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Updated to Q2 2020
Supply in Asia could stay short as more cargoes are bound for Europe/deep-sea regions amid more lucrative margins. One of Japan’s major IPA supplier, who is in the midst of a maintenance shutdown, is only expected to start up in end-April, contributing to the ongoing shortage. In the meantime, in China, with expectations of two new plants starting up, supply in domestic China could ease.
Demand is expected to stay stable-to-firm amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with most suppliers already sold out of May-loading cargoes. Even though June-loading material is considered risky currently, there were talks that discussions for June-loading were already underway, indicating a hike in demand.
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Isopropanol (IPA), also known as isopropyl alcohol, is a low-cost solvent used in many industrial and consumer products and as an extractant.
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