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Updated to Q3 2017
Asia entered a traditional lull period, with limited spot supply due to scheduled plant turnarounds. Unplanned outages caused a further tightening in spot availability.
Japan’s Maruzen cut operating rates at Chiba due to plant troubles, but additional details were unknown.
When Shell declared force majeure at its Pernis plant in the Netherlands, Asian suppliers took advantage of the arbitrage window to export to Europe. Following that, major Chinese suppliers were heard sold out till Q4, causing a hike in Asian prices.
Demand was limited during the seasonal lull despite limited spot availability due to plant maintenances.
Buyers usually procure their needed supply for each month during the first two weeks. Thus, the Asian market was mostly quiet.
Towards the end of Q3, demand picked up amid tight spot availability. With more enquiries coming in, suppliers hiked their prices for the limited cargoes.
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