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Updated to Q3 2016
US acetone prices climbed during the third quarter, tracking continued tightness in the market and a late surge in feedstock refinery-grade propylene (RGP).
Barge acetone contracts climbed 10.5 cents/lb ($231/tonne), with most of the increase coming in September. Spot RGP prices gained 10-11 cents/lb from the end of June to September, keeping margin growth for acetone producers thin.
Barge prices were also pushed up as a major downstream buyer delayed a maintenance turnaround from October to January, citing strong demand.
Truck and rail acetone prices climbed during the third quarter, with supply tight and several sellers spending time on allocation. Demand in the sector was described as flat, but market participants said the market was absorbing the increases.
Spot acetone prices climbed around 8 cents/lb during Q3, with availability severely hampered for export opportunities. Sources said an import load of around 12-15,000 tonnes was not enough to balance the US market, and that the arbitrage window was closing to end September.
The weekly ICIS report for the US Gulf (USG) market for acetone includes both contract and spot price assessments.
Prices are given in delivered terms for truckloads. This price is mostly used in the solvents distribution market and typically changes monthly, but can change more frequently given market conditions.
Another contract price is given for barges and this price is mainly used by the methly methacrylate (MMA) market. It is also known as a ‘large buyer’ price.
The spot price is a free on board (FOB) export assessment. It can move weekly or as market conditions dictate.
Information in the report includes commentary from buyers, sellers and producers, as well as a comprehensive look at the upstream and downstream factors that influence pricing.
The report includes monthly contract pricing for cumene, which is a key cost ingredient in acetone production. Supply and demand issues are also discussed in the report including production problems and planned outages.
Monthly trade data rounds out the analysis to deliver a full picture of the US acetone market. Many subscribers use this report as a benchmark when dealing with their own customers or suppliers because it is an excellent source of information.
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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