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The European Butanediol report is published weekly It contains one quarterly contract quote which is assessed on a free delivered North West Europe basis and in Euros per metric ton as well as a price conversion into US cents per pound the report shows price movements from the previous quarter and also shows the prices from the same period one year ago for reference.
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Updated to Q2 2015
European butanediol (BDO) suppliers continued enjoying strong demand in the second quarter of 2015.
This is mostly due to a promising automotive sector and a good economic outlook in Europe in addition to the weak euro against the dollar increasing local car manufacturers’ competitiveness.
However, in Q2 the contract price fell for a fourth consecutive quarter and was assessed at €1,780-1,810/tonne.
The reduction was attributed to good availability in Europe, as well as an existing price gap with Asia and aggressive offers they see from sellers in the region.
The market has been watching closely the situation in Asia where earlier in the quarter a couple of producers cut production amid low profitability. BDO prices in Asia had in May fallen by 12% since the start of the year.
The situation in Asia regularly features in European quarterly negotiations, but the actual volumes coming from Asia are scarce and trade remains largely local.
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