Acrylonitrile Prices, markets & analysis
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Acyrlonitrile US Transcript
The ICIS US acrylontrile report covers the US domestic contract and spot markets on a weekly basis.
The domestic contract price is formula based tracking price changes in chemical-grade propylene and ammonia verified with market sources. The spot price is based upon information gathered from North American producers, sellers, traders and buyers of the material.
Market players all along the production chain are asked for their view of the market and this information is compiled into the report.
It offers subscribers timely and accurate information on completed deals together with negotiations for material; planned and unplanned plant outages and market sentiment.
It is a key tool for those in the acrylontrile market or those planning to enter it.
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US acrylonitrile (ACN) prices were on an uptrend in the first part of the quarter, mostly on the back of higher feedstock costs and tightening supply, although they had been softening since mid-February.
ACN prices had bottomed out in December before steadily increasing as raw material costs for propylene began rising and as ACN supply tightened as a result of reduced operations and plant maintenance.
However, demand had been mostly steady, and a decline in propylene costs had placed downward pressure on ACN prices.
Additionally, Asia is a major export destination for US ACN, and prices there had plunged on lower feedstock costs and weaker demand, causing US ACN prices to begin slipping as well.
One producer said that falling spot prices could be a result of recent port congestion in the US Gulf, which delayed material from arriving to Asia and prompted buyers there to turn to domestic suppliers.
Meanwhile, some US ACN buyers had adopted a wait-and-see stance on expectations that feedstock costs for propylene would drop even further, putting more downward pressure on ACN prices.
Updated to Q1 2014
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