5-Nonanone Price Trend and Forecast

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Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of 5-Nonanone in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

5-Nonanone Price Trend for the Second Half of 2023

In the paint, coating, and adhesive industries, 5-Nonanone is an essential solvent that helps dissolve different types of resins and polymers. Furthermore, 5-Nonanone is used as a flavoring agent in the food business, giving a variety of items a fruity scent. In addition, it serves as a bridge in the production of specialized chemicals, agrochemicals, and pharmaceuticals, which increases its demand and industrial utility.

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5-Nonanone Price Trends

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The paint and coatings industries registered record profits in the third quarter, but the rate of growth was only mild in the last quarter of 2023. However, the diversified utility of 5-nonane brought stability to the market and helped the 5-Nonanone prices to remain stagnant amid the oscillations in the procurement rates of consumers. Also, the agrochemical sector faced the negative implications of the delayed sowing season in several agriculture-dependent countries, which was also evident in the movement of 5-Nonanone price trends during Q3 and Q4 of 2023.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of 5-Nonanone is estimated to face fluctuations in the next quarters as the downstream industries are expected to continue their fumbling trajectory.

5-Nonanone Price Trend for the First Half of 2023

5-Nonanone price trend continued the similar behaviour as seen during the second half of 2022 in H1’23. As the supply chain and freight situations improved, the upstream cost support for commodities was reduced. Demand situations from the downstream solvent industries remained shaky, so the prices continued to rally behind feedstock source corn prices.

Corn prices in the first two quarters of the year 2023 remained oscillating on a downward trajectory. In China, the spot prices of corn started at an average of around 415 USD/MT in January and went to around 380 USD/MT, registering an overall decline of 8%. Hence, the lowered feedstock prices amid bearish demands caused the prices of 5-Nonanone to fall.

Analyst Insight

According to the Procurement Resource, the price trend for 5-Nonanone are expected to remain unsettled in the coming quarter, given the current market dynamics. A rebound in the feedstock source corn prices can revive the 5-Nonanone market sentiments.

5-Nonanone Price Trend for the Second Half of 2022

The price trend for 5-Nonanone are greatly influenced by that of feedstock Levulinic acid and its source organic commodities like ethanol, sugar, and primarily corn. Corn prices fluctuated with a downward-tilted behaviour for most of the discussed period. The feedstock corn prices steadily declined from July to November. However, some incline was observed towards the end of Q4. The spot prices of corn averaged around 406 USD/MT in December’23.

Shaky demands from the downstream industries also contributed to the ambiguous 5-Nonanone price trend. Overall, the 5-Nonanone market remained mixed and maintained its erratic behaviour in the final two quarters of 2022.

Analyst Insight

According to the Procurement Resource, 5-Nonanone prices are expected to continue similar wavering price trend amid the uncertain downstream demand and falling prices of feedstocks.

5-Nonanone Price Trend For the First Half of 2022

5-Nonanone is obtained from Levulinic Acid (LA) via Catalytic processing. Levulinic acid is produced via acid hydrolysis of carbohydrates from sources like wood, starch, and agricultural wastes. The feedstock corn prices constantly increased during the first half of this year. The supply shortages owing to the poor harvest in the Latin and North American nations had a significant impact on the price trend of LA, thereby affecting the price trend for 5-Nonanone.

The prices of corn registered a 10.3% increase in the second quarter. The corn starch prices in the Chinese domestic market averaged 3424 RMB/ton towards the end of the second quarter. Similarly, the sugarcane prices remained strong due to the budding demand from the downstream sugar and ethanol industries. In the USA, the prices of glucose syrup averaged 984.20 USD/MT  during the first half of 2022.

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5-Nonanone is a flammable, colourless liquid which belongs to the class of symmetrical ketones. It is a prominent eye irritant, and long exposures can cause some respiratory issues in humans. Metabolic pathway studies showed that 5-Nonanone could be converted in vivo to 2,5-hexanedione, an active neurotoxic metabolite.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name 5-Nonanone
HS CODE 291419
CAS Number 502-56-7
Industrial Uses Industrial Solvent, Platform chemical to produce liquid hydrocarbon fuels
Chemical Formula C9H18O
Synonyms Dibutyl ketone, n-Butylketone, Nonan-5-one
Molecular Weight 142.24 g/mol
Supplier Database Eastman Chemical Company, Royal Dutch Shell, Dow Chemical Company, Mitsui Chemicals
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 5-Nonanone from Levulinic Acid (LA) via Catalytic Processing

The aqueous solution of levulinic acid is catalytically processed and leads to the formation of the γ-valerolactone (GVL) intermediate. A product mixture containing pentanoic acid,5-nonanone and water is obtained on further processing. An organic liquid stream separates the water from the solvent layer; thus, the desired product is obtained.


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