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Caustic Soda
17 August 2017 Issue Number 444
  • European markets remain tight with stock levels in June at an all-time low
  • US market is tight but buyers are still pushing against recent price increases
  • Middle East markets are now seasonally quiet and prices remain unchanged
  • Demand levels across some parts of Asia have increased again this month
  • With supply still tight in Asia, and demand good, prices have risen slightly
  • China’s production reduced in June as a result of government inspections

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Phenol · Acetone & Derivatives
16 August 2017 Issue Number 272
  • Phenol prices depressed as oversupply pervades in all regions
  • Acetone prices weaken as supply returns to balance in all regions
  • Bisphenol A prices roll over as US availability remains snug
  • European bisphenol A market prices soften in summer slowdown
  • US MMA tighter as Lucite suffers unplanned outage at Beaumont, US
  • Demand for polycarbonate still very strong in all regions

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Phthalates · Oxo-Alcohols
16 August 2017 Issue Number 428
  • US C9-C10 plasticiser prices steady in August
  • European plasticisers prices lose some ground
  • Chinese DOP prices slip on improving viability and lower 2-EH prices
  • US Oxo alcohols prices roll over in August
  • Oxo alcohols prices in China retreat on increasing supply
  • Chinese plasticisers plants continue to be affected by environmental restrictions

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