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March 10, 2016
March benzene contract prices have declined in Europe compared with February, and toluene contracts have increased, boosted by reformate demand in Asia. Europe’s benzene contract...
March 10, 2016
Benzene imports into the United States totaled 228,000 m.t. last January, up 61% from December 2015 but down 24% year-on-year (YOY), according to data from Global Trade Information...
March 3, 2016
Asian styrene monomer prices have been trending upward the last couple weeks partly because of the recent rebound in Chinese domestic prices. Styrene imports into China declined...
March 3, 2016
While the polyester chain may not have benefitted from higher prices thanks to higher demand in recent months, the lower crude oil prices have increased profitability in the chain...
February 18, 2016
Polyethylene (PE) producers in the United States and Canada have not given up on a 5-cts/lb price increase, but time is running out. If they cannot push the hike through in March or April, they may not have another chance this year given the imminent start-up of 2 million m.t./year of new PE capacity in North America....
February 18, 2016
January 2016 benzene export volumes from South Korea to the United States dropped sharply following record high figures in December 2015. Data obtained by IHS Chemical show that...
February 19, 2016
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) demand in Brazil remains very poor, and stocks at major converters are higher than normal, according to IHS Chemical. Housing credit declined about 33% in 2015...
February 19, 2016
IHS Chemical expects most of North America’s polystyrene (PS) market to experience a 2-3 cts/lb price decrease for February. Demand appears to be healthy with no material...
February 19, 2016
Production capacity in China for urea and ammonium chloride will increase this year, says IHS Chemical’s Market Advisory Service: Global Soda Ash Monthly. Urea capacity increased...
February 11, 2016
Forward selling in North America’s styrene market has been unusually high, with delivery months pushing much further into the future than normal. Uncertainty in the crude oil market seems to be one of the main drivers....
February 11, 2016
Ercros (Barcelona) says it will cut its chlor-alkali capacity by 55% from 2018. The company will maintain a presence in the market for chlorine and caustic soda with production at its...
January 28, 2016
Methanol prices are depressed worldwide, IHS Chemical says. Demand is seasonally low, supply is ample, and the low price of crude oil has cut into demand for biodiesel and weakened...
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