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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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Updated to Q3 2014
The US ethylene dichloride market saw prices – which rose in the early part of the year – continue at their higher levels in the third quarter, before lowering near the end of the quarter on lower global market prices.
US spot prices remained at a range of $370-400/tonne FOB US Gulf even as prices for feedstock ethylene soared.
The US is suffering short ethylene supplies, with plant outages affecting about 10% of US production capacity. The shortage has sent ethylene spot prices rising by 50% in August and September, and ethylene contract prices pushed up about 10%.
At least one EDC producer is said to be, instead, selling ethylene in the spot market.
Meanwhile, US EDC exports continue to surge on new production. US EDC exports through July hit 763,496 tonnes this year, up 24% from the first seven months of 2013. That comes after 2013 exports were up 40% from 2012.
The bulk of that production goes to Japan, Korea, China, India, Taiwan and, this year, to Thailand.
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