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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Updated to Q1 2015
US Gulf acrylonitrile (ACN) export spot prices continued to slip in the first quarter, mostly because of much lower costs for main feedstock propylene amid continued softness in market conditions.
Overall ACN demand was viewed as flat compared with the same period of the previous year. Consumption had strengthened following the seasonal lull in December and as buyers stocked up inventories ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday in Asia in February. Although the downstream acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) market continued to ramp up throughout the weeks, growth did not appear to exceed the pace of the previous year. Additionally, demand in the downstream acrylic fibres (AF) market remained soft.
Meanwhile, trading activity had been sporadic as most buyers had adopted a wait-and-see stance. With the upstream crude oil market being so volatile, market participants were uncertain if ACN prices will fall even further.
For the most part, global supply had been ample during the quarter. While a scheduled three-week turnaround in March had tightened supply a little in the USG market, the start-up of new capacity in China kept many buyers on the sidelines.
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