Cyclohexane Price Trend

In Q4 of 2021, in Belgium, cyclohexane prices were recorded at 888 USD/MT in December and 1155 USD/MT in October. Due to a significant increase in the value of the raw material Benzene, the prices of Cyclohexane and Cyclopentane increased in the fourth quarter of 2021 in the North American region. In the United States, the market prognosis for cyclohexane and cyclopentane had improved, owing to increased demand from the adipic acid and caprolactam production industries. Furthermore, the spike in power, combined with fewer imports from China, wreaked havoc on the prices of cyclohexane and cyclopentane during this time period. Furthermore, the product's total pricing trend in the quarter was influenced by high freight charges. Because of a drop in demand from resins and rubber adhesives makers in Asia, cyclopentane prices fell. As a result, December Ex-Mumbai Cyclohexane prices were approximately USD 1307.05/MT, up USD 107.36/MT, while Cyclopentane 95 percent Ex Mumbai prices were around USD 3147.59/MT, down significantly. In Europe, Cyclohexane Ex-Works Nuremberg (Germany) rates were USD 1575/MT in December, an increase of 8% since October.

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

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

About Cyclohexane:

Cyclohexane, a cycloalkane, is a colourless liquid with a sweet, gasoline-like odour. The major application of Cyclohexane is in the production of adipic acid and caprolactam, which are precursors to nylon. Nylon is widely utilised to produce carpets, upholstery, furnishings and floor coverings, and conveyor belts, among others. Cyclohexane shows good solubility in ether, alcohol, and acetone. 

Chemical Formula:

  • C6H12

Synonyms:

  • 110-82-7
  • Hexanaphthene

Molecular Weight:

  • 84.162 g/mol

Industrial Uses:

  • Adipic acid
  • Caprolactam
  • Intermediates
  • Industrial Solvent

Production Processes:

  • Production of Cyclohexane via Hydrogenation of Benzene 

In order to produce Cyclohexane, benzene is used as the starting material. In this process, benzene is hydrogenated in the presence of a Raney nickel catalyst to finally produce Cyclohexane in a highly exothermic reaction.

Supplier Database:

  • BASF SE
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
  • ExxonMobil Chemical Holland B.V.
  • Henan GP Chemicals Co., Ltd.

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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).

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