PTA (Purified Terephthalic Acid) Price Trends

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Chart Description

Procurement Resource provides prices of PTA (Purified Terephthalic Acid) for several regions around the globe, which are as follows:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa


PTA or Purified Terephthalic Acid, a white coloured solid, is an organic compound that mainly serves as a commodity chemical. It is used as a raw material to produce high-performance multipurpose plastics like polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) and even forms of bioplastics.

Chemical Formula of PTA (Purified Terephthalic Acid)

  • C8H6O4      

Molecular Weight

  • 166.13g/mol  

Industrial Uses

  • Intermediate and precursor
  • Polyester fibres
  • Adhesives and sealant chemicals
  • Lubricants 
  • Paints and coatings
  • Plasticisers 
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Metal-organic frameworks

Production Process

  • Production of PTA (Purified Terephthalic Acid) from p-Xylene via Amoco Process.

p-Xylene serves as the feedstock for Terephthalic Acid production. In the Amoco process, p-xylene is oxidised in the presence of a cobalt–manganese–bromide catalyst, which gives Terephthalic Acid as the result.

Supplier Database:    

  • Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)
  • Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
  • Alpek S.A.B. de C.V.
  • BP p.l.c.
  • Eastman Chemical Company

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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).