Butyl acetate Prices, markets & analysis
ICIS has a network of locally based reporters providing coverage of regional Butyl acetate markets. They provide not just pricing information, but an in-depth understanding of the factors driving prices and market fluctuations.
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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 Q3 2015
US butyl acetate (butac) free-market contract prices had fallen to a range of 48-52 cents/lb ($1,058-1,146/tonne) by the end of the third quarter of 2015, mostly on upstream weakness amid steady-to-healthy demand in the period. The average butac price drop of about 5 cents/lb during the quarter mostly reflected a concurrent 6 cent/lb drop in feedstock propylene on high inventory and production levels.
The downward pressure on butac during the period was somewhat counterbalanced by good demand from its principal automotive and architectural coatings end markets. Automobile sales across most major global regions fell in July as the slowdown in China's economy began to be felt across worldwide vehicle markets. New-car registrations rose marginally year on year, however, in the period January to July across major auto consuming regions. According to the US Department of Commerce, from data compiled by the US Census Bureau, spending was up 9.3% from July 2014 in the consumer sector.
Domestic butac prices are expected to soften in early Q4 on September propylene and seasonal coatings weakness, but that trend may be stemmed by more stable propylene values through the end of the year.
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