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Updated to Q4 2016
The average spot price of n-butanol (NBA) in East China went up from Chinese yuan (CNY)5,825/tonne to CNY6,500/tonne in mid-November. The main reason was tight supply.
In late November, the price decreased to CNY6,325/tonne due to high inventories.
In early December, the prices rebounded to CNY6,600/tonne, because of improved buying interest from downstream butyl acrylate producers.
Updated to Q4 2016
The average spot price of 2-EH in East China increased from Chinese yuan (CNY)6,750/tonne to CNY7,050/tonne during early-mid October. Prices then fell to CNY6,875/tonne in late October. From early November to early December, prices rebounded to CNY7,450/tonne.
The reason for the price increase from early October was strong downstream demand. From late October, prices decreased due to high inventory.
In the rest of the time, improved buying interest from downstream plasticizer producers amid increasing prices of their own products and higher propylene values strengthened the market.
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The alcohols (NBA, IBA, and 2-EH) have some uses just as solvents, but are primarily used as feedstocks for other products.
The oxo-alcohol China weekly report covers four products, 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH), natural butanol (NBA), isobutanol (IBA) and dioctyl phthalate (DOP) which is downstream.
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