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Updated to Q4 2020
Q4 supply is expected to lengthen somewhat. Even with pent-up demand extending further than usual into the typically weak Q4, a seasonal slowdown is inevitable given the major Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays and the usual year-end destocking. With production largely matching demand, however, there is expected to be little or no supply overhang.
US oxo-alcohols producers may be able to maintain September-level volumes for most of October, but typical seasonal demand weakness is likely to emerge by early November. An uptick in downstream production in the US and Mexico will play out during the quarter, with volumes dropping off as the Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays reduce business activity. Broad economic uncertainty will keep year-on-year demand volumes either below or flat with 2019 levels.
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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.
ICIS talks to producers, consumers and resellers to assess prices. We pay special attention to trends in the construction trades as indicators of downstream demand.
The oxo-alcohols report is essential to our customers as it assists them to make their purchasing decisions.
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