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Updated to Q2 2018
US vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) exports jumped 55% year on year because of a big increase in shipments to Belgium. Trade data showed that shipments to Belgium increased from none in April last year to 15,223 tonnes during the same month this year, due to tight supply from a producer going through a turnaround. VAM exports rose by 11% in the first four months this year, with Belgium accounting for roughly a third of all shipments from the US.
US June VAM contracts rose by a small increase in June, ending three straight months of rollovers and following a chain reaction in the acetyls market. The VAM settlement follows a pair of moves in the acetyls chain that began in late April when BP declared force majeure on VAM feedstock acetic acid; this in turn caused Dow Chemical a few weeks later to declare a global force majeure on VAM because it had trouble sourcing acetic acid from supplier BP.
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.
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