Propylene oxide Prices, markets & analysis
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Propylene oxide Europe Transcript
The European propylene oxide (PO) report covers the domestic price its contract business and covers a free delivered (FD) northwest European (NWE) basis.
It also deals with the miscellaneous which is the non-polyol sector, and provides a valuable insight into this generally less tapped-into market.
The report normally covers feedstock, or 80% of the feedstock movement, and that is approximately 95% of the formula-related business.
The remaining 5% of the business is generally free negotiated and moves in line with supply and demand fundamentals.
The main downstream sectors include the starch-based food applications, surfactants, automotive and construction sectors.
The propylene oxide report provides valuable pricing information, production updates and market information for both buyers and sellers alike.
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Updated to Q3 2014
The propylene oxide (PO) price structure has been largely unchanged despite an explosion at the Shell/BASF propylene oxide/styrene monomer joint venture facility in Moerdijk, Netherlands. This, however, is mainly due to the annual nature of most supply contracts with fixed formulas linked to feedstock propylene alterations.
In September, however, the assessed range was widened despite a fall in propylene prices due to increased activity in the European spot market. Despite the spot market being relatively small compared to the contract side, prices were quoted significantly higher and the range was expanded at both ends to reflect falling feedstock prices and rising spot numbers.
Availability was extremely low due to the explosion, however most buyers saw little change to their supply contracts. Imports soared in July, particularly from the US and Asia. The weak euro, scarcity of PO in the US and soaring Asian prices slowed imports into Europe thereafter.
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