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Chlorobenzene price index

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

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

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

Further information on the Chlorobenzene price index

 

What is Chlorobenzene

Chlorobenzene, also known as monochlorobenzene or MCB, is a chemical compound with the molecular formula C6H5Cl. It is a clear, colorless liquid with a sweet, pleasant odor and is highly flammable. Chlorobenzene is classified as a volatile organic compound (VOC) and is harmful if ingested or inhaled.

Chlorobenzene is used as a solvent and as a starting material for the production of other chemicals, including aniline, phenol, and cresols. It is also used in the production of pesticides, dyes, and rubber, and as a solvent in the paint and coatings industry.

Chlorobenzene is produced through the chlorination of benzene, a process that involves the addition of chlorine to benzene in the presence of a catalyst. It can also be produced by the reaction of phenol with hydrochloric acid.

Chlorobenzene is a toxic chemical and should be handled with caution. It can cause irritation to the skin and eyes and may have harmful effects on the respiratory system.

 

How is Chlorobenzene produced

Chlorobenzene, also known as monochlorobenzene or MCB, is produced through the chlorination of benzene, a process that involves the addition of chlorine to benzene in the presence of a catalyst. This reaction results in the formation of a mixture of products, including chlorobenzene, dichlorobenzenes, and other chemicals.

Chlorobenzene can also be produced by the reaction of phenol with hydrochloric acid.

The chlorination of benzene is typically carried out on a large scale in an industrial setting, using specialized equipment and conditions. The other method of producing chlorobenzene, the reaction of phenol with hydrochloric acid, can also be scaled up for industrial production. It is important to follow proper safety protocols when handling chlorobenzene, as it is a toxic and flammable chemical.

 

What is Chlorobenzene used for

Chlorobenzene, also known as monochlorobenzene or MCB, is a chemical compound with the molecular formula C6H5Cl. It is a clear, colorless liquid with a sweet, pleasant odor and is used in a variety of applications.

One of the main uses of chlorobenzene is as a solvent. It is used as a solvent in the production of paints, coatings, and other industrial products, as well as in the production of some pharmaceuticals.

Chlorobenzene is also used as a starting material for the production of other chemicals, including aniline, phenol, and cresols. These chemicals are used in the production of pesticides, dyes, rubber, and other industrial products.

In addition to its industrial uses, chlorobenzene is also used as a solvent in the production of some fragrances and flavors. It is also used as a fumigant to control pests in stored grains and other agricultural products.

 

How big is the Chlorobenzene market

It is difficult to accurately estimate the size of the chlorobenzene market, as this information may vary depending on the region and the specific use of the chemical. Chlorobenzene is a widely used chemical that has a variety of industrial and commercial applications.

As a solvent, chlorobenzene is used in the production of paints, coatings, and other industrial products, as well as in the production of some pharmaceuticals. It is also used as a starting material for the production of other chemicals, including aniline, phenol, and cresols. These chemicals are used in the production of pesticides, dyes, rubber, and other industrial products.

In addition to its industrial uses, chlorobenzene is also used as a solvent in the production of some fragrances and flavors. It is also used as a fumigant to control pests in stored grains and other agricultural products.

According to https://oec.world/ :

Chlorobenzene, o-dichlorobenzene, and p-dichlorobenzene are the world’s 3989th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Chlorobenzene, o-dichlorobenzene, and p-dichlorobenzene were Germany ($60.3M), India ($34.7M), China ($32.6M), Belgium ($12.8M), and Japan ($7.62M).

In 2020, the top importers of Chlorobenzene, o-dichlorobenzene, and p-dichlorobenzene were United States ($57.4M), Japan ($29M), Belgium ($16.6M), India ($8.86M), and Indonesia ($7.96M).

 

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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