Maleic Market Affected by Outside Factors

The global maleic anhydride market has recently been impacted by several influences that are outside the market, itself.

These include:

  • Hurricanes in the US in the autumn of 2017 that wreaked havoc with logistics in the Houston area.
  • Production problems in Europe, in particular in Hungary.
  • A reduction in exports from South Korea to the US and Europe.
  • Fluctuations in currency valuations of the euro vs dollar.
  • High cost of butanes in all regions inhibiting production
  • High cost of benzene reducing output in China
  • Environmental inspections impacting feedstock and downstream production in China (eg benzene and BDO and UPR)

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Philippa Davies
Business Manager – Maleic Anhydride, Acrylic Acid & Acrylates, Polyurethanes & Intermediates, Bio-Materials
Phone: +44 207 924 3955


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