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Updated to Q2 2021
Supply increased after various plant turnarounds were completed. However, the early half of the quarter saw somewhat tighter spot supply as the arbitrage window to the west opened and Asian producers sold cargoes into tight western markets. The tight spot supply eased in the second half of the quarter as the arbitrage window closed due to firm freight costs and increasing supply availability in Europe and the US.
Demand decreased in Asia amid weak downstream sectors. The downstream sectors of epoxy resins and PC slowed towards the second half of the quarter, resulting in bearish market sentiment and causing buyers to postpone their purchases or to purchase BPA in smaller quantities. Some downstream plants also ran at low operating rates for commercial reasons, amid the slow demand for finished goods, resulting in slow demand overall for the commodity.
Supply has remained fundamentally short during Q2, amid import disruption and continued derivative demand strength. There has been unconfirmed talk that Covestro had some output disruption in Q2, which affected its spot availability temporarily. Hexion’s availability has improved during Q2, however, as the company officially lifted its force majeure in mid-May. Even though Hexion has remained on allocation since mid-May, the company has been offering again in the spot market during Q2.
Demand has been strong into the derivative epoxy and PC markets, underpinned by a particularly robust downstream construction sector. Import disruption and local output impacts have also boosted buying activity in some cases.
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