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Updated to Q1 2017
European butyl acetate spot prices were stable in January, but reached record high levels between €1400-1640/tonne FD NWE in the first week of February. This increase came amid news that Oxea had declared force majeure on its production from Marl, Germany.
Oxea’s force majeure further tightened supply in Europe, as the force majeure BASF had declared on butyl acetate from its Ludwigshafen plant following an explosion in October 2016 was still in effect.
Oxea lifted its force majeure on 22 February, and prices began to fall from this level in the first week of March as availability improved. However, in mid-March prices were assessed at €1200-1350/tonne compared with €730-800/tonne a year ago.
Upstream nbutanol also rose significantly (from €730-780/tonne on 1 February to €910-1020/tonne on 1 March) due to tight supply. Butyl acetate prices had increased too strongly during Oxea’s force majeure to be affected by this feedstock increase, but it may keep prices from falling back to the levels seen in January.
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