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Updated to Q4 2017
Regional bisphenol A (BPA) Regional bisphenol A (BPA) scheduled plant turnarounds crimped spot supply availability during the fourth quarter, underpinning CFR (cost & freight) China prices. The market was further driven by supply shortages in upstream phenol markets in China that saw substantial gains in spot prices during the quarter, lifting sentiment as a whole. Tight supply availability in China also bolstered Chinese domestic BPA prices.scheduled plant turnarounds crimped spot supply availability during the fourth quarter, underpinning CFR (cost & freight) China prices. The market was further driven by supply shortages in upstream phenol markets in China that saw substantial gains in spot prices during the quarter, lifting sentiment as a whole. Tight supply availability in China also bolstered Chinese domestic BPA prices.
Healthy bouts of demand in Chinese domestic markets as well as the import front in China, particularly during the fourth quarter, generated upward pressure on spot prices. Upcoming expanding downstream capacity in China served to encourage demand of BPA as a raw material. The fourth quarter also saw increased demand in downstream epoxy resin applications as buyers mopped up BPA cargoes.
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