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Updated to Q2 2018
The European phenol market was tight in quarter two. There was market talk that operating rates were reduced due to co-product acetone length. Additionally, upward pressure was placed on phenol spot pricing in response to these acetone trends. There was planned maintenance at producer Borealis’s Porvoo, Finland site too. This turnaround began in April with an end date in May and thereby reduced the amount of available material.
European phenol demand was strong for contractual volumes. A turnaround at downstream caprolactam (capro) producer Fibrant that began in May and finished in June at the firm’s Geleen facility did not reduce phenol demand significantly. Sources said this was a result of lower operating rates among phenol producers due to co-product acetone length. Export demand did increase in April with interest in European product specifically growing from Asia.
The ICIS weekly phenol report is the industry benchmark price. It is widely used in contracts between buyers, sellers and traders.
The main quote is free delivered (FD) northwest Europe (NWE), with additional quotes offering details of free on board (FOB) Rotterdam, and spot Rotterdam prices.
In addition, the ICIS phenol Europe report gives the rouble-denominated Russian value. This trusted quote is widely used throughout the phenolic chain.
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