Ethylbenzene Prices, markets & analysis
Whichever regional Ethylbenzene markets you work in, ICIS offers the thorough pricing information you need to operate with confidence.
Our insights into regional Ethylbenzene markets are provided by our network of reporters based locally in those markets.
Use ICIS information to:
- See what’s driving prices
- Understand fluctuations
- Feed into your own analytical models
- Confidently negotiate deals
- Underpin settlements and contracts
Our editor gives their expert view
Ethylbenzene US Transcript
The US Gulf ethylbenzene report that we cover at ICIS is concentrated, mostly by looking at ethylene and benzene.
It’s updated whenever the ethylene contract settles and whenever the benzene contract settles.
Now that could take anything from a month to two months, even three months, so it really, depends on what happens in those feedstocks. Those feedstocks are very crucial to the ethyl benzene report that we cover.
We assess our ethylbenzene price really, thorough calculation we look at what happens in the upstream ethylene market and in the feedstock benzene market. Those two markets are very crucial to the US Gulf ethylbenzene price that we publish.
We get our information from a wide variety of sources, producers, buyers, traders. Not just in North America but globally in Europe and Asia as well and that goes onto the report, it’s reflected in the report, it also goes into the accuracy it just… getting a good on… a whole on feel for what’s going on in aromatics and olefins as well. That’s exactly why this is a good report to look at.
Ethylbenzene news and market information products from ICIS
We offer the following regional Ethylbenzene coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the US Ethylbenzene marketplace.
Price Reporting – More information about the price reports we publish on Ethylbenzene
Independent price assessments and market coverage
Price History – More information about the historical price data we publish on Gas
Track historical price data
News & analysis
News & Analysis - News & market analysis specifically relating to Ethylbenzene
Breaking news of latest developments affecting the markets.
Insight and analysis of factors driving prices.
Updated to Q3 2014
US ethylbenzene prices came down over Q3, following the decline in the feedstock benzene and downstream styrene prices. Although ethylene prices were up 1.75 cents/lb over Q3, the decline in benzene outweighed the slight increase in ethylene.
Ethylbenzene prices began Q3 at a yearly high in July, and then gradually came down through September.
The increase in ethylene mostly stemmed from continued tight supply and low inventories. Inventories were low as US production has averaged 10-12% of available capacity down for maintenance since March.
Benzene prices, however, came down on a combination of improved supply conditions, weaker demand, declining energy and continued imports from Asia.
ICIS provides pricing information, news and analysis for all major petrochemical and chemical markets, including Ethylbenzene.
We offer unbiased and independent price reporting, with our price assessments being widely quoted as benchmarks in contracts.
Our information is collected from market participants by our global network of reporters, delivering unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets, including China and Asia.
ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments, giving you a robust reference for your negotiations.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Ethylbenzene. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
Our time series of pricing data enables you to build and model trends, to get a view of where markets might be heading. The data service includes charting functionality, allowing you to chart and download multiple data series for manipulation in your own internal models. You can also export data to Excel via the ICIS dashboard service.
ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
Our in-depth market knowledge drives our specialist focus, as we recognise the importance of individual market dynamics and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals markets, including Ethylbenzene, has brought global recognition of our methodology as being unbiased, authoritative and rigorous in preserving our editorial integrity. Our global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Perth and Moscow ensures unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets.