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Updated to Q1 2017
US prices for methyl di-p phenlyene isocyanate (MDI) were assessed 12 cents/lb ($265/tonne) higher in the first quarter, with further hikes expected at the start of the second quarter. Sources pointed to stronger benzene feedstock costs as the main factor driving prices higher. Towards the end of the quarter, sources commented that supply tightened as buyers drew down inventories in the face of stronger-than-expected demand in the first three months.
Updated to Q1 2017
US prices for toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) were assessed up by 10 cents/lb ($220/tonne) during the first three months of 2017. This was the fourth consecutive price increase for TDI dating back to the fourth quarter of the prior year. ICIS has raised its assessments by a cumulative amount of 32 cents/lb during the course of these four increase initiatives. Tight global supply was cited as the primary factor pushing TDI prices higher, with sources commenting that the situation is likely to continue for the next several months.
The US isocyanates report covers domestic prices for toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) and methylene di-p-isocyanate (MDI) in the US, with some commentary on Latin American markets.
Producers, consumers and traders have an interest in our timely information to help them make the best informed decisions.
To prepare the isocyanates report, ICIS talks to buyers, producers and traders every week.
We also include a brief comment on other regions that play a role in developments in the isocyanates and polyurethanes (PU) markets in the Americas. We maintain a continuous week-to-week dialogue with market participants.
Our isocyanates report stands out because we publish weekly. We not only talk to producers, but also communicate with participants on both sides of negotiations.
Buyer and trader commentary is crucial to the isocyanates market and to our reports.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Isocyanates. 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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