Acrylonitrile Prices, markets & analysis
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Acyrlonitrile Europe Transcript
The ICIS European Acrylonitrile price report is invaluable to our subscribers for several reasons.
We canvas the entire market speaking to the major players, producers, consumers and, traders., We do this on a weekly basis to ascertain a precise, accurate and timely snapshot of where the market is.
Acrylonitrile is widely traded. There is a lot of liquidity in the market. The report contains two main key reference pricing points, the spot price is quoted in dollars per tonne on a CIF Western European basis.
The monthly contract price is quoted in Euros per tonne on a free delivered North West European basis. ICIS seeks confirmation from both the buy and the sell side before we publish the pre-discounted contract price.
The report is widely used bythe industry as a well-respected guide.
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Updated to Q3 2014
European acrylonitrile (ACN) producers were favouring contract volumes in the third quarter because of a poor spot ACN spread. The European ACN spot spread against feedstocks had been squeezed by continuously weak downstream acrylic fibre demand and rising feedstock costs. The ACN spot spread was at a historic low in 2014 as of September.
Feedstock costs had almost doubled since 2009 at the widely-accepted production ratio of 1.1 tonnes of propylene and 0.5 tonnes of ammonia to 1 tonne of ACN. The cost rose from an average level of €757/tonne in 2009 to €1,428/tonne to September 2014.
The European acrylic fibre industry has shrunk significantly in recent years because of competition from cheaper alternatives such as cotton and polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a shift of the acrylic fibre production base to Asia and negative macroeconomic conditions.
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ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments, giving you a robust reference for your negotiations.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Acrylonitrile. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
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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.
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