11 January 2010 00:00 [Source: ICB]
|Asia Europe US|
|Naphtha||753-762.50 CFR Japan*||+50.75||735-745 CIF *||+76.50||205.75-209/gal DEL *||+26.25|
|Ethylene||1,200-1,230 CFR NEA*||+35||1,000-1,050 CIF*||+10||40.25-44.5 DEL||+6.38|
|Propylene 1||1,180-1,230 CFR NEA||+72.50||€750-800 CIF *||+40||50-51 *||+1.75|
|Butadiene||1,800-1,850 CFR NEA||+300||1,300-1,350 FOB*||+2.50||58-60 CIF *||nc|
|Benzene||1,085-1,095 FOB Korea *||+120||1,130-1,140 CIF *||+127.50||$3.75-3.80/gal FOB HTC||+0.56|
|Toluene||950-960 FOB Korea*||+85||870-900 FOB *||+57.50||$2.74-2.81/gal FOB *||+0.23|
|Xylene 4||970-980 FOB Korea||+77.50||900 920 FOB *||+100||$2.98-3.05/gal FOB HTC *||+0.22|
|Paraxylene||1,160-1,170 CFR Taiwan||+50||1,050-1,080 FOB*||+30||48.76-49.45 FOB *||nc|
|Orthoxylene||1,130-1,140 CFR NEA *||+120||820-840 FOB *||nc||41-43 FOB*||nc|
|Styrene||1,320-1,330 FOB Korea *||+120||1,330-1,340 FOB||+135||58-59 FOB USG *||+5.5|
|Methanol||310-320 CFR China *||+5||€205-210 FOB||-5||95-97/gal FOB *||-0.5|
|MTBE||820-830 FOB Singapore *||+40||809-827 FOB||+40||$2.35-2.45/gal FOB USG*||+0.13|
|Ammonia||335-340 CFR Taiwan||nc||265-275 FOB Yuzhny||-2.50||$303-305/tonne CFR USG||nc|
|Phenol||1,350-1,450 CFR CMP *||nc||€1,000-1,050 FD *||nc||52-54 FOB *||nc|
|Ethylene||870 Jan||37.25 Oct|
|Propylene 1||790 Jan||54 Dec|
|Butadiene||950 Q1||65 Dec|
|Benzene||759 Jan||$2.98 Dec|
|Paraxylene||740 Dec||52.25 Dec|
|Orthoxylene||660 Dec||43.5-44.5 Dec|
|Styrene 3||1,018 Jan||56.5-59 Nov|
|Methanol||223 Q4||108-110 cents/gal Dec|
|Ethylene glycol||-||37-40 Dec|
Prices contained in this magazine are gathered by ICIS pricing through consultation with producers, consumers and traders across Asia, Europe and the US. They are intended as a guide to price levels of recent business and reflect medium-to-large tonnage sales. ICIS Chemical Business and ICIS pricing accept no liability for commercial decisions that are based on the market information/prices reported in this magazine.
Abbreviations used are FOB (free on board), CIF (cost, insurance and freight), FCA (free carrier), CFR (cost and freight), DEL (delivered).
European contract prices are quoted on a free-delivered basis (FD), unless otherwise stated.
Initial, but unfixed, negotiating range is indicated (*), na = not applicable, nc = no change, + initial settlement. 1 = polymer grade, 2 = solvent grade, 3 = barge price, 4 = isomer grade
Spot prices in this issue are based on information that was available on January 7, 2010. Dollar prices are based on rates of exchange on January 4, 2010. $1=€0.693; $1=£0.620; €1=£0.896
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