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Focus China BPA hits 1-year high; may extend gains on tight supply

Focus story by Eric Su

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Spot bisphenol-A (BPA) prices in China may continue rising after hitting a one-year high, driven by a persistent lack of cargoes in the domestic market, industry sources said on Thursday.

Other market participants, however, are less bullish, saying prices may have reached a ceiling given stable-to-soft demand.

On 18 July, BPA spot prices were assessed at $1,780-1,820/tonne CFR (cost and freight) China, up by $45/tonne from the previous week, according to ICIS data.

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