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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 Q4 2018
Supply was generally improved in the fourth quarter, especially in the key China market, resulting in the downward-trending prices. Exports from other northeast Asia countries continued to be tight, due to a couple of scheduled turnarounds, resulting in a wider spread between Chinese and non-Chinese export prices. Most major Chinese plants were able to maintain stable production with periods where a few plants suffered from over-inventory. With feedstock methanol prices falling sharply in this quarter, producers were able to take advantage by lowering their prices to move more volumes.
Demand slowed down slightly due to the seasonal year-end lull, but otherwise did not change much. Demand was also affected by the sharp drop in feedstock methanol prices, as some buyers delayed their purchases in the hope that methylene chloride would fall too. Prices trended downwards generally in the fourth quarter but that was more to do with a recovery in supply than the slightly weaker demand. In India, there was growing buying interest in spot volume from South Korea after the antidumping duties expired and were not renewed in October.
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Methylene Chloride Methodology
Methylene chloride, also known as dichloromethane or methylene dichloride, is a chlorinated hydrocarbon.
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