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Updated to Q2 2017
In Asia, spot prices for butyl acetate (butac) started to decline at the beginning of Q2, from $852.50/tonne CFR southeast Asia in early April, to a low of $837.50/tonne CFR southeast Asia in end April/early May, tracking declines in feedstock N-butanol and acetic acid values. In May, acetic acid prices jumped on tight supply and N-butanol prices improved on higher feedstock and China domestic prices, prompting a rebound in butac prices. Asking prices for butac largely increased by $30-50/tonne from both Chinese and southeast Asian suppliers for June cargoes, as compared with May. In early June, prices of butac rose to $860/tonne CFR southeast Asia on the back of tighter availability and higher prices of raw materials. Downstream demand has been stable but lacklustre, and producers in China have moderated operating rates to match demand. Towards the end of Q2, supply was heard to be tight from a Chinese producer due to feedstock issues and from a southeast Asian producer ahead of a turnaround in mid-July.
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