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European BPA contract prices increase, product still short

LONDON (ICIS)--Freely-negotiated contracts for bisphenol-A (BPA) in Europe have seen increases with limited imports and maintenance shutdowns limiting availability, sources said on Friday.

The tightness has been ongoing since July, when a new import tariff, coupled with rising Asian prices, was said to reduce the level of imports into Europe. Domestic producers are now seeing increased demand for their products and as a result pricing is said to have gone up.

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