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Platts Asia Methyl Methacrylate Assessments

  • What are Asia Methyl Methacrylate price assessments?
  • How we assess Asia Methyl Methacrylate prices
  • Platts Asian MMA Weekly Commentary
  • Platts Asian MMA Daily Rationale

What are Asia Methyl Methacrylate price assessments?

The CFR China and CFR Southeast Asia daily assessments ($/mt) reflect spot cargo sizes of 500-1,000 mt for delivery 15-30 days forward from the date of publication.

The assessments reflect deliveries into East China and Southeast Asia with a specific gravity 20°C/4°C 0.942 to 0.946, the free acid content of 0.005% or less, moisture content (KF method) of 0.05% or less, monomer content of 99.8% or more, number of colors (APHA) at 5 or less, and free acids (methacrylic acid) at 0.005% or less.

Price assessments are complemented by a weekly commentary published on Wednesday, and a daily rationale, which explains how the price assessment is reached and delves into the market fundamentals observed through the week.

How we assess Asia Methyl Methacrylate prices

Platts assessments are based on market information, including, but not limited to, firm bids and offers, and trades reported to the editor up to the close of business (4.30 pm Singapore time).

All the information used to inform the assessment is published transparently on Platts platforms as "heards". An assessment rationale is published explaining what the assessments are and how they have been reached.

A weekly market commentary accompanies the daily price assessments and rationale, which highlights the most important trends that have affected the markets that week and provides insight into what the market expects over the coming weeks.

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Platts Asian MMA Weekly Commentary

  • Heavy turnarounds in June continues to support MMA prices
  • Malaysia's MMA imports from Singapore in April falls 8.04% on-month


Continued heavy turnarounds at MMA plants in Asia supported the market sentiment June 9, in spite of the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in many Asian countries.

Asian methyl methacrylate (MMA) CFR China marker was assessed down $10/mt at $1,908/mt on June 9, while the CFR SEA MMA marker was assessed down $8/mt at $1,995/mt.


Week-on-week, the CFR China MMA rose $12/mt, while the CFR SEA was flat.

Downstream, Aian polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) CFR China was assessed steady day on day at $2,335/mt for general purpose, injection-grade on June 9.

At least two MMA plants were heard to have shut for scheduled maintenance, including the Mitsubishi Huizou's 100,000 mt/year of the MMA plant in Huizhou, China and Jilin Petrochemical's 90,000 mt/year of MMA plant in Zhoushan, China, according to market sources. The estimated production loss during the maintenance in June was at around 33,000 mt, according to the Platts data.

Over in the Southeast Asia MMA market, Malaysia's MMA imports from Singapore fell 8.04% month on month to 2,240.19 mt in April, the latest data from Enterprise Singapore showed recently.

Malaysia's MMA imports from Singapore fell 8.04% month on month to 2,240.19 mt in April, the latest data from Enterprise Singapore showed recently.

Market sources attributed the decline to the resurgence in COVID-19 cases in Malaysia and heightened movement control. Malaysia is one of Singapore's largest MMA importers, followed by India, Vietnam, Indonesia and Philippines.

Singapore's MMA exports to India declined by more than halved, or 54.49%, to 1,306.996 mt in April, the Enterprise Singapore data showed.

Singapore's MMA exports to Indonesia fell 14.66% over the same period to 812.54 mt in April, while exports to the Philippines fell 87.49% to 119.91 mt. The MMA exports to Vietnam rose 34.52% to 878.26 mt.

Platts Asian MMA Daily Rationale

Asian methyl methacrylate (MMA) CFR China marker was assessed up $13/mt at $1,920/mt on June 14, with June CFR China discussion level heard at $1,920/mt.


The CFR China MMA marker took the average of second half June and first half July.

The CFR SEA MMA marker was assessed flat at $1,998/mt, with June discussion level heard at below $2,000/mt.

This rationale applies to symbol(s) <AMMAC00> <AMMAS00>


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