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Updated to Q4 2018
Supply of European methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) was stable to long in the last quarter of 2018 with some extra length coming from competitively priced Asian imports into Europe. Spot prices fell in December as a result of the product length and upstream price drops in the fourth quarter of the year. The spot range was stable for three months before the adjustment in December, following a long period of price drops as the market was readjusting from significant hikes in 2017.
Demand for European MIBK was stable for most of the fourth quarter of 2018 with the traditional year-end slowdown and de-stocking activities taking place in December. MIBK is largely used in the paints and coatings industry, which peaks in the spring and summer season. Therefore, demand throughout the last quarter of the year was fairly subdued in line with expectations.
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Methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) is a stable colourless liquid with a pleasant mild odour. It is both a medium boiling and medium evaporating solvent.
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