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Hexane Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

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

Hexane Price Trend for the First Half of 2022


The crude oil and gas prices reached an unprecedented high due to the economic meltdown unleashed by the Russia-Ukraine confrontation. Hence, these inflated oil prices directly impacted the petrochemical industry. Hexane prices surged throughout the Asian market during the first quarter averaging 1580 USD/MT. The prices continued swelling throughout April due to trade restrictions, port congestions, and supply shortages.

The prices stabilized slightly during May when the upstream crude oil prices relaxed. However, due to healthy demands from the downstream solvent and metal extraction industries, the price trends for Hexane strengthened towards the end of June 2022. In China, hexane prices averaged 9000 RMB/MT towards the end of June.


The European region suffered the direct consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, triggering an acute energy crisis across Europe. With the European embargo on Russian oil and western sanctions against Russian exports, the prices of petrochemicals soared throughout Europe owing to the increased upstream operating costs and supply chain shortages. The robust demand from the chemical and metallurgical industries further worsened the situation. The price trends of Hexane soared throughout the first half of 2022, averaging 2158 USD/MT.

North America

The US domestic market followed a similar price trend as the global market. The raised prices of both Brent and WTI crude oil directly influenced the petrochemical industry. The hexane prices surged throughout the domestic market amid the robust downstream demand averaging 1734 USD/MT. The price trends remained strong throughout the second quarter due to booming consumer demand.

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Hexane is derived from crude oil. Pure n-Hexane is a colourless liquid in appearance with a slightly disagreeable odour. It serves as a less expensive non-polar solvent and is also flammable in nature. Hexane is extensively utilised in industries where it is mixed with similar chemicals, that is, solvents, which are further utilised in the extraction of vegetable oils from crops.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Hexane
Chemical Formula C6H14
Industrial Uses Solvent, Printing applications, Chromatography, Coatings, paints and adhesives, Leather products, Vegetable oils, Cleansing and degreasing, Textile manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Alcohol denaturant
Molecular Weight 86.18 g/mol
Synonyms 110-54-3, n-Hexane
Supplier Database Exxon Mobil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec), Junyuan Petroleum Group, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd
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 Hexane via Glycerol; and via Raffinate

Hexane can be produced using crude glycerol as the starting material. Crude glycerol is processed with the help of Virent BioForming method, which produces Hexane as the by product.


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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