ICIS coverage of the Asian ethanolamines market provides timely information and valuable insights into Asia’s key markets and helps industry players to better understand the impact of events on markets in the region.
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Updated to Q4 2017
Ethanolamines spot supply in Asia was overall mixed, with both rises and falls observed in Q4. On one hand, firmer feedstock ethylene oxide (EO) costs and plant disruptions kept amines production limited for most sellers especially in the later part of the quarter. On the other hand, fresh cargoes from the new 150,000 tonne/year plant in Saudi Arabia arrived in Asia throughout the quarter, creating some uplifts in supply. The global supply was also perceived to be less tight as the quarter progressed. Market sources were of the view that major makers in Europe and the US had gained some time to recover from the unplanned supply disruptions caused by events such as Hurricane Harvey.
Demand for ethanolamines in Asia was generally unchanged in Q4. Consumers adopted a cautious approach and preferred to purchase only when necessary, especially in view of the persistent uptrend in spot prices throughout Q4 and startup of a new plant. For certain buyers, the newly-started production facility in Saudi Arabia served as a source of obtaining spot cargoes. Buying interest dipped during holiday periods in various parts of Asia such as Diwali in India and the Golden Week in China.
The ICIS Asia Ethanolamines report covers weekly price assessments, market updates and production capacities of all the major ethanolamines markets in the region – China, India and southeast Asia – providing insights on the increasingly dynamic and volatile Asian market to key industry players including producers, buyers, traders and distributors.
Production news in Asia, including trade flows in China and India, and analyses on how capacity expansions in the Middle East affect Asia and other regional markets, are also covered in the report, providing a holistic view of the ethanolamines market.
What the report covers
- CIF price quotes on MEA, DEA and TEA for China, India and southeast Asia
- China domestic price quotes
- Comprehensive commentary on China, India, and southeast Asia
- Asia, China and Middle East production news
- Ethylene oxide feedstock price movements and its supply situation
- Plant shutdowns and start-ups
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Ethanolamines. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
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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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