Isobutanol Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

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

Isobutanol prices surged in North America during the first part of Q1 2022 owing to restricted availability and low inventory. At the beginning of the month, it was priced at 1300 USD/MT FOB Louisiana.

In the Asia Pacific area, prices of oxy-alcohol isobutanol have been steadily increasing due to growing raw material costs, which was the primary reason for the sharp increase. According to traders, prices climbed to the higher end owing to worldwide price increases. In China, the price of isobutanol was noted to be 1020 USD/MT Spot Ex-Qingdao at the end of the month.

In Europe, the price of isobutanol has been steadily growing, owing to increased demand from downstream paints and coatings, as well as fuels and fuel additives. During the first half of 2022, strong demand from the downstream industry boosted the price of the chemical.

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Isobutanol is a combustible, colourless liquid with a characteristic odour. It's mostly employed as a solvent, either directly or indirectly through esters. 1-butanol, 2-butanol, and tert-butanol are its three isomers, all of which are valuable in industry.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Isobutanol
Industrial Uses Adhesives and sealant chemicals, Agricultural chemicals (non-pesticidal), Corrosion inhibitors and anti-scaling agents, Fuels and fuel additives, Intermediates
Chemical Formula C4H10O
Synonyms 1-Propanol, 2-methyl-1-Hydroxymethylpropane, Isopropylcarbinol, Isobutyl alcohol
Molecular Weight 74.12 g/mol
Supplier Database BASF SE, Eastman Chemical Company, Gevo , Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, Sahara PCC
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 Isobutanol from Corn; from Raw Sugar; from Corn Stover

Production of isobutanol from corn, also known as corn ethanol takes place via corn fermentation.


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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