Fatty alcohols prices, markets & analysis

Our global Fatty Alcohols report is published weekly and contains price assessments for a range of grades, but focusses on spot activity in Asia and contract in Europe and the US.  

The news and market analysis provides information on the factors driving prices, including demand, supply, feedstock movements and graphs. As a market participant you can use this reliable tool to help in the business decision-making  process.

What's happening in the Fatty alcohols market?

Our editor gives their expert view of fatty alcohols

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The fatty alcohols are part of a group of chemicals called oleochemicals. The alcohols contain an alcohol unit as well as a glyceride unit and the functionality of those units allows the alcohols to be used in end-uses for industrial and home cleansers, detergents, surfactants.


It also enables the C8-11s to go into various construction uses and the C16-18s to go into personal care and cosmetics.


The market is driven highly by the price of veg oils in Asia, the US imports about 90% of our alcohols, so the US market is very watchful of the Asian veg oil prices.


It’s trade driven and the US, being a huge consuming market, whereas the other markets might have a little more spot selling going on

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