Acrolein Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

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

Acrolein Price Trend for the Second Half of 2023


Acrolein or Propenal is an important petrochemical derived from ethylene and is commonly used in chemical and pesticide industries. Hence, their prices are also dependent on the consumption and demand patterns of these downstream industries. In the Chinese market, the industrial offtakes were very lukewarm, providing marginal support to the price trend.

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The rise in crude oil prices, however, pushed the prices up frequently. Similarly, in the Indian market, the feedstock costs kept the market floating despite a very dull demand dynamic. However, the following quarter was equally concerning as both the upstream and downstream outlooks were largely regressive during this time. Despite a fall in the import of cheap Russian crude oil, the acrolein prices in both India and China depreciated during the last quarter as well.


The European price trend for acrolein followed a very zig-zag trajectory as the prices were observed to oscillate continuously during the said period. The market began on a weaker note but slightly picked up with the rise in feedstock costs. However, this incline was very temporary and short lived as the prices started plummeting again by the time the fourth quarter arrived. The downstream demands were steady and humble, while the feedstock costs plunged considerably.

North America

The North American price trend for acrolein was even more weak compared to the global outlook. The prices here wavered at the lower end for the majority of the given period. Initially, the dull demands because of a poor economic situation in the region kept the prices at bay despite a rise in its feedstock costs. And later on, even the production costs declined along with already stumbling demands. Overall, weak market performance was witnessed in H2’23.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the Acrolein prices are likely to remain low for some time in the coming months since the supplies still outnumber the industrial offtakes.

Acrolein Price Trend for the First Half of 2023


The price trend of acrolein was majorly affected by the market activities of the feedstock market, i.e., propylene. In the first quarter, the prices of propylene showcased a mixed trajectory that resulted in the oscillations in the price trend of acrolein.

The cost of feedstock rose initially due to the rise in the momentum of production rates after a long tail of COVID restrictions and the holiday season in China. But soon, the prices began to fall with the declining cost of crude oil and the sudden shutdown of many manufacturing plants. The downstream industries performed poorly, along with the continuously falling cost of crude oil and energy production. Thus, as a result of weak demand and economic slowdown in the Asia-Pacific region, the price trend of acrolein moved southwards.


The European market conditions in the initial phase of the first quarter supported the rise in the prices of acrolein as it was supported by the increase in the cost of feedstock materials. After an initial incline, the prices began to fall. There were many factors that pitched in declining the cost of feedstock propylene and, in turn, the price trend of acrolein. The influx of cheap imports from overseas competitors, fewer orders from the downstream industries, and sliding economic conditions of the region resulted in the decline in the price trend of acrolein in Europe in both the first and second quarters of 2023.

North America

The decreasing cost of crude oil and overall energy production, along with the falling trajectory of prices of feedstock materials, hampered the growth of the acrolein market. To deal with the steeply declining economic conditions in North America, the financial sector raised the interest and inflation rates, which further negatively impacted the price trend of acrolein. In addition to this, the demand from the downstream industries also remained low as the consumers had only a little confidence in the market conditions that, eventually caused the price trend of acrolein to decline.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Acrolein is estimated to showcase a declining trajectory as the cost of feedstock materials seems weak, along with the overall declining conditions of the global market.

Acrolein Price Trend for the Second Half of 2022

Asia Pacific

The prices of the commodity fell over the third quarter as the Asian market continued to witness a decline in crude oil prices. Due to the market being badly hit by low demand from the downstream sectors and uncertainties in the energy market, some of the manufacturers were forced to shut down their units. The first few months of the fourth quarter followed the same trajectory, however, some relief was seen in the price trend for acrolein in December.


The European market reflected the trend seen in the Asia-Pacific region. The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine contributed to the decline in domestic demand and a rise in the cost of producing electricity. In the third and fourth quarters, prices fell due to a decline in feedstock prices, which was accompanied by average production rates.

North America

The subdued availability of labour in the North American market and the global crude oil crises affected the market severely. The prices of feedstock also witnessed a gradual decline in the fourth quarter as a result of lower upstream crude oil costs and lax demand from end-user industries, which contributed to the decline in the prices.

Analyst Insight

The prices of Acrolein are likely to decrease during the coming month given the low demand in the end-user industry market.

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Acrolein, a colourless liquid, is the simplest form of unsaturated aldehyde. It has a pungent acrid smell. Acrolein is usually prepared from propylene at a commercial scale. Several useful compounds are produced from acrolein including amino acid methionine and it is also utilised as a biocide in industries.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Acrolein
Industrial Uses Biocide, Chemical precursor , oil and gas industry, Herbicide, Polymerisation, Fixative 
Chemical Formula C3H4O
Synonyms 107-02-8, Propenal, 2-Propen-1-one, 2-Propenal, Acrylaldehyde, Acrylic aldehyde, Allyl aldehyde
Molecular Weight 56.06 g/mol
Supplier Database Evonik Industries GmbH, Hubei Shengling Technology Co., Ltd.
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 Acrolein via Oxidation of Propene; from Acrolein; via Decomposition of Glycerol; and via Condensation of Formaldehyde and Acetaldehyde

In this process, production of  Acrolein from propene takes place with the help of oxidation. Propene is oxidised in the presence of air and the reaction requires metal oxides as the heterogeneous catalysts, which produces Acrolein as the final result.


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