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HFC refrigerant prices continue to fall

EUROPE: With reports of subsiding demand, refrigerant prices continued to fall in Europe in the first quarter of this year. 

While prices continue to be several times higher than before the start of the European F-gas phase-down, the latest quarterly price-monitoring report by Öko-Recherche charts price falls for R404A, R410A and R134a.  

Prices dropped slightly for lower GWP alternatives, while service companies reported increases for high GWP  refrigerants such as R407A and R452A.

This latest report received data from 69 companies from eleven EU Member States, although the main respondents were from France, Germany, Italy and Spain. 

The development of purchase prices of the most commonly used HFC refrigerants at gas distributor level. Data presented include prices reported by three gas distributors. Prices are indexed to the baseline year 2014 (=100%).
Average purchase prices of the most commonly used refrigerants reported by service companies from France, Germany and Spain in Q4/2018 and Q1/2019.

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