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Phenol · Acetone & Derivatives
23 May 2019 Issue Number 293
  • Phenol supply in US returns to balance – spot prices soften
  • European phenol demand was healthy in May but June may see a slowdown
  • Chinese May phenol prices fall to lowest level in 20 months
  • US market awaits for acetone offtake volumes from MMA to resume
  • Acetone inventory levels at warehouses in China reach 70,000 tons in May
  • Asian MMA market remains depressed as demand fails to pick up

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Phthalates · Oxo-Alcohols
22 May 2019 Issue Number 449
  • US plasticisers producers announce price increases for June
  • European plasticisers prices mostly steady, with a few exceptions
  • US Oxo producers announce price increases, supply tightens
  • European oxo alcohols prices stable to down in May amid sluggish demand
  • Chinese plasticisers prices remain under pressure, demand remains soft
  • 2-EH prices in China drop on lower propylene and weak demand

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Maleic Anhydride · 1,4-Butanediol
22 May 2019 Issue Number 337
  • European maleic Q2 contracts settle at €30-50/ton increase
  • China’s domestic maleic market not showing signs of recovery
  • European and US PBT affected by weak automotive market
  • PBT prices in Europe roll over in Q2
  • Soft demand continues to dampen Chinese PBT prices
  • US and European BDO Q2 prices decline

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