Cellulase Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

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

Cellulase Price Trend for the Year 2022

Cellulase is a lysing enzyme which breaks down cellulose. Hence, it is extensively used in pulp and paper processing industries. The price trends for cellulase are heavily dependent on the demand from downstream paper industries.

Cellulase showcased a mixed price pattern throughout the year 2022. In the first half of 2022, the prices increased given the rise in upstream cost pressure and supply chain disruptions in the wake of the strict covid restrictions mandated by the Chinese government. The steady demand from downstream pulp industries helped to sustain these high prices. The same pricing outlook was seen in the European and US domestic markets with slight regional variations.

However soon these high prices took a toll on the consumption levels. The decreasing buyer’s confidence and rising speculations of a global recession caused the prices to suffer, and the market downsized. Even with the restoration of supply chains and removal of restrictions, no simultaneous rise in demand was seen. Hence, in the later H2, the price trends for cellulase were heavily demand dependent and kept towards the lower side of the scale.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trends for cellulase are expected to remain capricious in the coming months. Given the current inventories and erratic demand, the cellulase prices will take some time to stabilize.

For the Fourth Quarter of 2021


In India, demand for paper had reached pre-covid levels by the final quarter of 2021 as offices reopened after lockdowns due to the pandemic. The packaging sector grew by almost 10%. Paper prices rose as a consequence of the rise in input costs such as energy and chemical prices, as well as a rise in transportation costs.

Imported pulp prices rose heavily during the quarter, which was a rare event. The pulp prices stabilised a bit later on but were estimated to go up eventually. The rise in pulp prices was a result of the price rise in lumber, affecting cellulase prices as well.  

North America 

In the US, Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. announced that it will increase prices for all its cellulase products by at least 15-30% to help the company adjust for the impacts of cost inflation throughout its global supply chain. In the second half of 2021, the company experienced a marked increase in major components of its cellulase input costs such as freight, fibre, energy and chemicals and therefore increased the price of cellulase products to supplement ongoing costs.  

For First, Second and Third Quarters of 2021


The spot prices for pulp in Asia skyrocketed in the months of February and March. The spike in pulp prices was mostly due to an increase in freight costs due to ocean freight shortages. An surge in demand for at-home tissues, while demand for away-from-home tissues decreased owing to lockdown limitations, was another reason pushing up pricing. Paper towels and premium toilet tissues have seen a market change in China.


As a result of the rise in production costs, the Burgo group increased its graphic paper prices in Europe by 15%. Energy, chemicals, and pulp prices increased, which in turn increased the prices of paper. The rise in transportation costs from China and Asia in general also contributed to the price rise in Europe.

North America

In North America and Europe, several printing and writing mills experienced a shortage of pulp supply following the low demand in the previous year which had brought down the pulp prices.

For the Year 2020 


Increased pulp costs put pressure on the entire industry in Q4 of 2020, and it persisted into 2021, leading pulp prices in China to nearly quadruple. The Chinese market had grown pulp and paper consumption, with tissue and packaging/board growth driving strong demand in China. The pulp price in China was in the range of 550-700 USD/MT. Since cellulase is the basic component of paper and paperboard, the increase in pulp prices affected cellulase prices as well.

North America

In 2020, the pulp market had been hit hard by the low demand which brought down the prices of pulp. Several printing and writing mills in North America shut down temporarily or permanently as a response to the shift in demand dynamics.

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Cellulases are extremely important enzymes in both the industrial and natural worlds because they contribute significantly to the global carbon cycle by degrading insoluble cellulose to soluble sugars. Because there are seven different protein folds among the ten true cellulase families, cellulases are the most diverse class of enzymes that catalyse the hydrolysis of a single substrate. Endoglucanases, exocellulases, and processive endoglucanases are the three types of cellulases, each with its own mode of action and structure.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Cellulase
Industrial Uses Pulp and Paper, Textile, Bioethanol Industry, Wine and Brewery, Food Processing Industry, Animal Feed, Agricultural
Supplier Database Worthington Biochemical Corporation, Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC, Prozmix LLC, Amano enzyme U.S.A., Creative Enzymes, Amano Enzyme Inc., bioWORLD, Zhongbei Bio-Chem Industry Co., Ltd.
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

  • Cellulase Production via Fermentation of Fungi

Cellulase enzymes are manufactured industrially by fermenting highly developed strains of filamentous ascomycete fungi.


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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