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Updated to Q1 2021
In January, production hiccups in Europe had yet to be resolved for at least three European producers with some delays in orders still heard up to March. A supply shortage from Asia is only expected to ease in late Q1 with significant delays still announced. As of early January, the logistical hurdles on exports ex-Asia were unresolved, but players expect an improvement in February.
Stable demand is forecast for Q1 2021 overall, but the very high demand seen in January is likely to be followed with a cooling down of the market in March/April as colder temperatures impede construction activity and as the automotive sector’s overheating backlashes. Pandemic-induced lockdowns are also to taper demand. Players expect a slowdown of demand in China during the Lunar New Year holiday is likely to relieve the logistical issues with exports ex-Asia.
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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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