Toluene Prices, markets & analysis
ICIS has a network of locally based reporters providing coverage of regional Toluene markets. They provide not just pricing information, but an in-depth understanding of the factors driving prices and market fluctuations.
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Toluene Europe Transcript
The European toluene report is a weekly report that is published every Friday. We cover the monthly contract so there is a range of settlements between major buyers and sellers.
We also have spot prices in there, both in Rotterdam, as well as the Mediterranean region.
The report contains production news, whether there are any plant shutdowns or any major changes in output, also trade flows such as imports and exports between regions.
Because toluene is part of the aromatics complex it can be used to make benzenes and xylenes if the economics are right, so it is an important market to keep an eye on.
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January toluene contracts in Europe were settled in a range of $1,110-1,112/tonne FOB NWE, down by $18-20/tonne from the previous month amid weak gasoline blending demand and potential arbitrage opportunities out of the ARA region to the Middle East and India given the high spot levels in Asia.
A fire at a toluene storage tank at Shell’s site in Godorf, Germany helped push spot levels up over the course of January. Combined with another aromatics unit shutdown in southern Europe, this was keeping regional availability balanced.
As a result, February contracts were settled higher at $1,130-1,135/tonne, although spot activity remained thin throughout the first quarter of the year. Players were carefully watching price developments in the US, hoping for any export opportunities. However, losses in the US and Asia by the start of March meant that European numbers largely followed suit.
Contracts were agreed slightly lower at $1,125-1,127/tonne, and buying indications dropped sharply over the course of the month in line with falling global spot levels. However, spot offers held around $1,130/tonne due to balanced regional availability.
Updated to mid-April 2014
The European toluene report is a weekly report that is published every Friday. ICIS covers monthly contracts, so there is a range of settlements between major buyers and sellers.
We also have spot prices for both Rotterdam and the Mediterranean region.
The report contains production news that includes plant shutdowns, any major changes in output, and trade flows such as import and export between regions.
As toluene is part of the aromatics complex, it can be used to make benzene and xylenes if the economics are right, so it is an important market to watch.
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