ICIS price reporting for regional Phthalic anhydride markets is unparalleled in its ability to keep you on top of the information you need.
That means you can track fluctuations and developments as they happen and gain a clear understanding of the factors driving prices.
Use ICIS information to:
- Inform your internal data models
- Substantiate your position in negotiations
- Set terms for settlements and contracts
Phthalic anhydride news and market information products from ICIS
We offer the following regional Phthalic anhydride coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the Asia Phthalic anhydride marketplace.
Price Reporting – More information about the price reports we publish on Phthalic anhydride
Independent price assessments and market coverage
Price History – More information about the historical price data we publish on Gas
Track historical price data
News & analysis
News & Analysis - News & market analysis specifically relating to Phthalic anhydride
Breaking news of latest developments affecting the markets.
Insight and analysis of factors driving prices.
Updated to Q4 2017
In the China domestic market, PA prices slid downwards towards the end of the quarter as domestic prices had been steadily increasing over the quarter. There was also a supply surge from local PA producers in China. Sellers were incentivised to move volumes briskly in such an environment to minimise holding inventories at the end of the financial year. In southeast Asia, supply was unchanged. However, due to the supply glut in China, some sellers were willing to lower their offers into southeast Asia to entice buyers.
The year-end period typically sess softer demand. This was more keenly felt in southeast Asia, where offer and deal levels for northeast Asian origin cargoes saw a drop week on week in December. In China, spot import prices held steady, despite a weaker performance in domestic Chinese markets due to weak demand from downstream plasticizers.
ICIS publishes a weekly report of spot prices for phthalic anhydride (PA) cost & freight (CFR) China Main Port (CMP) and southeast Asia (SE Asia).
ICIS also keeps track of key supply-demand dynamics in the domestic China market. Additionally, we report on important local prices in east and south China on an ex-warehouse basis.
Upstream orthoxylene (OX) prices give our subscribers a more in-depth understanding of the cost structure of PA producers.
Content is based on close contact with a wide range of market players showing that information is timely and impartial.
News on scheduled turnarounds, production outages, and an in-depth analysis of supply and demand fundamentals are included.
ICIS published prices are considered to be in-depth and accurate, forming a benchmark for spot transactions and a component for contract settlements in Asia.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Phthalic anhydride. 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.
Our in-depth market knowledge drives our specialist focus, as we recognise the importance of individual market dynamics and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals markets, including Phthalic anhydride, has brought global recognition of our methodology as being unbiased, authoritative and rigorous in preserving our editorial integrity. Our global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Perth and Moscow ensures unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets.