Bio-Butanediol Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

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

For the First Half of 2022

Bio-Butanediol is derived via the hydrolysis of starch or glucose syrup. The raw sugar is converted to glucose or fructose and then to succinic acid. The price of feedstock raw sugars remained strong in the international market amid supply shortages due to trade bottlenecks and robust demand. With the USA and Latin America experiencing the worst weather conditions, a lousy harvest was recorded; thereby, the entire pressure to meet the world's sugar requirement came on Asia.

In the USA, the price was raw sugar peaked in April, averaging 808.38 USD/MT, and stabilized in June, averaging 797.18 USD/MT. The raw sugar prices in Brazil averaged 492 USD/MT towards the end of the second quarter. The heightened feedstock prices amid the increased demand for biobased chemicals caused the price trends for bio-butanediol to inflate globally.

Procurement Resource provides latest prices of Bio-Butanediol. Each price database is tied to a user-friendly graphing tool dating back to 2014, which provides a range of functionalities: configuration of price series over user defined time period; comparison of product movements across countries; customisation of price currencies and unit; extraction of price data as excel files to be used offline.

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BDO is an important raw material for basic organic chemicals and fine chemicals. One of the major factors for showing interest in bio-BDO by companies is to reduce the use of petroleum-based feedstocks in light of global oil prices.  BDO is used as a cross-linking agent for thermoplastic urethanes, polyester plasticizers, paints and coatings, copolyester hot melt and solvent-borne adhesives. It is a versatile chemical intermediate because of its terminal, primary hydroxyl groups and its hydrophobic and chemical resistant nature.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Bio-Butanediol
Industrial Uses Production of bioplastics, Production of polyurethane, Production of adhesives
Chemical Formula C4H10O2
Synonyms Bio-1.4-butanediol, Bio-BDO
Molecular Weight 90.12 g/mol
Supplier Database Ashland Inc, Dairen Chemical Corporation, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Nan Ya Plastics Corporation
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 Bio-Butanediol from Glucose; from Glucose via Direct Fermentation; from Raw Sugar

In this process, fermentation of glucose syrup take place to produce succinic acid, followed by its hydrogenation to produce bio-butanediol.


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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