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Updated to Q4 2017
Hurricane Harvey put a crimp in US VAM supply lines in Q4. Celanese and LyondellBasell separately declared force majeure on VAM because of the storm that hit the Texas coast in late August. LyondellBasell announced allocations, Dow implemented order control on several monomers, including VAM, and that producer also increased lead times for VAM supplied in North America to 10 business days plus transit time for all transportation modes due to logistics constraints following the storm.
Contract prices for US vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) rose moderately in October, partly in response to a US outage but also because of logistics problems brought by Hurricane Harvey. Logistics issues prompted Celanese’s lingering force majeure stemming from barge access at its Bay City, Texas plant. VAM contracts for December rolled over from November as expected, because there were no increases announced for that month. Celanese appeared to be the only VAM producer to announce a hike for January.
The ICIS US vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) report is a weekly commentary based on a US Gulf (USG) contract price in cents per pound and is converted into dollars per tonne.
Some VAM customers have monthly contracts, but most have quarterly contracts so we also report the quarterly price and update it.
The report provides a free on board (FOB) export price that is converted into cents per pound. These prices are sourced by us each week from buyers and sellers.
The report also contains the latest contract value for ethylene, which is a monthly price.
Subscribers to the report include major producers plus a strong selection of VAM buyers and paints and coatings producers.
It is a benchmark report that is crucial to our customers for helping them make key financial decisions.
Besides price information, the report usually contains references to the latest feedstock prices, which are acetic acid, ethylene, methanol and natural gas.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Vinyl acetate monomer. 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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