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US Taurine Prices Show Declining Trend in August 2023 Amid Sluggish Demand
US Taurine Prices Show Declining Trend in August 2023 Amid Sluggish Demand

US Taurine Prices Show Declining Trend in August 2023 Amid Sluggish Demand

  • 22-Sep-2023 3:05 PM
  • Journalist: Robert Hume

The prices of Taurine showed a downward tendency in the US market during August 2023. The reasons include weakened demand, rising inflation, and higher interest rates. There were adequate Taurine inventories in warehouses to cater to the existing demand in the USA market. As the demand weakened, market retailers further lowered the prices to attract buyers. Taurine is a sulfur-containing amino acid for energy drinks and nutritional supplements. Recently, demand for Taurine from the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries has decreased, causing prices to plummet.

According to the most current statistics, the US manufacturing sector fell further in August 2023, with the purchasing managers' index (PMI) falling to 47.9 from 49 in July 2023. The industry has been contracting since November 2022, except for a brief period of stability in April. A significant fall in new orders drove the overall deterioration in business conditions. Lower new orders were attributed to a faltering economy and consumers hesitating to place new contracts. Since July, the pace of fall has risen to the second-fastest in the last six months. The recent decrease in market demand prompted enterprises to clear their backlogs and stockpiles to retain profitability, resulting in a drop in Taurine prices.

In the United States, inflation jumped for the second month in August amid a rise in gasoline costs, and an underlying measure of household spending grew more than expected, indicating that the Federal Reserve's struggle to keep consumer prices under control may not be finished. According to the Labor Department's consumer price index, consumer prices grew 3.7% yearly, up from 3.2% in July. After 12 consecutive years of declining annual inflation, this marks the second consecutive increase. In the month of August, prices experienced a 0.6 percent rise, following a 0.2% increase in July, which was the highest increase seen in a year. The main culprit was an increase in gas prices. Gas prices have risen sharply this summer, along with the price of crude oil, as oil-producing countries in the OPEC+ group, including Saudi Arabia, aggressively cut their output. The rise in gas-driven inflation impacted consumer budgets, prompting them to cut back on other types of purchasing, resulting in a drop in demand for Taurine in the US market.

According to a ChemAnalyst study, a moderate increase in consumer demand from end-sectors may lead Taurine prices to climb in the future months. The market's restocking efforts will also assist the upward trend in Taurine prices. Federal Reserve policymakers decided to maintain interest rates at a 22-year high, but they also made it clear they were ready to hike them again this year to fight inflation. This would maintain the price of Taurine on the higher side while reducing inflation and boosting consumer confidence. Additionally, it is anticipated that trade relations with China will improve, which would help the Taurine industry to expand.

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