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Updated to Q2 2018
Planned maintenance pushed spot MX prices higher, particularly as a plant in Japan had to seek spot cargoes in the region to cover term contract volumes due to a three-month long turnaround. Thinning margins for toluene disproportionation (TDP) units further reduced output, as some TDPs lowered run rates or shut the units entirely. But this was offset by new production capacities in both Japan and China that started up at the end of Q2.
Demand for MX rose in the first part of the quarter but waned from May, as the upside for Brent crude futures was limited after it peaked at slightly over $80/bbl. China, the key importer of MX as an octane booster, also grappled with high inventory levels of blended gasoline. Demand for MX as a feedstock for PX was softer as a key buyer in the region planned to close its plant for a turnaround.
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