Ethylbenzene Prices, markets & analysis
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Ethylbenzene Europe Transcript
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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Updated to Q2 2014
European EB/SM (ethyl benzene/styrene monomer) production economics were subject to further pressure throughout the second quarter, largely on the back on volatile benzene price movements squeezing margins.
April saw benzene spot levels shoot up substantially above the contract settlement at $1,402/tonne while styrene prices held relatively flat throughout the month on healthy availability and subdued downstream demand. May saw a reversal of fortune for benzene, with prices coming down due to imports into Europe.
While this initially helped improve EB/SM margins, styrene pricing also eased off further in May due to ample regional supply. June saw benzene spot prices push higher once again, as the US market pulled material and tightened European availability. There was no corresponding upward movement for styrene in June, and production margins for EB/SM units came under great pressure by mid-month.
With a triple-digit increase expected for benzene in July, many market participants are unsure whether styrene fundamentals would support an increase to maintain adequate margins next month.
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