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Updated to Q2 2020
The US vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) market supply situation is expected to be in a more balanced state after production issues that impacted the market since Q3 2019, putting the market in a tightened supply picture. The increase in product will allow more availability for export material. The market remains heavily focused on supply availability, the US exports more VAM than it imports, so there is some domestic market flexibility when production issues occur.
The outlook for demand is mixed as it typically increases for US product in Q2 when the seasonal uptick for construction end-use gets under way. The widespread coronavirus pandemic dampened global demand for most products. With stay-at-home restrictions in place, many Americans are taking on minor home upgrades, like painting. It remains unclear how long this bump in demand will last.
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Vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) is used in water-based paints, adhesives, acrylic fibres, paper coatings and non-woven binder applications.
The ICIS US vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) report is a weekly commentary based on a US Gulf (USG) contract price in cents per pound and is converted into dollars per tonne.
Some VAM customers have monthly contracts, but most have quarterly contracts so we also report the quarterly price and update it.
The report provides a free on board (FOB) export price that is converted into cents per pound. These prices are sourced by us each week from buyers and sellers.
The report also contains the latest contract value for ethylene, which is a monthly price.
Subscribers to the report include major producers plus a strong selection of VAM buyers and paints and coatings producers.
It is a benchmark report that is crucial to our customers for helping them make key financial decisions.
Besides price information, the report usually contains references to the latest feedstock prices, which are acetic acid, ethylene, methanol and natural gas.
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