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Updated to Q1 2020
First-quarter US oxo-alcohols supply is expected to remain generally balanced for most of the first quarter of 2020. Among downstream markets, paint blending usually begins in mid-to-late February in advance of typically peak demand during the Q2 spring coatings season. While the 2020 outlook for domestic auto production and sales is mixed, oxo-alcohols demand will see some uptick late in the quarter barring inclement weather. Architectural-paint demand, however, is projected only modestly higher versus 2019.
US oxo-alcohols demand during the first quarter of 2020 will be flat to somewhat stronger late in the period, mostly reflecting the slow growth many expect from the broader economy. Oxo-alcohols growth, which partly tracks GDP because of its use in construction and coatings, will be moderate at least early in the year. Because many oxo-alcohols customers are carrying ample stock already, heightened demand is unlikely at least until the halfway point of the quarter.
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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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