Acetone Price Trends

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Procurement Resource provides prices of Acetone for several regions around the globe, which are as follows:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa

About Acetone:

In appearance, Acetone is a colourless organic solvent which has mild, sweetish odour. It is volatile and flammable in nature. Acetone is found naturally in plants and trees. Acetone is miscible with water and is used as an as an important solvent in industry, home, and laboratory. It is extensively used in the production of methyl methacrylate and bisphenol A.

Chemical Formula of Acetone

  • C3H6O


  • 67-64-1
  • 2-Propanone 
  • Dimethyl ketone
  • Dimethyl carbonyl
  • Propanone
  • 2-Propanone
  • Dimethyl formaldehyde
  • Ketone propane

Molecular Weight

  • 58.08 g/mol

Industrial Uses

  • Adhesives and sealant chemicals
  • Agricultural chemicals (non-pesticidal)
  • Fuels and fuel additives
  • Intermediates
  • Ion exchange agents
  • Laboratory chemicals
  • Paint additives and coating additives 
  • Paper waterproofing
  • Photosensitive chemicals
  • Propellants and blowing agents
  • Solvents 
  • Surface active agents
  • Viscosity adjustors

Production Processes

Production of Acetone from Propylene and Benzene via Cumene Process; from Isopropanol; via Direct Oxidation; and via Indirect Oxidation.

In the cumene process, benzene is alkylated with the help of propene, which is further oxidised to produce Acetone with phenol. This production process utilises a significant amount of air and nearly all acetone production takes place via the cumene route where 0.62 tonnes of acetone is prepared with each tonne of phenol. Being a co-product to phenol, the availability of acetone also depends upon the market conditions for phenol.

Procurement Resource also provides the production cost analysis of Acetone.

Supplier Database

  • Formosa Chemicals and Fibre Corporation (FCFC)
  • Royal Dutch Shell plc
  • INEOS Phenol GmbH
  • Mitsui Chemicals Inc.
  • Cepsa Química, S.A.

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The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).

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