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Updated to Q1 2018
Increased supply and falling upstream costs for US isopropanol (IPA) have brought prices down from four-year highs during the first quarter of 2018. Supply was constrained over the fourth quarter of 2017, stemming from Hurricane Harvey, which struck the US Gulf coast in late August, disrupting petrochemical production and transportation logistics in the region. Tightness in 2017 in upstream propylene, a primary driver of US IPA prices, has eased with the expectation of a new production unit and the restart of an existing one.
Demand is expected to remain steady, with a possible bump anticipated related to the spring coatings season, when the warmer weather of spring leads to increased home-buying, new home construction and home remodel and repair projects. US January IPA imports surged compared to the same month a year ago, on increased volumes from the Netherlands, Germany and South Korea. Imports from Canada, the origin of 86% of 2017 imports, edged lower by 2%, but was still the top source of imported material by a wide margin.
ICIS publishes a weekly report on the US Gulf market for Isopropanol, which is also known as IPA.
The report includes a range for the delivered consumer price in the domestic market, which generally moves on a monthly basis but can sometimes shift more frequently.
There are also ranges for the spot market including free on board (FOB) export prices and FOB tank prices. These ranges can move week by week as market conditions dictate.
Information in the report includes input from buyers, sellers and traders as well as a comprehensive look at the upstream and downstream factors that can influence pricing.
The report includes monthly contract pricing for chemical grade propylene which is a key cost ingredient in IPA production. Supply and demand issues are also discussed in the report including production problems and plant outages, and influences on demand as demonstrated by data in the key consumption sectors. Monthly trade data rounds out the analysis to deliver a full picture of the IPA market.
Many subscribers use the report to establish their own pricing terms with suppliers or customers, and to plan ahead.
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.
ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
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