Citric Acid Price Trends

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

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


Citric acid (citrate) is basically a weak acid, which is formed in the tricarboxylic acid cycle. Citric acid is utilised as an excipient in pharmaceutical preparations simply because of its antioxidant properties. It is found in citrus fruits. It is known for stability of its active ingredients, and thus, is widely utilised as a preservative.

Chemical Formula of Citric Acid

  • C6H8O7    


  • 77-92-9
  • 2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid
  • Citric acid, anhydrous
  • Citrate
  • Anhydrous citric acid

Molecular Weight

  • 192.12g/mol

Industrial Uses

  • Food and beverage industry
  • Acidifier
  • Flavouring agent
  • Chelating agent
  • Antioxidant
  • Cosmetics and personal care industry
  • Fragrance and air fresheners
  • Pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements
  • Plating agents and surface treating agent
  • Oxidising/reducing agent

Production Process

  • Production of Citric Acid via Surface Fermentation; via Submerged Fermentation; and via Solid State Fermentation

Surface fermentation is the process that is utilised for producing citric acid, with aspergillus along with rice bran or wet corn grains.

Procurement Resource also provides the production cost analysis of Citric Acid.

Supplier Database:    

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
  • Moellhausen S.P.A.
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • Tate & Lyle PLC
  • Jungbunzlauer Suisse AG
  • COFCO Biochemical (Anhui) Co., Ltd.
  • S.A. Citrique Belge N.V.
  • Acros Organics
  • Ing. Petr Švec - PENTA s.r.o.
  • Hemadri Chemicals

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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).