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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Updated to Q4 2014
European toluene contracts in October were agreed within a range of $1,030-1,035/tonne FOB NWE, down $55-56/tonne from the previous month amid slow derivative demand, healthy regional availability and limited export opportunities, which were all weighing down on sentiment and pricing ideas. Activity was muted throughout October and into November, with some export deals done out of Europe but spot trade largely limited due to falling global prices making any arbitrage business unworkable.
November contracts settled at $920-930/tonne, with European spot values tumbling during October alongside crude oil losses and weaker global pricing. This downtrend continued over the course of the month, and the slump across oil and the wider aromatics sector saw toluene drop further than expected for December, with contracts settled at $780-785/tonne.
The slump in benzene pricing means that there is no demand for toluene from hydrodealkylation production units, and with gasoline prices also bearish, any blending interest would have to bring toluene spot levels down even further, with spot indications vague by mid-December but likely to be below $700/tonne.
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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