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Updated to Q2 2017
US butadiene (BD) prices fell during the second quarter as supply lengthened and global price declines put pressure on the domestic market. US BD prices in the first quarter had soared amid tight supply after two producers had sales limitations and two BD units went into maintenance. As those issues were resolved, full production resumed in the second quarter.
Demand during the second quarter was hampered by outages in downstream markets. One derivative plant was offline for a turnaround for most of the quarter and another was closed after its owners filed for bankruptcy protection. The closed plant has since been sold, but remains offline.
The combination of increased production and reduced demand lengthened the domestic market, putting pressure on contract prices. Global price declines, first in Asia and then in Europe, put further pressure on the US market. By the end of the second quarter, US BD contract prices had given back most of their first quarter gains.
The US butadiene (BD) report offers an assessment of spot and contract prices that are commonly accepted as a benchmark for the industry in the US and in other parts of the world.
The BD report provides information on anything that could potentially move the market, such as cracker outages, start-ups or scheduled maintenances.
The report also includes feedstock prices and monthly production data.
The US butadiene report benefits participants in the rubber industry as changes in the price of BD will eventually impact tyre prices.
Our subscribers include traders, producers, buyers, analysts and shipbrokers.
They find the report extremely useful as it offers an invaluable source of pricing information in different regions of what is a very active market.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Butadiene - C4s. 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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