Butyric Acid Price Trend and Forecast

Butyric Acid Regional Price Overview

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


Butyric Acid Price Trend for the Q1 of 2024


The downstream industries struggled to sustain in the first quarter of 2024, which was well reflected in the pricing trajectory of butyric acid. These industries experienced month-on-month variations in their sales figures, resulting in an oscillating trajectory of butyric acid price trends.

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Butyric Acid Price Trends and Forecast

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Additionally, the food industry experienced a sudden rise in inflationary pressure and a slowing down of consumer purchasing activities, which exerted a negative influence on the pricing trajectory of butyric acid. Further, the newly proposed drug policy in Taiwan, setting of an upper limit on pharmaceutical pricing in India and several other Asian countries prompted the pharmaceutical giants to raise their price quotations of some drugs, capping the prices of others, thus limiting the procurement rate of butyric acid during the Q1 of 2024.


In Germany, a number of chemical manufacturers, such as OQ Chemicals and Eastman Chemical Company, announced force majeure due to operational disruption at the raw material supplier front. Further, an abrupt shutdown of several production plants amid supply constraints and a consistent rise in the cost of production also raised the concerns of the manufacturing as well as the trading sector.

Additionally, the market also experienced a sudden incline in the cost of imports, particularly from the Asian countries, as the time duration of the arrival of shipments increased by almost 2-3 weeks due to the re-routing of the Red Sea route. On the demand side, the downstream industries functioned under the pressure of rising inflation and inclining bank interest rates, extending only limited support to the butyric acid price trend.

North America

In North America, the sudden rise in pharmaceutical product pricing carried forward from the previous quarter asserted a significant influence on the pricing trajectory of butyric acid in the first quarter of 2024.

Similar to the European countries, the region also experienced a significant incline in the cost of raw materials. Additionally, a subsequent rise in the prices of crude oil raised the operational costs by a significant margin and thus supported the uptrend in the pricing trajectory of butyric acid. However, the demand for the commodity, aside from the pharmaceutical industry, remained subdued in the region, raising the skepticism of the traders and limiting the growth outlook of the butyric acid market.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Butyric Acid is expected to be based on the market fundamentals of downstream industries and the pricing trajectory of feedstock chemicals and crude oil in the forthcoming quarters.

Butyric Acid Price Trend for the October - December of 2023

Product Category Region Price Time Period
Butyric Acid Chemicals USA USD 1400/MT March 2024
Butyric Acid Chemicals Europe USD 1800/MT March 2024

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The food and pharmaceutical industries performed relatively well as compared to the end quarters of 2023, which somewhat stabilized the butyric acid price trend in the fourth quarter of 2023. However, the weak condition of the domestic economy and rising uncertainties in the overseas industries posed a challenge for the traders and the export-import balance of the region. On the other hand, the fluctuations in the cost of raw materials pushed the butyric acid price trend in an oscillating trajectory during the last quarter of 2023.


The butyric acid price trend in the European countries experienced oscillations as the prices fluctuated monthly. The traders pointed out that the downstream industries presented a lesser number of queries during the fourth quarter of 2023, which translated to a low number of sales and, in turn, a decline in the butyric acid price trend. Further, the economic conditions of the region bore the ill consequences of the Russia-Ukraine and Israel-Hamas crises and thus failed to extend any support to the butyric acid price trend.

North America

The US Butyric Acid market witnessed a sliding trend in its prices due to weakened demand from downstream sectors. In view of this poor rate of procurement, the manufacturers had to reduce operational activities. On the other hand, the supply chains worked efficiently amid weaker demand, leading to increased material availability. This caused an overall disruption in the delicate balance between supply and demand dynamics. Additionally, towards the end of the quarter, the raw material propylene's stable nature helped the butyric acid price trend to gain some stagnancy.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Butyric Acid will adhere to the circumstances presented by the demand from the downstream industries and the global economy.

Butyric Acid Price Trend for the July - September of 2023


In the Asia Pacific countries, the prices of butyric acid witnessed a steep decline as the downstream industries failed to give the market the necessary push. Among the downstream sectors, the food and beverages and pharmaceuticals sector faced turbulence in their market demands, which resulted in the decline in the butyric acid price graph. In addition, the growth further de-escalated due to the weak economic momentum, contraction of the manufacturing sector, and excess influx of material in the region.


The first month of the third quarter struggled with the sluggish operations of the downstream industries and the manufacturing activities, leading to the downfall in the prices of butyric acid.

In view of the poor demand, the traders had to reduce their production outputs, hurting the overall sentiments of the butyric acid price trend. However, in the latter half, with the rise in cost of production and depletion in inventory levels, the trajectory of the butyric acid price graph started to improve. During this phase, the supply chains took a weak tone and thus supported in rise in the butyric acid price trend.

North America

In North America, the prices of butyric acid faced several challenges that resulted in its feeble performance. Here, the butyric acid regional prices suffered from the plunging economic conditions and consistently rising interest rates, leading to the fall in the butyric acid prices. The decline was much steeper in the second half of the quarter, where disruptions in the supply chains and falling global dynamics escalated the downfall of the butyric acid price trend.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Butyric Acid are estimated to struggle with poor demand from the downstream industries and weak conditions of the global economy.

Butyric Acid Price Trend for the First Half of 2023


During the initial months of the first quarter, butyric acid prices dipped due to the feeble market movement of cosmetics and related industries. But after the stretch of the Lunar holidays, the purchasing potential of buyers inclined, which drove the demand for butyric acid in the region.

The downstream inquiries continued to keep the price afloat till the middle of the second quarter. In the last phase of this quarter, procurement of butyric acid from the pharma and food processing industries reduced significantly, and the depreciating economy also played its role in pushing the price trend of butyric acid in the negative direction.


In the European market, the first quarter proved to be favorable in terms of butyric acid prices. The cosmetics and other related sectors presented consistent demand, which supported the rising trend of butyric acid prices. However, in the second quarter, the pharma, food processing, and chemical industries performed weakly amid the rising pressure of inflation and hikes in interest rates. In the French market, the declining trend adopted by several businesses and the elevation in production costs further hampered the price trend of butyric acid.

North America

In North America, the price trend oscillated in the first quarter of 2023 and then witnessed a steep decline in the second quarter. The high cost of production of propylene, along with growth in the downstream market, provided the required assistance to the price trend of butyric acid in Q1. However, the second quarter struggled with the ample availability of the product, declining fresh orders, and the low appetite of consumers.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of butyric acid is estimated to showcase a receding trend as the demand from the end user industries and sliding economic conditions will likely affect the butyric acid market.

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About Butyric Acid

Butyric acid is a short-chain fatty acid with the chemical formula C4H8O2. It is a colorless, oily liquid with a strong, pungent odor reminiscent of rancid butter. Naturally occurring in dairy products and some animal fats, it plays a role in flavor and aroma. Butyric acid has applications in food and fragrance industries, animal feed additives, and potential pharmaceutical and industrial uses. It is notable for its distinct scent and its contributions to various biological and industrial processes.

Butyric Acid Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Butyric Acid
Chemical formula C4H8O2
Industrial Uses Food and flavors, Microbial production, Wastewater treatment, Biodegradable plastics, Plasticizers, Animal Feed
HS Code 291560
CAS Number 107-92-6
Molecular weight 88.11 g/mol
Supplier Database Eastman Chemical Company, Perstorp Holding AB, Merck KGaA, Tokyo Chemical Industry Co Ltd, OQ Chemicals GmbH
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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Butyric Acid Production Processes

At around 100°C, the oxidation reaction of the aqueous solution of butyraldehyde produces butyric acid.


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