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Updated to Q4 2020
Supply for hydrous b-grade ethanol in Asia import market may be further tightened. The harvest season in Brazil will be coming to an end and there will be fewer feedstock available. In the meantime, producers are still in favor of sugar production due to better margins, and this results in the decrease of supply for hydrous b-grade ethanol. In Pakistan, a main exporter, the harvest season has yet to come, and overall supply may see a further decrease.
Demand will see a slight increase as more trader-based buyers and downstream users need to secure feedstock, to prepare for the market after the harvest season. Some are expected to initiate discussions for cargoes arriving in the year 2021. Limited supply may also boost buying sentiment. The demand increase may be limited by cautious buying sentiment.
Supply may stay stable in Q4. Due to limited feedstock, there is little chance for supply to be increased significantly. Meanwhile, there are concerns about a second wave of infections, which may further dampen sentiment. Thus, participants are likely to maintain their current operating rates to avoid oversupply in the market.
Demand is likely to remain largely unchanged in Q4. Some regions still have travel restrictions in place, thus downstream demand is unlikely to see significant improvement. In the meantime, trader-based buyers are expected to remain sidelined as the supply and demand fundamentals of oil markets remain hazy and as the outlook for fuel ethanol prices remains unclear.
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.
As the only weekly stand-alone publication on the Asia Ethanol market, the report offers a timely and objective round-up of the Asian business and the factors affecting the market.
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