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 Q3 2018
Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) prices were largely firmer in the third quarter on the back of higher feedstock prices. Major regional producers raised the prices in a bid to recoup their margins despite the ample supply. Most EPDM plants in the region were operating at reduced rates given the oversupply in Asia. Too much off-spec cargoes with cheaper prices were heard available in China and India. EPDM prices rose by $100/tonne from early July to $2,350/tonne CIF China by the end of September.
On the downstream derivatives, most buyers just purchased cargoes on a need-to basis and they were not keen to build stocks given the sufficient supply and depreciation of Asian currencies. In the key China market, the weak auto sales dampened the buying interest and some importers turned to domestic market to purchase cheaper local cargoes. Demand in southeast Asia and India were also sluggish amid the slowing sales.
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 (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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