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Updated to Q3 2016
Diisononyl phthalate (DINP) was mostly trading sideways in the third quarter, tracking both the domestic spot market as well as the dioctyl phthalate (DOP) spot market. There were thin spot discussion in the CFR China spot market as most buyers were operating on term contracts. The spot market did come alive, albeit briefly, in mid-August in the run-up to the G20 Summit in China, where some downstream factories in east China were ordered to stop production. All in all, the spot market fluctuated between $830/tonne and $850/tonne CFR China between early July and early September.
Dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) saw more activity in the CFR China spot market, but prices actually fell marginally during the same time frame.
Dioctyl phthalate (DOP) price direction was mainly influenced by upstream movements, but it fared better than upstream 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH). Its better performance could be due to low operating rates in China’s DOP production facilities, giving northeast Asian producers more leverage when there is demand from Chinese buyers.
The weekly ICIS Asia Phthalate/Non-Phthalate Plasticizers report offers timely and in-depth market data, including price assessments, trade activity, feedstock supply and analysis of Asia’s current and upcoming export availability.
What the report covers
- - China di-isononyl phthalate (DINP)/dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) domestic and import prices (Ex-Tank East China, CFR China)
- - Northeast Asia DINP export prices (FOB NE Asia)
- - East Asia DOP import prices (CFR East Asia)
- - The southeast Asia import situation
- - Analysis of domestic and international supply and demand
- - The latest news on plasticizer market developments and changes to plasticizer regulations and demand trends
- - The latest news on global bans on DOP and changes to plasticizer regulations
- - Feedstock isononanol (INA) prices and its supply situation
- - Summary and price information on feedstocks phthalic anhydride (PA), 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) and purified terephthalic acid (PTA)
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