Ethylene Dichloride EDC Methodology
The main end use for EDC is in the production of vinyl chloride monomer and this accounts for over 95% of consumption. Other uses include chlorinated solvents, perchloroethylene, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, tetrachloroethane and ethylenediamine, as well as in the synthesis of glycols and an extraction agent for oil and fats.
EDC is registered under UN 1184 class 3 and 6.1. It is a flammable, toxic and carcinogenic liquid.
ICIS pricing quotes ethylene dichloride in Europe and the US Gulf in a combined global report.
Published weekly on Fridays
Weekly Price Assessments:
EDC Spot Prices
- FOB WESTERN EUROPE (USD/MT & conversion to US CTS/LB)
- FOB US GULF (USD/MT & conversion to CTS/LB)
- CFR NE ASIA (USD/MT & conversion to US CTS/LB)
- CFR SE ASIA (USD/MT & conversion to US CTS/LB)
EDC Feedstock Prices
- ETHYLENE US NET CP monthly contract (US CTS/LB)
- ETHYLENE EUROPE quarterly contract (EUR/MT)
- ETHYLENE EUROPE monthly contract (EUR/MT)
- ETHYLENE CFR NE ASIA spot (USD/MT)
Price assessments are based on information supplied by market participants through the week up to close of business on Fridays at 1700 hours in London and Houston.
Product assessed is of 99% purity.
Cargoes loading or delivered four-six weeks forward from the date of publication.
30-60 days after bill of lading date
Standard cargo size:
The prices quoted typically reflect lots of 2,000-5,000 tonnes.
Asia is the main destination for exports of EDC. The principal sources are North America, Brazil and the Middle East. Europe is an occasional exporter to Asia, subject to market conditions. Deep sea export business is almost exclusively for the production of vinyl chloride. The report text covers developments in the domestic merchant and export markets in Europe, North America and Asia. CFR NE Asia includes China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan, while CFR SE Asia includes Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam.
All regional reports offer market commentary that includes details of traced transactions, news on the supply/demand balance, export/import information, contract price negotiations and general sentiment for price direction. Where applicable there is product information, comments on up and downstream market developments and general market intelligence.