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Updated to Q3 2018
Supply of butanediol (BDO) in northeast Asia lengthened due to overcapacity in China. Both domestic and import prices have been on a downtrend since May after hitting four-year highs in April and May respectively. Rising prices of the various feedstock used in BDO production, namely propylene, propylene oxide (PO), butadiene (BD) and maleic anhydride (MA), in the past months have restrained the extent of BDO price declines.
Demand softened in China since early in the third quarter with the onset of the traditional lull demand season every summer. However, the relatively healthy demand of downstream polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) has curbed the extent of the price declines. Demand in southeast Asia was also subdued as buyers were non-committal and were mostly on the sidelines monitoring the market amid poor market sentiment.
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1,4-Butanediol (BDO) is an intermediate product; a colourless and almost odourless viscous liquid.
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