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Updated to Q3 2017
Supply in the European expandable polystyrene market faced no important issues during most part of the third quarter. However, the market started turning tighter in the course of September due to very strong demand as well as rail problems in Germany that were causing delivery delays or even cancellations. Therefore, some EPS buyers started placing some of their November orders around the end of September in order to make sure that they will eventually get the material they need.
The third quarter has been the strongest period so far this year for the European EPS market, as the summer is traditionally the industry's high season. Volumes remained healthy even in August when most southern European countries are on holidays. Some supply issues in the European MDI market has supported further EPS volumes as customers were looking for alternative solutions. The tight supply status of the market has led some buyer to place their November orders in the last days of September so as to secure their material.
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