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The European methyl isobutyl ketone or MIBK report is a weekly report covering spot prices.
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MIBK prices at the beginning of January remained steady in the low-to-mid €1,400s/tonne FD (free delivered), with weak demand countering expectations of feedstock price rises among market participants.
Towards the end of the month, spot prices dipped slightly in what was described by one distributor as an attempt by producers to spike demand.
However, starting in mid-February prices took an upward trajectory due to a rise in spot prices of feedstock acetone, ending up in the mid-€1,500s/tonne FD by March.
Despite mixed views on demand, prices continued to rise until the middle of the month, in MIBK’s first significant increase in price since February 2013.
Going into March, the increase in prices first began to slow, then plateau, as acetone spot prices began to trend downwards, with a small increase towards the middle of the month being attributed to a tight market.
Views on demand continue to be mixed, with some market participants seeing strong demand coming from end-use markets, while others said that flat demand is limiting prices.
Updated to Q1 2014
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