Sulphuric acid Prices, markets & analysis
ICIS price reporting for regional Sulphuric acid markets is unparalleled in its ability to keep you on top of the information you need.
That means you can track fluctuations and developments as they happen and gain a clear understanding of the factors driving prices.
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Sulphuric Acid Asia Transcript
The weekly ICIS Asia sulphuric acid report examines trade flows within northeast Asia, and from northeast Asia into southeast Asia, India and Chile.
The report focuses mainly on material originating from Japan, Korea and China, as these represent the main export markets for sulphuric acid. Exports from Australia, India and the Philippines are also reflected periodically in the report.
ICIS assesses spot prices for 98% sulphuric acid on an FOB China, CFR southeast Asia and CFR India basis. Contract prices are assessed on a CFR Northeast Asia and CFR southeast Asia basis.
The report also includes information on the domestic prices in China, shipping enquiries and fixtures, spot freight rates and metals prices for copper, nickel and zinc. In addition it covers feedstock sulphur prices and downstream diammonium phosphate(DAP) prices
ICIS collects information about new sales, changes to supply and demand and any other factors that can have an impact on the sulphuric acid market during the week. Producers, end-users, shippers and traders are contacted, and information received is carefully counter- checked to ensure accuracy.
Published every Friday, the report is a valuable resource for those active in or wishing to learn more about the Asian sulphuric acid market.
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The Asia Pacific sulphuric acid market is dominated by acid originating in South Korean and Japanese metals smelters. In 2014 lower prices saw producers concentrate on selling within the Asia region, with fewer volumes exported to key export market Chile. The trend is expected to continue in 2015.
China, the Philippines and India are the largest importers of sulphuric acid, with a mix of end-users from fertilizers makers to mines using acid leach techniques. Increases in capacity at sulphuric acid producing facilities currently underway in the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia will impact the international trade of acid in the coming years.
The ICIS Pricing Sulphuric Acid Asia Pacific report contains four spot prices and two contract prices which covers trade across the Asia region.
Included in the report are details about confirmed deals, supply and demand fundamentals, shipping fixtures and smelter outages, along with coverage of upstream sulphur and downstream fertilizers and chemicals. Coverage and attention is also paid to the base metals market and price developments for copper, zinc and nickel. Sulphuric acid import and export statistics are also published.
- The report tackles all events likely to impact the Asia sulphuric acid market, including price developments, trade flows, as well as supply and demand balances.
- The information in the report is gathered by talking to suppliers, trader and consumers from around the Asia region, in addition to our own industry experts covering markets related to sulphuric acid.
- All these developments are thoroughly analyzed on a weekly basis. The report is beneficial to our customers because it is the most comprehensive analysis of this crucial market.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Sulphuric acid. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
Our time series of pricing data enables you to build and model trends, to get a view of where markets might be heading. The data service includes charting functionality, allowing you to chart and download multiple data series for manipulation in your own internal models. You can also export data to Excel via the ICIS dashboard service.
ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
Our in-depth market knowledge drives our specialist focus, as we recognise the importance of individual market dynamics and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals markets, including Sulphuric acid, has brought global recognition of our methodology as being unbiased, authoritative and rigorous in preserving our editorial integrity. Our global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Perth and Moscow ensures unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets.