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Updated to Q1 2018
European monoethylene glycol (MEG) supply was slightly more snug at the start of the quarter. This was mainly due to vessel imports in Europe being capped due to the bullish Asian market attracting more material into the region. European availability was better towards the end of the quarter, which placed downward pressure on spot prices. Diethylene glycol (DEG) supply was fairly balanced throughout the quarter and Triethylene glycol (TEG) supply tightened on increased export demand from Europe into the US due to a spate of production issues towards the end of the quarter.
European MEG demand was lower than previously expected. Buyers had been maximising on contractual volumes rather than looking for spot material due to the higher spot levels at the beginning of the year. In March, the lower demand pressured down spot prices, leaving a notable gap between spot and contract pricing levels. Softer spot prices March reignited some buying interest at the end of the quarter. Despite this, antifreeze demand was not viewed as particularly high in the first quarter. DEG bulk demand was fairly quiet but some found truck demand better than expected at the start of the quarter. TEG demand increased during the quarter as supply tightened, particularly for export to the US.
The ICIS monoethylene glycol (MEG) report is an industry benchmark within Europe for monthly and spot prices. The monthly free delivered (FD) northwest Europe (NWE) contract range is updated as soon as two suppliers and two customers have reached an agreement.
With MEG being a global commodity and Europe a net importer, the NWE cost, insurance & freight (CIF) T2 bulk range is vital to the market.
Having ICIS as an objective reference of actual business, market sentiment and general state of play is highly effective.
The weekly free carrier (FCA) Rotterdam T2 truck prices and supporting text gives the industry an in-depth picture of how the market is performing. All prices are shown on an euro per tonne basis and in the case of ex-works Russia there is also a roubles per tonne quote.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Ethylene glycol. 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.
Whether you are a buyer, seller or trader, the weekly ICIS Ethylene Glycol (EG) Europe margin report will help you understand how costs and prices affect product profitability.
The report is designed to complement ICIS’s Ethylene Glycol (Europe) price report by covering integrated production of monoethylene glycol (MEG) from naphtha, the dominant cracker feedstock in Europe, and standalone (or non-integrated) production from ethylene, with contract and spot models considered.
The MEG models combine ICIS’s benchmark price assessments with oxygen yield model data provided by industrial gas consultants Esprit Associates and cracker feedstock yield model data by Linde Engineering, a division of Linde. The models provide you with a clear indication of the direction of business cash costs and cash margins, allowing you to form a basis for informed market positioning.
The EG margin report enables you to:
- Have a consistent overview of costs and feedstock price movements affecting your business
- Analyse the directional trends of integrated and standalone production cash margins
- Have a benchmark for your cost and margin-based business
- Validate your market analysis and have a better understanding of the market’s dynamic to facilitate and allow you to make more informed business decisions
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.
Our in-depth market knowledge drives our specialist focus, as we recognise the importance of individual market dynamics and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals markets, including Ethylene glycol, has brought global recognition of our methodology as being unbiased, authoritative and rigorous in preserving our editorial integrity. Our global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Perth and Moscow ensures unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets.