Americas top stories - weekly summary

08 July 2013 15:00  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Here are some of the top stories from ICIS Americas for the week ended 5 July 2013.

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US June truck acetone contracts rise by 5 cents/lb
US truck acetone values for June rose by 5 cents/lb ($110/tonne, €85/tonne), largely on tighter refinery-grade propylene (RGP), sources confirmed on Monday.

US producers nominate July CGP contracts at increases
Two US producers nominated increases for July chemical-grade propylene (CPG) contracts, sources said on Monday.

US chemical shipments in May increase slightly year on year
The value of US-made chemical shipments rose a little in May year on year, according to data released on Tuesday by the US Department of Commerce.

US ethylene contracts reach initial triple-month settlement
US ethylene contracts have reached an initial triple-month settlement, sources said on Tuesday.

US PS prices flat in June on feedstocks, supply issues
June contract prices in the US polystyrene (PS) market have settled at a rollover, based on a slight decrease in feedstock benzene costs, sources said on Wednesday.

US ethylene contracts reach full three-month settlement down 5.2%
US ethylene contracts have reached a full settlement for April, May and June, decreasing by about 5.2%, buyers and producers confirmed on Wednesday.

US SBR July contract drops 10 cents/lb on weak demand, lower BD
The July contract price for styrene-butadiene-rubber (SBR) has dropped 10 cents/lb ($220/tonne, €169/tonne), sources said on Wednesday, in line with key feedstock butadiene (BD) and the continued global depression in the replacement-tyre market.

By: Staff Reporter
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