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Updated to Q4 2016
China acetic acid prices have been on an uptrend in the fourth quarter of 2016 on tight supply and increasing feedstock prices.
Some Chinese producers cut plant operating rates in the third quarter due to a lack of profitability, and commercial inventory decreased in October. Meanwhile, China coal prices kept increasing sharply. According to ICIS China data, the average price of 5,500 calorie Qinhuangdao coal in October was Chinese yuan (CNY)630/tonne, a month-on-month increase of CNY87/tonne.
As a result, acetic acid producers lifted offers after the National Day holiday. Ex-tank East China prices were CNY2,200-2,450/tonne on 8 October and closed at CNY2,550-2,800/tonne on 31 October.
Prices kept climbing during November and December on an improved export market and domestic downstream sectors. Ethyl acetate and chloroacetic acid especially showed stronger demand in the fourth quarter. At the same time, prices of coal and methanol were firmer.
Ex-tank East China prices closed at CNY2,900-3,150/tonne on 12 December.
Chinese acetic acid daily and weekly price reports.
Daily report: We obtain information about the Chinese domestic market for our daily report by communicating with acetic acid producers, end-users, traders and other parties. We provide daily price assessments, specifically for ex-tank east China, ex-tank south China, and delivered north China, to customers that use the acetic acid price assessed by Chemease as a benchmark. Additionally, information on upstream methanol and key derivatives acetic ester, vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) and purified terephthalic acid (PTA) are included in the report.
Weekly report: We cover global and Chinese markets in the weekly report. We report price changes in the US, Europe and Asia and the reasons behind them, as well as information on China’s acetic acid export market on a free on board (FOB) China Main Port (CMP) basis.
Apart from price changes in east, south and north China, we deliver comprehensive analysis about the weekly supply-demand situation, including operating rates of acetic acid plants, feedstock methanol, ethylene and ethanol market changes, and operating rates and price changes in the downstream acetic ester, VAM, PTA, acetic anhydride and monochloroacetic acid (MCAA) sectors. This information can help our customers keep their thumb on the pulse of their business.
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