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Updated to Q2 2019
European methylene chloride supply is expected to be broadly stable in the second quarter, with no significant changes expected in the market. A number of maintenance turnarounds are planned in the upstream chlorine market, but this is not expected to have an immediate effect on methylene chloride except in the event of additional complications. In export markets the supply situation is uncertain as a result of the current difficult regulatory environment in China.
European methylene chloride demand is likely to remain mostly stable. The European manufacturing sector faces a challenging situation, with confidence falling in March. Sources saw some impact on chemicals demand and methylene chloride demand in particular as a consequence, although it is unclear whether this situation will persist into the next quarter.
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Methylene Chloride Methodology
Methylene chloride, also known as dichloromethane or methylene dichloride, is a chlorinated hydrocarbon.
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