HEDP (Etidronic Acid) Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of HEDP (Etidronic Acid) in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

Etidronic Acid (HEDP) Price Trend for the Second Half of 2022


The market of Etidronic acid depended upon the prices of its feedstocks i.e., phosphorous trichloride and acetic acid. The price trend of phosphorous acid and acetic acid declined in the second half of 2022. The decline was majorly attributed to the low demand and trade disruptions due to the surge in covid cases. The sluggish behaviour of the market and the shutdown of various acetic acid-producing plants fueled the declining price trend of Etidronic acid.


In Europe, the commodity suffered from low downstream demand and unpredictable natural gas production costs. The prices of feedstock materials were on the lower side as compared to the previous quarters. The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war further disrupted the trade order and the consumers remained silent as the downstream demand declined in the region. The acetic acid market was adversely affected as its availability suffered from uncertain supply and logistics challenges. Thus, the price trend of Etidronic acid followed a downward trajectory in the last two quarters of 2022.

North America

In North America, manufacturing and industrial activities took a hit as the cost of crude oil and natural gas soared in the region, and with the sanctions imposed by the West on Russian supplies, the situation became much more dire. Phosphorous trichloride prices fell in the region due to the complete shutdown of major factories leading to a slump in the region’s supply. The low level of new orders further aided this decline.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the prices of Etidronic Acid are expected to oscillate in the upcoming quarter. The feedstock material, production, and energy costs are estimated to determine the direction in which the price trend of Etidronic acid will move.

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HEDP or Etidronic acid is a 1,1-bis (phosphonic acid), which is an (ethane-1,1-diyl) bis(phosphonic acid) with a hydroxy substituent at the 1-position. It inhibits the formation, growth, as well as the dissolution of hydroxyapatite crystals by chemisorption to calcium phosphate surfaces. This bisphosphonate is used in medication. It plays a role as a bone density conservation agent, a chelator and an antineoplastic agent.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name HEDP
Industrial Uses Medication, Detergents, Cosmetics, Water Treatment Agent, Chelating agent and antioxidant
Chemical Formula C2H8O7P2
Synonyms 2809-21-4, etidronate, 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid
Molecular Weight 206.03 g/mol
Supplier Database Zschimmer & Schwarz, Shandong Taihe Water Treatment Technologies Co., Ltd., Zhonglan Industry Co., Ltd, Acuro Organics Limited, Ava Chemicals Private Limited, Innova Corporate (India)
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 Process

  • Production of HEDP via reaction of Phosphorus Trichloride

In order to produce HEDP or Etidronic Acid, a reaction takes place between phosphorus trichloride and acetic acid in water that helps it in converting into phosphorus acid. After the conversion, it further reacts with the acetic anhydride in a vessel to finally produce HEDP.


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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