Europe October ECH prices roll over on slightly lower feedstock

02 October 2012 23:59  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--European epichlorohydrin (ECH) October contract prices rolled over as a result of a small drop in feedstock propylene prices, market sources said on Tuesday.

The October contract price is at €1,640-1,665/tonne ($2,103-2,135/tonne) FD (free delivered) NWE (northwest Europe).

The European feedstock propylene contract price settled for October at €1,140/tonne FD NWE, down by €20/tonne from September, reflecting slightly lower upstream costs amid a balanced-to-long supply and demand balance.

ECH producers expected a bigger drop in propylene prices and said that it would have probably helped ECH demand. As a result of the small drop, they could not offer lower ECH prices.

($1 = €0.78)

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