Polybutylene Succinate Price Trend and Forecast

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Polybutylene Succinate Price Trend for the Second Half of 2023


In the initial phase of the third quarter, the manufacturers and traders of polybutylene succinate enjoyed a stable trend in the market demand and supply, favoring the upward trajectory of polybutylene succinate prices.

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Polybutylene Succinate Price Trends and Forecast

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But soon the constraints in supply chains and reduction of the number of new orders to moderate rates shook the confidence of investors in the sector. Further, the heavy rains and limited support from the feedstock industries intensified the concerns of the traders and manufacturers as the pricing patterns adopted a swiftly moving downward trajectory.


The market players of polybutylene succinate noticed that the polyester sector presented almost negligible demand for polybutylene succinate, resulting in the sluggish nature of polybutylene succinate price trend throughout the H2 of 2023.

The long forward struggle of the industrial sector with the depreciating economic conditions and rising rates of bank interest also resulted in the dwindling of the polybutylene succinate price trend. In the last quarter, another concern based on the delays in shipments from Asian countries due to the ongoing Israel-Hamas crises bounded the interest of consumers.

North America

The supply-demand equilibria struggled throughout the third and fourth quarters of 2023 as the excessive supplies from the Asian countries and swindling confidence of the consumer sector shadowed any progressive outlook of the polybutylene succinate market. Along with this, the struggles at Panama Canal ports and adverse weather conditions lowered the rates of exports from North American ports, prompting the traders to lower their price quotations, leading to a depreciation in the prices of polybutylene succinate.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Polybutylene Succinate is estimated to continue its downward trail as the downstream demand and cost support from feedstock industries do not seem in favor of polybutylene succinate market.

Polybutylene Succinate Price Trend for the First Half of 2023


The price trend for Polybutylene Succinate closely mimic the price variation seen in its feedstocks, succinic acid, and butanediol. Prices of both feedstock materials showcased mixed trend throughout the first two quarters of 2023. In the first quarter, trade activities around Polybutylene Succinate remained low as the Chinese Lunar New Year holidays kept the industries closed for some time, and trade sentiments were low in general.

The suppliers didn’t order to escape uncertainties around the market. The second quarter faced similar uncertain situations as no clear picture about inventory stocks or requirements could be gauged. Overall, the Polybutylene Succinate market remained afloat during the said period.


In the European Polybutylene Succinate market, the prices fluctuated throughout the concerned period. As the European market is dependent on Asian, particularly Chinese exports, quarter one saw limited trade activities around Polybutylene Succinate. But as manufacturing restarted in China, European suppliers still placed orders cautiously. However, the inventories rose despite that. Very limited market offtakes were registered, and all these factors kept the Polybutylene Succinate market slow. Overall, low trade sentiments were observed around Polybutylene Succinate prices.

North America

Like the global Polybutylene Succinate market, the American Polybutylene Succinate market too observed fluctuating price trend. But here, Q1 was more active than quarter two. But still, overall trade sentiments were sluggish as all the feedstock costs, fuel and energy prices, and transportation charges were on a declining trail, which pushed the Polybutylene Succinate price trend down. Also, the poor demands from the downstream sectors also could not provide much cost support; hence bearish market trend were observed.

Analyst insight

According to Procurement Resource, Polybutylene Succinate is expected to continue the current slow market trend in the upcoming quarter. It will take some serious upturn in downstream demands to improve the overall Polybutylene Succinate market sentiments.

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PBS is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic polymer belonging to the class of polyesters. It is formed by the polycondensation reaction between succinic acid and 1,4-butanediol. PBS is a biopolymer, i.e., it can be fully decomposed to biomass, carbon dioxide and water and can be easily disposed of as other organic wastes. It is a highly cost-effective polymer and exhibits the same mechanical properties as polyethene; hence, it has wide industrial applications.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Polybutylene Succinate
HS CODE 39079990
CAS Number 25777-14-4
Industrial Uses Polymers/Plastics, Food Packaging, Hygiene Products, Fishing Lines/Nets, Mulch Films
Chemical Formula (C8H12O4)n
Synonyms Poly(tetramethylene succinate), PBS
Molecular Weight Variable
Supplier Database MCPP (Mitsubishi), Showa Denko, Eastman Chemical Company, BioAmber Inc., DowDuPont
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

  • Polybutylene Succinate Production from Esterification

PBS is produced via the direct esterification of succinic acid and 1,4-butanediol. Firstly, the diol is esterified with the diacid to form PBS oligomers. Then, these oligomers are trans-esterified under vacuum in the presence of catalysts like titanium or germanium derivates to form higher mass polymers.


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