Nitro Toluene Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Market Overview

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

Nitrotoluene Price Trend for the H1 of 2023


The first two quarters of 2023 witnessed a declining trend in the prices of Nitrotoluene in the Asia- Pacific market. The adverse effects of subdued demand from the pesticides and drug industries and rising stockpiles of raw materials were the major factors influencing the price trend of Nitrotoluene. The sales of the petrochemical sector and depletion in the elastomer sector also negatively impacted the nitrotoluene market.


The lower value of Nitrotoluene in the European region was the direct result of the slow movement of the pharmaceuticals and herbicides industries. As a result of this, the sales of end-user industries declined, which reduced the interest of investors in the market. In addition, uncertainties in the energy production costs and disruptions in the logistics sector further pushed the price trend of Nitrotoluene into the negative zone.

North America

The price trend of Nitrotoluene in North America was the opposite of that observed in the Asia-Pacific and European markets. The prices here surged as the market activities of pigments, agricultural, and antioxidants industries inclined significantly, raising the demand for Nitrotoluene. The see-saw prices of crude oil and rising requirement of the product from the downstream automotive and construction industries supported the nitrotoluene market, and thus, the trend in the first two quarters of 2023 inclined.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price of Nitrotoluene is expected to showcase a fluctuating trend in the coming quarter, given the uncertain energy production costs and volatile demand from the end-user industries.

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Nitrotoluene has a chemical formula C7H7NO2 and is often found in three isomeric forms that differ in the placement of nitro group on toluene, namely ortho, para, and meta nitrotoluene. Nitrotoluenes are liquids that are light yellow in appearance and have a distinct fragment-like smell. The production of colors, agrochemicals, and medicines employ them as intermediates. They can also burn easily and release poisonous gases on heating.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Nitrotoluene
Chemical Formula CH3C6H4NO2
Industrial Uses Production of explosives, Dyes and pigments, Pharmaceuticals, Solvents
Molecular Weight 132.136 g/mol
CAS Number 99-99-0 (4-Nitrotoluene), 88-72-2 (2-Nitrotoluene), 99-08-1 (3-Nitrotoluene)
HS Code 29042050 (4-Nitrotoluene), 29042000 (2-Nitrotoluene), 29042030 (3-Nitrotoluene)
Synonyms 4-methylnitrobenzene, Nitrotoluene, p-isomer, m-isomer, o-isomer, 1-methyl-4-nitrobenzene 
Supplier Database Lanxess, BASF, Josef Meissner, Tsaker Chemical, Shaoxing Biotech Chemical, Huchems Fine Chemical
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 production of nitrotoluene involves the nitration of toluene in the liquid solution of sulfuric and nitric acids. In order to produce ortho-nitrotoluene, meta-nitrotoluene, and para-nitrotoluene, the temperature is initially kept at 25 degrees Celsius and then gradually increased to 35-40 degrees Celsius. Lastly, fractional distillation and crystallization are used to separate these isomers.


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