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Updated to Q3 2019
A fairly stable flow of material to the European market is probable in Q3. Early in the period, Sipchem in Saudi Arabia is having quite a large turnaround, but imports from that source have not recently been very large, and the shutdown should not therefore have a significant impact on supply.
PVC demand in Latin America in Q3 is expected to be somewhat stronger in Brazil, with buyers importing from neighbouring producing countries to compensate for any product not supplied by Braskem. Demand is likely to slow by the middle of the quarter in line with the seasonal lull in demand during the cold winter months.
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