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Updated to Q1 2018
Supply levels were balanced at the start of the first quarter while demand remained strong globally due to the lack of Chinese material on the global market. European sellers found increased demand for exports led to tighter market conditions in late February when supply became a topic of concern for players. However, European sellers targeted higher prices in March which had some success but was largely rejected and led to lower buying interest. The quarter ended with balanced to snug supply levels in Europe.
Demand for European methylene chloride was healthy throughout the first quarter, though levels varied from month to month. Demand for domestic product and exports grew steadily, with demand strong in February. Sellers increased export prices due to the additional demand, but failed to implement targeted increases for spot prices in March. European demand dipped in March as a result of the increases in which buyers were reluctant to agree. Overall demand during the first quarter was healthy, with stable market conditions.
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