ICIS has a network of locally based reporters providing coverage of regional Methyl methacrylate markets. They provide not just pricing information, but an in-depth understanding of the factors driving prices and market fluctuations.
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Updated to Q1 2018
Supply of US methyl methacrylate (MMA) remains tight, but has improved throughout the first quarter of 2018 compared to the previous year, when Lucite’s two plants operated under force majeure from late January through November. Lucite’s plants account for about a third of all US MMA plant capacity, but market sources say the company easily represents 50% or more of the American market because other producers sell large portions of their MMA outside the US.
Demand for US MMA has been healthy in the plastics sector, but has really seen a spike in the coatings sector, as many paint manufacturers are turning to more acrylic formulations. The tight supply and increased demand have contributed to US MMA prices settling higher in each month of the first quarter, pushing values to all-time highs. Formula buyers have seen lower costs for MMA thanks to softer upstream acetone, leading some customers who buy on freely negotiated contracts to push back against announced producer increases.
The weekly ICIS report on the US Gulf (USG) market for methyl methacrylate (MMA) includes monthly contract prices assessed for delivered rail-car and delivered tank-truck.
To determine what the monthly ranges are, we contact buyers, sellers and traders to get their input on pricing, but also take into account broader factors that influence the market.
The report includes key developments in upstream markets and a bigger picture of developments in end-user sectors.
We also include feedstock prices for acetone and methanol and sometimes add natural gas, ammonia and propylene information, because these costs can greatly influence pricing.
Supply and demand issues have become more important than ever before in what is a tight US MMA market, so we also track plant outages and international trade flows.
Our report seeks to shed light on an opaque market and we have quickly become a benchmark in the US, helping our customers to reach well-informed decisions.
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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