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February 4, 2016
Americas Styrenics (AmSty; The Woodlands, TX) says it has cut polystyrene prices. Effective 1 February, the transaction price of general-purpose grades of polystyrene (GPPS) has been reduced by 2 cts/lb, and the transaction price of high-impact grades of polystyrene (HIPS) has been reduced by 3 cts/lb....
February 2, 2016
The US January ethylene net transaction contract settled lower for the second consecutive month on Tuesday, coming on the back of strong operating rates, healthy supply and bearish sentiment during January. The January ethylene net transaction (NT) contract price settled at 24.75 cts/lb, down by 1.00 ct/lb from December....
January 26, 2016
US January propylene contracts settled lower on Tuesday, coming on the back of bearish market sentiment and stable inventories. The decline, the first in three months, was in line with weaker spot prices this week....
January 26, 2016
The US February benzene contract is expected to settle by Friday at a second consecutive monthly decline, mainly on continued weakness in energy futures, according to market participants. A decline would parallel the extended downward trend in benzene spot prices....
January 26, 2016
Celanese says it will increase the price of ethyl acetate in Europe and the Mideast by €60/m.t. ($65.06), effective 1 February. The company increased prices in the Americas by 5...
January 26, 2016
ACC’s chemical activity barometer (CAB), a leading indicator of economic activity, was up slightly at 0.1% sequentially on a three-month moving average (3MMA) during January and...
January 21, 2016
US ethylene spot prices hit another seven-year low on Wednesday, amid bearish market sentiment, healthy supply, and limited storage. Ethylene traded on Tuesday at 15.50 cts/lb. The record low for ethylene since IHS Chemical began tracking daily ethylene spot trades in 2002 was 15.25 cts/lb in December 2008....
January 20, 2016
During the week ended 16 January, chemical railcar traffic in North America decreased 0.8% year-over-year (YOY) as a decline in Canada offset gains in the United States and Mexico. Chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 43,730 carloads, down 2.1% from the previous week, according to data released on 20 January by the Association of American Railroads (AAR)....
January 14, 2016

US benzene imports and exports increased in November, according to data from Global Trade Information Services (GTIS). Benzene imports to the US were approximately 220,000 m.t. in November, up by 38% from October. Net imports (imports-exports) totaled 211,000 m.t., up 38%.

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January 13, 2016

During the week ended 9 January, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 4.8% year-over-year (YOY) on gains in the US and Canada. Loadings during the week totaled 44,669 carloads, up 3.2% from the previous week, according to data released on 13 January by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

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January 8, 2016
Forecasts call for global growth to continue on a modest path. US growth is improving and expected to average more than 4%/year through 2020 (below), while Asia moderates on weakening growth in China (p. 18). European growth will continue to be sluggish (p. 19), weakness in Brazil weighs on prospects in Latin America (p. 20), and cheap oil is is putting the brakes on Mideast investment (p. 21). A review of markets and finance follows (p. 22)....
January 6, 2016
During the week ended 2 January, chemical railcar traffic in North America totaled 40,999 carloads, up 13.2% from the previous week, but down 0.5% year-over-year (YOY) on declines in Canada....
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