Butyl acetate Prices, markets & analysis
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butyl acete US Transcript
The ICIS weekly USA butyl acetate report provides three different prices for butac, all quoated in cents per pound and converted into dollars per ton.
The report lists a monthly contract price, a distributor price for material delivered before discount based on values in the US Northeast and mid-west. And a spot export price out of the US Gulf that is mainly sent to Latin America.
The three prices listed in the report change fairly often, sometimes monthly, but the key value tends to be the distributor price because Butac is moved largely by distributors.
The report offers distributors and manufacturers a way to keep tabs on prices for this niche product. It also includes monthly US trade data. We obtain our data from buyers and sellers and analyse this to create accurate reports that are necessary for our customers. Our report is timely, analytical and an excellent source of information for our customers in the paint, inks and coatings and fragrance industries.
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Updated to Q2 2015
US butyl acetate (butac) free-market contract prices fell sharply to a range of 53-57 cents/lb ($1,168-1,257/tonne) by the end of the second quarter of 2015, mostly on upstream weakness amid steady demand in the period.
Feedstock propylene, a principal price driver for butac, dropped by 6 cents/lb in April. Although the rate of propylene decline then slowed dramatically - dropping by 1 cent/lb for May and by 2 cents/lb for June, balanced to weak fundamentals continued to weaken butac contract values.
Some sources have suggested that the June propylene contract decline, which took contract propylene to a six-year low, could represent a price floor, but propylene remains oversupplied due to better prices on heavier cracker feedstock, which yields more propylene.
Propylene production levels are high because the US cracker fleet is running well and expected to rebuild inventories of ethylene, which fell during 2014 on a spate of production issues.
Q2 butac spot values in the distribution and export markets were largely steady throughout the period.
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