Isobutanol Price Trend

Isobutanol prices surged in North America during the first part of Q1 2022 owing to restricted availability and low inventory. At the beginning of the month, it was priced at 1990 USD/MT FOB Louisiana. In the Asia Pacific area, prices of oxy-alcohol iso butanol have been steadily increasing due to growing raw material costs, which was the primary reason for the sharp increase. According to traders, prices climbed to the higher end owing to worldwide price increases. In China, the price of isobutanol was noted to be 1595 USD/MT Spot Ex-Qingdao at the end of the month. In Europe, the price of isobutanol has been steadily growing, reaching 2025 USD/MT FD Hamburg, owing to increased demand from downstream paints and coatings, as well as fuels and fuel additives. During the first half of 2022, strong demand from the downstream industry boosted the price of the chemical.

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Chart Description:

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

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

About Isobutanol:

Isobutanol is a combustible, colourless liquid with a characteristic odour. It's mostly employed as a solvent, either directly or indirectly through esters. 1-butanol, 2-butanol, and tert-butanol are its three isomers, all of which are valuable in industry.

Chemical Formula:

  • C4H10O

Synonyms:

  • 1-Propanol, 2-methyl-1-Hydroxymethylpropane
  • Isopropylcarbinol
  • Isobutyl alcohol

Molecular Weight:

  • 74.12 g/mol

Industrial Uses:

  • Adhesives and sealant chemicals
  • Agricultural chemicals (non-pesticidal)
  • Corrosion inhibitors and anti-scaling agents
  • Fuels and fuel additives
  • Intermediates

Production Processes:

  • Production of Isobutanol from Corn; from Raw Sugar; from Corn Stover

Production of isobutanol from corn, also known as corn ethanol takes place via corn fermentation.

Supplier Database:

  • BASF SE
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Gevo 
  • Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC
  • Sahara PCC

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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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