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 Q1 2015
European toluene continued to flow into gasoline during Q1 2015, with limited other avenues for product. On-purpose benzene production was uneconomical and export numbers reduced. Spot prices were increasingly quoted on a floating basis as a blend premium on top of the Eurobob gasoline benchmark. Blend premiums through the quarter generally averaged $50-60/tonne.
Spot prices rose through the quarter following the recovery in crude values and increased demand for gasoline. There was a low of $480-510/tonne FOB Rotterdam in mid-January, followed by a second dip in mid-March as gasoline fell and blend premiums reached a low of $37/tonne. This was be due to good availability of gasoline components.
Toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) buyers stuck to existing contract volumes, with little impact on the spot market, despite new TDI capacity coming onstream late last year. Contract values followed the spot market with January at $560-570/tonne and February at $530-535/tonne FOB NWE. March discussions were complicated by a sudden kick-up in gasoline prices, leading to a wide gap between buyers and sellers ideas. The price was eventually settled at a range of $668-678/tonne, although at least one contract pair went to fall-back options.
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.
If you require a daily toluene price we also produce a daily Aromatics report for Europe which provides you with in-depth pricing information, news and analysis, including a view of the latest toluene prices to keep you informed of the factors and developments affecting the European marketplace on a day-to-day basis.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Toluene. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
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