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Updated to Q3 2018
European isopropanol (IPA) spot prices were stable to firm throughout the third quarter of 2018 as the market faced some supply limitations but remained largely balanced. Low water levels on river Rhine fell below 100cm in many locations in the summer of 2018, causing shipping problems between northern and southern Germany, and to ports in the Netherlands. This, combined with a couple of planned shutdowns and some upward movement in the contract price of feedstock propylene, supported IPA prices through Q3 2018.
Price increases were fairly mild as the market remained largely balanced throughout the quarter. Demand picked up in September following the traditional summer slowdown, contributing to a price hike in the month. Lack of pressure from US imports and fewer competitively priced flows from Azerbaijan limited downward pressure in the market, while local supply was sufficient to meet demand levels in the quarter.
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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.
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