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Updated to Q2 2018
Supply increased at the beginning of Q2, as producers in the region ramped up operating rates following the end of the Lunar New Year festivities, in anticipation of an increase in demand after the extended break. However, demand was weaker than expected, and the poor downstream demand prompted some producers to reduce operating rates. Supply has since stabilised, as producers are maintaining operating rates to meet contractual obligations and supply spot cargo within the region.
Demand for spot cargo has been weak as nylon 6 markets have not been doing well. Weak demand for upstream caprolactam saw producers hiking offers to protect margins, and the nylon 6 producers have been trying to pass on the higher costs to their customers. This further weakened demand as buyers decreased buying quantities, preferring to only cover immediate needs from spot trade, citing inability to increase downstream product sales volume and prices any further.
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