ICIS offers reliable pricing information for the region, as well as in-depth market analysis for Asian acrylic acid and acrylic esters markets.
Our insights into the overall Asian markets are provided by our network of locally based market experts, ensuring you have the latest data and analysis you need when operating in or trying to enter the Asian region.
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Updated to Q1 2017
Acrylic acid and acrylate esters continued to fetch economical margins on continued tight supply in the region, as the effects of plant shutdowns and incidents from late 2016 continued into 2017.
End-users were not able to source for spot volumes easily and were facing restricted supply from producers in the region who had reduced volumes being offered or shortened offer validities. Those who were urgently seeking cargoes or were attempting to cover forward positions were willing to pay higher premiums.
Spot prices for butyl acrylate climbed from $1,450/tonne CIF (cost, insurance and freight) southeast (SE) Asia from early January to $1,550/tonne CIF SE Asia in early March.
The numerous plant turnarounds which started from the January-February period and carried into the March-period also ensured meant that key producers did not have excess inventories to sell in the spot market.
Downstream demand remained healthy, as idled plants in China such as Shanghai Huayi and Jiangsu Sanmu and Europe’s BASF Ludwigshafen had not restarted by mid-March and there remained arbitrage opportunities from Asia to Europe.
The effects of India’s demonetisation policy had also worn off and demand for butyl acrylate from the key paints and coatings sectors rebounded in early-2017.
Asia acrylic acid/acrylate esters price report
ICIS publishes a weekly report which gives you access to the latest prices, market news and analyses for acrylic acid and acrylate esters in Asia.
Our price report covers all the following assessments:
- CIF (cost, insurance and freight) Southeast Asia and China
- DEL (Delivered) China
To help subscribers keep ahead of the latest market trends, we also provides market commentary on production news and analyses on both upstream and downstream markets.
China Acrylate Esters Annual Study
The ICIS China Acrylate Esters Annual Study offers in-depth coverage of the year’s developments and hot issues with a supply/demand outlook for the rest of the year. The comprehensive study provides credible data and analysis to support your annual sales and strategy planning by giving you all of the following:
- Detailed market overview for China acrylic acid and acrylic ester
- Extensive regional supply and company profiles
- Accurate supply and demand forecasts
- Analysis of China acrylic acid and acrylic ester imports/exports
- Overview and analysis of price trends and price drive elements of China acrylic acid and acrylic ester
Asia acrylic acid/acrylate supply and demand data
The ICIS Supply and Demand Database provides a single, highly searchable source of detailed historical data as far back as 1978 and forecast data up until 2030 for Asia acrylic acid/acrylate. The service combines fully reconciled supply/demand, trade, capacity and ownership data to give you multiple views of the market from a global, regional or country specific perspective.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Acrylic acid-Acrylate esters. 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 enables 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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Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals markets, including Acrylic acid-Acrylate esters, has brought global recognition of our methodology as being unbiased, authoritative and rigorous in preserving our editorial integrity. Our global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Perth and Moscow ensures unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets.