Acrylic acid-Acrylate esters Prices, markets & analysis
ICIS offers reliable pricing information for the region, as well as in-depth market analysis for Asian acrylic acid and acrylic esters markets.
Our insights into the overall Asian markets are provided by our network of locally based market experts, ensuring you have the latest data and analysis you need when operating in or trying to enter the Asian region.
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- See what’s driving prices and understand fluctuations
- Gain local knowledge on Chinese markets
- Have a benchmark for your transactions
- Feed into your own analytical models
Acrylic Acid-Acrylate Esters Asia Transcript
ICIS publishes a weekly report for acrylic acid and acrylate esters in Asia, covering various grades such as butyl acrylate (BA), ethyl acrylate (EA), methyl acrylate (MA) and 2-ethyl hexyl acrylate (2-EHA).
Cost, insurance & freight (CIF) prices are assessed for China and southeast Asia (SE Asia), and we also assess delivered prices for bulk material traded in the Chinese domestic market.
To help subscribers keep ahead of the latest market trends, we include all spot transactions, bids and offers, prevailing supply-demand fundamentals and production issues.
Movements in upstream markets, together with any key issues in the US and European markets are reported, providing our subscribers with a comprehensive view.
ICIS engages with a large number of market participants to help eliminate bias and ensure accurate pricing assessments that provide a useful benchmark for the industry.
In Asia, our in-depth coverage of the market has resulted in the ICIS published prices becoming a benchmark for spot transactions, and a component in contract settlements.
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Updated to Q4 2015
Asian acrylic acid and acrylate esters saw stabilising prices in the fourth quarter, with the dips in discussion levels slowing down by November and December.
Producers were hesitant to lower offers further, citing squeezed margins and below-break even prices as the main reasons to keep offer levels flat. Buyers and end users were not out in the market in force, preferring to keep feedstock inventory levels low in times of bearish demand for end products.
Operating rates in China were at 50-60% in the fourth quarter, with some producers shutting their lines, or running only parts of their production units on excess production capacity and oversupply in the market.
The proximity to the year end and the upcoming holidays also saw limited liquidity, especially in December. Buyers were content to stay on the sidelines and await better prices, as their own demand had largely been fulfilled and they were not in urgent need of cargo.
Market sources said buyers were shying away from term contracts and were looking to purchase only spot cargoes in 2016, on account of continued bearish demand next year.
Asia acrylic acid/acrylate esters price report
ICIS publishes a weekly report which gives you access to the latest prices, market news and analyses for acrylic acid and acrylate esters in Asia.
Our price report covers all the following assessments:
- CIF (cost, insurance and freight) Southeast Asia and China
- DEL (Delivered) China
To help subscribers keep ahead of the latest market trends, we also provides market commentary on production news and analyses on both upstream and downstream markets.
China Acrylate Esters Annual Study
The ICIS China Acrylate Esters Annual Study offers in-depth coverage of the year’s developments and hot issues with a supply/demand outlook for the rest of the year. The comprehensive study provides credible data and analysis to support your annual sales and strategy planning by giving you all of the following:
- Detailed market overview for China acrylic acid and acrylic ester
- Extensive regional supply and company profiles
- Accurate supply and demand forecasts
- Analysis of China acrylic acid and acrylic ester imports/exports
- Overview and analysis of price trends and price drive elements of China acrylic acid and acrylic ester
Asia acrylic acid/acrylate supply and demand data
The ICIS Supply and Demand Database provides a single, highly searchable source of detailed historical data as far back as 1978 and forecast data up until 2030 for Asia acrylic acid/acrylate. The service combines fully reconciled supply/demand, trade, capacity and ownership data to give you multiple views of the market from a global, regional or country specific perspective.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Acrylic acid-Acrylate esters. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
Our time series of pricing data enables you to build and model trends, to get a view of where markets might be heading. The data service includes charting functionality, allowing you to chart and download multiple data series for manipulation in your own internal models. You can also export data to Excel via the ICIS dashboard service.
ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
Our in-depth market knowledge drives our specialist focus, as we recognise the importance of individual market dynamics and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals markets, including Acrylic acid-Acrylate esters, has brought global recognition of our methodology as being unbiased, authoritative and rigorous in preserving our editorial integrity. Our global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Perth and Moscow ensures unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets.