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Updated to Q2 2018
Supply in domestic China was reduced because of a planned turnaround at major eastern China-based producer Ningbo Zhenhai Lyondell Chemical’s plant from H2 April to mid-June. Various production cuts and plant turnarounds in northern China in Q2, including the key Shandong region, contributed to overall tighter supply. Two of the three PO producers in Japan have also shut their plants from May to June for regular maintenance, resulting in tighter supply in Asia.
Demand in China was lower in May and June with the onset of the traditional lull demand season from May onwards. Demand from the downstream polyols sector was sluggish amid poor market sentiment, weighed by generally firm prices of toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) in April and May, which is used together with polyols in foam production. Strict environmental inspections in the east China region of Jiangsu province also caused some foam makers to cease production.
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