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 Q2 2018
Supply of ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) was on the tight side in the second quarter, given several plant closures in the region. From April to June, more than 100,000 tonne/year of production capacity in China was shut at different durations and periods. Outside of China, two plants in northeast Asia was also shut in May and June for maintenance. Deep-sea arrivals from the US and Europe also slowed down, on the back of robust domestic requirements in Europe and the US.
Demand was steady in Q2, supported by regular requirements from downstream applications in China, southeast Asia and China. In particular, the automotive sector which is a key demand pillar for EPDM, where production and off-take rates are healthy. But most buyers kept to small-volume purchases each time, in order to protect margins which have been stretched thin by high EPDM prices. The latter have steadily risen since late 2017 to hit year-high levels within the quarter.
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
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer. 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.
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