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Updated to Q4 2016
N-butanol (NBA) prices in northeast Asia were on a general uptrend in the final quarter of the year, tracking feedstock propylene spot prices in China. In addition, spot prices in the Chinese import spot market were supported by scheduled plant maintenance at a major supplier.
Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Corp (FPC) shut its 250,000 tonne/year NBA unit in Mailiao, Taiwan, on 21 November and is only expected to restart the unit on 15 December.
The 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) spot market was also on a similar uptrend in northeast Asian. While an upward trend in feedstock propylene prices provided support, tight supply from northeast Asian producers was possibly a stronger factor.
Dioctyl phthalate (DOP) in the Chinese import market posted its highest spot price level of the year in east Asia during the fourth quarter. While a shortage of feedstock phthalic anhydride (PA) in China was a factor, tight supply of DOP in China was also a reason for the uptick in spot prices.
ICIS publishes a weekly report for the oxo-alcohols chain in Asia. It includes price assessments for regional products, such as normal butanol (NBA), isobutanol (IBA), 2 ethylhexanol (2-EH) and dioctyl phthalate (DOP).
Domestic external numbers from the key Chinese market are provided.
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We keep track of upstream propylene movements, plant turnarounds, production outages, new start-ups, expansion plans and downstream demand drivers to ensure that the supply and demand conditions are delivered clearly for customers to make key business decisions.
Information in the report is based on data collected from a wide range of contacts, this is then carefully analysed and delivered within the report to ensure that the information is timely, accurate and impartial. It is a crucial report and extremely useful to our customers.
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