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The ICIS weekly USA ethyl acetate report provides three different prices for Etac, all quoted in cents per pound and also converted to dollars per tonne.
The report lists a monthly contract price, a distributor price, base on values in the US northeast and Midwest and a sport export price out of the US Gulf.
The three prices listed in the report change fairly often, sometimes, monthly, but the key value is the distributor price, because it is moved largely by distributors.
The report offers distributors and manufacturers a way to keep tabs on prices for a niche market.
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The US ethyl acetate (etac) market during the quarter was fairly stable with good supply. However, that didn’t stop producers from seeking price increases during the quarter.
Suppliers sought price increases in September. Those increases were only partially accepted in the market, mainly on an account-by-account basis. It was heard that the slight increases were not passed along to big buyers or those with long-term contracts.
In October, some suppliers – mainly those who did not seek increases in September – sought higher prices. Those increases failed.
Buyers speculated that etac suppliers were fighting for market share, and fought against across-the-board increases.
Furthermore, it was heard that there was excess material being imported into the US from India by a broker. Those imports were at lower prices.
Sources indicated, however, that those extra imports had no impact on supply, demand or prices in the US because the volumes were too small.
The etac market is driven by the coatings and adhesives sectors. The coatings season remained strong, but there’s enough etac in the supply chain to keep prices flat.
Updated to Q4 2014
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