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Updated to Q4 2017
Cargo availability was curbed by fourth-quarter turnarounds at Mitsui Chemicals and Kumho P&B. Typically, Dow USA channels excess volumes to Asia in the fourth quarter. However, after hurricane Harvey, volumes from the US fell year on year.
Due to tight supply, prices went on an uptrend, which were passed down to the downstream segments. As such, MIBK buyers were motivated to seek more volumes to maximise their profits.
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