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Updated to Q2 2018
In key Asia market China, the increase of antidumping duty rates for deep sea cargoes in April made deep sea imports of glycol ethers largely unworkable. Butyl glycol was in oversupply in the second quarter, even as import volumes reduced quarter on quarter. The import volumes were high in the first quarter, and inventory built up as demand was slow to digest the inventory. The domestic producer had short-term turnaround twice in quarter two but had limited help on the oversupply situation. Supply was largely stable and balanced in southeast Asia.
Demand was slow in the second quarter in China. With prices spiked to high levels since April following the antidumping duty increase for deepsea cargo, end-users bought on a need-to basis. Environmental inspections and a major conference in Qingdao were said to have impacted downstream demand. As summer started at the end of the second quarter, demand also went into a seasonal lull for the paint and coating sectors. In southeast Asia, demand was stable but lacklustre.
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