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Updated to Q2 2020
Availability will likely stay long in Europe, even though crackers and plants along the supply chain are expected to run their facilities at reduced rates. Ethylene, benzene and styrene are all likely to be in oversupply during a typically healthier quarter, because of the severe impact of the pandemic. Supply could be less long by the end of the quarter if turnarounds do take place, and if there is some resurgence of demand.
Demand in Europe will stay weak with benzene, styrene and the derivatives seeing reduced offtake in Q2. Demand has weakened significantly amid countrywide lockdowns and plants are running at reduced rates, with end-use demand from the automotive, construction and durable goods sectors much lower. There are hopes that offtake could stop decreasing further or even pick up at the end of Q2 as players gradually return to the market, but consumer confidence will be low.
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Around 99% of ethyl benzene (EB) produced in Europe is used in the production of styrene monomer, which is then used in many homopolymer, copolymer and terpolymer applications.
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