For clear insight into regional Ethyl acetate markets, you need in-depth price reports direct from those regions.
That’s why ICIS maintains a network of locally based reporters, providing not just price assessments but market commentary and analysis.
Use ICIS information to:
- Follow fluctuations and understand factors driving them
- Input into your own internal analytical models
- Clarify settlements and contracts
- Inform negotiations
Ethyl acetate Asia Transcript
The ICIS pricing ethyl acetate or etac report, covers three price quotes in Asia Pacific, capturing import prices in northeast Asia and southeast Asia as well as export prices in China. These are important regions for Etac production and consumption.
Chinese exports play a great role in the price-trends regionally and are closely watched by market players.
Details on the northeast Asian and Chinese domestic markets together with plant operating rates and feedstock prices, are also included.
The report offers readers details of trade transactions, news on the supply-demand balance, export-import information and general sentiment for price direction. It also discusses up and downstream market developments.
Our price assessments are based on information collected from a wide source of market players throughout the week with Etac producers, consumers and traders across the region all contributing too and expressing and interest in this report. Many of these market players chose to use the ICIS report spot quotations as a component in their monthly settlement prices
Ethyl acetate news and market information products from ICIS
We offer the following regional Ethyl acetate coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the Asia Ethyl acetate marketplace.
Price Reporting – More information about the price reports we publish on Ethyl acetate
Independent price assessments and market coverage
Price History – More information about the historical price data we publish on Gas
Track historical price data
News & analysis
News & Analysis - News & market analysis specifically relating to Ethyl acetate
Breaking news of latest developments affecting the markets.
Insight and analysis of factors driving prices.
Updated to Q1 2016
Spot ethyl acetate (etac) prices in Asia sank to a record low in the first quarter of 2016, weighed down by a combination of persistent supply overhang, deteriorating raw material acetic acid and ethanol prices and tumbling crude oil futures, alongside Chinese producers’ ongoing competition for a share of regional markets. Prices slumped to an average of $630/tonne FOB China by mid-March, the lowest since ICIS records began in April 2007, ICIS data showed.
Domestic demand in China suffered from the Lunar New Year effect in February, while demand was also crimped by the observance of the holiday in key regional markets – including South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam. Even though some export-oriented Chinese etac makers undertook routine plant maintenance during the festive period, the softening raw material price trend kept the downward pressure on etac prices. Demand for Chinese cargoes into two key Asian markets – Japan and South Korea – also showed a year-on-year decline in 2015. Japanese producer Showa Denko has boosted its domestic market share, following the commissioning of its new etac plant in June 2014. Chinese etac makers’ sales to South Korea were hurt by South Korea’s decision to levy higher antidumping duty (ADD) rates on some Chinese imports from August 2015.
ICIS provides pricing information, news and analysis for all major petrochemical and chemical markets, including Ethyl acetate.
We offer unbiased and independent price reporting, with our price assessments being widely quoted as benchmarks in contracts.
Our information is collected from market participants by our global network of reporters, delivering unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets, including China and Asia.
ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments, giving you a robust reference for your negotiations.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Ethyl acetate. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
Our time series of pricing data enables you to build and model trends, to get a view of where markets might be heading. The data service includes charting functionality, allowing you to chart and download multiple data series for manipulation in your own internal models. You can also export data to Excel via the ICIS dashboard service.
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.
Our in-depth market knowledge drives our specialist focus, as we recognise the importance of individual market dynamics and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals markets, including Ethyl acetate, has brought global recognition of our methodology as being unbiased, authoritative and rigorous in preserving our editorial integrity. Our global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Perth and Moscow ensures unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets.