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Updated to Q4 2019
The increased imports trend is expected to continue unless the Asia arbitrage window closes on improved demand in Asia. Exports from the US are expected to stay steady for the near future. A major European producer’s plans to expand in the US may lead to more volumes finding their way into Europe in 2020.
Demand is unlikely to recover throughout Q4 usually a slower period of the year for MA trade. Most expect Q4 sales to start decreasing in H2 November as manufacturers will then look to manage inventories which have been running high. The last months of the year are typically quieter for both the automotive and the construction industries, main outlets for MA.
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Maleic anhydride (MA) is derived from butane in the US. In Europe and Asia, MA is derived predominantly from butane units, although a small amount is produced by benzene units.
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