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 Q3 2017
Ethanolamines supply was relatively tight in Q3 across three grades, on the back of firm upstream ethylene and ethylene oxide (EO) values seen since July in Asia. In China, ethanolamines prices continued their downtrend into early July, before surging in the remainder of Q3. Tight supply played a part in spot prices rising, given that multiple plants cut operating rates - either due to high feedstock prices or a lack of raw material. The shortage of feedstock was also a result of good demand in the high-performance derivative sector of monoethylene glycol (MEG), whereby more EO was used to produce MEG. EO prices in China rose since mid-June, increasing from yuan (CNY) 8,600/tonne EXWH to CNY9,800/tonne EXWH at the end of September.
Consumer demand for ethanolamines was overall stable in Q3 across the region, including southeast Asia and India. India buyers were heard slightly cautious after the implementation of a new goods and services tax law in early July. In China, domestic demand remained curtailed due to strict environmental controls put on downstream production, as well as high amines prices. By end September, ex-warehouse prices for drummed cargoes of monoethanolamines (MEA) and diethanolamines (DEA) in east China averaged at yuan (CNY) 10,000/tonne EXWH and CNY10,200/tonne EXWH respectively, around 17% higher than the quarter’s low of CNY8,550/tonne EXWH and CNY8,600/tonne EXWH. Buying interest in China rose slightly in late September, as consumers stocked up on limited amounts prior to the October Golden Week holiday observed in early October.
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
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