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Updated to Q2 2020
US oxo-alcohols supply during the second quarter of 2020 is expected to be balanced to longer if downstream coatings and plasticizers demand from construction and automotive markets continues to be forecast weaker or remains inhibited by a lack of manpower stemming from shelter-in-place orders throughout the US. Even before the coronavirus outbreak domestically, the market anticipated no oxo-alcohols supply concerns, but supply length will hinge partly on how long the coronavirus continues to escalate.
Demand for US oxo-alcohols during the second quarter of 2020 is expected to weaken on slowdowns in US construction and automobile manufacturing during typically peak demand from those markets. A recent survey indicated that some polled paint contractors have cancelled some or all of their planned April and May projects, stemming from shelter-in-place constraints and concerns about potential worker and customer exposure to the coronavirus. Oxo-alcohols demand typically tracks GDP, which is expected to contract by 1.3% in 2020.
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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 weekly US oxo-alcohols report covers contract and spot prices for normal butanol (NBA), isobutanol (IBA), 2 ethyl hexanol (2-EH) and dioctyl phthalate (DOP).
The report provides an overview of markets for solvents and plasticisers that are the key drivers for oxo-alcohols.
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