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The ethylene dichloride report is a global publication that is released on a weekly basis. The Houston, London and Singapore offices all collaborate to publish the report.
The ethylene dichloride report covers a weekly spot range on a free on board basis sourced out of the US Gulf. We determine where the market is through an extensive polling of market participants to establish a solid picture of where price ideas are.
ICIS reports and writes details on any confirmed transaction and also includes notional price ranges heard in the market. On top of the input we get from buyers, sellers and traders we also look at other factors in the US market like what’s going on in the feestocks for EDC, which would be ethylene and what is happening in end-use sectors as well, that would be PVC market, which, in turn, is tied to housing and construction. A smaller market like EDC can really be challenging for buyers and sellers so the ICIS report is a great help to them because it not only gives them a credible view of where prices are it also lifts the lid on things going on in the market and gives them solid reasons for any price movements. That kind of comprehensive information gives subscribers confidence as they move ahead with their own decisions.
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US ethylene dichloride (EDC) prices moved up during the first quarter as contract prices for feedstock ethylene hit their highest levels of the past 22 months.
US EDC prices started the year at an average $325/tonne FOB (free on board) US Gulf. They ended the quarter at an average $415/tonne.
The rising prices have pushed down EDC exports in January after EDC prices had already moved up 35% in the last half of 2013.
US exports of EDC were down 43% in January, to 61,271 tonnes, compared to 106,971 tonnes in January 2013, and flat from December.
Ethylene contract prices rose above $1,100/tonne delivered for January, but fell back to about $1,090 in February.
The US EDC market was clouded by the outage of Axiall’s downstream vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) plant in Lake Charles after a 20 December fire and the disruption of ethylene distribution from Texas to Louisiana via the Evangeline pipeline.
Repair work on the pipeline and the VCM plant is expected to be completed in April with the expected result being a likely lowering of EDC prices during the second quarter.
Updated to Q1 2014
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