Methyl tertiary butyl ether Prices, markets & analysis
ICIS is a leading independent authority on Asia’s methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) markets, with an established local network in the region.
Our extensive market coverage includes daily pricing information, as well as local insights into the price drivers in Asian MTBE, to help you negotiate with confidence in these fast-growing markets.
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ICIS publishes a weekly methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) report in Asia which provides key information that offers crucial price transparency. Free on board (FOB) Singapore and cost and freight (CFR) Singapore and China weekly price assessments are provided with updates on bids, offers and deals found in our price alerts.
ICIS is always ahead of the curve on price discovery, production and policy issues. It is important for us to break news on China’s raising or cutting pump prices because that has a bearing on MTBE prices in the world.
MTBE moves in tandem with volatile oil futures and the report sheds light on trading play providing key information to market players.
The MTBE report is an import ant read for our customers as it offers them accurate, news, prices and analysis on the current market conditions.
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Updated to Q1 2015
Spot MTBE prices rebounded from latter half of 2014 and were consistently in an upward trend, with fewer fluctuations largely because of stability in upstream prices. Demand-supply fundamentals, however, recorded limited change. January and February was also the typically down season for MTBE consumption, especially in the colder northeast Asia regions, and this led to more cargoes coming down to the Singapore market.
Most traders were sidelined because of the closed arbitrage window to the China, but more trades were done in March to northeast Asia because of the increase in demand from those two regions. Turnarounds of key plants in South Korea during the April-May period supported buying activities in March, putting an upward pressure on spot prices. This was in comparison with the overall stagnant buying activity within the key Singapore market.
The key China market also recorded increases in the domestic prices because of higher feedstock costs and restocking activities after the Lunar New Year holiday. It was a short term phenomenon as domestic prices reversed previous gains and recorded hefty declines after the restocking activities decreased amid overall a bearish market outlook, owing to a new plant start up in May.
In Asia’s volatile and rapidly expanding MTBE markets, daily price assessments are essential to help you keep up with fast-paced price fluctuations. The ICIS Asia MTBE daily price report provides buyers, sellers and traders with daily insights, enabling you to benchmark your prices and forecast trends as they develop.
The Asia MTBE daily price report provides the following:
- Daily and weekly spot prices for FOB Singapore, CFR Singapore and CFR China markets
- A look into the Chinese markets – domestic spot market and gasoline inventories
- Expert commentary and data on plant turnaround schedules, supply/demand, and insights into downstream and upstream markets, including crude and gasoline
- Price alerts available on ICIS Dashboard
For industry players participating in Asian markets, ICIS daily price reports are a fundamental tool to navigating these uncertain times profitably.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Methyl tertiary butyl ether. 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 Methyl tertiary butyl ether, 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.