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Updated to Q2 2018
US isopropanol (IPA) was readily available for buyers throughout Q2. Supply showed few lingering effects from constraints in Q4 2017 stemming from Hurricane Harvey, which struck the US Gulf coast in late August and disrupted petrochemical production and transportation logistics in the region. Upstream supply of propylene, the primary feedstock for IPA, improved from tightness in late 2017 as new capacity offset refinery outages.
Demand for US isopropanol (IPA), which is used in paints and resins, was steady throughout Q2. However, most market participants said they did not see the clear uptick in demand normally associated with the spring coatings season, when the warmer weather leads to increased home buying, new home construction and home remodel and repair projects. One source said it saw a slight uptick in demand compared to the same time last 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.
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.
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