Tryptophan Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

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

During the fourth quarter of 2021, the pricing trend of amino acids in the Asian market shifted higher. Ex-Hyderabad Amino Acid prices increased from 2355.58 USD/MT to 2533.37 USD/MT in the Indian domestic market from October to December. Several Indian traders were dealing with a significant increase in the cost of imported materials, despite strong demand from the domestic downstream market.

The manufacturing standstill in China owing to a coal shortage has had a significant impact on the Indian market, with numerous firms quoting out of stock for several amino acids. In addition, various manufacturing plants in China announced forced closures, affecting total product supplies in both China and India.

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Tryptophan is not only found in most proteins, but it also acts as a precursor of serotonin. Tryptophan is converted to 5-hydroxy-tryptophan (5-HTP), which in turn, is converted into serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is also essential in regulating appetite, sleep, mood, as well as pain. Tryptophan is a natural sedative which is present in dairy products, meats, brown rice, fish, and even in soybeans.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Tryptophan
Chemical Formula C11H12N2O2
Industrial Uses Pharmaceutical Drug, Antidepressant
HS Code 29224990
Molecular Weight 204.22 g/mol
Synonyms (2S)-2-amino-3-(1H-indol-3-yl) propanoic acid, L-Tryptophan, (S)-Tryptophan, 2-Amino-3-(1H-indol-3-yl)propanoic acid
Supplier Database Penta Manufacturing Company, Charkit Chemical Company LLC, Acros Organics
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 Process

  • Production of Tryptophan via Fermentation

Tryptophan production at industrial level utilises biosynthesis and is based on the fermentation of serine and indole. The process involves the use of either wild-type or genetically modified bacteria such as B. amyloliquefaciens, C. glutamicum or E. coli. These microbial strains carry mutations and the conversion is catalysed by the enzyme tryptophan synthase.


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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