Bromine Price Trend

In January 2022, the bromine market price was recorded at 10521 USD/MT in China. In 2021, the price of bromine was in the range of 6530 to 10521 USD/MT in December, 10655 USD/MT in November, and 10935 USD/MT in October. Because of its widespread use in both household and industrial applications, bromine compounds saw a considerable increase in demand as a flame retardant. In addition, with uses in consumer electronics such as computers, mobile phones, and television, demand for brominated flame retardants had skyrocketed. Because of its use in drilling wells in the oil and gas industry to prevent wellbore and productive zone damage, the demand for brine fluids had increased significantly.

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

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

About Bromine

Bromine is a chemical element having atomic number 35. A naturally occurring element, it is the third-lightest member of the halogen series in the periodic table. At room temperature, it appears as a fuming red-brown liquid with a pungent odour that evaporates quickly to produce a similar coloured gas. Its properties are intermediate between the two adjacent halogens, that is, chlorine and iodine. Elemental Bromine is represented by the symbol Br. Commercially, the element is extracted from brine pools across several nations, including the US and others.

Chemical Formula:

  • Br2

Synonyms:

  • 7726-95-6
  • Br

Molecular Weight:    

  • 79.904 g/mol

Industrial Uses

  • Chemical intermediate 
  • Fuel additives and fire retardants
  • Pesticides
  • Oil well drilling fluids
  • Brominating agent
  • Water and surface disinfectant
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Bleaching agent

Production Processes

  • Production of Bromine via Extraction and Purification

Bromine is more abundant in the oceans, and salt lakes and brine wells also have higher bromine concentrations. Thus, Bromine is extracted from these sources due to its economic feasibility. In order to liberate Bromine, the process of halogen exchange is utilised, which involves the use of chlorine gas to produce Br2. It is then separated with a blast of steam or air, followed by condensation and purification. 

Supplier Database

  • ICL Group Ltd
  • Albemarle Corporation
  • Lanxess AG
  • Tosoh Corporation
  • Tata Chemicals Ltd

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Methodology

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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