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Benzyl Alcohol price index

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

The outlook for global Benzyl alcohol prices, on the second tab, is generated from different inputs including:

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

Further information on the Benzyl Alcohol price index

Here is some further detail

 

What is Benzyl alcohol

Benzyl alcohol is a clear, colorless liquid with a sweet, pleasant smell. It is a natural constituent of a number of essential oils, including jasmine, hyacinth, and ylang-ylang. It is also found in fruits, such as apricots, cranberries, and plums. Benzyl alcohol has the chemical formula C6H5CH2OH.

 

How is Benzyl alcohol produced

Benzyl alcohol can be synthesized by several methods. One common method involves the hydrolysis of benzyl chloride, which is produced from benzene and hydrochloric acid. Benzyl alcohol can also be produced by the hydrogenation of benzaldehyde, or by the fermentation of carbohydrates.

 

What is Benzyl alcohol used for

Benzyl alcohol has a number of uses. It is used as a solvent for a variety of chemicals, including resins, dyes, and inks. It is also used as a preservative in a number of products, including personal care products, pharmaceuticals, and foods. Benzyl alcohol is a mild local anesthetic and is used in some medical procedures to reduce pain. It is also used as a flavor and fragrance ingredient in a variety of products.

 

Further reading

 

Trade information

According to https://oec.world/ :

Benzyl alcohol are the world’s 3674th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Benzyl alcohol were China ($44.7M), Germany ($39.7M), Netherlands ($32M), India ($30.9M), and United States ($9.73M).

In 2020, the top importers of Benzyl alcohol were United States ($28.4M), Mexico ($11M), Japan ($10.9M), United Kingdom ($8.95M), and Italy ($8.89M).

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