Bisphenol A Prices, markets & analysis
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Bis Phenol A Europe Transcript
The ICIS European bisphenol A report is published weekly on Fridays after speaking with players across the market in order to obtain the latest information on factors such as supply and demand, contract price negotiations, available imports and exports, production and updates from the feed stock and derivative markets.
The main outlet of BPA is in the manufacture of Polycarbonate, which accounts for approximately two thirds of global demand.
The second largest outlet at around a third of BPA consumption is Epoxy Resins. Other uses include flame retardants, unsaturated Polyester resins and polyacrylate, polyetherimide and polysulphone resin.
Contract price assessments are done on a free delivered North West Europe basis in Euros per metric tonne with conversions to US cents per pound. The European quotes include both Epoxy grade and Polycarbonate grade material.
Our price assessments are based on information gathered from consumers, producers and traders we speak to on a weekly basis. As well as focusing on production and consumption, the report give and overall observation of the market and general sentiment for price direction, including intelligence on the Asian BPA market.
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Updated to Q2 2014
European bisphenol-A (BPA) spot prices started Q2 2014 at €1,585/tonne FD NWE. Imports into Europe were still limited as Korean producers had some ongoing production problems and Russian product was said to be limited for the Easter holidays. As a result, European producers continued to see increased enquiries from domestic buyers.
In addition a strong market for polycarbonates (PC) meant integrated producers were using more BPA for captive use, and so less domestic product was available. However, by early June imports were back with imported product available at attractive pricing. As a result there was also some downward pressure on domestic prices. Average prices fell to €1,400/tonne. However, domestic prices continue to have a substantial premium over imports because of heavy legislation around labelling and transportation.
Similarly to spot prices, freely negotiated contract prices have seen some declines from the high levels of March and April. The contract price started the quarter at €1,545/tonne FD NWE and ended at €1,517.5/tonne on average in June. Formula-based contracts have seen some volatility, with upstream phenol following a variable benzene contract.
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