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Updated to Q4 2017
US acrylates supply began the fourth quarter of 2017 still somewhat constrained because of previous shutdowns and force majeure declarations stemming from Hurricane Harvey. The massive storm came ashore along the US Gulf coast in late August, disrupting production and transportation logistics especially in the Houston-area petrochemical hub. Production began to resume and volume constraints began easing midway through the quarter.
US demand for acrylic acid increased exponentially in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, but because of its scarcity rather than because of organic demand growth. The need for material to meet typical needs heightened immediately, but market-driven demand remained steady or higher throughout the quarter, as did a few volume limits, though the most severe constraints were lifted before the end of the year.
The weekly ICIS US Gulf (USG) acrylic acid and acrylate esters report includes monthly contract prices for acrylic acid, butyl acrylate (BA), ethyl acrylate (EA), methyl acrylate and 2-ethylhexyl acrylate (known as 2-EHA).
The report has spot ranges from the US Gulf for glacial acrylic acid (GAA), butyl and 2-EHA, which usually moves every week.
To determine what the ranges are, we contact buyers, sellers and traders to get their input on current pricing. We also take into account a broad look at the factors that shape the market, including important movements in the upstream and downstream sectors.
A crucial part of the report is production dynamics because plant shutdowns can have a significant effect on pricing as supply tightens. We closely track developments in global trade flows to keep abreast of the situation.
It is an excellent report for delivering price transparency and explaining the reasons for prices movements.
Subscribers need to know the dynamics of the market to make their own business decisions on buying and selling, and this report gives them the information they need.
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.
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