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Updated to Q4 2016
While US maleic anhydride (MA) contract prices remained stable through the fourth quarter, there was some upward pressure during December due to feedstock cost spikes.
In the US, MA is typically produced through the oxidation of butane. Prices for butane have been in a relatively narrow range throughout 2016, putting neither upward nor downward pressure on MA. However, butane prices tend to move higher in the winter as it is used as an octane component in winter fuel blends and can be used for home heating. Strength in energy markets in late November pushed butane prices sharply higher in early December, putting some pressure on MA producer margins.
Despite the higher butane costs, ample supply and a slowing of demand as buyers sought to draw down inventory ahead of the year-end kept MA prices steady in December. However, continued high feedstock costs could prompt price increase initiatives in early 2017, especially if demand rebounds.
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