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Updated to Q3 2018
Asia Acetone supply was mixed in the third quarter. Buying activities were subdued during summer, as the high heat typically impedes production and downstream paint and coating demand. However, domestic production levels in China were kept healthy due to strong co-product phenol margins. In August, supply tightened, as some local plants were shut. However, availability of deep-sea cargoes surfaced in September. European cargoes were available, as margins were poorer on that continent. Supply in Asia lengthened.
China’s prices started the third quarter largely stable. Summer heat typically impedes production and downstream paint and coating demand. Environmental checks conducted by government bodies at downstream factories caused demand to dip further. Persistent slides in domestic Chinese currency against the US dollar clipped importers’ purchasing power. Towards August, though demand was lacklustre, prices rebounded, due to tight supply during turnarounds. As summer ends in September, prices did not rebound as expected as deep-sea cargoes became available.
The ICIS Asia weekly acetone report provides key price quotes for China and southeast Asia (SE Asia).
We provide information on deals, bids and offers, which form the basis of the published assessments and bring other factors behind the price movements.
Feedstock benzene and propylene are tracked and an overview of key downstream markets is provided.
Understanding the key cost & freight (CFR) China spot market is complex because of a variety of anti-dumping duties leveraged by the Chinese government.
To provide greater clarity for subscribers, ICIS provides a normalised CFR China quote based on 0% anti-government duty and a 5.5% import duty.
This has been well received by our subscribers as a valuable alternative to the existing benchmark CFR China quote.
We communicate with a wide section of market participants, producers and traders and continue to deliver accurate assessments each week.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Acetone. 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 Acetone, 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.