Naphthalene Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

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

Naphthalene Price Trend for the H1 of 2023


The price trend of naphthalene fluctuated in the first quarter of 2023 as the cost of crude oil remained uncertain throughout the quarter. The slow movement of the market forced the manufacturers to adopt a wait-and-see approach and caused the demand for the product in the market to decline. However, the second quarter was favourable for the prices of naphthalene. The market in this quarter surged due to lower supply from the US markets.


A stagnancy in the trajectory of naphthalene prices was seen in the first quarter of 2023. In this quarter, the delays in shipments, low demand, and reduced production activities due to high inflation and weak economic growth of the market led to a stable trend. These factors continued to influence the market even in the second quarter. Along with this, the PVC and agrochemical industries showcased a low interest in naphthalene which led to the problem of oversupply in the region that eventually caused the downfall in naphthalene prices.

North America

The prices of naphthalene declined gradually in the first and second quarters of 2023 due to the adverse effects of weak demand and dipping market activities in the region. The reduction in demand for naphthalene caused the level of inventories to rise and sliding feedstock prices aided in the fall of naphthalene prices. Amid these market conditions, the traders were eventually forced to reduce their profit margins, which led to the disruption in trading cycles.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price of Naphthalene is expected to showcase a downward trend due to the fall in global demand for naphthalene and sliding feedstock prices.

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Naphthalene is a white, crystalline aromatic hydrocarbon with the molecular formula C10H8. It is composed of two fused benzene rings and is commonly found in coal tar and petroleum. With a distinct, pungent odor, naphthalene is often used as a moth repellent or as a raw material in the production of dyes, resins, and plastics. It is volatile and sublimes at room temperature, transitioning from a solid to a gas without becoming a liquid.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Naphthalene
Chemical Formula C10H8
Industrial Uses Moth flakes and moth balls, Fuels and additives, Lubricants and greases, Solvent system, Plastics
HS Code 29039960
CAS Number 91-20-3
Molecular Weight 128.17 g/mol
Synonyms Naphthalin, Tar camphor
Supplier Database Rain Carbon Inc, JFE Chemical Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Carbotech, Epsilon Carbon Private Limited
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

The distillation and fractionation techniques are used in this process. Crude naphthalene is produced by cooling and crystallizing the middle portions, which contain the majority of the naphthalene. In order to produce refined naphthalene, the crude product is then placed into a distillation, washing, and sublimation process.


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