Dicyclopentadiene Price Trend and Forecast

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Dicyclopentadiene Price Trend for the Second Half of 2023


Dicyclopentadiene prices continued to waver during the second half of the year 2023. Following the prices of its feedstock material, naphtha, the dicyclopentadiene prices too traversed unevenly during the said period. Since the coating and painting industry was still struggling at the beginning of the third quarter, the prices kept at the lower level of the curve in July in the Asian markets. However, as time progressed, the dicyclopentadiene market started picking up by the middle of the third quarter. This change occurred as OPEC+ decided to stabilize the energy market, which impacted the feedstock naphtha prices.

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These rising upstream costs put the cyclopentadiene market in a relatively better position, and the subtle growth of the cyclopentadiene price graph continued till the middle of the fourth quarter despite the downstream demands staying humble. However, the prices again shifted southward in the latter half of the last quarter as the upstream costs started to falter and ended the year on a lower note.


The European price trend for cyclopentadiene was very mixed during the discussed duration. The prices were observed to be behaving differently in both the given quarters. The market performed better in the third quarter compared to the fourth; this was majorly attributed to a higher performance of the downstream construction industry in the former quarter. Due to heavy winter and Christmas holidays, the construction industry saw a dip in demand in the later months of the last quarter. So, the cyclopentadiene prices also plunged in the later months. Overall, mixed market sentiments were witnessed.

North America

The North American price patterns for the second half of 2023 closely coincided with their Asian counterparts as the prices varied during both quarters here as well. The market started slow and picked up mid-way around September’23. However, the Panama Canal restrictions and the Israeli war gave a huge blow to the shipping industry, which impacted global trade and strained the inventories in the US market, pushing the cyclopentadiene prices down in the last quarter, yielding a wavering price trend.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, Cyclopentadiene price trends are likely to remain low swinging for some time in the coming months. The demands will pick up slowly; thus, the cyclopentadiene market will also take time to improve.

Dicyclopentadiene Price Trend for the First Half of 2023


In the production of dicyclopentadiene, naphtha serves as a raw material, and thus, the price trend of dicyclopentadiene is guided by the market activities of naphtha. In the first quarter of 2023, the feedstock sector performed well as its demand from the downstream industries was strong, and the rising cost of crude oils also supported the growth in the prices of dicyclopentadiene.

The quarter also witnessed a rise in the cost of imports, which in turn increased the prices of imports from several overseas players. However, the feedstock market declined in the second quarter, with a fall in demand from the downstream industries and the falling cost of crude oils. The depreciation in the process was also caused by the oversupply of products in the region, and thus, the price trend of dicyclopentadiene fell steadily in the Asia-Pacific region.


The purchasing potential of buyers faced northwards in the first quarter of 2023 supported the rise in the prices of dicyclopentadiene. The demand for feedstock materials also saw a positive incline, and with the easing of the cost of crude oil, especially in the German markets, the price trend of dicyclopentadiene moved with positive momentum. However, the second quarter was not as favorable for the growth of the dicyclopentadiene market as it witnessed a drastic decline in the prices of feedstocks that negatively impacted the growth of the dicyclopentadiene price trend. The major cause of this decline was a negative movement of crude oil prices that lowered the production costs and, in turn, the price trend of dicyclopentadiene.

North America

An inclining trajectory in the prices of naphtha feedstock was witnessed in the first quarter of 2023, which resulted in the rise in the prices of dicyclopentadiene. In addition to this, the quarter was also supported by rising demand and the high number of inquiries from the downstream industries in both domestic and international markets. However, as observed in the European and Asia-Pacific industries, the price trend of feedstocks declined significantly in the second quarter, which had an adverse effect on the prices of dicyclopentadiene. The North American markets moved weakly during this quarter and went through a huge economic turmoil that resulted in the decline of crude oil costs and, eventually, the price trend of dicyclopentadiene.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Dicyclopentadiene is estimated to showcase a mixed trajectory as the prices of dicyclopentadiene will only improve if the cost of crude oil and demand from downstream show a positive momentum.

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Dicyclopentadiene is a liquid with an unpleasant smell. It is a white, brittle wax at room temperature, though lesser purity samples might be liquids with a straw colour. Less pure samples have a more overtly unpleasant odour, with the pure substance having a scent that is somewhat reminiscent of soy wax or camphor. Resins, in particular unsaturated polyester resins, are the main use. Inks, adhesives, and paints all employ it as well.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Dicyclopentadiene
HS CODE 29029090
CAS Number 77-73-6
Industrial Uses Production of EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) elastomers, Production of paints and varnishes, Production of hydrocarbon resins and unsaturated polyester resins, Production of insecticides
Chemical Formula C10H12
Synonyms Cyclopentadiene dimer, Biscyclopentadiene
Molecular Weight 132.20 g/mol
Supplier Database Exxon Mobil Corporation, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Cymetech Corporation, Nova Chemicals Corporation, Tokyo Chemical Industry CO.LTD (TCI)
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

Production of Dicyclopentadiene from a Crude C5s Stream; via Distillation
In this method, dicyclopentadiene is produced from a crude C5s stream along with C5 raffinate is a by-product.


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