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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
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Spot ethyl acetate (etac) prices offered by China, the Asian benchmark, reversed the downtrend between October 2012 and July 2013 to rise by 4.1% throughout the September-October period. Etac prices settled at an average of $895/tonne FOB (free on board) China in early November this year.
The price rebound was driven by the gains in feedstock acetic acid prices on the back of escalating methanol prices further upstream. Feedstock acetic acid prices gained 4.1% between mid-August and early November to trade at an average of $447.50/tonne FOB China in early November.
Even though the China’s etac market is widely deemed in oversupply, the persistent margin squeeze forced Chinese etac makers to raise their prices to in line with the increase in their feedstock costs.
At the same time, availability of exports from Chinese etac makers was constrained by their reluctance to offer US dollar-denominated exports, as they were receiving a comparatively higher netback selling etac in the yuan-denominated domestic market. Domestic co-feedstock ethanol prices in China began to rise in October on the back of tight supply, putting further upward pressure on yuan-denominated etac prices.
Updated to mid-November 2013
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