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Updated to Q2 2014
US maleic anhydride (MA) contract prices rose in the second quarter on severe supply tightness and improving demand.
April contracts gained 3 cents/lb ($66/tonne), while May and June were rollovers, despite a decline in feedstock butane costs.
The April increase and rollovers in May and June were due to tightness stemming from several planned and unplanned outages at facilities across the US.
The outages hit almost every major supplier, outweighing major drops in feedstock butane and allowing sellers to boost margins significantly.
Additionally, demand for MA was strong throughout the quarter, especially in the unsaturated polyester resin segment.
However, margins remained strong for downstream buyers, mostly because UPR feedstock epoxy resin prices were cheap.
Spot pricing was at a premium of 10 cents/lb or more early in the second quarter before outages removed any material for buyers.
Importing material remained unattractive because of shipping difficulties and higher prices overseas.
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