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Updated to Q3 2017
Supply of acetic acid in Asia declined because of scheduled and unscheduled plant shutdowns in China. This was exacerbated by unstable operations at a southeast Asia plant since early June due to carbon monoxide feedstock supply issues, and the overhaul at a separate plant in the region. A major producer’s Clear Lake plant in the US was also shuttered in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Fresh production issues at a China-based plant in late September further kept supply tight.
Demand for acetic acid was largely constant with the exception of India in the middle of the quarter, as the availability of a 12,000 tonne US-origin cargo for mid-August delivery weighed down on the market sentiment. Elsewhere in Asia, off-takes from the downstream vinyl acetate monomer, ethyl acetate/butyl acetate, acetic anhydride and purified terephthalic acid sectors in China was strong on the back of improved derivatives pricing, while concerns of further price hikes prompted buyers to stock up cargoes.
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.
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