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Updated to Q3 2017
PME biodiesel supply in SE Asia remained generally stable through Q3 with market fundamentals remaining essentially unchanged. SE Asian biodiesel producers continued to produce mainly to meet domestic blending mandate requirements while prices of regular diesel remained much lower. Capacity expansion was generally muted due to the lack of export demand.
PME biodiesel market remained muted through Q3. Malaysian biodiesel producers exported products mainly to the EU while Indonesian producers saw limited export due to anti-dumping duties. The US in August introduced preliminary ADDs on Indonesian biodiesel, while the EU did not make any decision on lowering ADD rates for Indonesian PME.
Updated to Q4 2017
The availability of rapeseed methyl ester (RME) improved in the fourth quarter amid increased production during the peak demand season. This followed a period of tightness in the market due to a limited rapeseed crop and delays in producers receiving the new crop.
Demand for RME was strong in the fourth quarter of 2017. Winter is a period of greater buying interest for the product because of its lower freezing point compared to alternative biodiesels.
Updated to Q4 2017
In November 2017, The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will keep intact biodiesel blending mandates for the nation’s diesel supplies in 2018.
Demand was steady in the fourth quarter of 2017 as blending volumes are federally mandated.
The ICIS global biodiesel report offers weekly spot prices and market developments on all mainstream grades of biodiesel in Asia, Europe, US and Argentina, all in one publication.
The report includes price quotes for rapeseed methyl ester (RME), soy methyl ester (SME), fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) and palm methyl ester (PME).
The spot price assessments are based on FOB (free on board) NWE (northwest Europe), FOB Rotterdam, CIF (cost, insurance & freight) ARA (Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp), T2, FOB Rosario, FOB Midwest, FD (free delivered) Midwest, FOB USG (US Gulf) and FOB SE Asia (southeast Asia).
In addition, it provides key transaction summaries and production news, including plant operating rates, new plant capacities, start-ups, scheduled and unplanned shutdowns.
Contract prices of feedstocks such as vegetable oil, ICE gasoil and crude glycerine are also included for reference.
All the price assessments are generated based on information collected from producers, distributors, traders and end-users, among other sources, collected by locally based editors throughout the week.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Biodiesel. 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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