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Updated to Q2 2017
Asia’s polycarbonate (PC) prices were stable to soft during the second quarter of the year. Spot prices ofgeneral-purpose grade PC or injection grade went from an average at $2,775/tonne CIF (cost, insurance and freight) China on 29 March to $2,500/tonne CIF China as of 7 June.
Sluggish consumer demand for most grades combined with declining upstream raw material bisphenol A prices generated downward pressure on price.
A majority of PC regional plants operating at optimum or full capacity following maintenance lifted production and freed up spot availability. Meanwhile, optical-grade PC used in multimedia storage applications also saw less than upbeat demand, with spot prices on a CIF Taiwan basis softening from $2,450/tonne to $2,400/tonne during the same period of the quarter.
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