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NWE Toluene Chemical Industry – Prompt demand continues to push market upwards

Chemical Industry

Chemical Industry news of NWE Toluene – May, June premiums up $5/mt – Higher offers heard FOB Med Premiums moved upwards for the European toluene Chemical Industry on Wednesday as bidding activity for May showed buying interest from the market. The May premium rose $5/mt to $115/mt, as a buyer looked for material in a …

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PS Chemical Industry

Chemical Industry

Demand sluggish ahead of China holiday „„ Trading activity muted upstream for SM Asian general purpose polystyrene fell $5/mt from last Friday to $1,275/mt CFR China and $1,295/mt CFR Southeast Asia Friday, while high-impact polystyrene fell $5/mt over the same period to $1,345/mt CFR China and $1,360/mt CFR Southeast Asia, amid sluggish demand ahead of …

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NWE Benzene – Spot trading quiet due to public holidays

Chemical Industry

– No updated bid/offer ranges heard – May ECP at $758/mt or Eur680/mt The European spot market for benzene was stable on Thursday on a lack of indications, as public holidays in Europe meant a quiet market. The 5-30 days forward assessment was steady at $749/mt CIF ARA, remaining contained in May dates. A trader …

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Asian Iso-MX Chemical Industry: Dips $1/mt amid lower upstream and downstream prices

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– FOB Korea H2 May offer remains at $725/mt – Spot Chemical Industry trading thin Wednesday Asian isomer-grade mixed xylene was assessed down $1/mt from Wednesday at $722/mt FOB Korea and $736/mt CFR Taiwan on Wednesday, amid lower prices upstream and downstream. The impact on the MX Chemical Industry was unclear amid thin trading ahead …

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NWE Benzene Chemical Industry – Prompt prices down on disappearance of demand

Chemical Industry

Chemical Industry news of NEW Benzene – H1 May offer finds no bids – Crude more stable after a week of volatility Prompt pricing in the European benzene Chemical Industry slipped on Wednesday, with prompt buy interest unseen as an offer was made. Demand for the prompt should still be present, a trader said, but …

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Asia and Middle East Naphtha Chemical Industry Commentary

Chemical Industry

The Asian naphtha Chemical Industry kicked off the week with stable demand, although spot buying interest is expected to retreat gradually as the first-half June delivery trading cycle will end mid-week. Taiwan’s CPC Corp., is seeking 35,000-55,000 mt of full range naphtha for delivery over June 5-27. State-run Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd, is offering 25,000 …

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NWE Xylenes – MX premiums fall $5/mt on week in limited trading

Chemical Industry

– OX premium over PX expected to last till summer – European PX supply long; still demand from China The European mixed xylene market maintained the quietness of the week Monday, with sources saying they thought trading would pick up next week. “We have had nothing at all this week,” a source said. Premiums to …

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Asian Benzene Chemical Industry – FOB Korea marker drops $5/mt on week

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Chemical Industry news of Asian Benzene – Large import volumes from Asia weigh on US demand – CFR China-FOB Korea positive again FOB Korea benzene Chemical Industry was assessed down $5/mt on the week and $14/mt on the day, at $631/mt Monday. Prices had surged mid-week but fell later in the week, as buying sentiment …

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Asian AA/VAM Chemical Industry: AA prices fall on weak demand, VAM prices stable

Chemical Industry

Chemical Industry new of Asian AA/VAM – Domestic AA prices fall, VAM prices rise – Regional VAM turn arounds tighten supply Ample supply of AA weighed on demand with some Chinese sellers reported offering cargoes to Southeast Asia and India, Chemical Industry sources said. Trading activity remained subdued with buyers not keen to procure cargoes …

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