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US Taurine Prices Show Bullish Trend Amid Rising Demand and Supply Constraints
US Taurine Prices Show Bullish Trend Amid Rising Demand and Supply Constraints

US Taurine Prices Show Bullish Trend Amid Rising Demand and Supply Constraints

  • 08-Nov-2023 2:43 PM
  • Journalist: Bob Duffler

The price of Taurine increased in the USA market in October 2023. This price increase can be attributed to growing demand from end-user industries, a slowdown in trade activities, higher raw material prices, and limited stock availability in the market. Taurine is a naturally produced amino acid-like compound that is often utilized in energy drinks, supplements, and various health products due to its potential benefits. In recent times, demands from these end sectors have risen, which has pushed Taurine prices upward.

One of the main factors contributing to the rise in Taurine prices is the escalation in raw material costs. Taurine is industrially synthesized through a chemical process typically involving the reaction of ethylene oxide with sodium bisulfite to produce isethionic acid, which is then hydrolyzed to form Taurine. In October, the prices of both key starting materials, ethylene oxide, and sodium bisulfite, increased due to a surge in demand from downstream customers, driving up the prices of Taurine. Additionally, market players focused on restocking their inventories with fresh stock in response to heightened demand, leading to limited Taurine supply and a subsequent price rise.

In October, Taurine prices in China significantly rose due to limited supply and increased consumer demand during the festive season. The Chinese food and beverage industry experienced a surge in consumption, driven by domestic travel during the Golden Week holiday, leading to higher demand for Taurine and a subsequent price increase. Moreover, the increase in crude oil prices due to extended production cuts by OPEC+ nations and the Israel-Hamas conflict has resulted in higher business expenses and production costs, leading to an increase in Taurine prices. The US market has also experienced a similar trajectory in the price of Taurine due to its reliance on imports from China.

The US economy displayed impressive resilience, raising hopes for a soft economic transition, supported by positive developments observed in October. Business activity in the United States saw an uptick, marked by increased new orders and robust retail sales amid signs of lessening inflationary pressures. This surge in business performance, the most significant since July, suggests that the US economy is withstanding the impact of rising interest rates, part of the Federal Reserve's effort to tackle inflation, which contributed to heightened overall market demand, resulting in higher Taurine prices. Additionally, upcoming US holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving have driven greater demand for Taurine in the food and beverage sectors, further boosting prices.

The ChemAnalyst predicted that Taurine prices may climb in the following month due to rising demand from end-user food and pharmaceutical firms and limited market availability. Furthermore, a projected increase in Brent crude oil prices is expected to bolster this positive trend. Nonetheless, it is projected that prices will fall later as a result of a decline in overall market demand, leading to a subdued market sentiment.

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