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Updated to Q1 2018
Methyl methacrylate (MMA) supply in Asia was tighter in Q1, amid scheduled and unexpected shutdowns. Although the two new facilities in Saudi Arabia gradually ramped up operating rates one after the other in the quarter, the uplift in supply was outweighed by the region’s prolonged shortages and low inventories. In addition, some sellers shipped volumes towards other areas such as the US and Europe, either to seek stronger margins or to fulfil contract obligations. Producers were also building inventories in order to prepare for their upcoming turnarounds.
Methyl methacrylate (MMA) demand was mainly steady in Q1 amid the global supply shortness. Most buyers relied on contractual volumes and obtained spot cargoes only when required, whereas some users opted to cut downstream operating rates in order to cope with the firmer costs. Market activities such as China’s hikes on antidumping duties (ADDs) for imports and import ban on waste plastics, as well as Singapore’s announcement on carbon taxes, created some elements of economic uncertainty and kept buying sentiment tepid.
The ICIS methyl methacrylate (MMA) report covers spot and Chinese domestic prices in the Asia-Pacific region on a weekly basis.
We report on bid-offer and buy-sell notions for the key geographies across Asia.
The report provides competitive benchmarking for leading companies and also analyses the demand and supply conditions that shape the Asian MMA market.
It uses information sourced from producers, traders, distributors, buyers and databases. Subscribers can find updates on plant turnarounds and expansion plans.
The report is a vital source of market intelligence and provides up-to-date information on pricing and trends to help our customers stay ahead of the competition.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Methyl methacrylate. 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 Methyl methacrylate, 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.