Ethanolamines Prices, markets & analysis
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.
The Asian ethanolamines market is gaining importance as the region is experiencing an increase in consumption and production capacity as well as changing trade flows. The ICIS report gives you access to pricing information and expert market analysis on a weekly basis, keeping you up-to-date with the latest trends and developments.
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- Identify potential business opportunities in the volatile market
- Monitor supply availability and the demand situation in Asia
- Negotiate contract prices with confidence
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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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China’s diethanolamines (DEA) prices rose from $1,305-1,400/tonne CIF China in mid-August to $1,350-1550/tonne CIF China in mid-November. The price increases were due to limited offers for imported material amid a major plant shutdown in Malaysia as well as plant maintenance in China.
Spot drummed DEA prices in India rose to $1,400-1,500/tonne CIF India from $1,375-1,480/tonne CIF India over the same period. Similarly, in southeast Asia, the DEA prices in drummed packaging increased to $1,400-1,500/tonne CIF SE Asia from $1,400-1,430/tonne CIF SE Asia. DEA prices increased in India and in southeast Asia because of a plant turnaround in southeast Asia, while another major southeast Asian producer diverted supply to the more lucrative western markets.
Spot monoethanolamines (MEA) prices in China fell to $1,250-1,300/tonne CIF China in mid-November, compared with $1,250-1,350/tonne CIF China in mid-August. MEA demand weakened in China amid ample cargo availability of ethylene oxide feedstock.
In India, MEA prices weakened to $1,425-1470/tonne CIF India from $1,425-
1,500/tonne CIF India over the same period in response to high supply and low demand.
The prices in southeast Asia stood at $1,400-1,500/tonne CIF SE Asia in mid-November for MEA, compared with $1,450-1,480/tonne CIF SE Asia in mid-August.
The producers in southeast Asia raised their offers in that region, partly because of supply diversion to the more lucrative European markets and also due to a plant shutdown in Malaysia, from September to early October.
Updated to mid-November 2013
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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ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
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