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Spot prices for maleic anhydride (MA) briquettes in southeast Asia tumbled by nearly 10% from a nine-month average high of $1,825/tonne CFR (cost & freight) SE (southeast) Asia set in late December 2013 to an average of $1,645/tonne CFR SE Asia in late March, the lowest level since August 2012.
MA prices had shot up 7% late last year on the back of surging feedstock butane costs, before stabilising at an average range of $1,810-1,820/tonne CFR SE Asia for the period until early February. The overall reduction in MA supply helped support prices as several butane-based MA producers in Taiwan and South Korea either brought forward or extended their annual plant maintenance schedules for varying periods from December to February, in response to the high butane costs.
Subsequently, MA prices started to decline in tandem with gradually softening butane prices, amid lacklustre demand in the downstream unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) and plasticizers sectors. The tight supply situation has also eased as the said producers have restarted their facilities after having completed their turnarounds.
Updated to Q1 2014
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