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Polyols Europe Transcript
The European Polyols report, the official range is a monthly one, it’s on a free delivered North West European basis. It covered both the slab stock conventional flexible Polyol and also the sucrose based rigid Polyol.
The ICIS report covers a unique insight into the latter, which is a fragmented and small market which is not very liquid.
The main downstream sectors are covered, the automotive and construction sector and also the bedding and furniture sectors.
The ICIS report provides valuable interest for both buyers and sellers alike. It also includes pricing and market information on flexible Polyols in the Middle East and Africa region.
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Updated to Q4 2014
European polyol contract prices were stable to firmer during the fourth quarter, despite some upstream cost relief, as polyols availability remained reduced mainly because of the upstream Shell Moerdijk outage, which had buoyed demand to some extent during October and in November.
In October, slabstock conventional flexible prices were steady at €1,800-1,890/tonne FD (free delivered) northwest Europe (NEW). Prices were agreed stable in October in view of price rises for polyols over recent months. In addition, Shell upstream cracker problems at Moerdijk occurred after the majority of polyol contract prices had been agreed for October.
In November, polyol prices were assessed up by €50-80/tonne, with values at €1,850-1,960/tonne FD northwest Europe. Prices were driven by a firm producer stance amid snug supply, resulting from the ongoing Shell Moerdijk outage, along with Repsol’s cracker problems at Tarragona, both of which had reduced supply for upstream propylene oxide (PO) and polyols as a result.
In December, polyol price settlements show that price stability is most likely, as the market remains balanced to tight due to the upstream output constraints over recent months, despite some year-end slowdown in demand in northwest Europe. Players said that the decrease in the upstream propylene contract price had no effect on its December polyol discussions, stating that snug polyol supply remained an overriding factor.
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