ICIS is a leading independent authority on Asia’s methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) markets, with an established local network in the region.
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Updated to Q2 2018
Supply was lower in earlier Q2 because of several key producers’ plant shutdowns at Saudi Arabia in the April period. Cargoes however started to be readily available from May/June, with netbacks to Singapore better than to other regions such as Europe. Exports from China were prevalent as well because of weak domestic demand, adding to ample supply in the latter half of Q2. Southeast Asian product was sufficient, as plant run rates were not affected.
Demand fell in Q2 because of poor blending margins for higher-RON gasoline and overall ample gasoline stocks within southeast Asia. Gasoline buying activity before the Ramadhan period failed to lift sentiment, with supply still outpacing spot demand. The limited spot buying interest was further attributed to blenders being amply supplied with contractual cargoes. Chinese demand was equally poor because of squeezed import margins. Only demand from South Korea was consistent, providing some support to the market.
In Asia’s volatile and rapidly expanding MTBE markets, daily price assessments are essential to help you keep up with fast-paced price fluctuations. The ICIS Asia MTBE daily price report provides buyers, sellers and traders with daily insights, enabling you to benchmark your prices and forecast trends as they develop.
The Asia MTBE daily price report provides the following:
- Daily and weekly spot prices for FOB Singapore, CFR Singapore and CFR China markets
- A look into the Chinese markets – domestic spot market and gasoline inventories
- Expert commentary and data on plant turnaround schedules, supply/demand, and insights into downstream and upstream markets, including crude and gasoline
- Price alerts available on ICIS Dashboard
For industry players participating in Asian markets, ICIS daily price reports are a fundamental tool to navigating these uncertain times profitably.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Methyl tertiary butyl ether. 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 tertiary butyl ether, 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.