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Updated to Q1 2017
Oxo-alcohols spot prices in Asia were on an uptrend in the first quarter. From January to mid-February, 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) prices gained some 14.9% in the east Asia spot market. This was attributed to tight supply, especially from northeast Asian suppliers, due to brief outages and low inventories, while some producers chose to keep stock for captive usage. Additionally, higher feedstock propylene prices saw some producers cut operating rates to focus solely on contractual obligations.
N-butanol (NBA) prices, on the other hand, gained 5.8% in the northeast Asian market, mainly triggered by higher prices in the domestic Chinese spot market.
Meanwhile, Asia's dioctyl phthalate (DOP) marketwas driven by post Lunar New Year demand in China, strong performing feedstock markets as well as good demand elsewhere in late February. DOP prices in the CFR east Asia spot market rose some 4.5% between January and late February.
Strong feedstock 2-EH and phthalic anhydride (PA) prices meant that DOP producers were under cost pressures.
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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