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Polyamide & Intermediates
27 March 2020 Issue Number 479
  • COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic worsens outside of China
  • Europe, US experience rapid spread of virus during March
  • Crude oil prices fall sharply on weak demand; benzene plunges
  • China’s PA market demand was weak amid falling feedstocks
  • Polyamide 66 resin producers anxious over April demand levels
  • Caprolactam market bracing for tough conditions in all regions
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Chlorine & Derivatives
27 March 2020 Issue Number 475
  • Covid-19 threatens demands across the chlorine chain as restrictions ramp up globally
  • Asian EDC prices slump on falling ethylene and softening demand
  • US PVC export prices drop, demand weakens as uncertainty grows
  • Asian PVC prices crash, as India’s lockdown severely impact demand in the region
  • European PVC prices settling mostly at a roll-over
  • Chlorine demand in China gradually improving as the outbreak recedes

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Ethylene Glycols • EO & EODs
26 March 2020 Issue Number 382
  • Brent values below $30/bbl and COVID-19 outbreak the main concerns in March
  • Ethylene falls $145/ton in China, €50/ton in Europe and 1.75 c/lb in the US
  • Chinese spot MEG prices hit a 10-year low of $400/ton cfr
  • Tight MEG market in Europe sets February ECP at €608/ton; March €595/ton ddp
  • MEG drops 1-2 c/lb in US, amid high output, stable demand and record exports
  • Ethanolamine prices firm in Europe, but stable in the US and softening in China

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