Benzene prices, markets & analysis

Benzene reports are published weekly by ICIS in Asia, Europe and the US, and all show contract and spot price assessments, market news and analysis.

In Asia, there is also a daily report, and all three regions publish a monthly forecast report which includes Styrene and looks forward one year. These independent and unbiased reports are produced by our team of local price reporters.  They will inform you of the key factors driving market prices, as well as giving you access to real time price alerts, providing you with the information you need to make confident commercial decisions. 

What's happening in the Benzene market?

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Benzene is one of the key petrochemical markets it feeds into a lot of different products. It goes into styrenics and the phenolic chain. It’s used to manufacture a lot of different plastics, resins and nylon. So, as you can imagine, there’s a wide range of factors that can influence benzene pricing.

 

And it’s very much a global market as well, so you have to keep an eye on what’s happening in Asia and in the US. Because it is so far upstream it is very closely linked to the wider economy and even currency fluctuations. You’ve also got to look at crude and energy values and volatility there.

 

In Europe supply is also a key issue so we have to watch turnarounds and shutdowns for maintenance very carefully just to see how that affects availability in Europe and ultimately pricing.

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We offer the following regional Benzene analysis and news coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the Benzene marketplace.