|2020-09-04 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
张春晓 摘译自 ICIS
Asian plasticizers market eyes brighter September as import talks stall
Import discussions have slowed to a trickle in the Asian plasticizers market amid a wide buy-sell gap.
Sellers have been hanging on to higher offers to protect their margins as feedstock prices remain high, while buyers are hesitant to commit amid falling prices in China’s domestic market.
But market players remain optimistic that sentiment for plasticizers in general could be revived in September, as talks ramp up ahead of the traditional seasonal peak at the start of Q4.
Demand is also expected to see an uptick before the long holiday in China at the start of October, one seller said.
“There’s optimism for discussions and demand to increase as we move into September,” a separate producer said.
“When prices fall, no one buys because everyone thinks the prices will fall further. But when prices start to rise, everyone will rush to buy.”