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Updated to Q1 2018
Supply was constant as the market re-balanced after the tight situation in Q4 last year. Regular cargoes were sold, with much focus on the northeast and southeast Asian markets. In India, supply was short during the first half of Q1, with Asian suppliers directing their cargoes to other parts of Asia, but became balanced-to-long after the Indian buyers starting procuring cargoes from Europe. Domestic prices fell toward the end of the financial fiscal year on longer supply in a quieter market.
With regular buyers acquiring their needed cargoes every month for their domestic markets, demand for MEK was constant. With a steady stream of supply in Q1, after the tightness in Q4 of 2017, buyers and traders had little need to keep their inventory levels high. A little before the Lunar New Year holidays, demand started to trickle as market players in Asia kept their inventory levels low. After the long festive season, demand slowly picked up.
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