Vitamin B2 Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Vitamin B2 in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

Vitamin B2 Price Trend for the Q1 of 2024


The price trends for vitamin B2 or riboflavin in the Asian markets were supportive and appreciable on the suppliers’ end. The price graph showed variations but mostly headed upwards as the demands were positive and balanced the supply volumes. The manufacturers were optimistic about the supply and demand interplay unfolding in the Chinese and Indian markets.

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Vitamin B2 Price Trends

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The domestic pharma and dietary supplement sectors were helping in growing the markets as the offtakes were unhindered. The animal feed consumers also helped grow the vitamin B2 market in Asia. Both India and China saw positive fluctuations in the price graphs as the domestic markets were able to support the price dynamics well.

Other than the stable downstream trajectory, the growing production costs also forced the prices up. The steep growth of energy and processing costs in the international markets as the crude oil got costlier raised the manufacturing and storage expenses. In China, several manufacturing plants also underwent maintenance shutdowns amidst existing holidays in the wake of the Chinese New Year. With this, a mild and temporary supply crunch was seen. However, the overall price graph was quite motivating. Despite international trade being hindered by the various geopolitical disturbances around the world, the domestic trade for vitamin B2 was resilient enough to support the domestic prices/market.


Influenced by the incline in the Asian markets the riboflavin prices inclined in the European markets as well. The price trend was driven positively by domestic demands, and on top of that, the supply chain difficulties that persisted in the European market for the past three years since the onset of the Russian war raised the upstream expenses as well.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic turned people towards preventive health care, dietary supplements, and nutraceuticals have been performing really well in the consumer markets, especially in economically well-to-do societies like Europe. With this, the suppliers maintained good supply inputs in the European markets and saw a reliable market performance of Vitamin B2 during the said period.

North America

The American vitamin B2 market was no different than its Asian and European counterparts. The market performance was in the positive category here as well. The rising logistic and shipping difficulties were affecting the trade patterns with longer turn around and transportation times. The upstream costs were also on the rise constantly. However, the healthy demand dynamic did satiate some of the input cost concerns. The price trajectory remained moderately inclined for the majority of the said duration.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the Vitamin B2 price trend is likely to remain optimistic in the near future as well. The global demand outlook looks healthy and supportive going forward.

Vitamin B2 Price Trend for the October - December of 2023


Due to the feeble demand from downstream sectors in both domestic and international markets, vitamin B2 prices in Asia remained flat during the fourth quarter of 2023. The deteriorating consumer trust in the vitamin B2 market also aided the falling trajectory throughout the fourth quarter. The lowering of the US dollar and loss of exports over trade challenges due to rising tensions during the quarter also contributed to the depletion in vitamin B2 price trend.


The initial obstacles to vitamin B2 price trend in Europe came from a sluggish industrial market and the nutraceuticals industry's lack of interest. At the beginning of the quarter, traders reduced their quotes due to the dire state of the European economy.

However, the supply chain disruptions lowered the availability of raw materials in the region and gave room for the traders to increase their price quotations. But this relief was limited, and soon, the mismatch between supply and demand brought about by steady demand from downstream sectors brought vitamin B2 prices to stagnancy.

North America

The situation of vitamin B2 prices in North America was identical to that of the global market. The market momentum for vitamin B2 was weakened by the sharp increase in raw material costs and oscillations in the confidence of consumers. Due to port congestions and the Panama Canal's drought-like conditions, the region also lost a significant amount of trade, which had a negative influence on the market. Furthermore, the dealers reduced the advertised prices of vitamin B2 due to growing stocks, which ultimately destroyed the trend in vitamin B2 pricing.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Vitamin B2 are expected to bore a bearish trajectory in the upcoming quarters as the downstream demands do not look in favor of the market.

Vitamin B2 Price Trend for the July-September of 2023


The vitamin B2 price trend achieved a stagnancy in the third quarter of 2023. The de-escalation of the prices of vitamin B2 was under the influence of the poor demand scenario presented by the downstream industries in both domestic and overseas sectors.

In addition to this, the economy of Asian countries moved in a positive direction and at such slower pace, resulting in the swindling of consumer confidence in the vitamin B2 market. However, the trend grew northwards in the last month with appreciation in the Asian currency as compared to the US dollar and shortage of products in the region.


Initially, the weak industrial market and low interest of the nutraceuticals sector in vitamin B2 proved to be a problem for the vitamin B2 price trend. Additionally, the poor condition of the European economy further pushed the traders to lower their quotations during the first months of the third quarter. However, the vitamin B2 market in the European countries was affected by the disruptions in the supply chains, which in turn lowered the availability of the material in the region. On the other hand, the downstream industries were able to maintain a positive, stable demand for vitamin B2, and thus, this widening of the gap between supply and demand supported the rise in vitamin B2 prices.

North America

The downstream industries of vitamin B2 adopted a pessimistic approach and thus failed to support the growth of vitamin B2 price trend. The vitamin B2 price trajectory also experienced a negative slope as the pressure of inflation on both manufacturing and consumer sectors was well evident. The market also slumped with monetary challenges and a lack of consumer confidence in the vitamin B2 industries.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of  Vitamin B2 are expected to suffer in view of poor demand and persistent economic challenges round the globe.

Vitamin B2 Price Trend for the First Half of 2023


Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, is an essential micronutrient for the human body. Vitamin B2 is generally produced using various biochemical processes involving fermentation with significant microbes. Other than being an important dietary supplement, Vitamin B2 is also used in the agricultural sector. In the first quarter of 2023, the Chinese Vitamin B2 industry struggled with depreciating trend.

The slow post-COVID recovery was painful for the manufacturing sector in general, but the regular domestic demands from the pharma and nutraceutical sectors provided some respite. However, the lethal drop in international queries was costing Vitamin B2 suppliers a lot. These trend continued in the second quarter as well since the prices didn’t improve till the very end. The rapid normalization in the upstream situations with eased freight and energy costs led to further depression in the upstream cost support. Overall, negative market trend were observed.


Following in the Asian footsteps, the Vitamin B2 prices remained in a slump in the European markets as well. Even though the market fundamentals showed gradual improvement with better supply and demand dynamics over the discussed period, the prices struggled to remain firm. After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the European economy struggled badly. It was the restoration of trade routes and supply chains that facilitated the existing limited product exchanges. Overall, muted market sentiments were observed.

North America

The North American Vitamin B2 price trend mirrored the fluctuations in the global Vitamin B2 market trend. With constricted demands and supplies, the price trend were mostly facing downward throughout the discussed period.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource,  given the current disturbances in the Vitamin B2 market, the prices are expected to strive for stability in the coming months.

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Vitamin B2 or Riboflavin is a crucial human nutrient which is a heat stable as well as a water-soluble flavin belonging to the vitamin B family. It is one of eight B vitamins that are vital for human health. It helps to prevent and treat riboflavin deficiency and prevent migraines. It may be given orally or by injecting. Vitamin B2 is a precursor of the coenzymes flavin mononucleotide or FMN and flavin adenine dinucleotide or FAD. The sources of Vitamin B2 include food like eggs, green vegetables, milk and dairy products, meat, mushrooms, and almonds.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Vitamin B2
Industrial Uses Agricultural, Colourant, Pharmaceutical drug, Dietary supplements
Chemical Formula C17H20N4O6
Synonyms 83-88-5, Riboflavin , Lactoflavin, Vitamin G
Molecular Weight 376.4 g/mol
Supplier Database BASF SE, DSM Nutritional Products AG, Acros Organics, Charkit Chemical Company LLC, Penta Manufacturing Company
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 Vitamin B2 via Biosynthesis Using Microorganisms; and via Fermentation

For industrial scale riboflavin production, various biotechnological processes have been developed. This process includes the utilisation of different microorganisms for biosynthesis of Vitamin B2, which include filamentous fungi such as Ashbya gossypii, Candida famata and Candida flaveri along with the bacteria Corynebacterium ammoniagenes and Bacillus subtilis. The chemical company BASF has installed a plant in South Korea, which specialises in riboflavin production using Ashbya gossypii.


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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