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US vinyl acetate monomer export prices jumped by another $100/tonne on a force majeure declared by DuPont, a sales allocation by another producer and other plant issues, sources said on 10 March.
The latest jump puts VAM at $1,335-1,435/tonne FOB (free on board), the fourth increase in a little over a month and the second $100/tonne hike in a week. The hike puts VAM FOB prices up by 33% so far this year.
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