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Updated to Q2 2021
Constant supply is expected. The arbitrage window with Asia remains shut as poor container shipping space and lack of containers continue to push freight costs up and render imports unattractive. Feedstocks acetone and propylene in Europe also remain limited, further contributing to lower IPA production. As a result, the European market remains balanced with demand in April but with the end of lockdowns looking likely, supply could be outpaced by a pick-up in demand.
Demand, although it remains under expectations at the beginning of April, is forecast to pick up in Q2. This is due to expectations of coronavirus measures relaxing in May and June and improved offtake from industrial applications. Hand sanitizing and surface cleansers are also expected to see a comeback as lockdown restrictions start easing in H2 Q2.
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Isopropanol (IPA), also known as isopropyl alcohol, is a low-cost solvent used in many industrial and consumer products and as an extractant.
The European isopropanol (IPA) report is a weekly report published every Friday. Now, in that report we focus on pharmaceutical and technical grade prices. What that does is give us a holistic view across the market. So we know the trends that are going on; we know prices, and we can compare those prices to come up with a complete price for isopropanol.
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