Ethylene Dichloride Price History
Historical & Current Prices in United States, Germany, China and Thailand
About Ethylene Dichloride. Ethylene Dichloride (also known as 1,2-Dichloroethane, EDC and DCE) is one of the main chlorinated organic chemicals. It is mainly employed in the production of vinyl chloride monomer with hydrogen chloride as a byproduct, followed by ethylene amines and chlorinated solvents. Ethylene Dichloride is produced industrially by chlorination of ethylene, in vapor or liquid-phase.
Chart Description. The chart above presents indicative transaction prices for bulk quantities of EDC for the countries listed below.
- Germany: export price, FOB (recent three months are preliminary)
- United States: export price, FOB (recent two months are preliminary)
- China: import price, CIF (recent three months are preliminary)
- Thailand: import price, CIF (recent two months are preliminary)
The prices shown are average transaction prices, defined based on data reported in official trade statistics issued by the indicated countries. Such prices are indicative and do not necessarily characterize particular contract prices, spot transactions or spot bids in the locations specified. Rather, they reflect the average values practiced and are treated in order to remove outliers, in cases where significant distortions from historical tendencies are verified. Outlying prices may occur when quantities traded are small, in cases of errors in the trade statistics or price data reported, or when prices between specific countries (or companies in different countries) are differentiated.
When the release of official statistics of a given chemical is delayed, preliminary prices may also encompass estimations made by Intratec. Such estimations are based on prices fluctuations of (i) main raw materials employed in the production of that chemical; and/or (ii) main products manufactured from that chemical.
Finally, prices are expressed considering the International Chamber of Commerce’s Incoterms (FOB - Free on Board;; CIF - Cost, Insurance & Freight; DEL - Delivered), which indicate which costs that price includes. Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include Value Added Tax (VAT). All figures are quoted in US dollars per metric ton (USD/mt).
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