ICIS provides independent and unbiased pricing information, news and market analysis for the global plasticizers market – covering both phthalate and non-phthalate plasticizers. Our network of price reporters, based in Asia, Europe and the US, deliver local insight for each of these markets, which is published in our individual weekly price reports.
If you buy or sell plasticizers or related products, our reports, news and market intelligence will give you the prices and analysis of the factors driving the prices that you need to make confident commercial decisions.
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Phthalate Plasticizers: Market overview
Updated to Q3 2016
Europe: European plasticizers's freely negotiated July prices are being agreed mostly at hikes on good demand, thin margins and some upstream price increases. A slowdown in demand is expected from mid-July when the summer lull kicks in. One producer has a planned three-week maintenance shutdown starting in the last week of July.
Asia: Both diisononyl phthalate (DINP) and dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) are expected to track the Chinese domestic spot market. The outlook for the Chinese market is bearish for the third quarter following a weak end to the second quarter. Supply from northeast Asia is expected to be stable, giving buyers more leverage in the third quarter.
US: US Q3 plasticizers pricing could see a near-term uptick on anticipated pressure from precursors orthoxylene (OX) and 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH), as well as steady-to-strong seasonal demand from the US spring and summer construction sector. Overall demand this year is still expected to track US GDP recently estimated at 2.5-2.6%, and sources expect plasticizers supply to be unimpeded during the quarter.
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