Whichever regional Isopropanol markets you work in, ICIS offers the thorough pricing information you need to operate with confidence.
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Updated to Q1 2021
At the start of Q1, IPA imports are expected to stay down due to higher-than-usual shipping costs for Asian suppliers. Additionally, while South Korean production is expected to improve, arrivals could be delayed during the first half of the quarter. Domestically, upstream factors such as rising propylene prices and shortages in acetone supply are likely to make IPA production costlier. In turn, this will likely constrain IPA output.
IPA demand is likely to stay consistent from Q4 to Q1. Since production ramped up to meet demand earlier in the year, shortages have minimised. With surging coronavirus cases and hospitals in the US pushed to capacity in the hardest hit regions, some market participants believe there could be a subtler increase in demand in 2021. However, previous increases in coronavirus cases did not lead to appreciable, long-term demand spikes. Industrial demand remains down, year on year.
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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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