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Butanediol Europe Transcript
The European Butanediol report is published weekly It contains one quarterly contract quote which is assessed on a free delivered North West Europe basis and in Euros per metric ton as well as a price conversion into US cents per pound the report shows price movements from the previous quarter and also shows the prices from the same period one year ago for reference.
Market commentary is included with a particular focus on pricing and pricing direction, supply, demand, imports and exports.
Information is acquired from global buying, trading and producing sources across the industry.
We provide updates on the upstream Methanol and Propylene markets as well as information on the key Asian market.
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Updated to Q2 2014
Europe’s butanediol (BDO) market has been balanced throughout the second quarter of 2014.
There has been good demand and sufficient supply, with a continuation of stability.
The second-quarter BDO contract price settled in late April at a rollover for the third consecutive quarter, which according to ICIS data was last seen in 2007.
Imports – largely of Asian origin – are coming into Europe as sellers can achieve higher prices in Europe than in Asia. But this has not so far put tangible pressure on European BDO producers.
While it is too early for any clear indications about third-quarter pricing targets, European BDO players are now looking at the factors likely to impact prices.
One factor likely to feature in negotiations is the €90/tonne decrease in third-quarter feedstock methanol contract prices, which have dropped because of fundamentals and lower spot prices.
On the other hand, some European players are being cautious on the recent price hikes in the US where a couple of producers announced they were planning increases of $0.05/lb for BDO as of 1 July.
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