Several major plants in China have been experiencing planned and unplanned shutdown/production cuts in June/July. Some major producers are still running at low operating rates due to environmental issues. In the meantime, after a jump in exports, and a decline in imports China was, unusually, a net exporter for 2-EH in June, leading to tighter supply in the domestic market. China exported about 9,444 tons but imported only 4,465 tons of 2-EH in June.
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