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Updated to Q4 2017
Butyl glycol supply was tight in China in Q4 2017, due to a shortage of import cargoes. Spot CFR China prices rose significantly due to tight supply. Importers had not imported enough cargoes due to uncertainty of new supply from the Middle East but in the fourth quarter, shipment delays from the Middle East were heard. Also, deep sea supply was disrupted by Hurricane Harvey. Deep sea shipments were delayed and only loaded in October, for arrival in December. Meanwhile, Asian supply was not also not plentiful. The tight situation in China eased only in December, with import cargoes gradually arriving.
Demand for butyl glycol began well in China with the traditional peak season in October and November but gradually slowed as winter approached. Also, with prices at their highest for more than two years, end-users became increasingly resistant to high prices and bought on a need-to basis. In December, demand for the downstream paint and coating sectors became slow and supply became ample, and prices started to fall.
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