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Updated to Q1 2017
Phthalic anhydride (PA) spot prices in southeast Asia were on an uptrend in February and March amid tight supply. Several northeast Asian producers had scheduled plant maintenance in March. Consequently, most northeast Asian producers were either sold out of cargoes or raising selling indications for remaining cargoes. Spot prices in southeast Asia increased by more than $100/tonne CFR (cost & freight) southeast (SE) Asia from January to March. Buyers were receptive to the higher prices amid tight supply.
Over in India, demand remained strong in the first quarter amid tight supply. Domestic producers were exporting their cargoes to the Middle East where margins were perceived to be better. As such, buyers in India were competing with buyers in southeast Asia for the limited northeast Asian origin cargoes. Meanwhile, demand in China remains muted as most buyers had sufficient inventory. Spot prices in China gained around $40/tonne on a CFR basis over the quarter.
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.
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