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Updated to Q2 2021
Supply at the start of Q2 could see a slight reduction in China as producers focus on the export market. Chinese producers are likely to keep run rates at a higher level on higher spot prices outside of China. In May, one Japanese producer will begin annual maintenance, which could bring some supply tightness to the non-Chinese origin spot market. In China, start-ups of new capacities in May and June could bring more supply to the market.
Q2 could see a period of peak demand in China, but this could slow down towards the end of the quarter as summer approaches. Demand from the constructions segment could drive the wood-panelling sector, an important downstream sector for melamine. Buying activities in Asia (outside China) are expected to be on need-to basis, amid firm freight rates. European demand for Chinese cargoes is expected to be healthy at the start of the quarter.
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