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ICIS produces a weekly Ethylbenzene report which contains a spot range for free on board North West Europe prices.
Because most of the aromatics players in the region are integrated, spot business for ethylbenzene is fairly uncommon so the price assessments we do are based on what the feedstocks are doing.
The report takes both the current spot levels for benzene and styrene into account as well as the monthly ethylene contract price and the Dollar to Euro exchange rate and formulates the cost of ethylbenzene production.
So, this way you are able to determine whether the EB route for styrene production is financially viable depending on where prices for ethylene, benzene and styrene are.
The report also offers weekly commentary on those products, production news or any general information about what is driving the market. It is a widely read report by our subscribers who find it useful because it allows them to gauge the economics of the market on a week to week basis.
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European ethylbenzene (EB) continues to be characterised by a wide benzene/styrene spread, and this grew more pronounced towards the end of August and into September, with European styrene prices hitting record highs amid tight availability while benzene remains steady to weak amid bearish downstream demand and no clear market direction. This kept EB/styrene monomer (SM) production margins healthy into the fourth quarter of 2013.
As styrene eased off over the course of October, the spread between the two products came down though EB/SM production remained profitable. By November, the average cost of EB edged down below $1,400/tonne as some length in the styrene market began to emerge, weighing down on spot levels.
Updated to mid-November 2013
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