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July 8, 2011
The string of lower contract settlements continued downstream into intermediates, with one disputed exception. European players got the isomers market off to a modest start with an...
June 24, 2011
Coming late to the party as has become the norm lately, the June contract price for para-xylene was agreed at the end of the month with a decline of 6 cts/lb. That settlement had a...
June 8, 2011
Isomer xylenes took a pounding as falling prices upstream and down put a pinch on demand. Spot prices for para-xylene plunged $200/m.t. in the U.S. and $250/m.t. in Europe. The June...
May 25, 2011
Intermediates markets were said to be out of phase, with the U.S. May contract for para-xylene finally being settled as discussions for pX in Europe as well as ortho-xylene on both...
May 13, 2011
Intermediates markets were preoccupied with contract settlements this week. U.S. ortho-xylene for May was agreed higher by 3 cts/lb, while both oX and para-xylene for May in Europe...
May 4, 2011
With continued sttong fibers demand, as production outages, spot isomer xylenes rose sharply in spot trading, players say. U.S. para-xylene led the way, climbing $230/m.t. while...
April 28, 2011
With continued sttong fibers demand, as production outages, spot isomer xylenes rose sharply in spot trading, players say. U.S. para-xylene led the way, climbing $230/m.t. while...
April 14, 2011
Attention in fiber intermediates was focused on contract talks, market watchers say. The chronically late U.S. para-xylene contract was agreed for March at an increase of 2.75 cts/lb...
March 31, 2011
Fiber intermediates were mostly higher, but both buyers and sellers were getting a better grasp of the lost production due to the Japanese natural disasters, and there was less panic...
March 16, 2011
Significant production capacity for fiber intermediates was put out of action by the natural disasters in Japan, as was a great deal of feedstock capacity. However, downstream...
February 16, 2011
Intermediates markets might were all about para-xylene in the first half of February, with spot numbers soaring $300/m.t. on both sides of the Atlantic and initial agreements on the...
February 2, 2011
After a flurry of activity in mid-January, intermediate markets were said to be much quieter over the second fortnight of the month. The only significant business reported was the...
January 21, 2011
After a month becalmed over the holidays, intermediates markets roared out of the gate in the first half of January with gainers running the table. The only exception was January...
December 27, 2010
U.S. fiber intermediates producers closed the books on 2010 settling December isomer contract prices with a gain of 2.5 cts/lb for para-xylene, market sources say. Ortho-xylene talks...
December 8, 2010
Fiber intermediates saw scattered but substantial gains over the first half of December, market watchers say. European players settled December conracts for para-xylene higher by...
November 24, 2010
Fiber intermediates were relatively quiet over the second half of November, after a busy beginning to the month, players say. The notable exception this week was para-xylene, which saw...
November 19, 2010
Average U.S. chlor-alkali operating rates plunged 10-percentage points in October, to 82%, according to the latest statistics reported by the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA)...
November 11, 2010
Most 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, 2010
Fiber 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, 2010
Better 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...
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