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Updated to Q4 2016
Maleic anhydride (MA) spot prices in southeast Asia have been on an uptrend over the last 3 months. Spot prices have increased some $100/tonne since October in the CFR (cost and freight) SE (southeast) Asia spot market. This is largely due to the higher feedstock butane costs. Butane contract prices gained $70/tonne in November to $440/tonne. While Saudi Aramco announced a $20/tonne decrease in December butane prices to $420/tonne, MA suppliers are reiterating offers at $1,050-1,060/tonne CFR SE Asia. This price is a one-year high. Most major regional producers use butane as feedstock instead of benzene. Consequently, buyers in southeast Asia were generally buying on a need-to basis. Most of them are waiting on the sidelines to see whether MA prices will soften.
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