Market Advisory Service - Global Oxo Alcohols & Plasticizers

  • Market Overview
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Key Features

Market Overview

Duration: Short-term – 2-year price forecast and market outlook

The supply constraints of 2018 caused by a heavy turnaround calendar are a fast-fading memory. Around 12% of total capacity was unavailable in the February to September period of last year, which balanced the markets and supported prices.

The restoration of the supply and the global economic slowdown has now turned the picture upside down. Regional and global Oxo markets are well-supplied, and the competition between suppliers is intensifying. As major players are jockeying for market share, prices are under pressure. With limited outlets in weak domestic markets, producers are seeking to extend their reach, which provides overseas buyers with opportunities that were not available in the past.

Chemical Market Analytics is now offering the Global Oxo Alcohols and Plasticizers Market Advisory Service to help accurately navigate the changing market dynamics.

Key Products Covered

  • normal-Butanol (n-Butanol)
  • iso-Butanol (i-Butanol)
  • 2-Ethylhexanol (2-EH)
  • Dioctyl phthalate (DOP)
  • Dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP)
  • Diisononyl phthalate (DINP)

Strategic Analysis

Duration: Short-term – 2-year price forecast and market outlook

The Global Oxo Alcohols and Plasticizers service provides clients with a comprehensive, yet focused view of the global markets for C4 oxo alcohols: n-butanol, i-butanol, 2-ethylhexanol. It also covers selected plasticizers: DOP, DOTP, DINP, DIDP, DPHP and DINCH. The report includes cash costs, pricing, margin data, supply/demand balances and operating schedules for the oxo alcohols and all regions. Global and regional feedstocks and demand drivers and commentary are also included (propylene). Trade data for the oxo alcohols and some selected plasticizers is also included.

Understanding the oxo chemicals market requires an integrated view along the value chain from feedstocks (propylene) through intermediates, derivatives and end-use sectors. Chemical Market Analytics has expert analysis along the entire oxo chemicals value chain.

Key Features

Duration: Short-term – 2-year price forecast and market outlook


Contract and spot price summary with a brief review of current market conditions.

  • 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH)
  • DINP
  • n-Butanol
  • DOP
  • i-Butanol
  • DOTP


Providing in-depth insights, this report offers extensive commentary on notable occurrences, including operational and demand shifts, process economics, discussions on short-term supply/demand conditions, analyses of events impacting the market, and forecasts for future market trends. Additionally, it includes an overview of current events in Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
Publication Timing: 29th (or closest business day) / every month


Personal telephone and/or email discussions and meetings on the subject matter covered in the monthly report.


Short-term production news updates, production statistics, plant-by-plant operating schedules, and long-term structural supply changes. End-use analysis across the diverse range of end-use sectors (PVC, diesel additives, acetates, acrylate esters…) plus macro industry trend analysis (auto and construction).


Trade statistics, global trade analysis, freight estimates, tariffs, and sanction tracking.


including key country focus: Americas, Asia, China, Europe, Middle East, Africa

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