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Phenol · Acetone & Derivatives
16 April 2019 Issue Number 292
  • Phenol snug in the US as supply is constrained – adders go up
  • European phenol production rates are under pressure from low acetone values
  • US acetone could improve after ADD investigation is given approval
  • Chinese acetone prices hit lowest level in 20 years
  • Bisphenol A in US hit by phenol supply disruptions
  • Oversupply, poor demand continue to put Chinese PC prices under pressure

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Acetic Acid · Vinyl Acetate
11 April 2019 Issue Number 379
  • China acetic acid export prices decrease to $395-405/ton fob in late March
  • Europe acetic acid consumers pushing for decreases in Q2 contract prices
  • US VAM producers facing busy turnaround schedule beginning in Q2
  • Celanese places North/South America VAM consumers on sales control
  • Fire at storage facility along Houston Ship Channel disrupts market logistics
  • US Gulf Coast, EU methanol contract prices settled at rollover in April, Q2

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Acrylic Acid & Acrylates
10 April 2019 Issue Number 336
  • Dow implements sales control on BA and GAA in the US
  • US BA, GAA and MMA lead times increase in April due to logistics issues
  • Differential between US and European propylene widening further in April
  • European acrylates market demand remains subdued in April
  • Chinese AA producers forced to cut production in April after explosion in Jiangsu province
  • Asian MMA market prices fall again in April on sluggish demand

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