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Updated to Q1 2018
Overall supply in Asia was generally stable. Supply is tight in South Korea and firm prices of propylene oxide (PO) had thwarted local buyers’ attempts to source for import cargoes. China monthly import volumes from Saudi Arabia – its main import source, have been halved since late last year as part of the cargoes meant for the China market were shipped to Japan due to impending turnarounds at two Japanese producers’ plants from May to June. Domestic supply in China, however, has increased, as most of the major plants have resumed normal production.
Demand in China dipped in February due to the Lunar New Year holiday. Many end-user foam makers in the country, the downstream of polyols which is the main application of PO, were shut for almost the entire month. In March, polyols demand was slow to pick up, partly due to more import volumes of flexible polyols from Saudi Arabia into China since late last year and also because of high prices of other feedstock toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) used in foam production.
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