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Updated to Q1 2018
Across the region, spot supply availability was tight in the quarter. China absorbed a significant volume of cargoes for gasoline blending purposes, while planned turnarounds lowered output in the region. A supply outage at a Taiwanese plant further limited production. Demand from downstream users were steady on healthy margins despite the surge in IX prices in Q1, although some plants were also shut for planned maintenance, mitigating the effect of the reduced output in the region.
Buying interest from China dragged on overall demand for isomer-grade xylenes (IX) in the region as domestic requirements weakened. China had increased import volumes in Q4 2017 for gasoline blending purposes, but spot demand has since slowed as domestic prices lagged behind that of CFR northeast Asia. Spot purchases from Taiwan were slow to start in the year as end users started off the year with high inventories, but ramped up purchases later on in the quarter. Buyers for downstream paraxylene plants maintained demand as margins remained at healthy levels.
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