30 March 2010 23:59 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)-- The monthly European epichlorohydrin (ECH) contract price increased by €100-140/tonne ($135-189/tonne) in April due to severe shortages in the market, resulting from upstream supply constraints and lack of imports, sources said on Tuesday.
“Those consumers who negotiated early did well, [while] those who waited until the last minutes are suffering,” said one buyer.
April business was assessed at €1,520-1,600/tonne FD NWE in line with majority of market confirmation, according to data from global chemical market intelligence service ICIS pricing.
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