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Updated to Q3 2020
Supply is expected to remain largely balanced if downstream demand from construction and new-vehicle coatings continues to pick up. Some oxo-alcohols producers are widely thought to have reduced run rates to match weaker demand, so making-to-order is likely to remain the near-term trend. Although demand is expected to continue improving steadily, a stronger-than-expected resurgence in demand from architectural-coatings markets could shorten supply before rates can be adjusted.
Demand is expected to be broadly steady to potentially stronger as it continues to gain momentum from construction coatings and plastics applications, as well as from the automotive-manufacturing segment, the latter of which is lagging construction. While July demand outlooks range from steady to marginally better, buying interest from major construction- and automobile-coatings sectors may be impeded by an uneven and medically-compromised US emergence from coronavirus lockdowns.
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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).
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