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ICS reports on ethyl acetate, referred to as Etac, in Europe, the US and Asia.
In Europe the report consists of spot prices for ethyl acetate and prices are quoted in euro per metric tonne on a free delivered northwest European basis.
The standard spot size in Europe is for a parcel that represents a full truck load of 20 to 25 tonnes
The report contains information about spot prices, monthly price-targets posted by producers, agreed business, demand-supply factors including any planned and unplanned production schedules.
It also includes a snapshot of developments for upstream products like ethanol, ethylene and acetic acid.
The European Etac report is generated after conversations with buyers, sellers and traders in the market. We take account of market sentiment as well as deals completed in the week.
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The European ethyl acetate (etac) market saw prices hold relatively steady between mid-August and mid-November, at an average €855/tonne FD NWE.
Etac producers’ margins suffered in August and September. Contract prices for feedstock ethylene climbed, but etac producers were not able to pass on these increased costs.
Fierce competition between European producers and importers selling lower-priced material prevented the former increasing etac prices to the extent required to preserve margins.
Producers and distributors agree it is a buyers’ market, with sellers having little option but to be flexible with price targets.
However, a €35/tonne decrease in ethylene prices in October allowed some recovery of etac margins.
At least one etac producer targeted a November price rollover, despite a €30/tonne softening of the November ethylene contract price.
Expectations from distributors are for stable-to-softer etac prices in November.
Updated mid-November 2013
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