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Melamine Europe Transcript
The ICIS European melamine report is published weekly. It includes a quarterly contract price, which is quoted in Euros per metric tonne with a conversion to US cents per pound, and prices are assessed on a free delivered (FD) to northwest Europe (NWE) basis.
We also have two spot quotes. The first quote refers to the material sold from or into NWE on a FD basis, and this is also quoted in Euros per metric tonne. The second spot quote represents material sold into the European market from the rest of the world. This material is possibly subject to duty, and is quoted in US Dollars per metric tonne with a conversion to Euros cents per pound.
Price assessments are based on information supplied by buyers, traders and producers through the week. The report offers market commentary on supply and demand, exports and imports, contract price negotiations and general sentiment for price direction, as well as actual trades.
In addition to general market intelligence, we also include comments on the upstream urea and ammonia industries, as well as brief commentary on the Asian and US markets. The ICIS melamine report is used as a reference in the industry. Subscribing to our weekly analysis will enable you to make informed business decisions with confidence.
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Updated to Q4 2016
Fourth-quarter contracts in the European melamine market settled at a rollover, on stable demand and overall balanced supply. Demand remains at a reasonable level in Europe and is meeting the expectations for the season. This is being met with adequate supply, with European production running well after some maintenance stops earlier in the quarter. With supply and demand largely balanced, despite some producers having lower inventories, there was little justification to move prices in either direction. Demand globally is running well, with the recent tightening of supply in China having an impact across the world. Some sources said that on average 20,000-25,000 tonnes of melamine is exported from China every month for global use. With prices soaring and supply tightening in China earlier in the quarter, many of those global customers were short of material. This resulted an increase in requests for European producers, many of whom already had low inventories and so were unable to meet all requests. Given the current anti-dumping duties against Chinese product the short supply in the region did not directly impact Europe. However, players said it could make other regions more attractive for producers outside of the region and so may limit product arriving in Europe.
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