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Methyl ethyl ketone Europe Transcript
The European methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) report is published weekly on Fridays. Now, we talk to all the producers, buyers, traders. It is a distribution led market, but that doesn't limit the number of sources we talk to because we feel it is important to get a range of views from across the market so that we really have a holistic picture.
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Updated to Q3 2014
This quarter, European methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) has seen a major upward swing in price due to tightness in the market, despite a downward trend in the price of feedstock naphtha.
Prices from late August to late September were €1,475-1,550/tonne free delivered (FD) northwest Europe (NWE), an increase of almost 25% from the end of June, when prices were €1,200-1,240/tonne FD NWE.
Towards the end of June, American supplier ExxonMobil is thought to have begun to suffer availability problems in
Costs have stabilised over the past few weeks as a result of soft feedstock prices and weaker-than-expected demand, with market participants noting that the expected increase in downstream sales after the summer holidays has been slow in occurring.
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