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Bis Phenol A – China Transcript
The China Bis Phenol A report covers polycarbonate grade material. We track the spot markets of Eastern and North China, reporting weekly on deals and discussions between producers, traders and buyers.
The report contains the important East China and North China ex-warehouse price assessments. Our commentary provides details on domestic supply and demand conditions and track prompt operating rate that could have impact on availability.
Upstream food stocks, Phenol and Acetone and downstream Epoxy Resin are all very important to domestic price movements and those factors are also monitored in the report.
We also track both the solid and liquid Epoxy Resin markets. Where applicable, there is product information, comments on market development and general market intelligence.
The report also provides CFR quotes for the North East Asia market and details of trace transactions, news on the wider issues of the supply and demand balance and general sentiment for price direction.
This comprehensive run up of the domestic market is useful for all of those active or interested in China’s BPA market and for those that need an unbiased and timely price reference.
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Updated to Q3 2016
Bisphenol-A (BPA) prices rose in July as the higher cost of feedstock phenol and tight supply in the spot market encouraged cargo-holders to raise their offers. However, worries about poor end-product sales saw downstream producers mainly purchase hand-to-mouth, which resulted in a muted overall tone to negotiations. By the end of the month, BPA prices were trading at CNY8,800/tonne.
Prices continued to rise in August as higher phenol costs and falling spot supply due to some plant turnarounds prompted producers to hold back on sales and raise their offers. As the availability of lower prices tightened, some end-users were prepared to make purchases, but many remained resistant to the higher prices.
BPA prices fluctuated slightly in the first half of September. Producers firmed their offers due to higher phenol costs, but market sentiment was hurt by weak downstream buying due to the G20 summit in Huangzhou. A few lower prices were heard in the market. Following the end of the summit, buying interest gathered steam in response to increased run rates in the downstream industries. End-users, however, remained cautious about their purchasing decisions and spot deals were limited.
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