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Updated to Q4 2014
Spot prices of oxo-alcohols in the fourth quarter of the year fell consistently in line with drops in the upstream propylene sectors and the traditional seasonal lull. Plant issues and shutdowns did little to slow down the price decreases as the market was bearish throughout the quarter.
Prices fell to a near five-year low in December, with market players expecting further falls until January-February next year. There were no significant changes in capacities, but the start-up of Jiangsu Huachang’s oxo-alcohols facility in October/November had been delayed to end-December/early January.
There was an increase in trading activity on a CFR China basis for all types of oxo-alcohols because spot import offers were at lower prices compared with yuan-denominated prices. This encouraged several end-users to quickly secure cargoes before the domestic market started going down. Market players attributed it to the higher propylene costs in domestic China in comparison with producers in northeast or southeast Asia.
The influx of deep-sea cargoes in the market was also a key reason for the large decrease in spot prices. On average, Europe-origin cargoes were offered at almost $60-80/tonne lower compared with Asia-origin cargoes, be it on a dutiable or non-dutiable basis. However, market players cannot confirm if this trend will extend until 2015.
ICIS publishes a weekly report for the oxo-alcohols chain in Asia. It includes price assessments for regional products, such as normal butanol (NBA), isobutanol (IBA), 2 ethylhexanol (2-EH) and dioctyl phthalate (DOP).
Domestic external numbers from the key Chinese market are provided.
ICIS works closely with our colleagues to ensure the most in-depth coverage is made available to our subscribers.
We keep track of upstream propylene movements, plant turnarounds, production outages, new start-ups, expansion plans and downstream demand drivers to ensure that the supply and demand conditions are delivered clearly for customers to make key business decisions.
Information in the report is based on data collected from a wide range of contacts, this is then carefully analysed and delivered within the report to ensure that the information is timely, accurate and impartial. It is a crucial report and extremely useful to our customers.
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