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Updated to Q3 2018
Supply of US methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) was good, with no production disruptions from any of the main sources of material. MEK is not produced in the US, with the region relying on imports largely from Europe, South Africa and Asia. July MEK imports plunged by 24% compared to the same month last year, but year-to-date volumes are up by 3%. Through July, 47% of all imports came from Europe, while almost 27% came from Asia and just over 25% originated in South Africa.
Demand for US MEK was stable through the third quarter. Demand for MEK is highest during the summer months. MEK is used as a solvent in paints and coatings and can often see an uptick in demand during the summer coatings season. Because of a late end to winter, the coatings season heated up later than usual, but gained steam later in the quarter as the US economy strengthened.
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The main application for methyl-ethyl ketone (MEK) is as a low-boiling solvent for nitrocellulose, acrylic and vinyl surface coatings.
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