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Updated to Q4 2016
US prices for methyl di-p phenylene isocyanate (MDI) were assessed as unchanged in the fourth quarter as sufficient supplies in North America prevented any upward movement in pricing. Sources commented that supply in North America went from long to balanced over the quarter as supply disruptions in Europe and Asia drained off some availability. However, North American sources said that region remained isolated from the supply tightness and consequent rise in prices seen in other global regions. In late December, increase initiatives of 7-8 cents/lb for January began to surface in response to stronger prices for benzene feedstock and crude oil.
Updated to Q4 2016
US prices for toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) rose during the fourth quarter. ICIS assessed TDI prices up by 5 cents/lb at the start of October as a previously announced price increase was digested by the market. During November and December, three fresh rounds of increase initiatives of 5-10 cents/lb, 10-13 cents/lb and 10 cents/lb were announced in response to globally tightening supplies. ICIS raised assessed TDI prices up by 7-8 cents/lb during the quarter as these increase initiatives were steadily absorbed by the market. Supply issues in Asia and Europe were cited as the main reason for the rapid upward movement in global TDI prices.
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.
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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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