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Updated to Q3 2016
During July to September 2016, domestic acetone spot prices rose on the back of low inventories at Jiangyin and domestic plant outages. Acetone prices climbed about 20% from 1 July to 28 July. And then, the price moved upwards within small range. The lowest price emerged at the beginning of July, when the ex-tank price in east China was yuam (CNY) 4,500/tone. The peak price in east China (ex-tank) was CNY5,840/tonne on 23 September, according to ICIS China data.
In July, domestic acetone spot prices rose because of some unscheduled shutdowns of domestic acetone/phenol plants and import cargoes were mainly held by some traders.
However, prices fell from the end of July to the beginning of August for about one week, because some traders sold actively in a bid to lock in profits due to the expectation of concentrated import arrivals during mid-to-late August, which dragged down the negotiation prices.
According to ICIS China data, after slight falls, acetone spot prices rose again on 4 August. The inventories at Jiangyin port fell a new low, together with unexpected shutdowns of some units, boosting the market sentiment to some extent again.
Domestic acetone spot prices kept rising during August and September on tight supply. Many China-based phenol/acetone plants were scheduled to be offline in August and September, which reduced domestic supply. Additionally, feedstock benzene and propylene prices moved up to support acetone prices.
The China acetone report is published on a weekly basis.
The report covers Chinese domestic acetone prices, supply-demand dynamics and price trends, together with information from producers, traders and users.
Information for the spot market includes cost & freight (CFR) China Main Port (CMP) prices and China domestic prices, including east China ex-tank and south China ex-tank. This range can move week by week as market trends dictate.
Information in the report also includes offers, market negotiations and deals from buyers, sellers and traders. The report contains a comprehensive log of factors that influence pricing such as operating rates of downstream films, import cargo arrivals and inventories at main ports.
Supply and demand issues are discussed and this includes production problems, operating situations and monthly import data.
Many subscribers consider our report an important source of information about the China acetone market, and they use it to establish their own pricing terms with suppliers or customers.
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