White spirit Prices, markets & analysis
If you buy or sell White spirit or related products, you need up-to-date global pricing data and the background information to help you understand it.
Our network of price reporters across Asia, Europe and the US enables us to deliver this. We publish their insights in our comprehensive daily and weekly price reports, plus we offer the news and analysis you need to put pricing information into context.
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White spirit: Market overview
One view from the buy side of the market is that European white spirit prices are stable and likely to remain so over the next three months. Meanwhile, in the UK, no bounce-back in demand after year-end destocking has been observed yet and some believe the market will probably continue to be lacklustre, especially since there is an underlying trend towards substitution of de-aromatised D40 product for conventional white spirit.
White spirit values are chiefly driven by the cost of its precursor, jet kerosene. European jet kerosene premiums entered the new year strongly, with suggestions of tightness in supply. Strong East-West gasoil continues to limit arbitrage opportunities between India or the Middle East Gulf and northwest Europe. Airline demand will be seasonally low in Q1 while Europe’s mild winter depresses alternative demand for jet kerosene as a heating fuel blendstock.
Updated to mid-Jan 2014
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About White spirit
White Spirit is a flammable, colourless and volatile liquid.
White spirit is used mainly as a solvent in the decorative gloss paints market and the ink industry. It is also used in alkyd resin production and industrial cleaning.
There is large demand from the wood preservative industry and companies engaged in the do-it-yourself (DIY) sectors.