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 Q2 2021
IPA production at impacted sites in the Gulf is expected to continue ramping up in early Q2. However, market players say that supply is already ample for most interested buyers. Propylene contracts in March fell steeply, reducing some recent costs associated with IPA production. Additionally, after production issues in South Korea, which hampered Q4 2020 and early Q1 2021 output, shipments from Korean producers are coming back for buyers of imported material.
Demand is expected to be comparable to recent quarters. Following last year’s surge in hand sanitizer usage at the outset of the coronavirus, demand has cooled. However, market players believe that its demand will continue to be higher than it was before the start of the pandemic. Technical grade IPA for industrial use has rebounded from decreased demand in 2020 but is expected to stay steady in Q2.
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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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