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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.
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US acrylonitrile (ACN) contract prices were mostly steady for the third quarter, inching up in August and declining slightly in September and October.
Spot prices dropped in late August but rose in mid- and late-September on tight supply and improving demand from the automotive and housing sectors.
Supply was tight as two of the four major North American producers temporarily shut down their ACN plants. In August, Unigel and Pemex performed scheduled maintenance on their 60,000 tonne/year joint venture unit in Mexico. The plant was idled in late September and early October because of a propylene supply issue. Meanwhile, INEOS shut down its 545,000 tonne/year Green Lake facility in Texas in late August for a four-week turnaround.
The US automotive market, which uses ACN for plastic body panels and interior components, ramped up production to introduce new vehicle models. The US housing market showed more construction and home sales compared to last year, increasing ACN demand for appliances, home electronics and building materials.
However, October spot prices weakened as US automakers reported lower-than-expected sales and as demand from the Asian acrylic fibres market declined because of the ending manufacturing season for exports.
Updated to mid-November 2013
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