Adipic Acid Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

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

Adipic Acid Price Trend for the First Half of 2023


In the initial months of the first quarter of 2023, the price trend of adipic acid inclined due to a rise in support from the rising feedstock benzene prices and stable demand from the downstream industries. However, the spot prices declined from around 1587 USD/MT in February to around 1314 USD/MT in June’23, thereby registering an overall decline of around 17%. The trend during this time was adversely affected by the global decline in demand for adipic acid and the availability of cheap import options in the region.


In Europe, the prices of adipic acid followed a southward trajectory as they suffered from the weak economic conditions in Europe. The first two quarters were also not favorable for the rise in prices of adipic acid as the hike in inflation rates led to the weakening of buying sentiments of consumers along with the reduction in demand from the textile sector.

North America

A decline in the prices of adipic acid was observed in the first two quarters of 2023 due to the weak performance of the market. The prices in this region also suffered from the poor demand from polymer and petrochemical industries, a rise in natural gas production (which negatively impacted production costs), and the contraction in new orders. The prices thus failed to gain the required momentum and fell gradually in North America.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price of Adipic Acid is estimated to decline in the upcoming quarter as the major market players of adipic acid are showing feeble demand. Further, the rise in global inflation is expected to impact the adipic acid sector negatively.

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Adipic acid, a crystalline, white powder, is one of the most important dicarboxylic acids. It is primarily utilised in the production of nylon. It occurs rarely in nature. Small but considerate volumes of adipic acid are used in food products as a food additive. It has a tart taste and it is utilised as a flavouring and a gelling agent in jello or gelatines. It is also utilised in some calcium carbonate antacids to make them tart.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Adipic Acid
Industrial Uses Nylon, Paper additives, Copolyamides and terpolymers, Unsaturated polyester resins (UPRS) , Plasticisers , Chemical intermediate, Solvents and lubricants, Electronics, Soil conditioners, Glass protection agents and briquetting agents, Leather tanning agents, Flue gas desulphurisation scrubbers, Cleaning aids
Chemical Formula C6H10O4 
Synonyms 124-04-9, Hexanedioic acid, Butane-1,4-dicarboxylic acid, Hexane-1,6-dioic acid , 1,4-Butanedicarboxylic acid
Molecular Weight 146.14g/mol  
Supplier Database Asahi Kasei Corporation, Ascend Performance Materials LLC, Lanxess AG, Solvay SA, Invista (Koch Industries, 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 Process

  • Production of Adipic Acid from Cyclohexanone and Cyclohexanol via Oxidisation; from Butadiene via Carbonylation; and from Cyclohexene via Oxidative Cleavage

While producing Adipic Acid via oxidisation of cyclohexanol and cyclohexanone (together known as KA oil), cyclohexanol is first converted to the ketone, which releases nitrous acid. At last, KA oil is oxidised with the help of nitric acid to finally produce Adipic Acid through a multistep pathway.


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