Threonine Price Trend

Due to a scarcity of threonine, prices increased in China during the third quarter of 2021. Threonine prices in China in September 2021 were around 1650-1690 USD/MT. Upstream amino acid prices rose in the fourth quarter of 2021 as a result of production halts caused by the region's ongoing energy crisis and limited coal supplies from India, pushing amino acid prices to 2533 USD/MT in December, affecting threonine prices in the region.

Rising feed prices and increased demand for high amino acid feed provide manufacturers with an opportunity to use threonine in animal feed and develop new products. Increased demand for meat products means more opportunities for industry participants. Cheese is a source of threonine, and manufacturers are expected to profit from label improvisation. There is a demand for threonine acid-containing products. Proper advertising and campaigning to raise public awareness about the need and importance of various amino acids is required for the threonine market to grow.

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Procurement Resource provides prices of Threonine for several regions around the globe, which are as follows:

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

About Threonine:

Threonine is known to be a crucial amino acid in humans. It is found to be in ample amounts in human plasma, specifically in new-borns. Severe deficiency of threonine can cause neurological dysfunction and lameness in experimental animals. Threonine is an immunostimulant that promotes the growth of the thymus gland. It can perhaps encourage immune cell defense function. Foods high in threonine include cottage cheese, lentils, poultry, fish, meat, black turtle bean and sesame seeds.

Chemical Formula of Threonine

  • C4H9NO3


  • 2-Amino-3-hydroxybutanoic acid
  • L-threonine

Molecular Weight:     

  • 119.12 g/mol

Industrial Uses

  • Pharmaceutical Drugs

Production Processes

  • Production of Threonine via Fermentation; and via Hydrolysis of Protein (Casein)

The microbial strains employed in the production process of Threonine were genetically manipulated. Theses strains include Serratia marcescens, C. glutamicum and E. coli. Escherichia coli is most widely utilised in the production of Threonine due to their dynamic growth pattern and better substrate utilisation.

Supplier Database

  • Acros Organics
  • Charkit Chemical Company LLC
  • Penta Manufacturing 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).


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