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Updated to Q1 2018
Overall supply in Asia fell partly due to reduced export availability from China and South Korea, where prices were higher because of firm domestic prices in China as well as a shortage of feedstock propylene oxide (PO) in South Korea. Import volumes of flexible polyols into China from southeast Asia was reduced because of a plant turnaround at a major southeast Asia-based producer since March for two months, although the shortfall was filled by even larger monthly import volumes from a new Saudi start-up since late last year.
Polyols demand decreased in Q1, especially in China as downstream foam makers shut their plants for almost the entire month of February due to the Lunar New Year holiday which started mid-February. Some foam makers in Asia were also running their plants at reduced rates because of firm prices of feedstock toluene di-isocyanate (TDI), which were near their all-time peak. As a result, buyers were non-committal in their purchases as they were not able to pass on the cost increase to end-users.
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ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
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