Citral Price Trends

Procurement Resource provides latest prices of Citral. Each price database is tied to a user-friendly graphing tool dating back to 2014, which provides a range of functionalities: configuration of price series over user defined time period; comparison of product movements across countries; customisation of price currencies and unit; extraction of price data as excel files to be used offline.

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Chart Description

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

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

About Citral:

Citral is a clear yellow coloured liquid with a lemon-like odour. It is utilised to produce or make other chemicals. It can be found in the oils of various plants, such as lemon myrtle, lemongrass, lemon tea-tree and others. Being an aroma compound, it is extensively used in perfumery and as a flavouring agent for fortifying lemon oil. 

Chemical Formula of Citral

  • C10H16O

Synonyms:

  • 5392-40-5
  • 3,7-dimethyl-2,6-octadienal    
  • Lemonal
  • Geranialdehyde

Molecular Weight

  • 152.23 g/mol

Industrial Uses

  • Intermediates
  • Odour Agents
  • Flavouring and perfumery 
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages
  • Personal care products
  • Synthesis of vitamin A
  • Lycopene, ionone and methylionone

Production Processes

  • Production of Citral via Vapour-Phase Dehydrogenation of Geraniol; via Oxidation using Chromic Acid.; and via Distillation of Lemongrass Oil or Litsea Cubeba Oil

To produce Citral via vapour-phase dehydrogenation, geraniol or geraniol-nerol mixtures are used as the starting materials. In this process, the starting material is dehydrogenated in the presence of a catalyst such as copper under reduced pressure, which finally produces Citral. 

Supplier Database

  • BASF SE
  • Ernesto Ventós, S.A
  • Berjé Inc
  • Moellhausen S.p.A.
  • Robertet SA
  • Symrise AG
  • Takasago International Corporation

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Methodology

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).