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Updated to Q2 2017
European glycol ether (EGE) spot prices rose progressively throughout the second quarter until butyl glycol (BG) and butyl di-glycol (BDG) spot prices reached peak levels at the beginning of May. Since then, prices have stabilised and remained relatively steady until the week ended 9 June, where BDG prices softened slightly after the upstream June ethylene contract price settled at a decrease.
The main drivers of previous price increases in the second quarter include good BG export demand, an uptick in seasonal European coatings demand and some tightness in supply caused by high demand in the upstream n-butanol market. Delayed vessel shipments from the US and a planned turnaround also restricted spot supply.
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