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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 2020
As demand is expected to decline next quarter due to the coronavirus pandemic, supply should be adequate for Asia. Concerns will instead revolve around oversupply affecting prices, with at least one plant reducing operating rates in order to avoid this. Hence Chinese producers will be closely watching domestic demand and adjusting their production where necessary, while other Asian producers will concentrate on their contractual business.
Southeast Asian distributors reported seeing slowing demand by the end of the first quarter, and this is likely to extend or even worsen in the second quarter, as more coronavirus-related measures are put in place in various southeast Asian countries which will soften demand further. In India, the pharmaceutical industry, a key downstream sector, has been deemed essential and been allowed to continue operations; but logistics are likely to remain affected.
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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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