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Updated to Q2 2018
European butadiene (BD) supply continues to be restricted throughout the second quarter because of light feedstock cracking, planned and unplanned production issues, and most lately, heat-related constraints on operating rates. Competition for European volumes for the export market was strong and resulted in some price volatility but this waned in May and June. The completion of planned turnarounds is currently under way but is a little later than had been expected.
Demand for butadiene has remained robust throughout the second quarter. Domestic consumption has been very healthy with buyers continuing to maximise on offtakes particularly as spot prices rose further above the prevailing contract reference price. Additionally, tight local supply saw US demand for European volumes rise leading to strong competition - and firmer spot prices - between the US and Asia. Export demand dipped in June but may have now reached the bottom.
The ICIS European butadiene (BD) report is a key benchmark report. This means that published numbers are widely referenced in industry contracts. We cover the contract market on a free delivered (FD) northwest European-basis (NWE).
This is a monthly market. It moved from monthly to quarterly in January 2011.
The contract is an industry-agreed price, which means that key producers and consumers exchange price ideas and negotiate a new settlement in the last week of every month.
ICIS covers the spot market, covering the inland and domestic market on a FD new-basis and the deep sea free on board (FOB) export market.
We also cover market fundamentals such as supply, production issues (planned and unplanned) and any developments in the downstream markets.
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