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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.
We think that it is important to our subscribers as well, so they know that the knowledge that we have and the information we put into the report is both timely and accurate and goes to a deep level. It means that we can investigate the niche corners of the market and really get a whole picture for what is going on and why.
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Monoethylene glycol (MEG) monthly contract prices began the year rolling over from December. By February prices fell and the downward trend continued into March, when prices dipped to levels not seen since the summer of 2012.
Contract buyers and sellers have been on a lengthy journey of compromise, where the end result has often been unsatisfactory to both sides.
Demand from the winter antifreeze season failed to impress. The downstream polyethylene terephthalate (PET) market has been in turmoil with an insolvency procedure, idledproduction and new plants that introduce additional capacity from within as well as outside Europe.
Resellers continue to struggle with the narrow gap between bulk purchases and sales in to the truck market.
Upstream ethylene has remained in oversupply and although January started off on a very optimistic note, it soon became clear that rather than seeing a structural shift in the market, the market was buoyant on the back of supply constraints and restocking demand.
Updated to Q1 2014
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