Bronopol Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

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

Bronopol Price Trend for the First Half of 2023


The Asian bronopol market witnessed fluctuating price trends. The prices mostly wavered on the lower side of the price curve. Bronopol prices closely followed the price fluctuations in its feedstocks, bromine, caustic soda, and nitric acid. Given the lowered prices of feedstocks, the upstream cost pressure was reduced considerably, thereby impacting the price trends for Bronopol.

Also, the restoration of trade routes and supply chains, along with eased freight situation, further contributed to bringing the production costs down. Some occasional and short-lived fluctuations were attributed to demand oscillations. But overall, reduced upstream costs and lowered demands dominated the market for bronopol.


In a similar run, the bronopol market in Europe, too, remained oscillating. The market was riddled with uncertainties in feedstock prices and erratic downstream demand. Even as the trade normalized, the traders were still skeptical of the purchase quantities. The arrival of cheaper products from China further aided the downfall of bronopol prices in the regional markets.

North America

The price trends for bronopol registered oscillating patterns in the US domestic market. The fall in feedstock prices amid bearish demands greatly impacted the bronopol prices. Further, the looming fear of recession and the failure of many banks in the USA caused balking of buyers, given their reduced confidence in the market.

Analyst Insight

According to the Procurement Resource, the price trends for Bronopol are expected to remain volatile in the coming quarter. Given the current supply-demand dynamics, the market will strive for equilibrium, given the other variables held constant.

Bronopol Price Trend for the Second Half of 2022


Bronopol prices registered an oscillating run in H2 2022, based on the prices of its feedstocks such as bromine, nitric acid, and caustic soda (NaOH). During the initial months of H2, the Bronopol prices kept high attributing to the industrial shutdown in China and supply chain tribulations.

But soon these high prices led to demand destruction hampering the price trends for Bronopol. Even when the trade and transport restrictions stabilized, no significant impact was seen on the prices. Consumer demand too didn’t support the market dynamics. Global inflation also had a role to play in dampened demands.


With a major conflict in its background, Europe suffered an economic backlash leading to an acute energy crisis which gave rise to runaway inflation. Prices of all commodities rose to astounding levels. Initially, the prices of Bronopol increased given the supply disruptions, sufficient demand, and temporary industrial shutdowns. But soon these high prices affected the buyer’s confidence in the market further dampening the demand. Hence, due to the falling demand the price trends for Bronopol shifted towards the negative side of the scale.

North America

The US domestic market mimicked the global outlook. Initially, the prices were stable given the supply disruptions, low inventories, and sufficient end-user demands. However, soon the prices began to fall as the pricing fundamentals were affected by the reduced offtakes, hiked interest rates and looming clouds of recession.

Analyst Insight

According to the Procurement Resource, the Bronopol prices are likely to remain volatile in the coming quarter given the current economic conditions. As the demand rebounds and supply channels are cleared, the prices are expected to stabilize.

Bronopol Price Trend For the First Half of 2022


Bronopol is industrially obtained via the reaction of sodium hydroxide, calcium chloride, nitromethane, and liquid bromine. During the first quarter, the price of feedstock NaOH exhibited an upwards trend averaging 517 USD/MT FOB Qingdao. Similarly, the prices of feedstock bromine (8876 USD/MT FOB Qingdao ) and nitric acid followed in a similar manner. These high prices owing to the surging crude oil prices, caused the price trends for Bronopol to strengthen in the domestic market.

The bronopol prices registered an oscillating trend in the second quarter. While feedstock NaOH and nitric acid prices increased due to the increased demand from the fertilizer industry, the prices of bromine suffered. Also, the cautious buying attitude of buyers caused the price trends of bronopol to dip slightly; however, it stabilized towards the end of the said quarter.


The European market exhibited a similar price trend for Bronopol compared to its Asian counterpart. The price of feedstock NaOH ( 711 USD/MT FOB Hamburg)  and nitric acid (420 USD/MT FOB Hamburg) remained strong in the first half, whereas the prices of bromine suffered.

North America

The prices of Bronopol remained anchored in the US domestic market owing to the surging feedstock costs and robust demand from the downstream pharmaceutical industries. The price of feedstock NaOH averaged 626 USD/MT while that of nitric acid averaged 350 USD/MT FOB New York.

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An organic substance called bronopol is employed as an antimicrobial. Despite commercial samples appearing yellow, it is a white solid. Bronopol gained popularity as a preservative in a variety of consumer goods, including shampoos and cosmetics, due to its low mammalian toxicity at in-use levels and high activity against bacteria, especially Gram-negative species. Other industrial settings, including paper mills, oil exploration and production facilities, as well as cooling water disinfection plants, subsequently adopted it as an antimicrobial.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Bronopol
HS CODE 29051990
CAS Number 52-51-7
Industrial Uses Pulp and Paper Industry, Air conditioning/humidifying systems, Paint Industry, Adhesives Industry, Microbiocide/microbiostat in oil field systems
Chemical Formula C3H6BrNO4
Synonyms 2-bromo-2-nitro-1,3-propanediol, Bronosol
Molecular Weight 199.989 g/mol
Supplier Database BASF, Fujian Shaowu, Gayathri Chemicals and Agencies, The Dow Chemical Company, Symbolic Pharma, Shanghai Rich Chemicals, Sharon laboratories
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 Bronopol from Sodium Hydroxide

The reaction of caustic soda, calcium chloride, nitromethane and liquid bromine takes place at cold temperatures in order to yield bronopol.


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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