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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.
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.
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 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|
|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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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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