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Updated to Q4 2017
In the first part of Q4, supply was mostly still balanced with demand. However, towards the end of Q4, the costs of upstream acetone and propylene weighed heavily on IPA producers. Smaller plants in China were heard to have shut because they could not recover production costs.
With demand strong, a couple of Chinese suppliers were heard to have sold out, leading to tighter spot availability. A Japanese producer was also heard to be on tight supply with no spot cargoes available, leading to a tighter market at the close of Q4.
Demand in Asia was constant in Q4, with end-users stocking up on inventories in anticipation of the year-end lull period when most factories scale down operations.
Towards the last part of Q4, demand slowed as IPA prices increased on the back of firmer feedstock acetone and propylene values. Buyers were heard waiting for crude oil prices to stabilise before making any buying decisions for next year’s cargoes, as crude prices will affect IPA prices.
ICIS publishes a weekly isopropanol (IPA) report in Asia. Buyers, producers and traders are all considered in our assessment and the information gathered is cross-checked to ensure that the prices we publish are representative.
We track deals and discussions in the market and provide the latest information on planned shutdowns that could have an impact.
Prices of feedstock propylene and acetone are also included as they have an important bearing on sentiment and pricing outcomes.
ICIS assesses cost & freight (CFR) prices in northeast Asia (NE Asia) and southeast Asia (SE Asia). Trade in NE Asia is driven mainly by import demand from the key China market.
China’s domestic transactions are listed in the commentary. This is because Chinese traders and distributors usually refer to local producers’ pricing in considering how much they pay for imports.
Industry players follow our report closely as an accurate and reliable reference source for spot discussions.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Isopropanol. 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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