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Updated to Q2 2018
In January, acetone supply was lengthy as consumption failed to meet availability levels. This marked a continuation of quiet demand from December when order book volumes were low, as is typical for that time of year. This persisted into February and March with downstream maintenance also contributing to the well-supplied market. In addition, supply during this period received a boost from high consumption levels in the co-product phenol market.
Demand for acetone in Q1 was low, partly due to reduced operating rates at the Cassel, UK site of downstream methyl methacrylate (MMA) producer Lucite International. On top of this, in March a two-month turnaround began at the 200,000 tonne/year facility. There was also strong demand for exports at the start of 2018 as European players anticipated the idling of Shell Chemical’s phenol plant. The 240,000 tonne/year facility, in Deer Park, Texas, was originally scheduled to be idled in January, but went offline in February.
The ICIS acetone report in Europe shows a monthly methyl methacrylate (MMA) acetone contract price, which is agreed by major producers and consumers.
The report covers movements in the spot market, which are largely based on the seller to end-user price for the solvents market.
The prices are formulated following extensive conversations with buyers, sellers, distributors and traders across the continent.
A Russian spot price is quoted in the report, and a summary of price developments and trade flows in the UK.
The report also has extensive coverage of planned and unplanned production issues across Europe.
The acetone report is widely used by the industry as a benchmark for contract business and spot activity.
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.
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