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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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The dimethyl terephthalate (DMT) market is shrinking in Europe as competition from purified terephthalic acid (PTA)-based polymers has just been too great.
European DMT prices have been mainly on a downward trend since March 2013, to levels not seen since the summer of 2012. This is largely due to primary feedstock paraxylene (PX), which constitutes 62% of the production cost for DMT.
European PX players are braced for a difficult year in terms of contract negotiations, with a continued lack of consensus or clarity seen in Asia likely to affect discussions in Europe. The first quarter was testament to this as lengthy discussions caused delay in the January, February and March agreements.
Secondary feedstock methanol has taken a more bullish stance, however, with contracts firming in the first quarter due to global tightness.
Monthly DMT contract prices are calculated using quarterly methanol and monthly PX contracts.
Updated to Q1 2014
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