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Updated to Q3 2021
Supply may see slow increase in the near term amid the ongoing harvest season but this will be capped as it has been less competitive compared with sugar and fuel ethanol production. Lacklustre domestic demand for hydrous b-grade ethanol may also lead to a cautious attitude among producers and slow down the increases in production.
Demand may stay unchanged. Due to persistent cost pressure, importers may maintain their cautious attitudes and try to avoid any more cargoes than necessary. Only downstream users and traders who need to cover their needs will purchase smaller volumes, which will hinder any further improvement in demand.
With the beginning of harvest season, supply will see some improvement, but recovery will be capped as more producers prefer to produce sugar and fuel ethanol due to better margins and market liquidity.
Demand will be stable, as some downstream users purchase on a need-to basis with cautious attitudes due to unstable supply and demand fundamentals. Cost pressures and knowledge of recovering supply have also led to wait-and-see attitudes among importers, which further hinder buying sentiment.
We offer the following regional Ethanol analysis and news coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the Asia Ethanol marketplace.
News & analysis
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There are two main types of ethanol – fermentation and synthetic. The major outlets for industrial ethanol are as a solvent and in chemical synthesis.
ICIS publishes a weekly report for Ethanol in Asia which contains price quotes for the anhydrous and hydrous grade product.
For the anhydrous grade, we get the import prices through the Philippines and also track prices from Pakistan. For the Hydrous grade; import prices to North East Asia and South East Asia are assessed.
These are prices for deep sea material usually arriving from Brazil. We work closely with our colleagues who cover the US and Brazilian markets to ensure we capture all the movements to Asia and help to provide global context to the regional market.
The report monitors shipping freights as it has an important role in influencing economical prices and a breakdown of fixtures and enquiries is included.
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