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The ICIS European propylene report is a benchmark report, which means that the prices that we publish are widely referenced in industry contracts.
We cover the contract market, which is a monthly market, and we cover that on a free delivered northwest European basis. This is an industry-agreed price, which means that key producers and key consumers exchange price ideas, and negotiate a new settlement in the last week of every month.
We also cover the spot market both on the chemical grade sector and in the polymer grade sector. We cover prices on an inland basis; on a free delivered (FD) northwest European (NWE) basis; and in the deep-sea market on cost, insurance & freight (CIF) coastal basis.
Market fundamentals such as supply, production issues both planned and unplanned and demand derivatives on the derivative markets downstream are all covered on a weekly basis in the report.
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Updated to Q2 2014
The second quarter 2014 saw European propylene supply and demand return to a better balance as cracker rates improved a little because ethylene was performing better and imports that had been fixed from Asia earlier in the year started to arrive.
The supply picture was already looking a little long according to some sources but then the explosion at the propylene derivative unit at Shell’s Moerdijk, Netherlands site at the start of June exacerbated the length in the market and spot numbers fell quickly.
Spot polymer grade prices (PGP) had been holding relatively close to the contract price (CP) but discounts widened and there was talk of distressed cargoes sold at double-digit discounts.
The CPs for April, May and June each rose by €10/tonne, largely because of feedstock cost pressure. The July CP increased by €15/tonne to €1,175/tonne FD (free delivered) NWE (northwest Europe), the full weight of the feedstock increase being offset by the length in propylene supply.
The ICIS European propylene report is a benchmark report, which means the prices published are widely referenced in industry contracts. We cover the contract market, which is a monthly market, on a free delivered (FD) northwest Europe (NWE) basis.
This is an industry agreed price, meaning that key producers and key consumers can exchange price ideas and negotiate a new settlement in the last week of every month.
ICIS covers the spot market, both on the chemical grade sector and the polymer grade sector. Additionally, we cover prices on an inland basis, on a free delivered (FD) northwest European (NWE) basis and in the deep-sea market on a cost, insurance & freight (CIF) coastal basis.
Market fundamentals, such as supply-demand developments and production issues, both planned and unplanned, in the derivative markets downstream are all covered on a weekly basis in the report.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Propylene. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
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