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Updated to Q4 2017
The quarter began with supply length in some parts of Europe, whilst parts of northwest Europe were slightly tighter due to production problems and logistics issues; the German rail disruption and lack of truck drivers delayed deliveries during October. Overall, the European market was balanced to long, though there was some tightness, particularly in Germany and France. Elsewhere, product was plentiful and sources noted oversupply in the Benelux region was placing downwards pressure on spot prices. Meanwhile, some northwest European producers targeted increases for the 2018 contract negotiations.
Demand was steady in most parts of Europe at the beginning of the fourth-quarter. However, logistical issues led to an increase in demand, particularly in Germany and France. Demand in Spain remained stable, while demand was lower in the Benelux due to oversupply. As a whole, European HCl demand had increased across Europe in comparison to dynamics earlier on in the year. Steady demand continued in mid-December and some producers used this an incentive during their 2018 contract negotiations.
Updated to Q4 2017
The supply of US hydrochloric acid lengthened during the fourth quarter. US chlor-alkali producers burned chlorine to make acid as they produced more of the by-product caustic soda to capitalise on higher margins - even as production via isocyanates and fluorocarbons declined.
Demand, particularly from the energy drilling industry, continued to grow during the quarter as crude oil prices approached $60/bbl.
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