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Use the independent price assessments and market coverage in our price reports to track the regional Propylene market.
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We offer the following regional Propylene coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the Asia Propylene marketplace.
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Updated to Q4 2017
In the fourth quarter of 2017, spot propylene supply in Asia was slightly snug with two planned maintenance outages in northeast Asia. CPC of Taiwan took its 400,000 tonnes/year residue fluid catalytic cracking (RFCC) unit in Dalin off-stream in mid-September and restarted at the end of November. In South Korea, SK Advanced shut its 600,000 tonnes/year propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Ulsan down on 20 November for a month-long turnaround. With term contract negotiations dominating proceedings in December, spot offers were limited.
Demand in northeast Asia was largely stable in the region, with China unsurprisingly the largest buyer. Import spot demand from South Korea and Japan was largely weak during the period as the Koreans were focusing on domestic cargoes while some Japanese buyers saw demand dip, with planned and unplanned shutdowns in the downstream sectors. Taiwanese buyers were in the market during the quarter for regular spot purchases but there were two downstream producers on turnaround in November and that curtailed demand to a certain extent.
ICIS covers the propylene market in Asia and tracks the free on board (FOB) and cost & freight (CFR) market in both northeast Asia (NE Asia) and southeast Asia (SE Asia).
ICIS speaks to a wide spectrum of industry players including producers, traders and end users to provide daily and weekly updates on the market.
The propylene weekly report takes into account deals and discussions through the week, while prices for the area report are assessed based on information gathered during the actual day. As such, the assessments for the daily and weekly reports are independent and separate.
ICIS also provides daily real-time price updates through our price alerts and news snapshots. As propylene is a core product of ethylene, market players are keen to be informed about cracker developments in the region.
The weekly report has a section on production news, capturing any significant cracker developments throughout the week. In addition, it features a graph showing the price movements between propylene and the key derivative polypropylene (PP) market.
ICIS in Asia has been reporting on propylene for close to twenty years and our price assessments are often used as a benchmark for contract negotiations in Asia.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Propylene. 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.
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