14 April 2008 23:16 [Source: ICIS news]
Trade sources attributed the decline in aromatics prices to weak demand and weak blend values during the day. That is a sharp contrast to last week, when rising aromatics prices were said to be driven by energy values.
April benzene spot prices were assessed at $3.79-3.81/gal ($1,137-1,143/tonne or €728-732/tonne) FOB (free on board) HTC (?xml:namespace>
April and May n-grade toluene spot prices were said to be at parity in the afternoon at $3.28-3.32/gal FOB HTC. April n-grade prices were higher at $3.30-3.35/gal FOB HTC on Friday.
For April mixed xylene (MX), spot players called prices at $3.30-3.35/gal FOB HTC during the day, down from $3.37-3.42/gal FOB HTC on Friday.
($1 = €0.64)
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