IBISWorld’s Butane Procurement Research Report offers purchasing insight into the Butane market. Our analysis dissects pricing trends and the supply chain, including highlighting key suppliers and their financial benchmarks. The report also provides key pieces of take-away intelligence, such as negotiation question preparation and a buying decision scorecard, which includes factors weighted according to their importance in the decision-making process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Butane - Recent Price Trend

From 2014 to 2017, the price of butane has fallen at an estimated rate of 8.1% per year on average. The most significant contributor to this stark price decline has been a dramatic decrease in feedstock prices, particularly crude oil and natural gas. Still, strong demand growth from commercial and consumer sectors has limited price declines to an extent. Nevertheless, the market-based pricing...


Butane - Total Cost of Ownership

Total cost of ownership for butane depends on the delivery system desired by the buyer, but is medium overall. If buyers are purchasing butane in sealed cylinders, the cost of ownership is very low. These cylinders, typically made from steel, aluminum or other strong metals, last for many years without maintenance or risk of failure. Buyers have the option of purchasing their own cylinder that...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of butane, which includes n-butane and isobutane isomers. Butane is a common colorless, highly combustible hydrocarbon gas that is used in a variety of applications as a fuel and is often blended with gasoline or propane. Butane is also used in common household goods like lighters and torches. Additionally, it is critical to the production of synthetic rubber and various chemicals. Key buyers include consumer goods manufacturers and petroleum companies. 

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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