Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Price Trend, Chart, Index & Analysis 2024

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Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Price In USA

  • United States:   1372 USD/MT

In December 2023, the price of MIBK in the USA fell to 1372 USD/MT FOB Texas, driven by stable ketone feedstock values and reduced production costs. The MIBK market faced additional pressure from weak demand and ongoing regional economic uncertainties. Buyers, wary of these conditions, leveraged the low demand to negotiate for lower prices.

The latest report by IMARC, titled Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Pricing Report 2024: Price Trend, Chart, Market Analysis, News, Demand, Historical and Forecast Data,” delivers a comprehensive analysis of Methyl Isobutyl Ketone  prices on a global and regional scale, highlighting the pivotal factors contributing to price changes. This detailed examination includes spot price evaluations at key ports and an analysis of pricing structures, such as Ex Works, FOB, and CIF, across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. 

Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Prices December 2023:

  • United States:   1372 USD/MT
  • China:   1392 USD/MT

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The study delves into the factors affecting Methyl Isobutyl Ketone  price variations, including alterations in the cost of raw materials, the balance of supply and demand, geopolitical influences, and sector-specific developments. 

The report also incorporates the most recent updates from the market, equipping stakeholders with the latest information on market fluctuations, regulatory modifications, and technological progress. It serves as an exhaustive resource for stakeholders, enhancing strategic planning and forecast capabilities.

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Methyl Isobutyl Ketone  Price Trend- Q4 2023

Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK) is a solvent widely utilized across various industries, primarily known for its applications in surface coatings, adhesives, inks, and chemical intermediates. The primary driver of the MIBK market is its significant use in the paints and coatings industry, where it is valued for its high solvency and fast-evaporating properties. This makes it ideal for use in automotive paints, industrial finishes, and marine coatings, where performance and durability are critical. Additionally, the growing automotive industry globally is another catalyst for the demand for MIBK. As vehicle production increases, particularly in emerging economies, the need for MIBK in automotive paints and coatings correspondingly rises. This compound enhances the formulation of coatings that are resistant to scratches, weather, and chemical impacts, attributes that are highly sought after in the automotive sector. The rubber and chemical manufacturing sectors also contribute to the demand for MIBK. In the rubber industry, MIBK is used as an anti-ozonant, helping to prevent cracking and degradation caused by ozone and UV exposure. Moreover, advancements in chemical processing and the increasing adoption of MIBK as a precursor in pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals are opening new avenues for market growth. Environmental regulations and the shift toward less volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present challenges; however, ongoing research and development aimed at improving the environmental profile of solvents like MIBK are expected to mitigate these impacts and drive sustainable growth.

Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Market Analysis

The global methyl isobutyl ketone market size reached 541.3 In Kilo Tons in 2023. By 2032, IMARC Group expects the market to reach 758.5 In Kilo Tons, at a projected CAGR of 3.80% during 2023-2032. In the last quarter, the global market for Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK) experienced downward pressure across multiple regions, driven primarily by declining demand fundamentals and saturated market conditions. In North America, the demand from downstream industries such as paints and coatings weakened, which directly impacted MIBK consumption. This decline in demand was further exacerbated by economic uncertainties that made purchasers hesitant about making large-scale investments or stockpiling inventory, thus pushing the market towards lower price points. Additionally, flat feedstock ketone values contributed to the diminishing production costs, enabling a bearish pricing trend for MIBK. The market also saw manufacturers struggling with rising storage costs, compelling them to clear out stocks at reduced prices to avoid additional financial burdens. These factors collectively contributed to the feeble price trend observed in the MIBK market in the USA, where the prices dropped to USD 1362 per ton FOB Texas by the end of December 2023.

Similarly, in the Asia Pacific and European regions, MIBK markets witnessed subdued activity, marked by an abundance of supply and limited demand. In China, manufacturers faced the dual challenge of excessive inventory and declining bids from buyers, prompting a reduction in production rates and adjustments in pricing strategies to align with the current market realities. This led to a price decline to USD 1882 per ton FOB Qingdao. The Asia Pacific market dynamics were further influenced by cautious buying behavior and contractual obligations, which restricted fluid market activity and dampened the price levels. In Europe, the situation mirrored these trends, with ample supply and stagnant demand from critical downstream sectors like the automotive industry. The market was oversupplied, resulting in a persistent low-price environment, particularly noticeable in Germany where MIBK trading remained thin and price offers low due to weak purchasing activities. This lack of robust demand in conjunction with high inventory levels across manufacturers contributed significantly to the bearish sentiment prevailing in the MIBK market during the quarter.

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Key Points Covered in the Methyl Isobutyl Ketone  Pricing Report: 

The report delivers the following key findings, alongside a comprehensive breakdown of prices by region:

  • Methyl Isobutyl Ketone  Prices 
  • Methyl Isobutyl Ketone  Price Trend 
  • Methyl Isobutyl Ketone  Demand & Supply 
  • Methyl Isobutyl Ketone  Market Analysis
  • Demand Supply Analysis by Type
  • Demand Supply Analysis by Application
  • Demand Supply Analysis of Raw Materials
  • Methyl Isobutyl Ketone  Price Analysis
  • Methyl Isobutyl Ketone  Industry Drivers, Restraints, and Opportunities
  • Methyl Isobutyl Ketone  News and Recent developments
  • Global Event Analysis
  • List of Key Players

Regional Price Analysis:

  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Hongkong, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand
  • Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece 
  • North America: United States and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru
  • Middle East & Africa: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, Iran, South Africa, Nigeria, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Iraq, Egypt, Algeria, and Morocco

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