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May 27, 2015
China’s imports of the main aromatics products were mostly lower in April on a sequential basis, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Toluene imports' volume, 65,409 m.t. in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Chinas-April-aromatics-imports-mostly-down-from-March_70702.html
May 22, 2015
Week-on-week, Asian spot styrene prices posted the steepest fall of $110/m.t. among several aromatics in the region, IHS Chemical data show, while price spreads between related...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Asian-styrene-prices-post-sharp-week-on-week-fall-spread-to-benzene-narrows_70630.html
May 21, 2015
Japan’s production of benzene, toluene, and xylenes fell in April by 10%, 4%, and 2%, respectively, from March, the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association (JPCA) announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Japans-April-production-of-aromatics-falls-from-March_70550.html
May 15, 2015
South Korea’s April exports of benzene and mixed xylenes showed month-on-month increases while falls were seen in shipments of para-xylene (p-xylene), styrene, and toluene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/South-Koreas-April-exports-of-benzene-mixed-xylenes-post-16-19-percent-on-month-rise_70424.html
May 14, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) shut its No. 1 naphtha cracker at Yeocheon, South Korea today for 30–40 days of planned maintenance, a source close to the company says. YNCC yesterday...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Yeochun-NCC-shuts-No-1-cracker-for-planned-maintenance_70399.html
May 11, 2015
IHS Chemical analysts said on Friday that although Asian mixed-xylenes (MX) prices are not high enough to open the arbitrage on paper, an import fixture of at least 5,000 m.t. was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/AsiaUS-mixed-xylenes-arbitrage-closed-despite-recent-fixtures_70263.html
April 30, 2015
Asia’s benzene and styrene spot prices fell 4% and 1–2%, respectively, on Thursday when compared with price assessments on Friday last week, while other aromatics remained...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Asias-benzene-and-styrene-prices-fall-1-4-percent-on-week-while-other-aromatics-stay-firm_69964.html
April 28, 2015
ENI's (Rome) petrochemical subsidiary, Versalis's (Milan) benzene-toluene-xylenes (BTX) unit at Priolo, Italy, is to undergo a planned turnaround starting 30 April and is scheduled to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Versaliss-Priolo-aromatics-unit-to-undergo-planned-turnaround_69890.html
April 27, 2015
China’s imports of aromatics were mostly higher in March versus February amid market concerns of tight supplies, falling inventories, and plant turnarounds, the latest statistics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/China-imports-more-aromatics-in-March-amid-tight-supply-lower-inventories-plant-turnarounds_69824.html
April 22, 2015
BASF-YPC plans to restart its steam cracker and petrochemical units in Nanjing, China, at the end of May once a planned shutdown maintenance program is completed, a company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/BASF-YPC-to-restart-cracker-and-petrochemical-units-end-May_69662.html
April 17, 2015
Yeochun NCC (YNCC; Seoul) is on schedule to shut its no. 1 naphtha cracker and several aromatics plants from the middle of May for 30–40 days of planned maintenance, a source...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Yeochun-NCC-on-track-to-shut-cracker-aromatics-plants-16-May-for-maintenance_69543.html
April 16, 2015
Month-on-month, Japan increased its production of benzene, toluene, and xylenes (BTX) in March by 11%, 13% and 9%, respectively, the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Japan-produces-more-BTX-in-March-versus-February_69467.html
April 15, 2015
Several of South Korea’s aromatics exports in March spiked on month-on-month and on year-on-year (YOY) bases, South Korea customs data show. The country transported about 478,849...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Several-of-South-Koreas-March-aromatics-exports-spike-on-month_69430.html
March 31, 2015
China’s imports of benzene and xylenes in February spiked from January despite the Lunar New Year holidays, amid falls in other principal aromatics markets. The country...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Chinas-benzene-xylene-imports-spike-in-February-despite-holidays_69042.html
March 16, 2015
South Korea’s mixed xylene exports in February rose 48% from January to 19,665 m.t. but fell 11% from 22,224 m.t. year-on-year, Korea Customs Service data show. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Koreas-February-mixed-xylene-exports-jump-versus-January_68579.html
March 13, 2015
Spot styrene prices in Asia registered a sharp weekly fall amid market concerns about an influx of deepsea cargoes and falling Brent crude contracts, which sank below $57/barrel in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Styrene-prices-fell-sharply-in-Asia-this-week-other-aromatics-down_68551.html
March 6, 2015
Spot styrene and benzene prices in Asia spiked as much as 12% and 14%, respectively, week-on-week today following the return of market participants in China after their Lunar New Year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Asia-styrene-benzene-prices-spike-12-14-percent-this-week_68362.html
March 2, 2015
Shell Chemicals has upgraded its mixed xylene (MX) production at a major US site from an 843 grade to an ASTM 5211 grade, the company says. The upgrade follows the addition of a clay...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Shell-completes-mixed-xylenes-upgrade-at-Deer-Park_68204.html
February 24, 2015
Japan's benzene, toluene, and xylene (BTX) production in January was mostly lower on monthly and annual bases, data from the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association (JPCA; Tokyo)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/mixedxylenes/Japans-January-BTX-output-mostly-down-on-monthly-annual-bases_68021.html
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