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Updated to Q4 2016
Q4 contracts in the European methyl methacrylate (MMA) market settled at a high double-digit increase, driven by tight supply, increasing raw material costs and solid demand.
High double-digit increases were confirmed from players on both sides of the market, with the extent depending on the starting point. The upstream November propylene contract settled at a €30/tonne increase, which added upward pressure to discussions.
Demand is unseasonably strong with the majority of consumers still seeing good levels for October, November and December. Demand in December is forecast to drop slightly, although it is not expected to fall as much as in previous years.
Overall consumption remains high and demand is expected to start the new year strongly after the Christmas holiday period.
Supply will remain tight for the rest of 2016, with imports still at a low level and a sales control in place at Lucite International at the end of November.
With Asian prices above European prices, imports from the region are unlikely for the rest of 2016. Dow Chemical also confirmed that its volumes to Europe will remain limited until early 2017.
ICIS has been reporting on the methyl methacrylate (MMA) market since 1990 and publishes the report on Fridays.
We have a quarterly contract price on standard-grade polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), which is quoted in euro per kilogramme, with a conversion to dollar per metric tonne.
The report includes the quarterly feedstock price for MMA, also in euro per metric tonne, with a conversion to cents per pound.
Both assessments are quoted on a free delivered (FD) northwest Europe (NWE) basis.
ICIS assesses PMMA on resin and sheet form, and the prices assessments are based on information gathered from consumers, traders and producers.
The weekly report includes commentary, with a focus on traced transactions, supply-demand balance dynamics, export and import information, contract price negotiations and general sentiment for price direction.
As well as coverage on the key Asia markets, there is extensive coverage on the upstream MMA industry and general market intelligence.
By subscribing to our PMMA report, our customers are able to make informed decisions with confidence.
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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