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Updated to Q3 2018
US maleic anhydride (MA) supply started to tighten in the second quarter as turnarounds got underway. Two producers each took a turnaround for several weeks in the second quarter, while one producer took a turnaround for several weeks in the third quarter. During this time, US exports to Europe and other regions took a hit. As the turnaround season ended in the third quarter, supply levels started to return to normal.
Demand into downstream unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) and other sectors was good during the peak season. Feedstock butane costs steadily increased during the third quarter in tandem with upward momentum across the energy sector. But MA prices stabilised as greater availability of product offset high feedstock costs after the end of outage season. Increase initiatives became more difficult to implement as buyers pushed back due to improved market conditions.
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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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