Hexene Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

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

Hexene Price Trend for the October - December of 2023


Hexene is a very potent petrochemical that is fundamentally derived from the oligomerization of other alkenes like ethylene. During the final quarter of the year 2023, the Asian Hexene market closely followed the price trend for its feedstock materials, ethylene, and crude oil. The Chinese market was observed to be performing better than the other major regional hexene markets. However, the prices were mostly observed to be tottering at the lower levels of the price graph. Overall, mixed market sentiments were observed for hexene during the said period.

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The European Hexene market trend were very similar to the Asian market trend during the given period of Q4’23. The prices here, too, depreciated marginally over the span of three months as the flooded inventory stocks guided the market trend negatively. A significant cut down in international trade because of the freight disturbances also pushed the market trend down.

North America

The North American hexene market also reflected the slowdown in the global hexene market as the prices here wavered at the lower side of the price curve for the majority of the discussed quarter. Decreased industrial activity because of the long holiday season in the latter part of the quarter also impacted the market behavior.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, not much improvement is expected in the Hexene price trend in the coming months as the present demands will take some time to improve.

Hexene Price Trend for the July-September of 2023


The Asian market exhibited mixed price trend for hexene during the third quarter of 2023. Owing to the bearish demands and weak trading activities, hexene prices struggled during the first half of Q3. Chinese manufacturing industries were still trying to revive after the long COVID shutdowns and economic turmoil inflicted, considering the ongoing geopolitical conflicts.

However, the prices revived towards the end of the third quarter, with OPEC+ and Russia announcing production cuts. This created supply shortages in the global market, causing the upstream cost pressure to increase. Hence, the high feedstock prices coupled with slowly inclining downstream demands caused the hexene price trend to incline in the second half of the third quarter.


The energy crisis unveiled by the economic backlash owing to the Russia-Ukraine war drastically affected the trading sentiments of the European markets. The runaway inflation and high production costs caused the market demands to decline. However, as the alternate trade routes were open, the trade normalized, and some demands returned to the market. Furthermore, the announcement of production cuts by the leading oil producers to stabilize the global oil economy affected the pricing fundamentals of all the petrochemicals and allied industries. The supply shortages, coupled with high feedstock prices and rising demands, caused the hexene prices to rise towards the end of Q3’23.

North America

In line with the global trend, the price graph for hexene fluctuated throughout the said quarter. Initially, the bleak demands with low operability rates affected the market fundamentals for hexene and allied sectors. However, with the production cuts, the supply chains got constricted, thereby affecting the market availability of the product, leading to high prices towards the end of the said quarter.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend for Hexene are likely to remain strong in the coming months, given the production cuts and the rise in demand owing to the approaching winter months.

Hexene Price Trend for the First Half of 2023


Hexene price trend in the first half of 2023 were driven by rising market offtakes. As the Chinese industries started reviving after Covid 19 lockdown, the downstream demand for Hexene from polymer, resins, and chemical industries started gaining momentum. Given this demand dynamic, the hexene prices have been oscillating on the higher end of the curve. Fluctuating crude oil prices also contributed to the wavering trend. Overall, positive market sentiments were observed.


The European Hexene market witnessed mixed price trend during H1 2023. Prices oscillated with a positive inclination attributed to increased demand from the downstream industries.

In January, prices had a slow start, given the market uncertainties. But as the demands started picking pace, suppliers started increasing orders, and the prices started catching up. The hexene market performed considerably well, given the high inflation and energy prices that the European economy struggled with. As the energy prices started stabilizing, the Hexene market, too, started stabilizing towards the end of Q2.

North America

American hexene market had a slow start with limited trade activities around the commodity, but the market gained momentum from the middle of the first quarter. Demands from the end consumer and downstream markets started rising, clearing up the existing inventories. Prices started picking pace, and suppliers started ordering more products. The market steadily turned positive, given the healthy momentum. Overall positive price trend for Hexene were observed in the said period.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the Hexene price trend are expected to continue the same growth pattern in the coming quarter. Good supply-demand dynamics are likely to positively impact the overall hexene market.

Hexene Price Trend for the Second Half of 2022


Asian market price trend for hexene during H2 2022 remained afloat. Incentivized crude oil imports from Russia to major Asian economies including India and China helped with upstream costs. But global inflation and power rationing in China affected the manufacturing sector severely. As demand dipped and upstream costs supported production, Hexene price trend kept on the lower side. A mixed kind of price trend behaviour was observed for hexene.


H2 2022 brought the wrath of an energy crisis and unforeseen inflation. Russia – Ukraine war in the European continent affected the region’s energy security very adversely. Costs of living heightened and the manufacturing sector took a major hit. The Hexene market downsized in Europe with bare demand. These situations led to a cut in production capacities. Asian imports too competed with the domestic market. Overall hexene price trend remained sluggish.

North America

Hexene prices in the North American region during H2 2022 observed a very mixed approach. A very uncertain supply-demand dynamic and feedstock tribulations kept a bearish life in the market.  Sluggish demands from the downstream and end-user markets didn’t help much in strengthening the market. The global economic slowdown had an impact on hexene price trend as well.

Analyst insight

According to Procurement Resource, hexene prices are expected to remain volatile in the coming months. Given the unsteady supply-demand dynamics amidst the fears of a looming recession, the prices will likely keep on the lower side till the demand rebounds.

Hexene Price Trend For the First Half of 2022


The raised crude oil and natural gas prices during the first quarter directly influenced the petrochemical prices. The increased upstream operating costs, port congestions, and supply shortages cause the prices of Hexene to inflate throughout the Asia-pacific region. During the first quarter, hexene prices averaged between 3300 USD/MT to 3140 USD/MT. In the second quarter, crude oil prices fell due to the global demand stability and supply enhancement; hence, hexene prices stabilized and plateaued.


The hexene prices initially soared due to the high crude oil prices and robust demand from the polyolefins market. The hexene prices averaged 3940 USD/MT during the first quarter. However, with the relaxation in the upstream operating costs and muted demand from the downstream LLDPE industry, hexene prices declined to an average of 3385 USD/MT in the second quarter.

North America

During the year's first half, the US domestic market registered an oscillating price trend for Hexene. Initially, the prices rose owing to the high upstream operating costs averaging 3595 USD/MT; however, the prices declined during the second quarter due to the muted market sentiments and the looming speculations of a global recession.

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Hexene is an organic compound belonging to the alkenes group. It consists of six carbon atoms in the chain with a double bond at the first position. It is a colorless liquid with a petroleum-like smell and is insoluble in water. Hexene is highly flammable and is a dangerous fire hazard. It is a common irritant, and prolonged exposure can cause nausea, dizziness, and even unconsciousness. It is used to synthesize polymers, resins, paints, dyes, etc.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Hexene
HS CODE 29012990
CAS Number 592-41-6
Industrial Uses Polymers, Chemical Intermediates, Paints/Coatings, Resins, Fuel Additives, Perfumes, Flavoring Agent
Chemical Formula C6H12
Synonyms 1-Hexene, n-Hexene, Hex-1-ene
Molecular Weight 84.16 g/mol
Supplier Database Royal Dutch Shell, SABIC, Linde Group, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Dow Chemical Company
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 Hexene from Sasol process; from Oligomerization of ethylene

In oligomerization, a monomer is converted into macromolecular complexes through a finite degree of polymerization. Ethylene molecules in the presence of a suitable catalyst are combined to form chains of an even number of atoms.


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