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Updated to Q3 2017
Taiwan's TPCC shut its 40,000 tonne/year plant at Kaohsiung for maintenance on 25 July 2017. The plant was originally scheduled to restart on 31 July 2017. However, it only restarted in the week of 11 September 2017. According to a company source, the plant is still undergoing some quality checks and is not ready to offer any cargoes. Elsewhere, Indonesia's PT Justus Sakti Raya shut its 14,000 tonne/year plant at Jakarta for maintenance at end July. The plant restarted the week of 14 August 2017.
Market participants were caught unaware by gains in feedstock butane prices. The third quarter typically sees stable butane prices amid largely unchanged market fundamentals. This year, Hurricane Harvey saw an uptick in demand for butane in the US. From July to September, butane contract prices increased $135/tonne to $500/tonne FOB Ras Tanura. Consequently, buyers were acquiring MA on a need-to basis. Demand from downstream unsaturated polyester resins remains weak.
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