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Updated to Q2 2017
The uptrend in European vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) values that began at the beginning of 2017 continued into the second quarter. Numbers firmed in both April and May, with both monthly contract and spot prices moving above their levels at the end of quarter one. Again, market tightness was the reason. While healthy demand, especially in the seasonally strong second quarter, played a part in this tightness, it was explained more by constrained supply. Although official external trade statistics from Eurostat inevitably lag events by a couple of months, there has been evidence that import volumes were more limited than in the same period of 2016.
The European merchant market is predominantly dependent on imports and these have been slower to come in than in the early part of last year. This year, largely because of a bigger quota of duty-free material, there has been a steadier flow of imports instead of the frantic importing activity that characterised 2016. Various shutdowns have also been an important factor, making it difficult for buyers to purchase enough material to match their requirements.
ICIS reports on vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) in Europe, US and Asia.
In Europe, the report consists of a quarterly contract price and a spot price. Both are quoted on a free delivered (FD) basis in northwest Europe (NWE) and prices are reported in euro per metric tonne.
The contract price is on a quarterly basis and in this market is settled notoriously late at the end of the quarter.
Spot prices reflect business for delivery four weeks forward.
Our report tracks the reasons for price changes in that given week.
Comments on contract talks, spot business, supply and demand issues as well as any pertinent news on imports or production that could be affecting the market.
Succinct updates are also provided for the upstream markets.
Europe is largely dependent on imported material.
The ICIS VAM report is a highly respected and key negotiating source of market information for this industry.
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