Rise in Demand and Import Trends of Anhydrous Hydrofluoric Acid in the USA
Rise in Demand and Import Trends of Anhydrous Hydrofluoric Acid in the USA

Rise in Demand and Import Trends of Anhydrous Hydrofluoric Acid in the USA

  • 08-Sep-2023 8:06 PM
  • Journalist: Patricia Jose Perez

In the USA, Anhydrous Hydrofluoric Acid prices have shown bullishness due to increased demand from various downstream industries including agrochemicals, steel manufacturing, refrigeration, polymers, and pharmaceuticals.

Over 90% of the total Anhydrous Hydrofluoric Acid is imported into the USA, with Mexico being the primary exporter, accounting for over 75% of total imports. Other countries like Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Spain, and Germany contribute around 15-17% of the overall imports in the US market.

Additionally, the upstream Fluorspar market in the domestic region has benefited owing to increased prices of imported goods, thus supporting production costs for Anhydrous Hydrofluoric Acid. Market prices for the product saw a slight increase in August 2023 due to reduced business stresses and low energy costs. Global natural gas prices have fallen by more than 70% in the previous year, owing to a complex interplay of supply and demand dynamics determined by geopolitical events, weather patterns, technical breakthroughs, and global economic conditions.

Anhydrous Hydrofluoric Acid is in high demand as a vital component in producing various fluorine-containing compounds used in sectors such as vehicles and kitchenware. Teflon, a widely used fluoropolymer, finds applications in domestic cookware, semiconductors, electrical appliances, clothing, and vehicles due to its excellent thermal stability, chemical resistance, and electrical properties.

Furthermore, the growing demand for Anhydrous Hydrofluoric Acid, used in manufacturing aluminum fluoride for aluminum production, is contributing to the market's growth. Increased aluminum use in the automotive, packaging, and manufacturing sectors is expected to benefit the US Anhydrous Hydrofluoric Acid market in the upcoming years.

To avoid accidents and protect employees and the environment, Anhydrous Hydrofluoric Acid must be handled and stored with extreme caution. Because of hydrofluoric acid's dangerous qualities, environmental and safety regulations have an influence on the market dynamics. Compliance with safety requirements, as well as the costs of maintaining safe handling methods, can have an influence on market dynamics. Moreover, the expanding chemical industry in the USA, along with increased production facilities, subsidiaries, and mergers and acquisitions in the region, are expected to drive demand for Anhydrous Hydrofluoric Acid.

According to the ChemAnalyst database, market sentiments for Anhydrous Hydrofluoric Acid are expected to improve further, with quotations anticipated to rise on the back of a strong demand outlook from the downstream consumer market. Additionally, increased business transactions are expected, supported by expectations of reduced inflationary pressure, lower interest rates, and stable crude oil prices in the region.

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