Pricing Overview

Petrochemicals | Iso Butanol Pricing Overview

Market Overview

Quarterly Update on Global Iso Butanol Market
For the Quarter Ending September 2020
The Asian Iso Butanol sentiments took a driver’s seat in the third quarter as end use industries resumed production with few operating at their maximum capacities under hopes of recovering the loss incurred in the previous quarter due to the coronavirus contagion. Consistent revival in values of the upstream crude also contributed well towards uplifting the market fundamentals in the region. As several countries in Asia primarily cater to their domestic demands through imports, trade constraints from Europe resulted in supply shortage.
North America
The North American Iso Butanol market witnessed promising gains in the third quarter with revival in demand from rubber sector. However, the production cuts implemented in many petrochemical plants in the region due to the fear of Hurricane Laura which has dragged the export potential of the leading producers pushing their revenues lower in comparison to the previous quarter. Traders are buoyant over increased purchasing from the eastern countries in early October on stock piling of Iso Butanol to abate the supply shortage ahead of China’s National Day holiday in October.
Middle East
Import demand for the middle east petrochemicals largely improved in the third quarter with increased production from the end use industries on revival in market activities after coronavirus plateaued in majority of economies throughout the world. Firming values of upstream crude further provided support to margins of derivatives such as Iso Butanol following strong market dynamics in Asian and European countries. However, curtailed production due to maintenance outages in few of the plants exerted a downward pressure on the export revenues.

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Market Analysis
Company-wise installed capacity, production volume and plant operating efficiency is captured directly from manufacturers. Import and Export volume is captured from government sources and demand for Iso Butanol is calculated considering the production, import, export and inventory-levels on the country and regional level markets.
Pricing Analysis
Iso Butanol price is correlated with the price trend of crude oil, demand-supply fundamentals, and movement across the consuming solvent industries.
Company Profile
Basic details and information on financial performance of leading global players in the Iso Butanol market is presented in a visually captivating manner. Expansion plans and the company’s strategy is also captured to understand the vision and mission of the company to help understand the areas where companies need to focus more.
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Daily updates on industry-specific and product-specific news, exclusive primary-based news capturing plant shutdowns/outages/closures, capacity expansions, operating rates, insights on demand-supply situation, awarding of technology licenses, new product launch and deals specifying mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments and disinvestments, to help players capitalize on market opportunity.


ChemAnalyst gathers information through primary research surveys conducted with various Iso Butanol manufacturers, spread across the domestic and international market, suppliers and dealers/distributors to gain insights into value-chains and demand-supply scenario to assess the market situation. Thorough study of company’s annual reports and secondary sources such as exhaustive search on credible paid databases, including our internal database is done to verify the information. All the collected information is analyzed, evaluated and presented in chronological order to depict a meaningful and clear picture of the concerned market.
Our dedicated team of industry experts comprehensively monitors and analyzes various aspects of the Global Iso Butanol market. The team analyzes various industrial segments, strategic viewpoints and provides an analysis of the industry’s performance in the long run. This would enable our clients in efficiently plan their future investments, mitigate risk, understand the cost dynamics and strike out a balance amidst market volatility.
Critical examination of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the global supply chains and shift in demand patterns with change in buying behavior of consumers across the globe.
Several ongoing development projects across industries are tracked, followed by the details of major projects in the development stage, which can positively or negatively influence Global Iso Butanol market.
Pricing is captured through exhaustive primary interviews with domestic and international manufacturers, traders and importers and customers on weekly, monthly and yearly basis.
Finally, region-specific markets for Iso Butanol are analyzed and region-wise demand pattern is tracked.


Iso Butanol is an organic compound with a characteristic odor and flammable and medium boiling characteristic. Iso Butanol for commercial purpose is commonly produced by hydrogenation of Isobutyraldehyde or carbonylation of Propylene within a continuous reactor. The compound is actively utilized as a chemical intermediate for organic synthesis and as a high-quality solvent for coating applications. Iso Butanol is ideal for viscosity reduction of many chemical formulations while it simultaneously maintains the flow and levelling of materials. The supreme properties of Iso Butanol make it a perfect solvent for lacquers and ambient-cured enamels. The product also finds high consummation as an etherification alcohol to produce amino resins for physical-drying and baking finishes.