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Commentary on the US Methylene chloride marketplace is also included, as this region could potentially supply methylene chloride to Asia.
Updated to Q2 2021
A major Taiwan plant was shut for maintenance in April but this is unlikely to create a supply gap in the region. The northeast Asia market should be able to meet all demand in southeast Asia and India. India recently abolished all ADDs on Chinese MEC imports, making them the most competitive volumes. While sales were slow in the first quarter, there should be a gradual shift towards Chinese imports.
Chinese demand should remain robust throughout the second quarter, while southeast Asian demand has no reason to weaken again after a recent improvement. However, Indian demand could be affected by a recent surge in COVD-19 infections which could result in reduced downstream production. Demand from buyers outside of Asia should improve, but high freight rates might hamper discussions.
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Methylene Chloride Methodology
Methylene chloride, also known as dichloromethane or methylene dichloride, is a chlorinated hydrocarbon.
The ICIS Asia Methylene Chloride price report gives buyers, sellers and traders access to unbiased price assessments for Asia, including China and India which are the key markets driving price movements in the region. You can use this weekly pricing information as a benchmark for your transactions.
Insights into the various factors influencing prices will enable you to build an overview of where the market is heading as well as anticipate the best time to buy and sell methylene chloride.
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