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Updated to Q2 2018
Plant issues keep driving the US acetic acid market, with proposed July increases the latest development in the acetyls chain following a force majeure BP declared in late April. The BP force majeure, declared because of a problem at a Texas plant, led to other declarations and higher prices in acetic acid and its derivatives. Dow Chemical declared a global force majeure on vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) in mid-May because BP is its supplier of acetic acid.
US acetic acid exports rose 64% in April year on year because of big gains in shipments to the three largest destinations. Trade data showed shipments to Mexico – by far the largest destination for US acetic acid exports - more than doubled over the same month last year and those to the Netherlands rose 40%. The largest gain came in shipments to Belgium, which took almost nothing in April 2018 but received 13,001 tonnes during April this year.
The ICIS US Acetic Acid report is based on glacial Acetic Acid spot prices in dollars per tonne for the US Gulf reported by buyers and sellers.
The spot price which is also listed in cents per pound can change in any given week, but the range is usually wide enough to last for a few weeks, if not a whole quarter.
The report also contains the latest contract price for Methanol which is a monthly price. Subscribers to the report include major producers, plus a strong selection of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) and solvents buyers plus pharmaceutical producers.
Besides information on Acetic Acid prices and production news, the report usually contains the latest price information on major feedstocks, natural gas and methanol, prices for downstream VAM and sometimes a reference to European prices because Europe is a major export destination.
It is a reliable, useful and widely read source of information giving a price to customers that’s hard to find in any other publication.
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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