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Updated to Q4 2017
Methyl methacrylate (MMA) supply in Asia was shorter in Q4, on the back of various planned and unplanned shutdowns. The sustained supply shortages and low inventory levels were also cited as supporting factors. Spot availability was also limited as some sellers moved volumes towards other regions such as the US and Europe and some had to prioritise contract orders. Many market players had expected some spot volumes to come from the two new facilities in Saudi Arabia, but there appeared to be minimal impact considering that only one facility was heard to have started up late in the quarter.
Methyl methacrylate (MMA) demand was largely stable in Q4. Many buyers made purchases only when necessary, considering the supply tightness and high spot prices. In certain cases, some buyers in Asia reduced downstream operating rates and therefore cut their purchase volumes. Towards the end of the quarter, a portion of consumers preferred to lower their MMA inventories for accounting purposes and in view of the possibility of spot availability rising.
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.
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