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Dimethyl terephthalate Europe Transcript
The European DMT report is a weekly report that covers monthly pricing on a free delivered northwest Europe basis.
The prices are taken from a calculation made with upstream paraxylene and quarterly methanol contract prices.
The development of the markets including upstream markets and downstream markets are included in the text within the report.
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Updated to Q4 2014
After a small increase from September to October, dimethyl terephthalate (DMT) reference prices lost ground during the rest of the quarter.
The October DMT price increase occurred after secondary feedstock methanol settled €32/tonne higher from the third to the fourth quarter. Without this factor, DMT would have seen lower prices through the whole of Q4 due to the hefty decreases of primary feedstock paraxylene (PX).
The quarter was characterised by controversy surrounding the value of PX, with delayed and even split PX contract price settlements.
Although December PX and therefore DMT pricing have yet to be fully verified, an initial December PX agreement showed a €50/tonne decrease. This was not universally well received. The lack of consensus once again gives rise to the spectre of a split settlement, as happened in July and October.
Monthly DMT reference prices are determined by a calculation using 62% of the monthly PX movement and 38% of the quarterly methanol move.
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