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Asian MEK supplies tighten after Japan’s disaster

There are three biggest MEK(Methyl ethyl ketone) factories in Japan:

Maruzen Petrochemical    170,000 tonne/year ,located in Chiba

Tonen Chemical     90,000 tonne/year ,located in Kawasaki

Idemitsu Kosan     40,000 tonne/year ,located in Tokuyama

Maruzen Petrochemical was damaged by a fire after the earthquake on Mar/11th,and the plant already closed.Tonen Chemical and Idemitsu Kosan are normal so far,while they will reduce their export for world market.So the price of Asian MEK will increase significantly in future months.


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Sales Director of Henan Harvest Chem Co.,Ltd


13 thoughts on “Asian MEK supplies tighten after Japan’s disaster

  1. Because of tight supply,the price of methyl ethyl ketone keeping go up in Asian market.Now the latest price is USD3800/MT CNF Japan main port for drumed MEK or USD3600/MT CNF Japan main port for ISO-tanks.

    Posted by admin | April 13, 2011, 9:14 am
  2. I would like to know about the good source of MEK and what is the current prices .

    Posted by RAHUL KURUP | May 18, 2011, 5:32 am
  3. Dear Sir

    What will be the lowest prices are your seeking for M.E.K in coming months

    Awaiting for your valuable comment

    Warm regards

    Posted by Ankur Aggarwal | May 20, 2011, 5:41 pm
    • The latest price of MEK is USD1900/MT FOB China port for bulk or USD2100/MT FOB China port for drumed MEK

      Posted by admin | August 3, 2011, 6:36 am
      • This week the price of MEK dropped a little,now the updated price of MEK is USD1800/MT FOB China port for bulk or USD2000/MT FOB China port for drums.

        Posted by admin | August 12, 2011, 10:05 am
  4. Why is it that prices moved down? What is the current status of japanese exports of MEK? How you see the next months market conditions?
    Thanks for your answer. I am an independent researcher.

    Posted by Walter Smith | August 17, 2011, 6:04 pm
  5. Hi Walter,thanks for your comment.In China many end users turn to Ethyl acetate which is the substitutes of MEK.I think this effect the demand of MEK in China.So the price of MEK moves down recently.The supply of MEK in Japan is still very tight.In future months the price of MEK maybe goes up once the global economic gets better.

    Posted by admin | August 18, 2011, 6:42 am
  6. Hello!
    Please update current price for bulk on FOB China.

    Posted by Dmitry | September 12, 2011, 8:02 pm
  7. Hello,

    What would be the price for 14 Istoanks of MEK CFR Barranquilla-Colombia.

    Best regards,


    Posted by NESTOR SALAZAR | April 7, 2012, 10:22 pm

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