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Updated to Q4 2016
Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) spot prices in northeast Asia and southeast Asia were largely on an uptrend, in tandem with stronger crude and naphtha prices. The rise was exacerbated by the strong buying activities for year-end orders amid tightened supply.
Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan was shut for a turnaround in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, Japanese producers were heard to be facing low run rates due to the mounting feedstock butane (C4) cost. In China, producers faced the same issue of tightened supply during turnarounds amid high feedstock cost.
As such, prices soared to their annual peaks as of early December.
The midpoint of spot prices were at $825/tonne CFR NE Asia in early October, as compared with $865/tonne CFR NE Asia in mid-December.
In southeast Asia, the midpoint of spot prices were at $835/tonne CFR SE Asia in early October and at $870/tonne CFR SE Asia in early to mid-December.
The mid-point of spot prices in India were at $830/tonne CFR India in early October and at $880/tonne CFR India in early to mid-December.
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