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Updated to Q4 2017
Supply tightened at the beginning of the quarter, in part due to various plant maintenance closures. This boosted prices to a six-month high in early Q4 2017. But the supply shortage eased in late quarter, after plants earlier closed for maintenance returned to production. At the same time, new plants, amounting to nearly 1 tonnes/year in capacity, started coming on stream in China. This boosted supply further and dampened prices.
Demand was initially firm, given seasonally strong requirements for downstream nylon in the textile industry during winter period. However, with nylon prices staying high on the back of strong feedstock caprolactam values, this took a toll on demand. Cost-sensitive nylon makers turned cautious and started avoiding stock-building purchases to manage costs and protect margins, leading to a gradual downtrend in caprolactam in second half of Q4 2017.
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