Laurolactam Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

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

Laurolactam Price Trend for the Second Half of 2023


A steep depreciation in the price trend of Laurolactam was observed during the third quarter as the muted demand from the downstream industries only increased the inventory levels concerning the traders. The investors in this sector were also skeptical due to rising uncertainties and along with the reduction in the prices of crude oil, the Laurolactam price trend moved southwards.

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Laurolactam Price Trends and Forecast

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The bearish sentiments of the market perished during the fourth quarter, too. The end-user industries did not witness much difference in their functioning, but the stockpiles of Laurolactam inclined on account of excessive supply and unbalanced demand, reducing the Laurolactam prices by the end of the year 2023.


A visible decline in the market sentiments of Laurolactam prices was observed during the last two quarters of 2023. In view of oscillating market activities, the downstream polymers industries muted their trading activities and thus failed to offer any support to the Laurolactam price trend. Additionally, several other factors, such as downward driving crude oil prices and rising competition in the market, projected ill sentiments in front of the manufacturers of Laurolactam and thus led to the decline in Laurolactam prices.

North America

Initially, the devaluation in the Laurolactam market was not as sudden as observed in the European and Asian countries, as the prices first inclined during the third quarter and then steadily began to fall. In view of subdued demand from the downstream industries and accumulated inventories, the Laurolactam market sentiments lacked support and thus began to decline. Additionally, the fourth quarter also faced a cautious nature of overseas industries which further affected the Laurolactam price trend negatively.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Laurolactam is estimated to struggle with the challenging downstream demand and declining cost of feedstock materials.

Laurolactam Price Trend for the First Half of 2023


Laurolactam is used as a raw material in the production of nylon and related fibers, and thus, its market dynamics are dependent upon it. In the first quarter, the prices of Laurolactam inclined as the demand from the downstream industries such as textile inclined, supporting the growth of the market. However, the excessive buildup of inventories, imbalance in the supply and demand sectors, and weak support from the feedstock market led to the decline in the price trend of Laurolactam.


The price trend of Laurolactam in Europe increased throughout the first and second quarters of 2023. During this time, the downstream textile businesses continued to see a rise in demand. To maintain the price trend of Laurolactam and deal with the rising inventory levels, the traders lowered their profit margins. In the first two quarters of 2023, this modification had a relatively negative impact on the Laurolactam market.

North America

In the early part of the first quarter, the price trend of Laurolactam experienced an upturn due to heightened demand from downstream industries. However, in the latter half of the first quarter and throughout the second quarter, prices declined due to an abundance of stockpiles and reduced demand from the textile sector. As a result, manufacturers and traders were compelled to lower their price quotations, ultimately leading to a decline in the price trend of Laurolactam.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Laurolactam is estimated to struggle with the low demand from the downstream sectors and weak support from the feedstock markets.

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Laurolactam is a white, water-insoluble crystalline solid readily soluble in organic solvents like benzene and cyclohexane. It is acutely toxic to aquatic life, with long-lasting effects. Laurolactam belongs to the class of macrocyclic lactams and is primarily used as a monomer in the production of nylon-12 and other polyamides.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Laurolactam
CAS Number 947-04-6
Industrial Uses Plastics, Polymers, Chemical Substrates
Chemical Formula C12H23NO
Synonyms Azacyclotridecan-2-one, Dodecalactam
Molecular Weight 197.32 g/mol
Supplier Database Evonik Industries, Arkema SA, Merck KGaA, Toray Industries Inc, DowDuPont
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 Laurolactam from Cyclododecane

In this process, cyclododecane is converted into cyclododecanone, which further reacts with hydroxylamine in the presence of an oximation solvent to produce cyclododecanone oxime. The intermediate is separated into the oily phase and the aqueous phase. It then undergoes rearrangement in the presence of rearrangement catalyst having an aromatic ring to give the desired Laurolactam.


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