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Updated to Q1 2021
The 2020 year-end period saw some production hiccups arise on propylene and acetone output, which may continue curtailing feedstock supplies at the beginning of the quarter. Imports from Asia continue to be coming in in fewer quantities at the beginning of 2021. However, exports are likely to be fewer in first half of the quarter as demand has started to slow down in key Asian markets, with the limitations on outflows potentially improving availability.
In end-2020, some players saw demand as stable for Q1 2021, while others expected a small decrease as inventories of sanitizing applications are high in January. As schools, offices, and shops are less visited and pandemic containment measures are now expected to be in place until the second half of the quarter, demand may be impacted significantly.
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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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