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Updated to Q4 2016
The first two months of the fourth quarter saw acetone methyl methacrylate (MMA) contract prices climb in line with a rise in the contract price of key feedstock propylene, before dropping in December, again in line with propylene’s movements. Acetone spot prices softened slowly over the same period. Acetone spot prices continue to be driven by supply and demand dynamics, rather than feedstock prices, which are the driving force behind contract prices. The limited softening of acetone spot prices has been due to better acetone availability, despite continuing good demand from downstream markets such as bisphenol A (BPA) and MMA. Demand for European acetone also came from the US and Latin America, leading to a spike in spot export prices during October. Increased export activity led some in the market to question availability, with some pointing to exports as a sign of healthy activity in Europe and others seeing exports as placing pressure on European supply.
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.
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.
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