Polyether Polyol Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

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

For the First Half of 2022


The price trends for Polyol inclined steadily during the first quarter owing to healthy pricing fundamentals. The robust downstream demand from the polyurethane and textile industries supported the high prices of polyols. With the resurgence of covid related shutdowns and geopolitical turbulence, the global supply chain was affected. Dwindling inventories and complex logistics provided much upstream cost pressure, which was aided by the solid demand from the automotive and construction sector.

The price of polyester polyol MW 3000 and ice of polyester polyol MW 3000 & μ 550 grade averaged 2798.04 USD/MT Ex- Mumbai. However, the prices in the Chinese domestic market were lower than the Indian domestic market, given the strong demand fundamentals in the domestic Indian market.

As the upstream cost pressure stabilized in the second quarter and the factories started churning out products, the manufacturers dropped their quotations to make room for new production. Hence, polyols prices fell in the second quarter in the Asia- Pacific region.


The consistent demand from the pharmaceutical, automotive, and aerospace industries kept the polyol pricing fundamentals strong in the European market. The price of polyether polyol μ 400-650 averaged 3110 USD/MT during the said period. Given the high-cost inflation and energy crisis, polyol prices reached dramatic highs. Later, towards the end of Q2, the prices for polyols plateaued and stabilized as the upstream oil and gas prices relaxed.

North America

The price of polyether polyol averaged 4516 USD/MT during the first quarter. These high pricing fundamentals were due to a plethora of factors, namely high crude oil prices, frequent supply shocks, lack of skilled labour, complex logistics and strong market sentiments.

However, with the interest hikes by the central bank and cautious buying activity in the face of rumoured speculations of recession, soon the market demand turned lacklustre, and the prices fell, averaging 2080 USD/MT towards the end of Q2.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement and Resource, the prices of polyether polyols are expected to decline further. With governments worldwide rolling out contractionary monetary policies and the reduced buying activity in the market coupled with stockpiling of inventories will likely cause the prices to crash.

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Polyethers are of a class of organic substances which are formed by joining or polymerizing many molecules of simpler compounds (monomers) by establishing ether links between them. Polyethers which can have chainlike or networklike molecular structures are an unusually diverse group of polymers.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Polyether Polyol
HS Code 390720
CAS Number 53637-25-5
Industrial Uses Additive for Lubricants, Preparation of Synthetic Detergents, Sealants and Adhesives, Production of Polyurethanes
Supplier Database BASF SE, Covestro AG, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, The Dow Chemical Company, Mitsui Chemicals, Wanhua Chemicals Group, LANXESS AG
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

  • Production of Polyether from Propylene Oxide and Ethylene Oxide

In this procedure, various chain starters are reacted in a catalysed batch process with propylene oxide and/or ethylene oxide in the presence of a catalyst.


The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).

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