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Updated to Q1 2018
Some producers in Asia were focused on catering to domestic demand in their respective markets during the quarter. As a result, they were not keen to export cargoes into southeast Asia. Additionally, a few producers were diverting their cargoes to Europe, US and Middle East - where netbacks are better compared with Asia. Over in Taiwan, Tasco Chemical shut its 30,000 tonne/year MA plant in Kaohsiung on 6 March for scheduled maintenance. The plant was scheduled to restart on 26 March and the company will not be offering MA until mid-April, according to a company source.
Demand from downstream unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) was stable during the quarter. However, some buyers had stockpiled sufficient inventories in anticipation of upward pressure arising from tight supply of MA. While Asian producers were diverting cargoes further afield to markets such as US, Europe and Middle East, some buyers based in southeast Asia were also sourcing cargoes from domestic producers.
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