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Ethanolamines Europe Transcript
The ICIS ethanolamines report has assessments for three main grades of ethanolamine that’s monoethanolamine diethanolamine and triethanolamine, and when we’re looking at the triethanolamine, we’re looking at the 99% purity.
We assess the contract market on a monthly basis and within the report commentary itself, we look at what’s going on in the spot market because that can have a guiding influence on where prices might be heading. To back up those price assessments we look at what’s actually going on in those markets itself. How is supply, how is demand, what’s happening upstream in the ethylene, ethylene oxide and ammonia markets, to see how that might have a guiding influence on the price.
We talk to a broad cross-section of people in the market. We talk to buyers and traders, producers, distributors and storage companies. We talk to all of these people to gain a consensus view of what’s happening in the market and what could be happening in times to come.
People use our ethanolamines report in order to inform their business decisions, in order to decide when’s a good time to buy or when’s not such a good time, and really the unique thing about the ICIS report is that it is produced on a weekly basis which allows us to keep up to date on changing trends, or even, you know, important events that happen in the market, it could be a plant explosion or a plant shutdown, which you might not be able to keep up with so regularly with a monthly report.
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Updated to Q2 2016
European ethanolamine contract prices saw limited change during the second quarter, despite producers’ attempts to pass on the higher upstream ethylene contract costs over the same period. In April, producers had tried to pass on the cost ratio rise in order to maintain margins, but this had proved difficult in some cases, because of competitive pressure and differing market factors.
Mono-ethanolamines (MEA) prices were largely quoted stable to slightly lower in April at €1,220-1,280/tonne FD NWE, because of increased competitive pressure from domestic and import sources, amid muted market conditions. For tri-ethanolamines 99% (TEA 99%), prices were stable to slightly firmer in April, with values at €1,270-1,310/tonne FD NWE as solid demand and a fairly balanced market were weighed against higher upstream ethylene costs. For di-ethanolamines (DEA), similar to larger rises compared to the other homologues were heard in April, on the back of material not being readily available and the raw material cost pressure, although rollovers were also heard. DEA prices were assessed at €1,080-1,100/tonne FD in April.
TEA 99% and DEA prices were assessed steady to slightly firmer in May and June, depending on source and starting point, as the need to recoup lost margins over the past few months, in view of higher upstream costs were weighed against sufficient supply, albeit somewhat snug in the case of TEA 99% for output related reasons. MEA prices were agreed largely steady in May, despite increase attempts, as the market was well-supplied, although price moves in either direction were also heard.
For MEA in June, however, there was a turning point and prices bottomed out and trended up slightly, as the market became more balanced, because of some output constraints and some signs of a seasonal pick-up in demand. Price rollovers were also heard in some cases, depending on source and starting point. Price reductions were also mentioned for MEA by one trader, who considered that MEA demand was low and plentiful supply of competitively priced product. However, the latter has not been confirmed by others.
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