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Updated to Q3 2017
Overall EDC supply is constant in Q3, although when Hurricane Harvey hit the United States, there was a temporary shortage of cargoes from North America, supplies from the region (South Korea, Taiwan and Indonesia) are sufficient and there are also cargoes available from the Middle East. Overall EDC supply is sufficient and stable.
Demand in Asia for EDC was lacklustre. Buyers indicated that they had sufficient inventories for Q3 and indicated lower buying idea which saw EDC prices plunged in Q3, provided sufficient supplies available to the region. Many would-be EDC buyers were also balancing to buy or to make the cargoes on their own, as they were taking advantage of poor chlorine prices.
Updated to Q3 2017
The European EDC market became somewhat longer in early Q3 because of decreasing global prices, which also had an indirect impact on European prices. However, the situation reversed itself later in the quarter due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey on Houston, which halted the downward global trend and prevented any further depreciation of European prices. Whilst the overall trend in prices was downwards, this stabilised in September.
European EDC demand was stable in Q3 with little new business carried out. EDC is rarely sold on the merchant market in Europe because the majority of capacity is integrated into PVC production systems. As a result, there were comparatively few spot deals in Europe in Q3.
Updated to Q3 2017
US supply went long during the third quarter as downstream polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production faltered on plant outages. The longer supply sent prices down in August to recent lows.
Demand during the third quarter built on demand for PVC for construction purposes. US producers sold some stranded EDC production into export markets.
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