A few months after our reflec­tion of the Car­bon Black Mar­ket for 2017, we reflect once more the ongo­ing trend in 2018.

Pri­ces for Car­bon Black are still deep­ly influen­ced by the con­ti­nuous­ly incre­asing oil pri­ce and dol­lar exch­an­ge rate.

Dif­fe­rent insti­tu­tes and stake­hol­ders in the mar­ket, also indi­ca­te the ongo­ing trend in 2018.

The Bri­tish Coa­ting Fede­ra­ti­on published the fol­lo­wing reflec­tion of 2017 and fore­cast for 2018 of the Brent Cru­de Oil Pri­ce on Janu­ary 19th 2018:

„In terms of the out­look for 2018, the avera­ge fore­cast for oil pri­ces is for a 6% increase in Brent Spot pri­ces over the coming year but alre­a­dy this month the dai­ly pri­ce has touch­ed $69 per bar­rel (com­pared with an avera­ge of $63 in Novem­ber 2017) with latest futures pri­ces sug­gest­ing the increase for 2018 could be well over 10% or more“.

To review the com­ple­te artic­le, plea­se click the fol­lo­wing link: Raw mate­ri­al pri­ces add to pres­su­re of profitability

After Janu­ary 2018, the oil pri­ce con­ti­nuous­ly increased.

The Carbon Black market trends in 2018 1

Deve­lo­p­ment of oil pri­ce in 2018

Source: Brent Cru­de Oil Pri­ce, ariva.de (17.05.2018)

Based on the­se mar­ket chan­ges, stake­hol­ders like e.g. Ori­on have offi­ci­al­ly announ­ced pri­ce increases.

For more infor­ma­ti­on, plea­se see the artic­le: Ori­on to increase pri­ces for rub­ber car­bon black

Due to the clo­sure of many fac­to­ries in Chi­na cau­sed by envi­ron­men­tal regu­la­ti­ons, the demand for both, Car­bon Black and for feedstock used to pro­du­ce Car­bon Black has risen, which curr­ent­ly influen­ces avai­la­bi­li­ty and pri­cing in the market.

Car­bon Black shorta­ge also leads to shut­downs of seve­ral tyre plants in Asia.

Plea­se find the artic­le as fol­lows: Car­bon Black shorta­ge lea­ding to tyre plants shutdow.

What do we expect in the next quar­ter for Car­bon Black prices?

We expect fur­ther incre­asing of Car­bon Black pri­ces for the 3rd quar­ter of 2018.
Alt­hough the dyna­mic chan­ges in the mar­ket are a big chall­enge for all play­ers, the Pen­ta­Car­bon GmbH extends suc­cessful part­ner­ships with its customers.
We are eager to learn if the minor hig­her demand for Car­bon Black will remain during the sum­mer. As usu­al, time will show.

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