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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 extended the uptrend from mid-August to September on the back of limited deep-sea cargo supply and rising feedstock cost.
Major Asian producers raised their prices amid squeezed margins and reduced deep-sea cargo supply. Prices rose to $1,820-1,880/tonne CFR (cost & freight) NE (northeast) Asia by the end of September and remained stable at this level until early November.
However, demand from acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) and acrylic fibre (AF) sectors was weak. Buyers and end-users were reluctant to pay higher prices given the slow consumption from their customers. Plagued by rising cost and soft demand, one major producer decided to shut down one of its ACN plants in South Korea in early September for close to two months.
From early November, prices started to soften in line with rising deep-sea cargoes from the US and increasing supply in Asia after some plants were back in operations after their maintenance. Prices dropped to $1,800-1,880/tonne CFR NE Asia by mid-November.
Updated to mid-November 2013
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