Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Melamine Resin in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).
Melamine Resin Price Trend for the First Half of 2023
The Melamine Resin experienced a low swinging market behavior in the Asian, prominently the Chinese market. Dull demands from the coating and molding industries were responsible for feeble market sentiments. The inventories were already high since the economic exchanges in the Chinese domestic market were very limited because of repeated hindrances due to the COVID-19 lockdowns. Cheaper crude oil imports from Russia also reduced the upstream cost support. Hence, the already existing stockpiles lowered upstream, and production costs coupled with dull demands pushed the Melamine Resin prices down.
In the European market, Melamine Resin experienced a mixed price pattern. The first quarter started slow, owing to the dull downstream demands as the entire region was struggling with high inflation and an energy crisis, which impacted the purchasing capacities of the consumers. However, as the quarter shifted, the market momentum around Melamine Resin also shifted, and prices were set on an inclined trajectory. So, a fluctuating market behavior was observed during the said period.
In North America, the price trends for Melamine Resin replicated that of its European counterpart during the first half of 2023. Feeble demands kept the market sentiments dull in the first quarter, whereas high feedstock costs raised the production costs in the second quarter, pushing up the prices. Overall, a very mixed market behavior was observed for Melamine Resin during H1’23.
According to Procurement Resource, the price trends for Melamine Resin are expected to remain unsettled in the upcoming months since the fluctuations in feedstock costs and downstream demands will continue to guide the market trends.
Melamine Resin Price Trend for the Second Half of 2022
The melamine resin registered a muted market sentiment in Q3 2022. High inflation and the Chinese lockdown to contain Covid 19 pandemic affected consumer purchasing behaviour a lot. The purchasing behaviour became more essential-centric, which caused low demand for melamine products in the market. Fluctuation in feedstock urea prices further impacted the prices of Melamine Resin. Overall melamine prices observed a falling trend in the Asian market.
The European market replicated the price trends as seen in its Asian counterpart. The demands from end consumers barely existed which coupled with the surplus availability of raw materials negatively impacted the prices. With the negative upstream cost pressure, melamine resin prices registered a declining trend in H2 2022.
The North American market behaved no differently from the global outlook. The sullen downstream demands amid stockpiling inventories caused the prices to decline. In order to make room for the new production the manufacturers actively participated in destocking, thereby causing the prices to fall further. The hiked interest rates and falling consumer confidence coupled with looming speculations of a global recession kept the price trends for melamine resin on a lowered trajectory.
According to Procurement Resource, the market for Melamine Resin is likely to remain weak and volatile in the coming quarter. The prices will entirely depend on how fast the demand rebounds provided that all the other variables like availability of raw materials, logistics, etc., keep constant.
Melamine Resin Price Trend For the First Half of 2022
Due to solid demand fundamentals, melamine resins prices in China increased by more than 2% in the first few days of February. Manufacturers of melamine were forced to maintain price increases due to the ongoing increase in urea costs and the high level of demand from both the domestic and global markets.
At the end of Q1, melamine was reported to cost 1765 USD/MT FOB Qingdao,China. Melamine resin price trends faced unfavourable market sentiments in the second quarter of 2022. Due to the bearish production cost of melamine following the price trajectory of the previous quarter, prices were already on the lower side in the first half.
As tensions between Russia and Ukraine grew, the price of melamine resins unexpectedly rose in the European market in the first half of 2022. Spot offtakes continued to be strong, and a sizable plant turnaround kept prices high. At the end of March , the price of melamine resins in Germany increased by close to 300-350 USD/MT from the previous quarter.
Due to increased consumer demand and a change in the price trend for foreign suppliers, Melamine prices in Q2 2022 remained on the high range. The quarter saw a sharp increase in exports from Germany and the Netherlands to other European nations as upstream laminate industries' high demand drove up prices even more.
In Q1 2022, the Melamine resin market was affected by logistics difficulties, expanded production cost and rising contract prices. Due to the USA's natural gas shortages, US melamine suppliers had to contend with an unexpected change in urea costs and decreased production rates. Melamine resin prices fell in April of Q2 2022 as a result of waning consumer demand and expanding production facilities.
Melamine's manufacturing facilities reduced operational costs in Q2 2022, which lowered prices for local and international suppliers. Prices increased at the end of the quarter as a result of strong domestic demand and changes in the price of the feedstock methanol.
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Melamine Resin is a white, odourless thermosetting plastic that strengthens as heated during the production process. It is formed by the polymerization of melamine with formaldehyde. It retains its shape and structure, unlike the other plastics, which soften on heating and hardens while heated. Melamine resin is not resistant to concentrated alkalis and acid. Also, the utensils are not microwave safe as the radiations cause the polymers to break, causing food contamination.
|Product Name||Melamine Resin|
|Industrial Uses||Automotive coatings, Polyester appliance coatings, Mouldings, Laminated panels, Crockery|
|Synonyms||Melamine formaldehyde, Melamine formaldehyde polymer|
|Molecular Weight||156.14 g/mol|
|Supplier Database||BASF, Capital Resin, Ineos|
|Region/Countries Covered||Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand
Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece
North America: United States and Canada
Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru
Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
|Currency||US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)|
|Supplier Database Availability||Yes|
|Customization Scope||The report can be customized as per the requirements of the customer|
|Post-Sale Analyst Support||360-degree analyst support after report delivery|
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Melamine resin is produced via the condensation of formaldehyde with melamine to give the hexa-hydroxymethyl derivative. This reaction intermediate further polymerizes upon heating to form melamine resin.
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