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Updated to Q2 2014
The US refined glycerine market is characterised as balanced, but could move to a long position in coming months on plentiful supply. Vegetable crude and refined glycerine supply is poised to increase in Latin America as Argentina ramps up biodiesel production and Brazil raises its mandatory blend rate.
Much of the supply coming out of the region will likely head to the US market. Brazil announced at the end of May it will increase the amount of biodiesel that must be blended into diesel to 6% in July and to 7% in November from the current 5%.
With a 7% biodiesel blend requirement, biodiesel consumption in Brazil could rise to 4.2bn litres/year from the current 3bn litres, according to analysts in the region. Further complicating the trade situation, Europe has ramped up its biodiesel production and Chinese demand has weakened.
We offer the following regional Glycerine coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the US Glycerine marketplace.
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Glycerine has more than 1,500 end-uses. Pharmaceuticals, toothpaste, and cosmetics account for around 28%; tobacco 15%; foods 13 %; and polyether polyols for urethanes 11%.
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The report carries a price quote on spot for 80% crude glycerine that is derived from biodiesel production.
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Glycerine is a low chemical product. It is a co-product of fatty acid, fatty alcohol and biodiesel production, making the ICIS report an important benchmark for those products.
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