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Updated to Q3 2021
Supplies of MX will likely stay balanced into H2 as a recent hike in buying activity is expected to meet increased production volumes as refinery utilisation rates rebound to new pre-pandemic highs.
Demand is expected to rise for much of H2 as the US summer driving season will continue to support fuel blending operations. Rebounding derivative paraxylene demand could help push MX consumption higher as the US economy moves forward on vaccine progress.
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