Butyl Glycol Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Market Overview

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

Butyl Glycol Price Trend for the H1 of 2023


In the first quarter of 2023, the price trend of butyl glycol inclined as the positive demand dynamics of the downstream sector and costly imports from the European region raised the prices of butyl glycol. The level of stockpiles in the region also declined as the demand depleted the product's availability in the market, and some manufacturers and traders struggled to meet the demand.

However, in the second quarter, the price trend began to decline as the cost support from the raw material prices began to fall. In addition to this, the demand for the product also remained stagnant, and producers had to cut down their operation rates to curb the falling demand that caused the downfall of the prices of butyl glycol.


In the first two quarters of 2023, the price trend of butyl glycol followed a southward trajectory as the region suffered from the dooming shadows of recession and slow trade in the region. Further, the exports from the region also remained low. Additionally, the crude oil and petrochemical industries saw volatility in their market, and downstream industries also struggled to keep their demand at usual levels, which ultimately led to a fall in the prices of butyl glycol.

North America

Weak market fundamentals and a significant level of inventories in the region led to the rise in market uncertainties in the North American region. In addition, the producers also had to reduce their production output and price quotations in view of the market conditions.

The trade activities in the region also slowed down, and due to the reduced number of offtakes from commercial and household cleaning products, the butyl glycol market was caused to move southwards.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trends for butyl glycol are estimated to showcase a fluctuating trend as the global market dynamics seem weak, and the demand from the end-user sector also appears to be stagnant.

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Butyl glycol, commonly referred to as 2-butoxyethanol, has the molecular formula C4H9OCH2CH2OH. It has a light, sweet scent and is a transparent, colorless liquid. In numerous industrial applications, including paints, coatings, cleaning supplies, and chemical processing where it is frequently employed as a solvent. It has great dissolving capabilities, which make it excellent in mixing and dissolving various substances. However, because of the potential health risks, it should be treated carefully.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Butyl Glycol
Chemical Formula C6H14O2
Industrial Uses Cleaning products, Metal cleaning surfaces, Printing inks, Paints and coatings
HS Code 29094900
Molecular weight 118.17 g/mol
Synonyms Butoxyethanol, 2-butoxyethanol
CAS Number 111-76-2
Supplier Database Nippon Nyukazai Co Ltd, Sasol Ltd, Lyondell Basell industries N.V., Eastman Chemical Corporation, Asia Pacific Petrochemicals Co Ltd, Dow Chemical Company, BASF SE, INEOS
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

In ethoxylation, ethylene oxide is reacted with any regular alcohol, like butanol, in the presence of a catalyst. If the ratio of ethylene oxide to n-butanol exceeds 1, di- or tri-ethylene glycol monoethers may be produced. The contaminants are subsequently taken out of the mixture, which is then cleansed and collected.


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