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Acrylic Acid & Acrylates
11 January 2019 Issue Number 333
  • US propylene contract for December settles down 8c/lb
  • European propylene contract for January down by €35/ton
  • BASF lifts Ludwigshafen 2-EHA force majeure
  • Chinese acrylic acid and acrylates markets stable to firm in January
  • Chinese MMA prices soften considerably in January on slow demand

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Acetic Acid ยท Vinyl Acetate
11 January 2019 2018 Issue Number 376
  • China acetic acid export prices continue downward slump in late 2018
  • Europe acetic acid, VAM prices under renewed pressure in Q1 2019
  • Celanese completes 150,000 tpa VAM expansion at Clear Lake, Texas
  • US Gulf Coast methanol contracts for January settled at 132-133 c/gal
  • Europe Q1 methanol contract prices settled at €350/ton, down €78/ton
  • Rhine River levels increase in late 2018, easing logistics constraints

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Polyurethanes & Intermediates
10 January 2019 Issue Number 278
  • MDI prices soften further at the beginning of the year
  • Rhine water levels improving
  • Mixed views on BDO quarterly price direction
  • Further price increase announced for US MPG
  • PO prices decline on lower feedstock costs
  • Further softening for worldwide TDI prices

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