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November 11, 2010Most intermediate contract prices were settled this week, with the notable exception of the usual laggard, U.S. para-xylene. U.S. ortho- was agreed at an increase of 2 cts/lb, players...
September 29, 2010Fiber intermediate prices were generally higher over the second half of September, but not in any uniform way, market players say. U.S. para-xylene prices continue to be a step behind...
September 16, 2010Better than anticipated derivative demand buoyed fiber intermediates over the first half of September. Para-xylene rose $70/m.t. in North America and $60/m.t. in northwest Europe. In...
September 1, 2010Spot markets were quiet on both sides of the Atlantic in fiber intermediates markets as attention was focused on contract negotiations. The only meaningful spot move reported was a...
August 19, 2010Spot markets were quiet on both sides of the Atlantic in fiber intermediates markets as attention was focused on contract negotiations. The only meaningful spot move reported was a...
August 16, 2010Price levels for Acrylonitrile also slid further from USD 2090-2100 to USD 2070-2080 CFR Far East. Buying sentiments in the acrylic fiber markets are low at the moment, traders say...
August 3, 2010Benzene price levels rose last week from USD 830-840 to USD 840-850 FOB Korea on stabilized cruse oil prices. There are a number of plant outages across Asia, shortening supplies for...
July 28, 2010Acrylonitrile price levels fluctuated during the week. Aryclic fiber demand has been low, limiting demand for acrylonitrile. Buyers are expecting a further drop in prices in the coming...
July 28, 2010Methanol and methyl tert-butyl ether prices have stayed flat, and producers in North America were expected to post level reference prices in August from July. That news dismayed...
July 21, 2010Ethylene glycol in North America was lower by 3.5 cts/lb for the July contract, after May was rolled into June....
June 23, 2010Isomer xylenes dominated business in fiber intermediate markets this week, as players in the U.S. settled the June contract for para-xylene down by 6 cts/lb or more than 10%. Spot...
June 9, 2010Intermediates players were focused on June contract negotiations last week, market watchers report. The contestants came to terms on three of four transactions, with the usual laggard...
May 26, 2010In fiber intermediates, the focus in North America was on contract settlements, while spot business prevailed in Europe, players say. The May contract was agreed with U.S. para-xylene...
May 13, 2010Fiber intermediates markets did not seem to be affected by the sloppiness upstream, traders say. Prices were reported higher across the board over the first half of May. U.S...
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