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Terephthalic Acid Price Trend

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Terephthalic Acid Regional Price Trend

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

Terephthalic Acid Price Trend for the First Half of 2022

The economic and political downturn which unfolded in the aftermath of the Russia-Ukraine war exposed the market’s vulnerability. With the European embargo on Russian oil and western sanctions against Russian exports, crude oil prices surged which negatively impacted the petrochemical industry. The main feedstock for terephthalic acid(TPA) being p-xylene, the prices of TPA surged globally.

The strong downstream demand for polyester and polyethene terephthalate further supported the high prices for TPA. The prices of feedstock p-xylene averaged 1575 USD/MT in Europe while the USA averaged 1458 USD/MT.  The prices of terephthalic acid averaged 6400-6500 RMB/MT in the Chinese domestic market during the said period. Hence, the strong downstream support amid raised feedstock quotation caused the price trends for terephthalic acid to surge globally.

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Terephthalic Acid (TPA) is the most important aromatic chemical in the petrochemical industry. It is benzenedicarboxylic acid carrying carboxy groups and 1 and 4 positions of the carbon ring. TPA is used in the production of polyester PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate). PET owing to its highly versatile properties, is widely used in packaging industries; hence several million tons of TPA are produced annually to keep up with the demand.

Product Details:

Report Features Details
Product Name Terephthalic Acid
HS CODE 291736
CAS Number 100-21-0
Industrial Uses Polyester Films/Fibres, Plasticizers, Pharmaceuticals, Paints
Chemical Formula C8H4O4
Synonyms Benzene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid, para-Phthalic acid, TPA
Molecular Weight 164.11 g/mol
Supplier Database BP, China Petrochemical (Sinopec Group), Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, Reliance Industries, Eastman
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

Production Processes:

  • Production of Terephthalic Acid from p-Xylene

Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) is produced via the catalytic oxidation of p-Xylene. This process involves using a cobalt-manganese-bromide catalyst, which serves as the source of free radicals, acetic acid as solvent and compressed air as the oxidant. This reaction mixture is fed to a reactor where the p-xylene is converted to p-toluic acid which on further oxidation gives the desired terephthalic acid.

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