Initial Europe ACN September contract gains further support

13 September 2013 14:30  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--The initial European September acrylonitrile (ACN) contract price, which was earlier agreed at an increase of €55/tonne ($73/tonne), has received further support, a second buyer said on Friday.

The rise in the contract price was attributed to feedstock cost increases.

The European propylene contract price for September settled up by €60/tonne to €1,150/tonne FD (free delivered) NWE (northwest Europe), reflecting the firmer feedstock market while taking into account the autumn turnaround season about to get under way.

Coupled with this, ammonia – ACN’s other feedstock – free on board (FOB) Yuzhny spot prices rose by $5-40/tonne between the beginning of August and 6 September, adding further support for contract price negotiations.

“[The price increase is] more or less the cost increase when you take into account the ammonia [price rise],” the producer said.

Confirmation from a second ACN producer is pending.

 ($1 = €0.75)

By: Mark Victory
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