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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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European activity was subdued over August, although prices moved up in line with rising US spot values, where sentiment firmed ahead of several planned shutdowns. September contracts were settled $30/tonne higher at $1,140-1,145/tonne FOB (free on board) NWE (northwest Europe).
The US market continued to be the key direction driver for Europe, and traders were keen to take advantage of any arbitrage window from Europe into the region, it was difficult to maintain a structural gap between the two markets for exports.
Lower oil and energy prices began to weigh down on the European market as well, which saw October contracts move down by as much as $30/tonne. Continued global bearishness and weak pricing across the aromatics complex in general kept downward pressure on pricing in Q4, and November contracts were agreed at $1,020-1,025/tonne FOB NWE, down by as much as $95/tonne in some cases. However, the market was starting to reverse the downtrend in November, with a sharp upturn in the US market alongside renewing buying interest.
Updated to mid-November 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.
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