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Updated to Q2 2019
European nylon 6 supply is expected to be ample in Q2 2019. Supply could become more balanced if demand improves or if there is any shortness in feedstock availability in the second quarter. Nylon 6,6 supply is expected to gradually increase further. If downstream demand improves then the market could tighten again.
European nylon 6 demand is expected to remain low throughout Q2 2019 as market players do not expect any improvement in the downstream automotive industry. The restructuring of the automotive sector and the regulations on CO2 emissions could initiate an improvement in demand but this is unlikely to be felt in the short term. Nylon 6,6 demand fundamentals are expected to remain similarly low.
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