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US first-quarter maleic anhydride (MA) contract prices were flat quarter on quarter, despite slightly tighter supply and higher feedstock costs.
Producers said that with US butane prices nearing record highs during the first quarter, MA prices could have absorbed price increases of 2-4 cents/lb ($44-88/tonne).
However, buyers held firm for rollovers during the first quarter, arguing that producer margins had been boosted throughout 2013 and not restored when market conditions should have led to lower MA prices.
Supply of MA tightened at the end of the quarter, as at least two units were down for unplanned maintenance.
However, sources said producers were waiting for those units to restart before pushing through price increase nominations of 3 cents/lb.
The supply tightness also hit the spot market, raising the premium of spot material to contract material to 10 cents/lb or more from 1-3 cents/lb in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Sources said first-quarter demand was slightly higher year on year, but sales volume growth was slightly constrained by the tighter supply.
Updated to mid-April 2014
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