|2018-01-09 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
张春晓 摘译自 安迅思新闻
OUTLOOK '18: Asia MEG likely to sustain strong demand in Q1 on polyester growth
The Asian monoethylene glycol (MEG) market is expected to be driven by robust demand from the downstream polyester market in China in the first half of 2018.
MEG demand is expected to be supported by consistently high production rates at downstream polyester facilities.
Average operating rates of polyester facilities in China have been running at relatively high levels for some time and some market participants do not expect any major adjustments at least until the Lunar New Year period in February.
Operating rates at polyester facilities in China have hovered around 80% since March 2017, according to ICIS data.
Operating rates in January 2017 were at 62-75%, rising to 70-79% in February, the data also showed.