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Acetic Anhydride Europe price index

This post is a summary of the Acetic anhydride Europe price developments. The price developments of Acetic anhydride are expressed in US$ prices converted FX rates applicable at the time when the price was valid. Acetic anhydride price index developments are calculated from multiple separate sources of data to ensure statistical accuracy.

The outlook for Acetic anhydride Europe prices, on the second tab, is generated from different inputs including:

  • Very recent price developments of immediate cost drivers of Acetic anhydride prices
  • Recent price developments of underlying feedstocks which drive the price of Acetic anhydride
  • Market futures for both cost drives and feedstocks of Acetic anhydride prices
  • Adjustment of current supply/demand imbalances in the Acetic anhydride Europe market
  • Longer term trends in likely demand conditions

Further information on the Acetic Anhydride price index

Here is some further information

 

What is Acetic anhydride

Acetic anhydride is a colorless, highly reactive liquid with a pungent, vinegar-like smell. It is an organic compound with the chemical formula C4H6O3. Acetic anhydride is a highly reactive compound and is used as a reagent in the synthesis of a wide range of chemical compounds.

 

How is Acetic anhydride produced

There are several methods for producing acetic anhydride. One common method involves the oxidation of acetaldehyde with a catalyst such as copper or palladium. Acetic anhydride can also be produced by the dehydration of glacial acetic acid, which is produced by the fermentation of carbohydrates.

 

What is Acetic anhydride used for

Acetic anhydride has a number of uses. It is widely used as a reagent in the synthesis of a variety of chemicals, including pharmaceuticals, dyes, and fragrances. It is also used in the production of plastics, resins, and adhesives. Acetic anhydride is used in the production of acetate fibers, which are used to make clothing and other textiles. It is also used in the production of cellulose acetate, which is used to make films and other products. Acetic anhydride is a toxic and flammable chemical and should be handled with caution in the laboratory.

 

Further reading

 

Trade information

According to https://oec.world/ :

Acetic anhydride are the world’s 2957th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Acetic anhydride were Mexico ($86.2M), United States ($76.2M), United Kingdom ($57.5M), Belgium ($55.4M), and India ($26.3M).

In 2020, the top importers of Acetic anhydride were Germany ($79.2M), Netherlands ($60.9M), Belgium ($59.1M), United States ($33.4M), and Switzerland ($21M).

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Notes on the price-data

  • We are continually improving our data collection and processing methods and data will be updated from time to time as we improve the accuracy
  • We are working hard to upgrade the algorithm before April 1, 2023 and a further fine-tune by July 1, 2023
  • This the index trend of the price of the product group in general and not a single specification in particular
  • The data is presented in US$
  • The chart shows the price trend,  nearly always taken from many statistically-correlated sources