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Updated to Q4 2016
The fourth quarter saw phenol adder levels rolling over from the third quarter. However, October saw phenol contract prices fall due to a drop in the contract price of key feedstock benzene. This drop was followed by a limited increase in November and a further increase in December. The contract market continued to dominate the European market in 2016, with little activity in the spot market.
The phenol contract price follows upstream benzene’s monthly price movement with an adder or fee on top. While some market participants negotiate adders annually or semi-annually, others negotiate adders on a quarterly basis. The phenol market has remained relatively stable, with balanced supply and demand dynamics in the fourth quarter, although some in the market continue to see structural overcapacity as indicative of market length. Elsewhere, the downstream caprolactam market is considered to be a weak spot for phenol demand in late 2016.
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.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Phenol. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
Our time series of pricing data enables you to build and model trends, to get a view of where markets might be heading. The data service includes charting functionality, allowing you to chart and download multiple data series for manipulation in your own internal models. You can also export data to Excel via the ICIS dashboard service.
ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
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