Melamine Prices, markets & analysis
ICIS has a network of locally based reporters providing coverage of regional Melamine markets. They provide not just pricing information, but an in-depth understanding of the factors driving prices and market fluctuations.
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Asian melamine prices were on a steady downtrend between mid-May and mid-August, as the industry entered its traditional low season. Inventory levels among plywood and adhesive makers were generally ample during this period, as reconstruction efforts in Japan were delayed following the devastating quake that struck on 11 March.
Prices for melamine of non-Chinese origin dropped by around 6% from mid-May to $1,500-1,550/tonne CFR (cost & freight) northeast/southeast Asia (NE/SE Asia). Meanwhile, values for Chinese melamine fell by nearly 10% during the same period to $1,320-1,350/tonne FOB (free on board) China, with traders slashing offers aggressively to induce buying interest from end-users.
Going into the fourth quarter of the year, market participants were expecting melamine demand to pick up ahead of the peak manufacturing period in September-November. However, some players continued to keep an eye on uncertainties in the western economies.
Updated to mid-August 2011
ICIS provides pricing information, news and analysis for all major petrochemical and chemical markets, including Melamine.
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ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Melamine. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
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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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