Melamine Prices, markets & analysis
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Melamine Europe Transcript
The ICIS European melamine report is published weekly. It includes a quarterly contract price, which is quoted in Euros per metric tonne with a conversion to US cents per pound, and prices are assessed on a free delivered (FD) to northwest Europe (NWE) basis.
We also have two spot quotes. The first quote refers to the material sold from or into NWE on a FD basis, and this is also quoted in Euros per metric tonne. The second spot quote represents material sold into the European market from the rest of the world. This material is possibly subject to duty, and is quoted in US Dollars per metric tonne with a conversion to Euros cents per pound.
Price assessments are based on information supplied by buyers, traders and producers through the week. The report offers market commentary on supply and demand, exports and imports, contract price negotiations and general sentiment for price direction, as well as actual trades.
In addition to general market intelligence, we also include comments on the upstream urea and ammonia industries, as well as brief commentary on the Asian and US markets. The ICIS melamine report is used as a reference in the industry. Subscribing to our weekly analysis will enable you to make informed business decisions with confidence.
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Updated to Q2 2014
Melamine decreased in price to €1,300-1,350/tonne FD NWE in the last quarterly contract at the end of April thanks to ample supply from domestic producers combined with downward pressure from low-priced quantities available on the spot market from outside Europe.
According to most players, downstream usage picked up over May-June due to the increase in consumption by many industries during the summer months. However, usage is expected to dip in Q3 due to the peak holiday season.
The crash in Asian melamine prices has recently come to an end, with prices now trending upwards slightly, which may reduce the competitiveness of material available in Europe from overseas markets.
However, availability is still good, with both domestic and imported quantities readily available.
Q3 contract price negotiations have begun, with the majority of producers aiming for rollovers to small increases, whilst buyers are aiming for small to moderate decreases.
The majority of players are expected to conclude their negotiations over the next 1–3 weeks.
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