05 April 2012 22:58 [Source: ICIS news]HOUSTON (ICIS)--The April mixed xylene (MX) contract concluded at $4.24/gal (€0.85/litre), down by 10 cents/gal from March price because of a lower April benzene contract, a market participant said on Thursday.
Benzene is a key aromatic that can drive prices in other aromatics like xylene and toluene.
Meanwhile, MX spot prices were heard at $4.25-4.34/gal, compared with $4.15-4.25/gal on 29 March.
($1 = €0.76)
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