Acrylic acid-Acrylate esters Prices, markets & analysis
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Acrylic Acid-Acrylate Esters Europe Transcript
The ICIS acrylate esters report is published weekly in Europe and it is widely used as an industry benchmark. The report covers a range of grades including butyl acrylate (BA), 2 ethyl-hexyl acrylate (2EHA), ethyl acrylate (EA) and methyl acrylate (MA).
It contains a weekly spot range for all of these in euros and the prices are reported on a free delivered (FD) basis. There’s also an assessed monthly contract price within the report.
We speak to all the major regional producers as well as traders, distributors and end-use consumers.
ICIS takes into account confirmed monthly settlements and spot business as well as overall market sentiment and direction.
As the report is widely used as an industry bench mark accuracy is key to our subscribers.
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Updated to Q1 2015
Europe acrylic acid (AA) spot prices dropped to a five-and-a-half-year low in February, on ongoing competitiveness in an oversupplied market, and fell to August 2009 levels of €1,030-1,110/tonne FD (free delivered) NWE (northwest Europe).
In the 12 months prior, prices had declined by around €350/tonne, or by 25%, and were further pressured in recent months by falls in the upstream propylene market.
Demand is at a steady and reasonable level, with month-on-month improvements in buying interest from January to March.
The fall in February AA contracts to €1,530-1,560/tonne FD NWE marked the seventh consecutive monthly contract decrease and brought prices to an average level not seen since the first quarter of 2010.
Prices had been on a downtrend since August 2014. During this period, contract prices dropped by around 18%, largely driven by weaker propylene costs, a global supply glut and soft market conditions. However, there has been a rebound in pricing. Spot prices have since increased to €1,070-1,140/tonne FD NWE, and contract prices have risen by €50/tonne, on the back of the €105/tonne hike in the March propylene price.
ICIS publishes a weekly acrylic acid report that covers the European market.
The report assesses monthly contract price in euros and reports the range on a free delivered (FD) northwest Europe basis (NWE).
The number is assessed by ICIS through regular contact with key market participants such as major suppliers, distributors and end users.
We also publish a weekly spot range of acrylic acid that is reported on a FD NWE basis.
We determine the general market sentiment and what factors are driving it. This could be dictated by upstream price movements, but demand for the esters and global trade flows will also play their part.
In addition, we cover any relevant production or shipping news that may influence or impact on the market.
This is an unrivalled report in that it looks specifically at acrylic acid and delves into the dynamics of the market rather than simply looking at acrylic acid as a feedstock for the esters.
ICIS provides historical price data for a wide range of petrochemical and chemical commodities, including Acrylic acid-Acrylate esters. Our extensive experience in price reporting means that we can offer access to historical prices dating back more than 20 years.
Our historical prices enable 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 data 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.