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Updated to Q4 2017
Tight supply conditions did not ease due to a series of unplanned and prolonged plant outages. The prolonged outage at a major exporting producer’s plant in China from 13 July to 15 October was followed by a global scramble for spot cargoes caused by the explosion on 4 October at Eastman Chemical’s coal-gasification operations area in Kingsport, Tennessee, United States. The average plant output in China remained curtailed during the quarter - by as much as 15 percentage points in December - as plants in Henan, Hebei and Tianjin provinces operated at reduced rates amid the government’s pollution control measures during the winter heating season.
Demand during the quarter was bolstered by consumption from downstream purified terephthalic acid (PTA) in China as well as supportive derivative ethyl acetate prices. Some downstream plants in northeast Asia was heard to have lowered production rates on cost pressure while other end-users in India mulled operating rate cuts at their plants if the supply-driven price rally continues beyond the quarter.
ICIS covers acetic acid spot price assessments for northeast Asia (NE Asia), southeast Asia (SE Asia), south Asia, China on a cost & freight (CFR) basis.
ICIS checks and quotes ex-tank prices for the key east China market in yuan, as well as the free on board (FOB) China price, because of the growing importance of the China export market.
The commentary explains the drivers behind price movements and covers bids, offers and spot transactions.
The status of contract price negotiations is also monitored and discussed.
ICIS keeps a close eye on all scheduled outages and reports on any production problems to ensure that subscribers have the information they need.
Fluctuations in key feedstock methanol can also have a big impact on acetic acid prices.
These factors are all tracked in the report, together with monthly trade statistics and freight rates, making it an important and key reference tool for our customers and the industry.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Acetic 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 enable 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 Acetic 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.