Purified Isophthalic Acid (PIA) Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

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

Purified Isophthalic Acid Price Trend for the First Half of 2023


The prices of purified isophthalic acid inclined in the first quarter of 2023 with support from the upstream industries. The equation of supply and demand was also well balanced during this time, which further supported the rise in prices of purified isophthalic acid.

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Purified Isophthalic Acid (PIA) Price Trends and Forecast

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In the second quarter, however, the trend declined as packaging industries showed low interest, and the feedstock market also performed poorly. Further, the fall in the economic conditions of the Asian countries led to a significant decline in the interest of buyers in this sector, causing the prices of purified isophthalic acid to follow a southward trajectory.


The European markets witnessed a high influx of imports from Asian countries, which led to a rise in the level of inventories only as the demand for purified isophthalic acid remained subdued throughout the first and second quarters of 2023. In the second quarter, weak market sentiments and the rise in inflation due to the poor economic condition of European countries played their part. The cost of production rose side by side with inflation and bank interest rates, which proved to be a challenge for the price trend of purified isophthalic acid.

North America

As observed in Europe, the North American markets of purified isophthalic acid also suffered from the influx of cheap imports from Asian markets. The situation became much more dire when several manufacturing units had to undergo routine maintenance shutdowns, resulting in disruption in the supply chains in the first quarter of 2023.

In the second quarter, the prices declined more steeply. The major contributing factor to this poor market sentiment of purified isophthalic acid was inconsistency in the cost of transportation, low cost of production, high fluctuations in the feedstock market, and rising level of inventories.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Purified Isophthalic Acid is expected to continue its southward trajectory as the demand from the downstream sectors seems to be suffering from uneven market activities.

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Purified Isophthalic Acid has a little unpleasant odour. It is a colourless solid isomer of phtalic acid and tereohthalic acid. Isophthalic acid is a benzenedicarboxylic acid with carboxy groups at positions 1 and 3 substituting for benzene. It improves the clarity of bottles, thermal/mechanical/chemical resistance of unsaturated polyester resins and maintains the durability and weatherability of polyesters.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Purified Isophthalic Acid (PIA)
HS CODE 29173930
CAS Number 121-91-5
Industrial Uses Production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin, Production of unsaturated polyester resin (UPR)
Chemical Formula C8H6O4
Synonyms Benzene-1,3-dicarboxylic acid, m-Phthalic acid
Molecular Weight 166.13 g/mol
Supplier Database Lotte Chemical, Eastman, SABIC, British Petroleum (BP), Total Petrochemicals
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 Purified Isophthalic Acid (PIA) from Oxidation

The procedure involves using oxygen to oxidise m-xylene. After being separated as crude isophthalic acid, the generated isophthalic acid is then hydrogenated to produce refined isophthalic acid (PIA).


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