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Polycarbonate Asia Transcript
The ICIS weekly Asian polycarbonate report covers three grades: optical, general-purpose moulding grade and extrusion grade.
Spot price assessments are provided on a CIF Taiwan and Hong Kong basis
We speak to a wide range of industry players each week to gather spot market information, and the report also provides commentary on demand and supply situation in Asia together with an overview of upstream bisphenol A conditions.
The ICIS report offers our subscribers the most recent and detailed updates on pricing discussions for cargoes of different origins in Asia. It helps them make sense of the polycarbonate market and is vital for customers looking for a reliable and independent reference or benchmark for spot transactions
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Spot polycarbonate (PC) prices fell from mid-March to mid-June, largely driven by soft demand and stiff price competition among PC sellers amid bearish macroeconomic conditions. In mid-March, for general purpose (GP) moulding-grade PC, spot prices were at $2,430-2,570/tonne CIF Hong Kong/China but eventually fell to $2,420-2,550/tonne CIF Hong Kong/China by mid-June.
For April-loading cargoes, some PC producers were attempting to hike prices as they look to improve margins and relieve cost pressure. Buyers, on the other hand, were highly resistant given the bearish macroeconomic conditions and softer feedstock bisphenol A (BPA) prices. Subsequently, majority of the deals were concluded at a rollover from March prices.
In May and June, demand remained lacklustre as buying appetite for imported cargoes was limited by the continued depreciation of the Chinese Yuan against the US dollar. The persistently stable-to-soft demand for the last couple months led to an increase in inventory levels for some sellers, further adding pressure on sellers to reduce prices. As a result, some sellers lowered offers in order to boost sales volume and to ease inventory levels.
Updated to Q2 2014
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