and beverages
Chemical Formula C6H12O6
Synonyms Lactic acid
Molecular Weight 180.16 g/mol
Supplier Database Cargill, Inc, Corbion NV, Henan Jindan Lactic Acid Technology Co., Ltd, DuPont de Nemour Inc
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Production Processes

  • Production of Lactic Acid via Fermentation

Lactic acid is manufactured in the industrial sector through bacterial fermentation of carbohydrates or chemical synthesis from acetaldehyde.


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