A key feedstock widely used as solvents

A fast-moving market with powerful influences on supply and demand

Key drivers for oxo-chemicals markets include the construction, appliance, automotive, and paints and coatings industries. US oxo-alcohols demand is also driven by medical devices and packaging. The market is vulnerable to decreased industrial activity and demand especially from the automotive industry and construction. This leads to overstocks and slow-downs in global economic growth.

These pressures can affect contracts and margins, but conversely political tensions and trade wars can drive price increases.




ICIS publishes independent oxo-alcohols price assessments by region, based on confirmed deals and verified information. We provide actionable market news in real time. This includes weekly price updates, and detailed coverage of the upstream and downstream factors that drive this market.

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