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Updated to Q3 2017
European supply of butyl acetate (butac) returned to a balanced situation in the third quarter of 2017 after being tight for most of the year due to BASF’s ongoing force majeure and only limited imported volumes arriving in Europe. Supply became balanced as demand slipped over summer, and in mid-August BASF lifted the force majeure on butac production from their plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany which had been active since October last year.
Demand for butac was mixed during July and particularly fell during August. However, this was within the expectations of sources. Many petrochemical markets are quiet during this time of the year as players step away from the market for summer holidays. Demand returned to good levels in mid-September, and was said to be stable.
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