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Updated to Q3 2019
Asia Pacific bisphenol A (BPA) supply was relatively balanced, with regional producers reducing operating rates in the later half of the third quarter because of diminishing margins from firm upstream raw material phenol costs. Strong upstream oil and energy markets boosted sentiment towards the end of the fourth quarter, among factors behind regional suppliers maintaining their offers for October cargoes to protect diminishing margins.
Lacklustre downstream demand for BPA in both Chinese domestic markets and on the import front weighed on prices in the early part of the third quarter. However, gains in upstream raw material markets and a recovery in China’s demand just before its National Day holiday in October provided market support. Expanded capacities in downstream polycarbonate markets in part helped to cushion China’s BPA demand towards the end of the third quarter.
The Europe bisphenol-A (BPA) market was well-supplied to lengthy during the third quarter, amid an increase in competitively-priced Asian imports and subdued downstream demand.
Europe BPA consumption was subdued during the third quarter for macroeconomic reasons. The derivative polycarbonate market remains impacted by downstream automotive weakness and derivative epoxy resins demand remains subdued, amid the fragile economic climate. The quieter summer holiday period also further limited activity.
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