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ICIS publishes a weekly isopropanol (IPA) report in Asia. Buyers, producers and traders are all represented in our weekly calls and the information gathered is thoroughly cross-checked to ensure that the prices we publish are representative.
We track deals and discussions in the market and also provide the latest information on plant shut downs that could have an impact. Price of feedstock propylene and acetone are also included as they have an important bearing on sentiment and pricing outcomes.
ICIS assesses cost and freight (CFR) prices in northeast Asia (NE Asia) and southeast Asia (SE Asia). Trade in NE Asia is driven mainly by import demand from the key China market.
China’s domestic transactions are also listed in the commentary. This is because Chinese traders and distributors usually refer to local producers pricing in considering how much they might want to pay for imports.
Industry players follow our report closely as they know is an accurate and reliable source reference for spot discussions.
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Isopropanol (IPA) spot prices in northeast Asia and southeast Asia moved in opposite directions in the first-half of July before largely moving downwards in tandem. In northeast Asia, prices moved down as supply increased, following the restart of the several plants towards the end of the second quarter, notably in China. The market vibrancy was further dampened by the summer lull which typically slows production and downstream paints and coatings. Over in southeast Asia, prices moved up in the first-half of July amid concerns of tightened supply, following the announcement of a delayed plant restart by a major upstream producer. After these concerns were allayed, prices weakened, in tandem with the typical lull seen during the third quarter monsoon season.
IPA spot prices weakened from $1,320-1,360/tonne CFR (cost & freight) China in early July to $1,320-1,350/tonne CFR China by mid-July. Correspondingly, prices weakened from $1,320-1,430/tonne CFR northeast (NE) Asia to $1,320-1,420/tonne CFR NE Asia over the same period. From mid-July onwards, price fell steadily to $1,300-1,320/tonne CFR China and $1,300-1,390/tonne CFR NE Asia as of 26 September.
In southeast Asia, prices rose from $1,380-1,390/tonne CFR SE Asia in early July to $1,395-1,400/tonne CFR SE Asia in mid-July. Subsequently, prices steadily moved downwards to $1,350-1,360/tonne CFR SE Asia as of 26 September.
Updated to Q3 2014
ICIS publishes a weekly isopropanol (IPA) report in Asia. Buyers, producers and traders are all considered in our assessment and the information gathered is cross-checked to ensure that the prices we publish are representative.
We track deals and discussions in the market and provide the latest information on planned shutdowns that could have an impact.
Prices of feedstock propylene and acetone are also included as they have an important bearing on sentiment and pricing outcomes.
ICIS assesses cost & freight (CFR) prices in northeast Asia (NE Asia) and southeast Asia (SE Asia). Trade in NE Asia is driven mainly by import demand from the key China market.
China’s domestic transactions are listed in the commentary. This is because Chinese traders and distributors usually refer to local producers’ pricing in considering how much they pay for imports.
Industry players follow our report closely as an accurate and reliable reference source for spot discussions.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Isopropanol. 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.
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