ICIS coverage of the Asian ethanolamines market provides timely information and valuable insights into Asia’s key markets and helps industry players to better understand the impact of events on markets in the region.
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Ethanolamines Asia Transcript
The ICIS Ethanolamines Asia report w as launched on 29 February 2012, and provides unique weekly market coverage of the market in Asia.
The report covers key markets including China, India and South East Asia.
For monoethanolamines and diethanolamines quotes provided are CIF India, CIF south East Asia, CIF China and ex-warehouse, which is the Chinese domestic price.
Triethanolamine prices are quoted: CIF South East Asia, CIT China and again ex Warehouse for the Domestic China market. Information is collected through direct contact with producers, traders and end-users.
The report features a dedicated section which summarises feedstock market trends including ethylene oxide (EO), ethylene and ammonia. Downstream markets are discussed by region too
. Users like the report because it brings transparency to the market and is a good and timely reference which helps them to understand Asian ethanolamine markets.
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Updated to Q4 2015
Ethanolamines prices in China declined over the fourth quarter in 2015, in response to a slowing Chinese economy. Prices of diethanolamines (DEA) and monoethanolamines (MEA) fell by 12% in the fourth quarter while prices triethanolamines (TEA) tumbled by around 15%. The Chinese amines market remained bogged down by weak demand and ample local supply availability with the situation likely to persist into the first quarter of 2016. The domestic amines market witnessed deterioration in prices and demand even as local ethylene oxide raw material prices increased. The local operating rates hovered to around just 40-50% amid poor buying interest.
TEA demand continued to be weak due to the wintry season being a lull period for its demand into the construction industry. The lifting of anti-dumping duties in China from mid-November translated to greater imports into the Chinese market. There could be an additional 3,000 tonnes of US MEA and DEA (mostly in bulk) being loaded for shipment to China in December.
The ICIS Asia Ethanolamines report covers weekly price assessments, market updates and production capacities of all the major ethanolamines markets in the region – China, India and southeast Asia – providing insights on the increasingly dynamic and volatile Asian market to key industry players including producers, buyers, traders and distributors.
Production news in Asia, including trade flows in China and India, and analyses on how capacity expansions in the Middle East affect Asia and other regional markets, are also covered in the report, providing a holistic view of the ethanolamines market.
What the report covers
- CIF price quotes on MEA, DEA and TEA for China, India and southeast Asia
- China domestic price quotes
- Comprehensive commentary on China, India, and southeast Asia
- Asia, China and Middle East production news
- Ethylene oxide feedstock price movements and its supply situation
- Plant shutdowns and start-ups
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Ethanolamines. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
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