Acrylonitrile Prices, markets & analysis
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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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Asia’s acrylonitrile (ACN) prices increased in the second quarter, especially from mid-April, on strong feedstock cost and the reduced influx of deep-sea cargoes supply.
Meanwhile, several plant shutdowns in Asia also tightened the local supply, which lent support to ACN prices.
Prices rose to $1,930-1,950/tonne CFR NE Asia by the end of June from $1,820-1,910/tonne CFR NE Asia recorded in mid-April.
On the demand side, the end-users also raised prices for acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) and acrylic fibre (AF) because of rising feedstock cost.
However, buyers said it is very difficult for them to pass on the cost if the ACN continues to show the uptrend.
Updated to Q2 2014
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