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Updated to Q2 2018
The European hydrochloric acid (HCl) market started the second quarter with largely balanced conditions in northwest Europe, though tightness in Spain, France and Germany emerged in April. Tightness persisted in these regions throughout the quarter, particularly in Spain where shutdowns led to HCl shortages and spot price hikes. In several parts of Europe, truck shortages and the French rail strikes created tightness by delayed deliveries of both raw materials to producers and HCl to consumers.
Balanced market dynamics soon became tight in several parts of Europe during the second quarter. Shortages in Spain worsened as the quarter progressed, with strong demand leading to spot price hikes. Prices remained stable in northwest Europe, though constraints with logistics caused delays for players. Healthy demand continued through to the end of the quarter. BASF’s toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany was due to restart at the end of June, but production restart was not confirmed at the time of writing.
After almost a year of nagging technical problems and outages, producers of isocyanates and fluorocarbons ran strong and steady during the second quarter, improving US domestic supply of hydrochloric acid (HCI). The growing volume of production outpaced demand growth from the oilfield and led to some competitive pricing among distributors. That kept pricing soft as producers sought to gain price increases.
The second quarter saw steadily growing demand from the oilfield and seasonal growth for water treatment. But strong production helped keep the market balanced to long as steady demand growth was met with slightly faster rising supply.
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