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Updated to Q2 2018
This quarter saw a regional lack of availability of ethylene dichloride (EDC), as US supply was diverted away from Asia to Brazil, following an outage at a major Brazilian producer’s chlor-alkali plant. Much of the volume moved was for contract obligations, and most producers in the region did not have spot availability.
Although EDC mainly goes to the production of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), it is also used in solvent production for the textile, metal cleaning and adhesives industries. China’s lifting of import restrictions on EDC this year caused a spike in spot demand from smaller players in the solvents industry. Importers were previously being required to register with the Chinese environment ministry for overseas procurement of EDC.
European ethylene dichloride (EDC) supply has been relatively tight in the first and second quarter of 2018. Global EDC prices have risen which has limited the availability from alternative sources, and spot availability has additionally fallen because of the higher number of long-term contracts in the market. Feedstock chlorine capacity in Europe has decreased since 2017 because of mercury cell closures, but because of higher capacity utilisation, this has not seriously diminished the availability of feedstocks for EDC.
European EDC demand has been stable at a typical level for the time of year in Q2. The market normally sees little spot business because the majority of capacity is integrated into downstream polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production systems, with only a few new deals recorded in this quarter. The downstream PVC market has been somewhat long during this period but demand has remained at a reasonable level and increased for June in line with seasonal trends.
US ethylene dichloride (EDC) supply during the second quarter was redirected to a vinyls plant in Brazil after an outage at a chlor-alkali facility. The outage scooped up all of available spot material out of the US Gulf for April and May at premium prices. Supply was being rebuilt at the end of the quarter as vinyls plants in Asia began plant maintenances and opened opportunities for sales of the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) feedstock in that region.
US EDC demand held steady during the second quarter, although little material was available for spot sales. Contracted business continued as usual, though slightly more material was allocated for domestic use rather than export. High values for chlor-alkali, particularly for co-product caustic soda, have pushed chlorine production long. US producers often use EDC as an outlet to relieve themselves of surplus chlorine.
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