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Updated to Q2 2021
Oxo-alcohol supply is expected to remain tight throughout Q2, though some run rates are higher as there has been an increase in material availability of upstream propylene. The market remains eager to hear a timeline on BASF lifting force majeure for NBA and IBA. Q2 is expected to stay tight as previous supply disruptions have significantly reduced inventory levels. There is also some ongoing export demand for the likes of 2-EH.
Oxo-alcohol demand is expected to stay healthy throughout Q2. Customers who were forced to stop or reduce production in the previous quarter due to tight supply are keen to return to normal rates. It is anticipated that some export demand will be ongoing as the market situation is expected to remain tight globally. Q2 is traditionally the strongest for demand period for oxo-alcohols.
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The alcohols (NBA, IBA, and 2-EH) have some uses just as solvents, but are primarily used as feedstocks for other products.
The European ICIS oxo-alcohols report follows isobutanol (IBA), normal butanol (NBA), 2-ethyl-hexanol (2-EH) and plasticizer pricing on a weekly basis.
The report contains two main plasticizers, dioctyl phthalate (DOP) and di-isononyl phthalate (DINP). As well as a delivered price for distribution within Europe, it includes free-on-board (FOB) prices for export.
Movement in upstream markets such as crude oil, propylene, phthalic anyhdride (PA) and orthoxylene (OX) are important in the oxo-alcohol markets.
Contract settlements and discussions are always included in the report.
As the market is a global one, the European report also tracks movement in Asian markets.
European availability is tight, and some sources attribute this as an advantage in the Chinese market, which has soaked up volumes that might otherwise have been available for Europe.
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