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 2018
Supply was tight at the start of the second quarter of the year amid scheduled maintenance at key PA plants. Major producers in India were only catering to domestic and contractual customers. Buyers in India were turning to imports from northeast and southeast Asia to meet their PA requirements. Some northeast Asian producers sold the bulk of their allocations into India. Tight supply eased towards the end of the quarter as plant turnarounds were completed.
Demand in southeast Asia was strong during the second quarter. As a result, PA prices in southeast Asia were on a steady uptrend. Snug supply in India also led buyers to turn to spot import cargoes from northeast Asia. Elsewhere, demand from the key China market remained subdued, with few deals concluded in the CFR (cost and freight) China Main Ports (CMP) market. Producers were channelling their cargoes into India and southeast Asia amid better netback.
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.
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