Acrylonitrile: Expect downward pressure on price and profitability

Global tightness in the acrylonitrile market is expected to come to an end in the second half of 2017 with the restart of all three US plants after scheduled maintenance shutdowns.

From mid-2016 to mid-2017, tightness was a key feature of the global acrylonitrile market. During this period, buyers in Asia, Europe and the Americas have been paying higher and higher prices for US exports. It also causes the limited spot cargo on the market.

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Michelle Yang
Senior Consultant – Acrylonitrile & Derivatives, Paraxylene, PTA
Phone: +44 207 924 3955
michelle.yang@orbichem.com

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