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Updated to Q4 2018
The nylon 6 market in Q4 2018 was amply supplied amid an unexpected fall in demand during its traditional peak months. With some facilities adjusting operating rates upwards towards the end of Q3 in anticipation of the peak period, inventories were high. Additionally, in domestic China, higher inventories prompted producers to slash prices in order to attract buyers. Yet this was in vain as they were still met with unsold cargo, contributing to the oversupply.
In Q4 2018, demand for nylon 6 saw a brief increase in the beginning of the quarter, but soon fell as the traditional peak winter months were warmer than usual. Buyers were hesitant to commit to larger parcels as they were finding difficulty selling finished products. In particular, sales for winter apparel were hard hit as only the most wintery regions were replenishing inventories. Many facilities operated at reduced rates amid reduced order quantities.
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