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Updated to Q1 2017
Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) spot prices in northeast Asia and southeast Asia were largely on an uptrend in the first quarter.
The uptrend in northeast Asia was, however, curbed by ample supply amid lacklustre demand. Prices were flat for four weeks, starting at the end of January, before the uptrend began.
In southeast Asia, prices were largely higher, in tandem with feedstock crude and naphtha prices.
Few producers allocated volumes for India in January due to contractual obligations in other countries. This resulted in a sudden spike in prices in February on the back of tight supply.
The mid-point in northeast Asia was $885/tonne CFR NE Asia in early January. It reached $945/tonne CFR NE Asia by mid-March. In southeast Asia, the mid-point was $915/tonne CFR SE Asia in early January and $960/tonne CFR SE Asia by mid-March. In India, the mid-point was $940/tonne CFR India in early January and $1,035/tonne by mid-March.
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