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Updated to Q1 2017
The European phthalic anhydride (PA) market saw both contract and spot prices rise through the first quarter on the back of good demand and a plethora of production issues across Europe, both planned and unplanned. Upstream orthoxylene (OX) contract prices rose between €125-130/tonne over the three months. Towards the end of January, seven different European producers talked of issues, though some were coming to an end after maintenance schedules in the fourth quarter. This left spot supply tight and prices climbed week on week, although they appeared to plateau in early March. At this point, there were only two production issues, though both were force majeure declarations. Spot liquid material rose around €180/tonne from early January to mid-March, while flake jumped €230-270/tonne, depending on customer and starting point. Demand was healthly, particularly from the downstream plasticizers sector, and sentiment suggested that the market would stay firm into the second quarter.
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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