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Updated to Q2 2014
The US refined glycerine market is characterised as balanced, but could move to a long position in coming months on plentiful supply. Vegetable crude and refined glycerine supply is poised to increase in Latin America as Argentina ramps up biodiesel production and Brazil raises its mandatory blend rate.
Much of the supply coming out of the region will likely head to the US market. Brazil announced at the end of May it will increase the amount of biodiesel that must be blended into diesel to 6% in July and to 7% in November from the current 5%.
With a 7% biodiesel blend requirement, biodiesel consumption in Brazil could rise to 4.2bn litres/year from the current 3bn litres, according to analysts in the region. Further complicating the trade situation, Europe has ramped up its biodiesel production and Chinese demand has weakened.
The ICIS glycerine report for the US market covers contract price assessments for vegetable and tallow-derived refined glycerine and also spot price quotes for the same products.
The report carries a price quote on spot for 80% crude glycerine that is derived from biodiesel production.
Information for the report is gathered from the market from buyers, sellers and traders. Commentary is offered on a weekly basis, so that those market participants, among others globally, can access the information to make better buying, selling and trading decision.
Glycerine is a low chemical product. It is a co-product of fatty acid, fatty alcohol and biodiesel production, making the ICIS report an important benchmark for those products.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Glycerine. 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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