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Niacin Price Trend for the First Half of 2023
The production of niacin uses tryptophan as its raw material, and hence, its price trend is highly influenced by tryptophan’s market activities. In the first quarter, the momentum of niacin prices slowed down because of the weak support from the raw materials sector and declined demand from the downstream industries.
In the second quarter, the reduction in the purchasing potential of buyers and low production rates challenged the prices in the first half of the second quarter. The trend, however, improved during the end phase of this quarter with support from the pharmaceutical and food & beverages sectors.
The prices of niacin consistently declined due to the weak support from the feedstock sectors in the first quarter. In addition to this, the rates of procurement from the domestic and international industries also slid, as a result of which the traders had to cut their profit margins to keep the market afloat.
The decline in the cost of freight and transportation further added to the challenges of niacin prices. In the second quarter, the trend followed the same path as with the persistent challenges of the first quarter: the rising level of inventories, high inflation and interest rates, and weak purchasing potential of buyers pushed the market sentiments into the negative zone.
In the first and second quarter of 2023, the declining trend in the prices of niacin was a direct consequence of low demand from the downstream industries in the domestic and international markets. Due to this subdued demand, the level of inventories rose to an alarming level, and along with deteriorating conditions of freight and transportation costs, the prices of niacin were bound to decline. There was a slight glimmer of hope during the end phase of the second quarter as the inflation and hikes in interest rates slowed down.
According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Niacin is estimated to continue its downward trajectory as the demand from the downstream sectors is consistently declining.
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Niacin or Nicotinic acid is basically known as a water-soluble vitamin whose derivatives such as NADH, NAD, NAD+, and NADP play crucial roles in energy metabolism in the living cell as well as in DNA repair. Niacin can be easily found in a variety of whole and processed foods, with highest contents in fortified packaged foods, meat, poultry, red fish like tuna and salmon, lesser amounts in nuts, legumes, and seeds.
|Chemical Formula||C6H5NO2 or C5H4NCOOH|
|Industrial Uses||Intermediates, Processing Aid in Food, Processing aid in animal feed|
|Molecular Weight||123.11 g/mol|
|Synonyms||59-67-6, Pyridine-3-carboxylic acid, Nicotinic acid , 3-Carboxypyridine|
|Supplier Database||Acros Organics, Charkit Chemical Company LLC, Penta Manufacturing Company|
|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 this process, 5-ethyl-2-methylpyridine is oxidised in an aqueous solution to nicotinic acid in a single-tube reactor by utilising an excess of nitric acid. The continuous process takes place somewhere around 230-270 °C.
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