ICIS has a network of locally based reporters providing coverage of regional Melamine markets. They provide not just pricing information, but an in-depth understanding of the factors driving prices and market fluctuations.
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We offer the following regional Melamine coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the Asia Melamine marketplace.
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Updated to Q4 2017
Melamine supply in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2017 was significantly affected due to the government’s stricter anti-smog measures. Some melamine plants were forced to shut down or reduce operations in winter, which prompted many suppliers to raise prices amid the limited output. In December, plant operations in the southwestern area were also disrupted due to the shortage of natural gas, as two major state-owned Chinese natural gas suppliers, Sinopec and PetroChina, were asked by the government to reduce natural gas supply to the industrial area, in a bid to ensure natural gas supply to the civilian area in the winter season. Melamine prices for Chinese cargoes rose to $1,425/tonne FOB (free on board) China in late December from $1,210/tonne FOB China seen in early October.
Melamine demand in Q4 slowed down amid the traditional off-peak season, as most downstream buyers were not keen to build stocks at the end of the year. The sharp price rise in December was also resisted by many downstream buyers, who cited weak downstream demand at the end of the year.
ICIS provides pricing information, news and analysis for all major petrochemical and chemical markets, including Melamine.
We offer unbiased and independent price reporting, with our price assessments being widely quoted as benchmarks in contracts.
Our information is collected from market participants by our global network of reporters, delivering unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets, including China and Asia.
ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments, giving you a robust reference for your negotiations.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Melamine. 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.
Our in-depth market knowledge drives our specialist focus, as we recognise the importance of individual market dynamics and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals markets, including Melamine, has brought global recognition of our methodology as being unbiased, authoritative and rigorous in preserving our editorial integrity. Our global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Perth and Moscow ensures unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets.