Toluene Prices, markets & analysis
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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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The European market was subdued towards the end of May, with availability balanced and demand outside of contractual business very slow. Firmer US pricing in May helped push European spot numbers up, and a possible arbitrage between the ARA region and the US Gulf was helping steer the market.
June contracts were settled at $1,130.00-1,137.50/tonne FOB (free on board) NEW (northwest Europe), down $22.50-25.00/tonne from the previous month. Weak derivative demand in Europe and some price erosion in the US aromatics market kept European sentiment bearish, although spot levels remained steady amid balanced output. Continued weakness in Asia also added some bearishness to European sentiment.
This saw a reduction of $87.50-90.00/tonne on July contracts in Europe, which were agreed at $1,042.50-1,047.50/tonne. However, firming gasoline numbers brought some spot interest from the blending sector, which helped push spot pricing up as the month progressed. Firmer US pricing also helped push European spot numbers above $1,100/tonne FOB, with traders keen to pick up cargo to bulk up export volumes.
This growing bullishness was reflected in higher August contract prices, which were agreed at $1,110-1,115/tonne.
Updated to mid-August 2013
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.
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.
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.