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Updated to Q4 2016
European isopropanol (IPA) prices entered December at similar levels to early October after rising slightly in the middle of the quarter.
The availability issues which caused problems for the market in quarter three were resolved in September, but this did not narrow the gap between IPA and feedstock propylene significantly with the cost spread between the products still being more than €100/tonne wider than in January.
High US IPA prices in the second half of the year have contributed significantly to the firm European market due to imports via Exxon supplying an important proportion of European demand.
However, with demand falling in the second half of November and early December due to the Christmas slowdown and destocking, spot prices began to fall again in mid-November.
Going forward, the second half of December is expected to see even quieter demand with a number of downstream buyers away during the Christmas season.
The European isopropanol (IPA) report is a weekly report published every Friday. Now, in that report we focus on pharmaceutical and technical grade prices. What that does is give us a holistic view across the market. So we know the trends that are going on; we know prices, and we can compare those prices to come up with a complete price for isopropanol.
We speak to all the key producers, all of the key buyers and traders. IPA is a predominantly distribution led market.
So we speak to a number of distributors in order to gain a picture across the entirety of the market. What that does, is that it ensures that our information is accurate, timely and reliable
It means that we will know what’s going on in the little corners and the niche areas of the market and so that we don’t miss anything.
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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