2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of 2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid or Lactic acid is synthesised chemically from acetaldehyde or manufactured industrially by bacterial fermentation of carbohydrates. Beet sugar, cane sugar, maize, and tapioca are all used to make lactic acid, influencing 2-hydroxypropanoic acid prices.

The domestic corn starch price changed in March. On March 1st, the average price of edible first-grade corn starch was 3,290 RMB/MT, up 3.53% from the previous month's average price of 3,406 RMB/MT.

International grain prices continued to grow in March, local trading entities remained positive, and the market was unwilling to sell or support prices. To replenish stockpiles, deep processing companies continued to raise prices.

The cost of corn starch processing increased across the board, as did the total domestic corn market price. The domestic corn starch market price climbed in all directions due to cost support.

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2-Hydroxypropanoic acid, also known as lactic acid, is an organic acid. It has a white solid state and is miscible with water. It is a colourless liquid solution. This chemical compound is made using both artificial synthesis and natural sources. Lactic acid is also known as alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA).

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name 2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid
Industrial Uses Food and beverages
Chemical Formula C6H12O6
Synonyms Lactic acid
Molecular Weight 180.16 g/mol
Supplier Database Cargill, Inc, Corbion NV, Henan Jindan Lactic Acid Technology Co., Ltd, DuPont de Nemour 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 Lactic Acid via Fermentation

Lactic acid is manufactured in the industrial sector through bacterial fermentation of carbohydrates or chemical synthesis from acetaldehyde.


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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