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Updated to Q2 2021
The first half of Q2 saw extremely short supply, forcing some downstream manufacturers to temporarily shut operations. Availability is expected to improve slightly as a major European producer ramps up run rates, but production remains capped at several other plants. US imports are missing and Asian imports are delayed by the Suez Canal blockage. A planned turnaround in June likely will likely keep supply tight until Q3.
The very high demand seen in Q1 will continue in Q2. Most players are unable to get enough material to keep up with ambitious production schedules and are having to postpone raising their utilisation rates to respond to demand. The UPR sector is driven by a rise in production in the automotive sector, while applications of MA going into electronics and packaging continue to register unprecedented consumption levels, due to prolonged lockdowns.
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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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