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Updated to Q3 2017
Grupa Azoty Zak was running at normal rates in July, following planned maintenance end of May/June. BASF lifted its force majeure declaration on 14 August, which has been in place since the incident at the complex in October 2016. The 450,000 tonnes/year NBA and 50,000 tonnes/year IBA plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, is due to return to normal rates in October. A two-week maintenance schedule took place in September.
Prices continued to soften as the summer slowdown kicked in during the second half of July, though by the second week of August prices stabilised. Higher feedstock propylene costs led some producers to propose price increases in September, though in many cases this did not appear to be absorbed. Demand was reasonable and prices were pegged largely steady for nbutanol (NBA), isobutanol (IBA) and 2-ethyl hexanol (2EH).
The European ICIS oxo-alcohols report follows isobutanol (IBA), normal butanol (NBA), 2-ethyl-hexanol (2-EH) and plasticizer pricing on a weekly basis.
The report contains two main plasticizers, dioctyl phthalate (DOP) and di-isononyl phthalate (DINP). As well as a delivered price for distribution within Europe, it includes free-on-board (FOB) prices for export.
Movement in upstream markets such as crude oil, propylene, phthalic anyhdride (PA) and orthoxylene (OX) are important in the oxo-alcohol markets.
Contract settlements and discussions are always included in the report.
As the market is a global one, the European report also tracks movement in Asian markets.
European availability is tight, and some sources attribute this as an advantage in the Chinese market, which has soaked up volumes that might otherwise have been available for Europe.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Oxo-alcohols. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
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