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Updated to Q2 2018
European methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) availability fell in Q2 as a result of reduced imports. This was the result of converging prices in Europe and northeast/southeast Asia which made arbitrage increasingly difficult. The availability of Asian imports, combined with prices trending towards historical norms, contributed to falling MEK prices in the first half of 2018. Domestic supply and availability from South Africa remained mostly constant throughout the year.
European methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) demand was lower year-on-year but higher quarter-on-quarter in Q2. Seasonal demand saw a typical upturn compared to Q1 as a result of stronger activity in the downstream construction industry. The reduced price and weaker euro also created increased export opportunities. However, as a result of a more uncertain outlook for the European economy and a more pessimistic view from managers, domestic demand was slightly lower compared to Q2 2017.
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