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Updated to Q4 2016
The US ethylene dichloride (EDC) market remained relatively soft during the fourth quarter as rising ethylene feedstock costs in the US met lower feedstock costs in Asia, the prime spot market for US export sales.
US spot sales and exports in October rebounded slightly after slumping in September.
But a major producer said that it would reduce output during the fourth quarter rather than try to compete with the disadvantage of high feedstock costs.
But rising prices for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in Asia appeared likely to help pull EDC prices higher late in the quarter.
Despite the headwinds to Asia during the second half of 2016, US EDC exports are up 9% cumulatively for the first 10 months of 2016, mostly on greater sales to China, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand.
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