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Updated to Q4 2019
Supply is expected to increase with the restarts of major Chinese plants in H1 October, after the Golden Week holidays. There are also talks that at least one new Chinese plant will start operations in Q4, further increasing China’s supply and self-sufficiency. On the flipside, several major northeast Asian producers have also planned maintenance shutdowns in Q4, which would perhaps balance out the increased supply in China.
Demand is expected to increase after the summer lull, but could be impacted by the slowing global economy. Inquiries to remaining suppliers who are still in the market are expected to increase, as at least one supplier would be unable to export during their maintenance shutdown. Demand is likely to taper off towards the end of Q4 as downstream demand slows for the year-end and new year holidays.
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