1,4-Butanediol (1,4-BD) Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of 1,4-Butanediol (1,4-BD) in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

1,4-butanediol prices are largely determined by raw material prices, such as propylene, butadiene, n-butane, or maleic anhydride, which are influenced by crude oil, natural gas, or coal feedstock costs.

In Shandong, the price of raw material propylene grew somewhat in the first quarter of 2022, and the offer of firms was increased by 50 RMB/MT. Propylene's current market price in Shandong is between 8400 and 8550 RMB/MT. The price of crude oil moved upward, and cost support was enough, but downstream demand was poor. The polypropylene market demand was weak and there was little potential for propylene to climb further.

In recent years, Asia Pacific has emerged as the world's largest 1, 4-butanediol consumer.. Major developed-country market players are focusing on various strategies that include utilizing low-cost labor and resources in emerging economies such as India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia.

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1,4-Butanediol, also referred to as 1,4-BD, is a type of organic chemical. It's a colourless viscous liquid that's one of four stable butanediol isomers. Commercially, 1,4-butanediol is utilised as a solvent and in the production of polymers, elastic fibres, and polyurethanes. In organic chemistry, 1,4-butanediol is used to synthesise γ-butyrolactone.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name 1,4-Butanediol (1,4-BD)
Industrial Uses Automotive, Healthcare and pharmaceutical, Textile, Electric and electronics
Chemical Formula C4H10O2
Synonyms 1,4-Butylene glycol, Tetramethylene glycol, 1,4-Dihydroxybutane, 1,4-Tetramethylene glycol
Molecular Weight 90.12 g/mol
Supplier Database The Dow Chemical Company, BASF SE, Invista, LyondellBasell Industries, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, ExxonMobil Chemicals, International Specialty Products, BioAmber Inc.
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 1,4-Dimethylbenzene from Naphtha via Catalytic Reforming

The catalytic reforming of naphtha occurs throughout this phase. The formation of 1,4-dimethylbenzene is achieved through a succession of distillation, adsorption or crystallisation, and reaction processes involving m-xylene, o-xylene, and ethylbenzene.


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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