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Updated to Q4 2016
US isopropanol (IPA) prices entered the fourth quarter of 2016 having spiked by more than 35% at the end of the third quarter on rising upstream propylene costs.
And while prices did rise by an additional 3 cents/lb ($66/tonne) in the second week of Q4, they fell by the same amount a few weeks later to end the quarter where they began.
For the past few months, domestic values for IPA have been closely tracking the price of propylene – the primary feedstock. Propylene values retreated in October, settling down by 1.5 cents/lb, and plunged in November, falling by 6 cents/lb.
IPA values are about 35% higher than year-ago levels, but almost 30% below the most recent high seen in October 2014.
Two US suppliers – Monument Chemical and Dow Chemical - are seeking 3 cents/lb increases effective 1 January for two grades of IPA – USP and semiconductor grade, and anhydrous and ACS grade.
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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