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Updated to Q4 2020
Asian imports are expected to decline due to rising shipping costs. Starting at the end of Q3, there was a shortage of shipping containers for routes from Asia to the US. As a result, shipping costs have increased, making Asian IPA more costly. Margins are still appealing for European importers and there are no major production issues in the US. However, domestic producers are generally continuing to produce less IPA since the market is well-supplied.
IPA demand is expected to stay stable. Prior to the pandemic, the hand sanitizer market was a very small end-use segment. It is expected to stay steady in Q4. Sources are curious to see if the market reaction to a potential increase in cases coinciding with the winter flu season is more like the dramatic increase in demand in Q1 or a more subdued reaction. Other end use markets are expected to see a modest increase.
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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.
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