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Acrylonitrile Asia Transcript
The acrylonitrile or ACN report is a weekly report. It tracks all the spot transactions in China and India. Both China and India are major consumers of ACN. We speak to the producers as well as traders. Traders play an important ACN market. Traders bring in deep-sea cargoes from the US Gulf and Europe.
These prices would tend to impact on the Asian contract pricing. In this case we are very up to date with the latest information on all the spot transactions that are concluded in Asia.
It is an important market as it goes into the downstream acrylic fibre and the acrylonitrile butadiene styrene markets.
We provide the latest information including the plant shutdowns, and outages as well as new plant start ups. All this impacts on supply and supply demand are major issues that help determine the ACN price. They will help you to make your decisions when you buy our sell ACN.
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Updated to Q3 2016
Asia’s acrylonitrile (ACN) prices continued to increase in the third quarter due to the tight supply caused by INEOS’s force majeure (FM) since mid-July. INEOS Nitriles has declared an FM on the supply of ACN from its Green Lake plant in the US due to a disruption in feedstock supply to the unit, and repairs to the feedstock pipeline will take three to six months. Most buyers and end-users had to seek alternative materials from other producers, which tightened the Asian supply significantly. Several plants shutdowns in China and Korea also lent support to the market sentiment.
However, downstream acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) and acrylic fibre (AF) plants were plagued by the squeezed margins caused by the high feedstock prices. ACN prices rose by 18% in the third quarter to $1,350-1,400/tonne CFR NE Asia by late September.
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