Propylene prices, markets & analysis

ICIS provides reliable and trustworthy weekly price assessments for propylene in Asia, China, Europe and the US. Daily market intelligence is also available for coverage of the Asian markets.  Depending on the region, quotations are for spot and contract. Our locally-based expert reporters can provide those involved with propylene or related markets with up-to-date and unbiased intelligence allowing this essential tool to be used in decision-making processes.

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Propylene is a gas and belongs to the olefin group of petrochemicals. Along side ethylene it is one of the most important building blocks in the petrochemical industry.


Propylene consumption is dominated by the production of polypropylene, which accounts for about 60% of global propylene demand. Other important derivatives of propylene are: acrylonitrile, propylene oxide, acrylic acid and oxo-alcohols. All of these have a wide variety of uses in the industrial and commercial sectors.


Propylene is primarily produced along side ethylene in the steam cracking process, the steam cracking of petroleum based products such as gasoline, naphtha and LPG. Propylene is also produced as a by-product of gasoline manufacture in fluid catalytic crackers (FCC's) in refineries.


There is also the propylene dehydrogenation route for the production of propylene.

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