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Updated to Q1 2017
The first quarter has seen acetone prices in Europe rising. The acetone methyl methacrylate (MMA) contract price has risen in each month of the first quarter, following increases in the contract price of key feedstock propylene.
In March, the acetone MMA contract price increased by more than the propylene contract price. While this development is considered unusual, increases in the acetone MMA contract price have been dwarfed by increases in acetone spot prices throughout the first quarter.
Acetone spot prices have risen as limited availability has tightened the market. Market tightness has been attributed to low run rates for co-product phenol, exports in late 2016 and early 2017 and better-than-expected demand.
While demand for acetone has been good it is not considered to be exceptional, and is not generally considered to be the driving force behind the market’s tight supply and demand dynamics.
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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