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Updated to Q2 2017
The European phthalic anhydride (PA) market saw Q2 begin with further rises on both spot and contract on the back of ongoing supply constraints and seasonally strong demand. The supply limitations came from some planned and unplanned production issues as well as upstream tightness from feedstock orthoxylene (OX). Flake was particularly tight and spot prices peaked around €1,450/tonne FD NWE at the end of April, with liquid around €100/tonne lower. Prices for spot stabilised in May, but into June, with better production and improved availability, spot numbers started to ease back. June also saw the first drop in upstream OX contract prices since October 2016, so those tied into formula related contracts also saw the trend moving in a different direction. Production wise, Atmosa was running to plan in June after its five to six week shutdown. With the exception of BASF’s Ludwigshafen, Germany, site, which is largely for captive use, it was noted that all European sites were running to plan for the first time in around eight months.
The European phthalic anhydride report is published weekly on a Friday and deals with spot numbers and contract numbers, for which we are benchmark.
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