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Updated to Q1 2017
US isopropanol (IPA) prices trended higher during the first quarter, reflecting rapidly rising feedstock propylene costs and supply tightness in the market.
Several US producers separately nominated price increases of 7 cents/lb ($154/tonne) effective as of the beginning of February. The price hikes were largely attributed to rising feedstock values.
According to sources, the full increases were accepted by the market. In addition, several producers nominated price increases of 10 cents/lb, effective as of mid-February. These increases were also said to be successful, as propylene prices continued to rise during the month.
A third increase of 5 cents/lb was proposed for mid-March by several producers. Market participants said producers were not backing down from the hikes.
There was ongoing talk throughout the quarter that at least one US IPA producer was experiencing production issues. However, this could not be confirmed.
During the quarter, sources also suggested that some, if not all US producers had implemented sales controls on IPA. Supply was said to be tight, with limited spot and export material available for purchase. Inventories were also said to be low.
Meanwhile, demand was said to be strong, driven by supply-side constraints.
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.
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