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Bis Phenol A – China Transcript
The China Bis Phenol A report covers polycarbonate grade material. We track the spot markets of Eastern and North China, reporting weekly on deals and discussions between producers, traders and buyers.
The report contains the important East China and North China ex-warehouse price assessments. Our commentary provides details on domestic supply and demand conditions and track prompt operating rate that could have impact on availability.
Upstream food stocks, Phenol and Acetone and downstream Epoxy Resin are all very important to domestic price movements and those factors are also monitored in the report.
We also track both the solid and liquid Epoxy Resin markets. Where applicable, there is product information, comments on market development and general market intelligence.
The report also provides CFR quotes for the North East Asia market and details of trace transactions, news on the wider issues of the supply and demand balance and general sentiment for price direction.
This comprehensive run up of the domestic market is useful for all of those active or interested in China’s BPA market and for those that need an unbiased and timely price reference.
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Bisphenol-A (BPA) spot prices fluctuated at yuan (CNY) 11,600-12,900/tonne ex-tank from the mid-August to mid-November. Prices were stable-to-soft through the second half of August, as cargo-holders kept their offers stable, but downstream buyers remained on the sidelines.
From the beginning of September, prices started rising, as some buyers began stocking up for the Mid-Autumn festival and more downstream producers were making enquiries. BPA producers and cargo-holders raised their offers in response, leading to further enquiries from downstream buyers.
By end-September, the price uptrend was capped by limited trade, as most downstream buyers had finished their purchases. Buying interest was weak, as downstream producers expected prices to decline in the future. Some producers maintained stable production rates amid ample supply of imports, while other cargo-holders lowered their offers because of a pessimistic market outlook.
In the beginning of November, traders lowered their prices to boost sales and more offers were heard, but downstream buyers were bidding at lower numbers, causing prices to decrease as a result. As of mid-November, BPA prices remained stable. Most cargo-holders kept their prices stable, while downstream producers were heard to have made enquiries as their inventories were depleted. Market players expect prices to fluctuate slightly as cargo-holders might be unwilling to cut prices because of their high cost pressure.
Updated to mid-November 2013
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