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Hydrogen Cyanide Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

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

The export value of hydrogen cyanide in the United States was recorded as USD 0.042 million in January 2022. This was an increase from the prior figure of USD 0.025 million for December 2021. From January 2017 to January 2022, United States exports averaged USD 0.014 million. The value of the data reached an all-time high of USD 0.101 million in January 2019 and a record low of 0.003 USD million in April 2018.

Post Russia's invasion of Ukraine, a significant increase in natural gas prices was noted, which in turn, led to an increase in hydrogen cyanide prices.

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Hydrogen cyanide, also known as prussic acid, is a chemical compound, which is a colourless, extremely poisonous, and flammable liquid that boils at slightly above room temperature at 25.6 °C or 78.1 °F. It is prepared commercially and is a highly valuable precursor to several chemical compounds ranging from polymers to pharmaceuticals.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Hydrogen Cyanide
Industrial Uses Agricultural products (non-pesticidal), Water treatment products, Intermediates, Solvents
Chemical Formula HCN
Synonyms Hydrocyanic acid, Formonitrile, Prussic acid
Molecular Weight 27.02 g/mol
Supplier Database Evonik Industries, INEOS, Air Liquide, Matheson Tri-Gas Inc, Ascend Performance Materials
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 Hydrogen Cyanide from Methane and Ammonia

Andrussow oxidation, in which methane and ammonia react in the presence of oxygen at around 1200 °C over a platinum catalyst, produces hydrogen cyanide. This is the most widely used method of production.


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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