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Asia’s plasticizers prices were stable-to-soft in the first quarter (Q1) as demand failed to pick up in the region.
Dioctyl phthalate (DOP) prices on a CFR East Asia basis largely moved in tandem with domestic China prices. Diisononyl phthalate (DINP) and dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) prices on a CFR China basis was at a standstill as trade was hindered by a wide buy-sell gap, while DINP and DOTP Chinese domestic prices was on a downtrend after the Lunar New Year holiday.
A gloomy macroeconomic environment has kept demand from the downstream sector weak and sentiment persistently bearish.
Import trade activity was thin as most Chinese buyers largely purchased from the Chinese domestic market on a hand-to-mouth basis amid sufficient and competitively-priced domestic material.
There were few offers to China heard as the persistently low price indications from buyers for import material were rejected by most regional producers.
Updated to Q1 2014
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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