PODCAST: Europe BDO, PBT continue to see subdued demand amid supply constraints

Meeta Ramnani


LONDON (ICIS)–While the butanediol (BDO) and polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) markets in Europe have benefited from challenges in importing volumes from Asia, demand remains subdued for sectors.

  • Limited imports from Asia through H1 2024 aided European demand
  • Economic attractiveness of imports remains, but logistical constraints hamper appetite
  • Demand holding steady through Q2, but macroeconomic concerns persist

In this podcast, ICIS Europe engineering plastics editor Meeta Ramnani and ICIS Europe BDO editor Yashas Mudumbai discuss the current dynamics and the outlook ahead.


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