Calcium Carbide Price Trend

Despite an improvement in the supply-demand imbalance, market sentiment for calcium carbide in the North American region remained depressed throughout the fourth quarter of 2021. This improvement could be linked to improved post-hurricane season output rates at manufacturing plants in the United States. The LME and worldwide markets for mining metals and chemicals, on the other hand, witnessed large drops. As a result, the offers were constantly dropping, and FOB Midwest (USA) negotiations for calcium carbide powder fell by 7.37 percent during the quarter, with prices finalised at 1130 USD/MT in December.

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

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


Calcium Carbide, also known as calcium acetylide, is basically a chemical compound. One of Its primary applications is its use in the manufacturing of acetylene and calcium cyanamide at industrial scale. In appearance, pure material of this chemical compound is colourless, however pieces of technical-grade Calcium Carbide are grey or brown in colour and consist of about 80–85% CaC2.

Chemical Formula of Calcium Carbide

  • CaC2    


  • 75-20-7
  • Calcium acetylide
  • Calcium ethynediide
  • Calcium percarbide
  • Calcium dicarbide     

Molecular Weight:

  • 64.099 g/mol

Industrial Uses

  • Solvent
  • Steelmaking
  • Acetylene gas
  • Carbide lamps
  • Fertiliser
  • Toy cannons

Production Process

  • Production of Calcium Carbide via Lime and Coke Mixture.

In order to produce Calcium Carbide via Lime and Coke an electric arc furnace is utilised where the mixture of lime and coke is burned around 2,200oC

Supplier Database:     

  • Acros Organics
  • Madhuraj Industrial Gases Pvt Ltd
  • Majufa Traders & Exporters

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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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