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Updated to Q4 2017
US methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) supply remained tight during most of the fourth quarter, following a tight third quarter. MEK is not produced in the US, with the region relying on imports largely from Europe, South Africa and Asia. But production issues and high consumption in other regions limited MEK supplies into the US in the second half of the year. In the US, a late-August hurricane in the US Gulf and other natural disasters had disrupted shipping and tightened MEK supplies further in the Midwest and pushed prices higher throughout the fourth quarter. By December, prices began to moderate as improved shipping systems had relieved some tightness in the Midwest. MEK import levels also improved throughout the fourth quarter.
US MEK demand was strong during most of the fourth quarter, keeping the market tight. MEK is frequently used as a solvent in paints and coatings and can be used in rubber-based industrial cements, which are tied to the construction industry and received a boost in the second half of the year amid reconstruction work after hurricanes, floods, fires and other natural disasters in the US. Demand eased late in the quarter as winter weather moved across the US, causing a slowdown for construction activities.
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