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Updated to Q2 2017
European methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) prices were stable-to-soft overall in Q2, but did not begin to fall toward levels seen in earlier in the year.
Prices fell in late April due to demand being slightly weaker as a result of the lower number of working days as a result of the summer holiday period, as well as availability trending in a longer direction. In May, however, the situation was mostly stable with only one price decrease seen towards the end of the month. The market in June was regarded as stable-to-soft as MEK availability began to improve, which might cause spot prices to trend down towards the levels seen in early 2017. However, market players do not expect any dramatic price drop in the short term due to the balanced supply and demand situation, with downstream consumption in the construction and paints and coatings industry still high due to the strong European economy.
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