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Updated to Q2 2017
Oxo alcohols spot prices in Asia were largely flat in the second quarter with no big fluctuations seen in the market.
From April to early-June, 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) prices in east Asia fluctuated within a $30/tonne price range, displaying a largely balanced market. While supply was tight for certain periods during the second quarter, weak demand from China continued balance things up in the spot market.
Similar stories were played out in the n-butanol (NBA) and dioctyl phthalate (DOP) markets in Asia. For the NBA markets in northeast and southeast Asia, lukewarm demand were countered by tight supply as there planned maintenance happening in the second quarter.
DOP spot prices lost some 4.8% from early April to early June. On 2 June, the spot price in northeast Asia was assessed at $992.5/tonne CFR NE Asia on average.
Finally, weak demand in China and stable feedstock 2-EH prices in the recent weeks meant that there were not much avenues for DOP producers to impose price hikes. There was initial hope that DOP could track diisononyl phthalate (DINP) prices after Evonik’s woes in early May, but it did not materialise.
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).
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