ICIS coverage of the Asian ethanolamines market provides timely information and valuable insights into Asia’s key markets and helps industry players to better understand the impact of events on markets in the region.
Updated to Q2 2018
Ethanolamines supply in Asia was mixed for Q2. Planned turnarounds and unexpected hiccups, as well as strong upstream ethylene oxide (EO) values capped some production. Conversely, substantial exports from Saudi Arabia helped to boost regional supply. In China, manufacturers operated their plants at reduced rates due to unforeseen high inventories, before the preliminary announcement for antidumping duties (ADDs) on imports emerged. The sharp decline of feedstock EO costs towards late June raised spot availability slightly.
Asian demand for ethanolamines was largely varied in Q2. Though demand for imports in China was initially strong, buyers grew cautious in light of antidumping duty (ADD) proceedings and cut back on purchases towards the end of Q2. Local buying appetite remained low amid softer economic sentiment and poor downstream performance. Consumers in southeast Asia mostly procured on a need-to basis, while buying sentiment in India was sluggish due to the weak rupee and monsoon season.
We offer the following regional Ethanolamines coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the Asia Ethanolamines marketplace.
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Ethanolamines including monoethanolamine (MEA), diethanolamine (DEA) and triethanolamine 99% (TEA) find a variety of applications across several sectors of the industry.
The ICIS Asia Ethanolamines report covers weekly price assessments, market updates and production capacities of all the major ethanolamines markets in the region – China, India and southeast Asia – providing insights on the increasingly dynamic and volatile Asian market to key industry players including producers, buyers, traders and distributors.
Production news in Asia, including trade flows in China and India, and analyses on how capacity expansions in the Middle East affect Asia and other regional markets, are also covered in the report, providing a holistic view of the ethanolamines market.
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