Maleic Anhydride Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

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

Maleic Anhydride Price Trend for the First Half of 2023


Maleic Anhydride observed mixed price trends in the first half of 2023. The price trends closely depended on the market demands from downstream automobiles, polyester, plastics, chemicals, etc. industries and the costs of feedstocks butane and benzene. As the market started reviving in China, the fresh demands caused the market to incline continuously in the first quarter.

But as the inventories started rising (with excess supplies), the demands didn’t incline in the same manner, leading the Maleic Anhydride prices on a downward trajectory in the second quarter. In the Indian domestic market, the average Maleic Anhydride prices inclined by almost 5% in Q1 and started dipping around April’23. Overall, the market sentiments remained mixed.


The European Maleic Anhydride market also witnessed similar fluctuating trends as the Asian market. The prices inclined in the first quarter owing to growing feedstock prices and higher demands, whereas the second quarter witnessed a declining pattern since the stocks piled up.

North America

In the North American market, with high inflation and rising interest rates amidst the collapse of two major banks, consumer sentiment was affected severely. With feeble downstream demands, the Maleic Anhydride observed low swinging price trends throughout the first half of 2023.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trends for Maleic Anhydride are expected to remain fluctuating in the upcoming months since the downstream demands continue to be riddled with uncertainties amid the current economic scenario.

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Maleic Anhydride, a cyclic anhydride of maleic acid, is a white crystalline solid with an acrid odour, but remains liquid or gas during production. Two acid carbonyl groups and a double bond is present in its structure, which make it useful for broad industrial applications. It derives from natural malic acid. Maleic anhydride and maleic and fumaric acids were first prepared in the 1830s. However, their production at commercial scale did not begin until a century later.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Maleic Anhydride
Industrial Uses Manufacturing of unsaturated polyester resins (UPR), Bathroom fixtures, Automobiles, Tanks, Pipes, Spandex fibres, Thermoplastic polyurethanes, Artificial sweeteners and flavouring agents, Hair sprays, Adhesives and floor polishes
Chemical Formula C4H2O3
Synonyms 108-31-6, cis-Butenedioic anhydride , 2,5-Furanedione , Maleic Acid Anhydride, Toxilic Anhydride 
Molecular Weight 98.06 g/mol
Supplier Database Lanxess AG, Huntsman Corporation, MOL Group, Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd
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 Maleic Anhydride via Vapour-Phase Oxidation of N-Butane or Benzene

In both the routes, butane and benzene are fed into a stream of hot air, and they are passed through a catalyst bed at much higher temperatures. While vanadium pentoxide and molybdenum trioxide serve as a catalyst for the benzene route, vanadium phosphate is utilised for the butane route.


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