Formaldehyde Price Trends

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

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

About Formaldehyde:

Formaldehyde in appearance is basically a colourless gas that is prepared from methanol. It is utilised as an antiseptic, disinfectant, and general-purpose chemical reagent for laboratory applications. It has a pungent odour. Formaldehyde is a chemical compound that is readily miscible in water and gets distributed as a 37% solution in water; formalin, a 10% solution of formaldehyde in water, is utilised as a disinfectant and to preserve biological specimens.
Chemical Formula of Formaldehyde:

  • CH2O  


  • 50-00-0
  • Methanal
  • Formalin
  • Formol
  • Methyl aldehyde

Molecular Weight

  • 30.026 g/mol

Industrial Uses:    

  • Formaldehyde resins
  • Chemical intermediate
  • Fabrics
  • Automobiles
  • Electrical systems
  • Moulded products
  • Analytical reagent in agriculture
  • Concrete and plaster additives
  • Cosmetics
  • Disinfectants
  • Wood preservation
  • Urea-formaldehyde resins
  • Building insulation
  • Sanitary paper products 

Production Processes:     

  • Production of Formaldehyde via Methanol; via Methane; and via Formox Process

To produce Formaldehyde from methanol, a procedure known as catalytic oxidation is performed. In this process, methanol is oxidised in the presence of a catalyst like silver metal or a mixture of an iron and vanadium oxides to finally obtain Formaldehyde. 

Procurement Resource also provides the production cost analysis of Formaldehyde.

Supplier Database

  • BASF SE 
  • Perstorp Holding AB
  • Alder S.p.A 
  • Celanese Corporation

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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).