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Updated to Q1 2017
Stability is no longer the key word to describe pricing in the European acetic acid market. Higher methanol costs have acted as a stimulus to upward momentum for acetic acid prices. A substantial increase in the European methanol contract value for the first quarter of this year spurred on acetic acid numbers, although producers have not so far been able to retrieve the full addition to their feedstock costs. Although larger buyers were reluctant to yield, they were obliged to recognise the change in raw material costs. First quarter and January contract prices rose by €35-40/tonne, the steepest climb for some time, although suppliers insisted that the rise should have been bigger to take into account fully the incremental cost of methanol.
Producers' endeavours to raise prices further in February were largely unsuccessful, given that the effect of more expensive raw materials in the first quarter was factored in to first quarter and January contracts. It seems that the same is holding true also in March, although one producer has pushed up its prices in March to compensate for a lack of success previously.
ICIS reports on Acetic Acid in Europe, the US and Asia. In Europe, the report assesses a quarterly contract price, a monthly contract price and a spot price range. All are quoted on a free delivered (FD) North West Europe (NWE) basis.
Prices are reported in Euros per metric tonne. Quarterly contract prices are generally settled towards the end of each quarter and are used as a benchmark in the industry.
Spot prices reflect current pricing for typical truck sizes of 20-35 tonnes. While spot prices for bulk delivery are discussed in the text.
The report covers contract negotiations, spot business, bids and offers, supply and demand issues, and any news on imports or production that could affect the market. It also gives a snapshot of developments in upstream and downstream markets.
The European acetic acid report is a respected and essential tool for our subscribers.
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