ATMP Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

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

ATMP Price Trend for the Second Half of 2023


After a rough run in the second quarter, the prices of ATMP faced northwards in the third quarter of 2023. This sudden improvement in the market dynamics was based on the gradual inclination in the cost of feedstock materials owing to the changes shown by the global trade of fertilizers.

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As the major fertilizer-producing nations increased their customer base, the influx of fertilizers during the peak planting seasons helped avoid the drying of inventories and maintain a sleek balance of supply and demand. However, this momentum was not translated in the fourth quarter and the prices again fell. This was in order to the climatic changes being tolerated by the agricultural community and the disruption of the normal planting calendar.


Similar to the Asian countries, the rising demand for fertilizers exerted a positive influence on the ATMP market during the third quarter of 2023. Additionally, Asian imports, particularly from China, were quoted at higher prices in the German market, leading to a spike in the ATMP price trend. However, the downward trend in the fourth quarter quickly overturned the progress made by the market in the previous quarter. This was due to the limited demand from the farming sector and excessive rise in the cost of production.

North America

A notable rise in the price trend of ATMP was observed during Q3 of 2023. In North America too, the fertilizer and downstream agricultural product producing sector supported the uptick in the prices during the third quarter. Along with this, the rise in the cost of feedstock chemicals and the influx of costly Chinese imports overall maintained the prices of ATMP over the bar. But the growth rate in the next quarter was only mild and in view of several economic challenges, the prices of ATMP declined consistently throughout the quarter.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of ATMP is estimated to witness slight stagnation in the overall market momentum as the production rate of ATMP might balance out the demand from the downstream industries in the upcoming months.

ATMP Price Trend for the First Half of 2023


The Asian ATMP (Amino Trimethylene Phosphonic Acid) market witnessed very mixed price patterns in the first half of 2023. Prices depended on the feedstock phosphorous acid and ammonium chloride prices and the demands from downstream construction, coating, and dyeing sectors. ATMP prices were stable for most of the first quarter, but a falling pattern was visible in the second quarter as the market became saturated and demands dipped. Overall, an oscillating price trend for ATMP (Amino Trimethylene Phosphonic Acid) was observed in the Asian market.


The European ATMP (Amino Trimethylene Phosphonic Acid) market showed low swinging patterns in the said period. The struggling European economies had a hard time with downstream construction and other sectors, which, coupled with falling feedstock prices, contributed to the declining price trend. Further, the improved freight conditions and restored supply chains amidst low demands aided the downward trajectory for ATMP prices.

North America

The North American ATMP (Amino Trimethylene Phosphonic Acid) prices mimicked the trend seen in the European market and remained fluctuating throughout the period of discussion. After the restoration of trade routes and industrial revival in China, cheaper Asian imports were accessible. Further, the falling prices of phosphorous contributed to a lower wavering price pattern.

Analyst Insight

According to the Procurement Resource, the ATMP (Amino Trimethylene Phosphonic Acid) prices are expected to fluctuate as the supply-demand dynamics do not appear to be changing soon, and upstream prices also do not seem to be providing much cost support.

Amino Trimethylene Phosphonic Acid (ATMP) Price Trend for the Second Half of 2022


The price trend for ATMP registered a mixed trajectory during H2 2022. The third quarter started with the same momentum as Q2 with stable demands and high feedstock prices. The high prices of phosphoric acid and phosphate rock coupled with temporary industrial shutdowns, and power rationing norms caused the ATMP prices to inflate in the Chinese domestic market. However, towards the end of Q4, the market dynamics stabilized as trade and freight normalisation took place thereby plateauing the ATMP price trend.


The European market followed the same pricing patterns as its Asian counterpart. The third quarter witnessed a rise in prices whereas the fourth quarter observed a price normalization. During the third quarter supply chains stabilized and cheap Chinese imports also started entering the market causing the buyers to anticipate healthy price trend for ATMP. Contrary to this popular belief the prices saw a stagnant phase considering the economic backlash, contracting purchasing power and poor demand which did not let the market recover.

North America

ATMP price trend for the US domestic market fluctuated throughout the concerned period. After a strong run in H1, owing to high feedstock prices and freight charges, H2 witnessed a resumption in supply chains and feedstock availability.  But the market demands didn’t rise much, swinging the price trend for ATMP towards the lower end of the scale.

Analyst insight

According to Procurement Resource, ATMP prices are likely to remain volatile in the coming months considering the current market dynamics. Amid the economic crisis, the downstream demand will remain the main determining factor for price fluctuations.

Amino Trimethylene Phosphonic Acid Price Trend For the First Half of 2022


The Russian invasion of Ukraine, which started in the last week of February, produced disastrous effects on the world’s economic flows. The economic backlash unleashed reiterated itself across all the spheres of life. The western sanctions against Russia created a massive void in the global supply of fertilizers and minerals, thereby escalating the prices of phosphate rock and phosphoric acid.

The price of feedstock phosphoric acid averaged 11500 RMB/MT in March 2022. However, the prices of ATMP relaxed a bit in the second quarter as the costs of raw materials settled along with the muted market sentiment. The prices of feedstock phosphoric acid averaged 10633.33 RMB/MT in June 2022. The prices of feedstock formaldehyde averaged 1260-1320 RMB/MT in Shandong, China. Hence, the price trend of ATMP remained anchored throughout the first half of the said year.


In line with its Asian counterpart, the prices of ATMP stood firm in the European market. The prices of feedstock phosphoric acid have increased around 3-4 times than the 2021 levels. The prices of formaldehyde and ammonia remained strong despite the trade bottlenecks.

North America

The feedstock prices remained strong owing to the raised production costs, freight charges and the robust demand from the downstream sectors. Hence, the price of ATMP remained stable in the US domestic market.

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ATMP or Amino Trimethylene Phosphonic Acid is basically known as a phosphonic acid. It is synthesised with the Mannich-type reaction of ammonia, formaldehyde, and phosphorous acid, in a manner quite alike to the Kabachnik–Fields reaction. It has excellent chelation, low threshold inhibition and lattice distortion ability. In water system, it can prevent scale formation, particularly for calcium carbonate and is thus, widely used in in recirculated cooling water systems for power station, oil field, central air-conditioning, etc.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Amino Trimethylene Phosphonic Acid
Industrial Uses Chelanting agent, Corrosion Inhibitor, Anti-Scaling Agent, Intermediates, Lubricants, Lubricant Additive, Surface Active Agent, Woven and dyeing industry, Water systems (for cooling)
Chemical Formula C3H12NO9P3 or N(CH2PO3H2)3
Synonyms 6419-19-8, (Nitrilotris(methylene)) triphosphonic acid, Tris(phosphonomethyl) amine, Aminotrimethylene phosphonic acid
Molecular Weight 299.05g/mol
Supplier Database Shandong Taihe Water Treatment Technologies Co., Ltd, AVA Chemicals Private Limited, Zschimmer & Schwarz, Shandong IRO Water Treatment Co., Ltd, Zaozhuang Dongtao Chemical Technology Co.,Ltd, Zaozhuang Kerui Chemicals Co.,ltd, Zeel Product
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 ATMP via Phosphorus Acid

To produce ATMP via Phosphorus Acid, Mannich type reaction synthesis route is utilised. In this process, phosphorus acid reacts with ammonium chloride at appropriate temperature while formaldehyde is mixed to the reaction vessel. Finally, ATMP is produced by separating HCL and unreacted ammonium.


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