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Updated to Q1 2018
Availability in the European isopropanol (IPA) market has improved in Q1 2018 compared to the second half of 2017. Producer Shell declared force majeure on IPA at its major European plant in H2 2017, which tightened the market and caused spot prices to spike to considerably above their typical average. The production issue was resolved in mid-Q3 2017, with availability slowly re-balancing for the rest of 2017 and in early 2018. As a result, spot prices in the European market have also trended downwards during this time period.
European IPA demand was seasonally weak in January and February. This was a result of the Christmas holidays reducing activity in the early part of January, combined with cold weather in both January and February which reduced activity in downstream markets such as construction and paints and coatings. However, activity began to rise in March as the weather improved, in line with typical trends. Construction and economic activity have also been healthy in Europe for 2017 and 2018, which has led to relatively strong underlying demand.
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.
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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