Asia’s impact on the ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) market cannot be underestimated. It is therefore vital for buyers, sellers and traders of EPDM to have access to accurate information on current prices, supply, demand and other trading activities affecting the global market.
Use ICIS information to:
- Obtain weekly transaction prices for Asia, including China and India –regions with a significant impact on price movements
- Gain a comprehensive insight into the trading dynamics of the region
- Negotiate contracts using a direct price reference
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Updated to Q1 2018
EPDM supply in Asia tightened in the first quarter of 2018, in part due to reduced arrival of deep-sea origin cargoes. Within Asia, production was normal but bulk of output was committed to term and contractual requirements, leaving little surplus for spot requirements. New capacity, in the form of a joint venture between South Korea’s Lotte and Italy’s Versalis, which was previously expected to start up in early 2018, did not come on stream within the quarter.
EPDM demand in the first quarter of 2018 was fairly stable, supported by regular requirements from the downstream automotive sector. However, the bulk of requirements were fulfilled by contractual supplies, and buying appetite for spot cargoes was relatively subdued, in part due to firm asking prices on the back of firm feedstock costs in the first half of the quarter. Most buyers and end-users were not keen to build inventory with higher-priced spot supplies, and preferred to only buy on a need-to basis, limiting fresh bookings to small volumes only. Demand from China was also relatively muted in the quarter, due to the long Lunar New Year holidays in February.
The ICIS Asia Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) price report gives buyers, sellers and traders access to unbiased price assessments for Asia, including China and India, which are the key markets driving price movements in the region. You can use this weekly pricing information as a benchmark for your transactions.
Insights into the various factors influencing price enable you to build a view of where the market is heading and anticipate the best time to buy and sell EPDM.
Information covered in the report includes:
- Weekly EPDM assessed price quotes – CIF China, CFR Southeast Asia and CFR India for the medium ENB grade
- Weekly overview and outlook of the overall Asian EPDM market
- Related industry news updates
- Analysis of the various EPDM price and market drivers in Asia
- Market news, updates and commentary on the key Asian markets
- Price and market commentary on other key EPDM grades (except medium ENB)
- Feedstock (Ethylene and Propylene) price and market updates in Asia
- Production news in Asia - including plant capacity, shutdowns and maintenance plans
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