ICIS price reporting for regional Phthalic anhydride markets is unparalleled in its ability to keep you on top of the information you need.
That means you can track fluctuations and developments as they happen and gain a clear understanding of the factors driving prices.
Updated to Q2 2020
Supply is expected to be tight in Q2, with a heavy wave of scheduled plant turnarounds in northeast Asia, affecting more than 300,000 tonnes/year of production capacity. It is unclear when the coronoavirus-related closures in india, which started in late March, will end. Meanwhile, while China is resuming PA production, operating rates are still dampened by poor demand.
The negative impact of the coronavarius outbreak on global demand and supply chain is expected to last longer, perhaps up to later in the year. Q2 demand for PA is not expected to improve, especially if production at downstream factories continue to be derailed by stalled consumption in many destination markets overseas for their finished products.
We offer the following regional Phthalic anhydride analysis and news coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the Asia Phthalic anhydride marketplace.
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Over half the production of phthalic anhydride is used in the manufacture of phthalate esters, employed as plasticisers in PVC. Other major uses are in polyester resins and (decreasingly) in alkyd resins.
ICIS publishes a weekly report of spot prices for phthalic anhydride (PA) cost & freight (CFR) China Main Port (CMP) and southeast Asia (SE Asia).
ICIS also keeps track of key supply-demand dynamics in the domestic China market. Additionally, we report on important local prices in east and south China on an ex-warehouse basis.
Upstream orthoxylene (OX) prices give our subscribers a more in-depth understanding of the cost structure of PA producers.
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News on scheduled turnarounds, production outages, and an in-depth analysis of supply and demand fundamentals are included.
ICIS published prices are considered to be in-depth and accurate, forming a benchmark for spot transactions and a component for contract settlements in Asia.
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