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Updated to Q3 2017
Tighter supply of beverage grade material boosted values in that segment slightly more than industrial grade. Italy's market in particular swung from a longer supply to tightness fairly swiftly. This was linked to softer imports, disruption of synthetic grade output earlier in 2017 and more recently the decline in stocks at fermentation grade producers. Their tanks were set to be replenished in the next crop campaign in Autumn.
In the fuel ethanol market, availability was better, with the eventual return of a small Spanish plant at Salamanca seen as slightly increasing supply and other major plants were believed to run.
Robust demand was seen in Europe's industrial and beverage grade ethanol markets in the third quarter.
In the fuel ethanol market, the summer driving season typically boosts consumption, and demand was not seen as atypical for the time of year.
The ICIS European ethanol report assesses domestic prices for two grades of ethanol across four countries. These two grades are 96% beverage, which is typically based on molasses, and industrial 99% which can be fermented or produce from ethylene.
The report also discusses the market for 96% rectified neutral (REN) grade which is typically used in the highly seasonal screen wash sector.
The main downstream sectors are reviewed as well. These include: industrial applications, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and food grades. This provides an overall view fore both buyers and sellers.
Regulatory changes and significant developments in the fuel ethanol market are also covered. The ICIS pricing report is thus a valuable tool for both contract and spot players in the ethanol market.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Ethanol. 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 enable 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.
ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
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