Glycerine Prices, markets & analysis
For clear insight into regional Glycerine markets, you need in-depth price reports direct from those regions. ICIS is the only global pricing agency to provide a dedicated glycerine report on Latin America.
With a local editor in Colombia, in addition to our network of price reporters, you will receive direct and regular insights into the local and export markets, providing not just price assessments but market commentary and analysis.
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Glycerine overview Transcript
Glycerine is a coproduct of the manufacture of fatty acids and fatty alcohols and also the trans-esterification process of biodiesel. These processes can involve either tallow or fats, which means that the upstream markets for glycerine are just those markets, they’ll be the fats, the oils, and including the biodiesel market where we watch the multi-feed-stock producers.
It’s part of the oleochemicals family that includes fatty acids and fatty alcohols, not biodiesel, that’s not an oleochemical. But it is crude glycerine that is of increasing importance in market in the US and that stems from the biodiesel production.
The uses for glycerine can be food uses, they can be construction uses or they can be agricultural uses. It is a ubiquitous product with over 1,000 end-uses in the markets. It is, in fact, a green product, it is not made through anything using petrochemicals and therefore is increasingly sought after for companies that want to green their profile as the bio-revolution continues in the US.
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Latin America is a net exporter of Glycerine and exports to the other key regions around the world – Asia, Europe, and the US. Worldwide consumption of glycerine is expected to grow for the coming years, and by 2017 manufacturing value is expected to reach $13.5 billion.
Latin America is in a great position to see expansion and growth on both sides of the market. Governments within the region have set up regulations that will support the production of oleochemicals (including glycerine).
On the demand side, a key driver is the growth of the region’s middle class. Latin America is expected to have the highest compounded annual growth rate within the glycerine market, 6.75% increase in consumption, through 2017.
Our locally based expert reports on prices and the factors driving prices in Latin America, generating a depth of insight that is only possible by developing contacts and building local knowledge. This local market insight, combined with our expertise in price reporting, enables us to produce independent and unbiased price assessments, relied upon by key market makers for their decision making.
The ICIS Latin America glycerine report covers spot prices for refined glycerine prices for Argentina and Colombia, and crude glycerine prices for Argentina, Colombia and Brazil.
The report also covers key trends in the glycerine market.
Information for the report is gathered from the market from buyers, sellers and traders. Commentary is offered on a weekly basis, so that those market participants, among others globally, can access the information to make better buying, selling and trading decision.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Glycerine. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
Our time series of pricing data enables you to build and model trends, to get a view of where markets might be heading. The data service includes charting functionality, allowing you to chart and download multiple data series for manipulation in your own internal models. You can also export data to Excel via the ICIS dashboard service.
ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
Our in-depth market knowledge drives our specialist focus, as we recognise the importance of individual market dynamics and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals markets, including Glycerine, has brought global recognition of our methodology as being unbiased, authoritative and rigorous in preserving our editorial integrity. Our global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Perth and Moscow ensures unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets.