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Chloroform price index

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

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

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

Further information on the Chloroform price index

Here is some further information

 

What is Chloroform

Chloroform is an organic compound with the chemical formula CHCl3. It is a colorless, sweet-smelling liquid that is highly flammable and toxic. It is commonly used as a solvent and was once used as an anesthetic, but its use in medicine has largely been discontinued due to its potential for causing liver and kidney damage.

 

How is Chloroform produced

Chloroform is produced by the chlorination of methane or acetone. The chlorination reaction is typically carried out in the presence of a catalyst, such as iron or aluminum chloride, at high temperatures.

 

What is Chloroform used for

Chloroform is used as a solvent for many substances and as a starting material for the synthesis of a wide range of chemicals. It is also used as a laboratory reagent and as a solvent for fats, oils, and waxes. In addition, it is used in the production of pesticides and as a disinfectant.

 

Further reading

 

Trade information

According to https://oec.world/ :

Chloroform (trichloromethane) are the world’s 4359th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Chloroform (trichloromethane) were Germany ($17.9M), France ($5.52M), United States ($5.1M), Netherlands ($2.89M), and South Korea ($2.83M).

In 2020, the top importers of Chloroform (trichloromethane) were Netherlands ($10.8M), Italy ($6.38M), India ($4.95M), France ($3.68M), and Pakistan ($1.57M).

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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