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February 21, 2020

Briefing: Sulphuric Acid (February 21, 2020)

Global Developments The market remains oversupplied and bearish, and price indications are drifting down. Some buyers with tank availability have stepped into the spot market opportunistically. […]
February 14, 2020

Briefing: Sulphuric Acid (February 14, 2020)

Global Developments Acid market players are facing weak global demand amid normal smelter acid production. In the east, with India still the only active buying market […]
February 7, 2020

Briefing: Sulphuric Acid (February 7, 2020)

Global Developments The market remains under downward pressure. The clearest evidence of weak demand is unusual trade routes, for example from Australia to Chile, north Europe […]
January 31, 2020

Briefing: Sulphuric Acid (January 31, 2020)

Global Developments Latin America has been active over the past week. In Brazil, Mosaic has secured a European cargo for 2H March delivery, while another smaller […]
January 17, 2020

Briefing: Sulphuric Acid (January 17, 2020)

Global Developments India remains one of the few countries with an appetite for spot tonnes. Some buyers are purchasing on an opportunistic basis, taking advantage of […]
January 10, 2020

Briefing: Sulphuric Acid (January 10, 2020)

Global Developments One of the most concerning issues for sulphuric acid market players is freight costs. The full impact of the IMO 2020 rule on tanker […]
December 20, 2019

Briefing: Sulphuric Acid (December 20, 2019)

Global Developments An east-west divide is still evident in the sulphuric acid market. In the west, with many smelters sitting on a comfortable level of stocks, […]
December 13, 2019

Briefing: Sulphuric Acid (December 13, 2019)

Global Developments The market is relatively slow in the west of Suez. There were rumours of a purchase made by Timac for February loading in Europe, […]
December 6, 2019

Briefing: Sulphuric Acid (December 6, 2019)

Global Developments The focus for Acuity this week is on Asia and Latin America. For Asia, more contracts have been finalised in Japan and South Korea, […]
November 29, 2019

Briefing: Sulphuric Acid (November 29, 2019)

Global Developments Contract negotiations remain the item keeping most players busy. In Chile, more contracts are settling with the latest round mainly finalised in the low […]
November 22, 2019

Briefing: Sulphuric Acid (November 22, 2019)

Global Developments The offers and award against Bunge’s latest tender in Argentina revealed a couple of things. Firstly, there were few European cargoes offered and the […]
November 8, 2019

Briefing: Sulphuric Acid (November 8, 2019)

Global Developments The focus of the market continues to be long-term contractual business. In Chile, discussions are ongoing after some initial quantities settled in the high […]