Acrylonitrile Prices, markets & analysis
ICIS has a network of locally based reporters providing coverage of regional Acrylonitrile markets. They provide not just pricing information, but an in-depth understanding of the factors driving prices and market fluctuations.
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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 Q1 2015
Asia’s acrylonitrile (ACN) prices extended its downtrend from the beginning of the year on the back of the rising supply in China. Most buyers and end-users reduced their import volumes after China’s Shandong Keluer Chemical Co started up its new 130,000 tonne/year ACN plant in December. As a result, major regional suppliers had no choice but to reduce prices to offload cargoes, but this did not entice strong buying interest given the lower prices in domestic market. In the meantime, the falling feedstock propylene prices and the influx of the cheaper deep-sea cargoes continued to cast a shadow on the market sentiment, which dragged down the ACN prices to an extent. During the Q1 period, Asia ACN prices plummeted by 21% to $1,400-1,450/tonne CFR (cost & freight) northeast (NE) Asia at the end of March.
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