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Ethylene Oxide and Glycol Monthly Report

Ethylene Oxide and Glycol Monthly Report

Report summary

Asian spot ethylene prices firmed in August due to turnarounds, good demand and higher feed costs.

US spot ethylene rose due to unplanned outages. The August contract price is expected to rise, with continued increases into the autumn. Westlake Chemical and Axiall have received regulatory approvals for the planned acquisition. European prices settled down.

US Ethylene oxide prices are expected to rise in Q4 in step with ethylene. PEO prices in China remained unchanged. EO prices in Europe followed ethylene down as demand remained strong.

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  • Monthly Report EO MEG 2016 09 (2).pdf PDF - 6.06 MB


This report highlights the current short term market and pricing developments in Ethylene Oxide (EO), MEG, DEG, TEG and key EO derivatives such as ethanolamines, butyl glycol ethers, polyols and ethoxylates, including PEGS.

For participants, suppliers and advisors who want to take a one-off look at the trends, risks and issues of these industries at the current time, this report gives you a detailed perspective to help inform your immediate decision making.

This report can also be purchased as part of our wider EO & Glycols Monthly Report Service. Annual subscription to this service includes:

  • Monthly Business Reports by email or download
  • A 12-month rolling forecast of MEG prices by region
  • Online access to price history database and trade data
  • Access to our specialist for discussion around these industries

Other services we provide in the Ethylene Oxide & Glycols area are:

  • Strategic Data Services, including ten year supply/demand forecasts, updated quarterly and available online via database download, plus long-term price forecasts updated monthly
  • Shorter term balance forecasts, tailored to the regions/products you require
  • MEG Cost Model
  • Daily Report covering the trading price movements of the market
  • Weekly Reports for each region giving a market snapshot and 3 month forecast of price movement.

Our senior analysts are based in the markets they analyse. They use detailed research data to forecast, benchmark and recognise trends, providing you with timely updates that enable you to identify opportunities and enhance your awareness of global market trends.

To find out more about this report,our wider EO services, and services we provide in the other sectors of the Chemicals, Polymers and Fibres industries, contact

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  • Market headlines and regional spot and contract prices for entire Ethylene Oxide chain from feedstocks through to EO derivatives and downstream polyesters.
  • Regional breakdown of trends for:
    • Ethylene Oxide
    • MEG
    • Polyester
    • Higher Glycols
    • Ethanolamines & Butyl Glycol Ethers
  • Regional overview of:
    • Asia and Far East
    • Americas
    • Europe
    • Middle East and Africa
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