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Updated to Q2 2020
Supply of IPA will increase in Q2 due to the overwhelming demand for sanitizing products from the medical community, as well as the general public. However, it will be very difficult for quantity to keep up with the demand. Therefore, supply will continue to remain very tight into Q2. However, there are presently no known production issues. Supply should especially increase by the middle of the quarter, as additional IPA arrives from China.
Demand for IPA is expected to continue to increase at the start of Q2. Coronavirus cases in the US are increasing rapidly and are expected to increase until at least mid-April. While cases may begin to fall at that point, there will likely continue to be strong medical demand for IPA, as the number of coronavirus cases will continue to be significant throughout much of the quarter. While other uses of IPA will likely see a downtick, the needs of healthcare providers will continue to create unprecedented demand.
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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.
ICIS publishes a weekly report on the US Gulf market for Isopropanol, which is also known as IPA.
The report includes a range for the delivered consumer price in the domestic market, which generally moves on a monthly basis but can sometimes shift more frequently.
There are also ranges for the spot market including free on board (FOB) export prices and FOB tank prices. These ranges can move week by week as market conditions dictate.
Information in the report includes input from buyers, sellers and traders as well as a comprehensive look at the upstream and downstream factors that can influence pricing.
The report includes monthly contract pricing for chemical grade propylene which is a key cost ingredient in IPA production. Supply and demand issues are also discussed in the report including production problems and plant outages, and influences on demand as demonstrated by data in the key consumption sectors. Monthly trade data rounds out the analysis to deliver a full picture of the IPA market.
Many subscribers use the report to establish their own pricing terms with suppliers or customers, and to plan ahead.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Isopropanol. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
Our time series of pricing data enables you to build and model trends, to get a view of where markets might be heading. The data service includes charting functionality, allowing you to chart and download multiple data series for manipulation in your own internal models. You can also export data to Excel via the ICIS dashboard service.
HOUSTON (ICIS)--The range of prices for isopropanol (IPA) continues to narrow, as fewer buyers are willing to pay at levels seen from March until mid-April. Nevertheless, demand for IPA is still...Read
HOUSTON (ICIS)-- Isopropanol (IPA) price ranges continue to narrow as the high end of the market sees declining prices. The lower end is seeing either stable or slightly increased pricing, because...Read