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Updated to Q1 2017
The Chinese import diisononyl phthalate (DINP) market was relatively quiet in the first quarter of the year compared to other plasticizers. That said, it was on an uptrend, which started during the previous quarter. From January to late February, DINP spot prices climbed by 5.1% on average, with spot prices at $1,035/tonne CFR (cost & freight) China in late February. The uptrend seen in related plasticizer dioctyl phthalate (DOP) and feedstock phthalic anhydride (PA) spot markets in Asia were the primary cause of the uptick in prices.
Dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) prices were bolstered by snug supply in northeast Asia (outside of China), as well as strong performing feedstock 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) in the region. As a result, DOTP prices rose some 8.3% from January to late February, with average spot price at $1,115/tonne CFR China in late February.
The DOP market in Asia was driven by healthy Lunar New Year demand in China, strong performing feedstock markets as well as good demand elsewhere in late February. Strong feedstock prices in 2-EH and PA markets meant that DOP producers were under cost pressures.
The weekly ICIS Asia Phthalate/Non-Phthalate Plasticizers report offers timely and in-depth market data, including price assessments, trade activity, feedstock supply and analysis of Asia’s current and upcoming export availability.
What the report covers
- - China di-isononyl phthalate (DINP)/dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) domestic and import prices (Ex-Tank East China, CFR China)
- - Northeast Asia DINP export prices (FOB NE Asia)
- - East Asia DOP import prices (CFR East Asia)
- - The southeast Asia import situation
- - Analysis of domestic and international supply and demand
- - The latest news on plasticizer market developments and changes to plasticizer regulations and demand trends
- - The latest news on global bans on DOP and changes to plasticizer regulations
- - Feedstock isononanol (INA) prices and its supply situation
- - Summary and price information on feedstocks phthalic anhydride (PA), 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) and purified terephthalic acid (PTA)
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