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Updated to Q4 2017
The European VAM market entered the fourth quarter with declining supply, which became worse because of Hurricane Harvey. In the second half of the period, availability eased. Therefore, overall, supply was probably stable. Routine maintenance work was done at some plants but it was the storm damage in Texas that served to make the market tight.
2017 was a good year for most industries served by the VAM market. Sources commented that consumption had resumed a growth path. However, the VAM market did not experience an exceptional boom in demand in the final quarter of the year. Some consumers said their volumes were similar to the same time one year before: suppliers were more sanguine in their perceptions. Demand was probably in line with background economic growth was generally healthy.
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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