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Use the independent price assessments and market coverage in our price reports to track the regional Propylene market.
Updated to Q4 2018
Supply in northeast Asia was gradually lengthening in the final quarter of the year as major producers in northeast Asia concluded their respective turnarounds. For example, Japan’s JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy restarted its fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit on 20 December following planned maintenance work. In South Korea, LG Chem restarted its olefin conversion unit (OCU) in early December. The unit was shut previously for regular maintenance work in late October.
Demand in the final quarter was largely on need-to basis in China. As spot prices experienced hefty losses in the quarter, some buyers were spooked and stayed on the sidelines or opted to buy from domestic suppliers instead. In Taiwan, demand for import cargoes was weak as domestic supply was ample until the final two weeks of the year after CPC suffered an unplanned outage at its residue fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC) in Dalin.
We offer the following regional Propylene coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the Asia Propylene marketplace.
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Propylene is a colourless, highly flammable gas. It is produced by several routes, the most common of which is as a co-product of ethylene production from steam crackers.
ICIS covers the propylene market in Asia and tracks the free on board (FOB) and cost & freight (CFR) market in both northeast Asia (NE Asia) and southeast Asia (SE Asia).
ICIS speaks to a wide spectrum of industry players including producers, traders and end users to provide daily and weekly updates on the market.
The propylene weekly report takes into account deals and discussions through the week, while prices for the area report are assessed based on information gathered during the actual day. As such, the assessments for the daily and weekly reports are independent and separate.
ICIS also provides daily real-time price updates through our price alerts and news snapshots. As propylene is a core product of ethylene, market players are keen to be informed about cracker developments in the region.
The weekly report has a section on production news, capturing any significant cracker developments throughout the week. In addition, it features a graph showing the price movements between propylene and the key derivative polypropylene (PP) market.
ICIS in Asia has been reporting on propylene for close to twenty years and our price assessments are often used as a benchmark for contract negotiations in Asia.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Propylene. 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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