Chloromethane Price Trend

Average chloromethane prices in the final quarter of 2021 was 1140 USD/MT. A considerable share of the chloromethane produced is used to make chemical intermediates such as methyl chlorosilanes. Silicone fluids are manufactured using these methyl chlorosilanes. Silicone fluids derived from chloromethane are utilised in a variety of products, including antifoaming agents, releasing agents, and light-duty lubricants, as well as speciality chemicals for consumer goods (cosmetics, furniture polishes, auto polishes, and paper coatings). The market for chloromethane has been rising in nations like China, India, Japan, and South Korea, owing to rising demand from various end-user industries.

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

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

About Chloromethane

Chloromethane is an organic molecule which is commonly known as methyl chloride, Refrigerant-40, R-40, or HCC 40. It is a colorless, odorless, and combustible gas that belongs to the haloalkane. Although it is rarely seen in consumer items, methyl chloride is an important reagent in industrial chemistry and was once used as a refrigerant.

Chemical Formula:

  • CH3Cl


  • Chloromethane
  • Refrigerant-40
  • R-40
  • Methyl chloride
  • Monochloromethane

Molecular Weight:

  • 50.49 g/mol

Industrial Uses:

  • Silicones
  • Agriculture Chemicals
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Chemical Intermediate
  • Personal Care

Production Processes:

  • Chloromethane Production from Methanol

Chloromethane is commercially generated by processing methanol with hydrochloric acid or hydrogen chloride, by processing a combination of methane and chlorine at high temperatures, a lower quantity of chloromethane is created.

Supplier Database:

  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation
  • AGC Chemicals
  • Gujarat Alkalies and Chemical Limited
  • Nouryon

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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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