Asia’s impact on the ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) market cannot be underestimated. It is therefore vital for buyers, sellers and traders of EPDM to have access to accurate information on current prices, supply, demand and other trading activities affecting the global market.
Updated to Q4 2018
Asia’s ethylene-propylene-diene-monomer (EPDM) supply increased in the fourth quarter of 2018 in line with the start-up of Petro Rabigh’s 75,000 tonne/year plant in Saudi Arabia. EPDM remained in oversupply in Asia with most plants running at reduced rates. Major suppliers had to cut the prices to boost buying sentiment. The inflow of deep-sea cargoes continued to exert downward pressure on the Asia market. EPDM prices fell by 8.5% since early October to $2,150/tonne CIF China on 19 December 2018.
On the demand side, most buyers and end-users just purchased cargoes to cover their basic requirement and were reluctant to make replenishment amid the falling prices. The poor performance of downstream auto sector amid the slowing economy and the deprecation of Asian currencies also hampered the buying interest.
We offer the following regional Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the Asia Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer marketplace.
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Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer Methodology
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM), a type of EP elastomer, has excellent resistance to ozone and heat and good resistance to alkalis, acids, and oxygenated solvents. Asia is the largest and fastest growing market, with about 43% of global demand.
The ICIS Asia Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) price report gives buyers, sellers and traders access to unbiased price assessments for Asia, including China and India, which are the key markets driving price movements in the region. You can use this weekly pricing information as a benchmark for your transactions.
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