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The ICIS US Gulf (USG) toluene report has two main price quotes. It has a price quote for nitration grade toluene and commercial grade toluene.
Nitration grade is typically the most active as opposed to the commercial grade market.
Commercial grade toluene will usually run at a discount. We cover all bases when it comes to getting our information; we talk to producers, buyers, brokers and traders.
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US VAM prices slipped again during the quarter ended in early November, with little change in spot values and a 2.5% crop in contract prices. Slippage in both prices stemmed from an 8% decline in feedstock US ethylene from ample supplies.
Weak demand continues to plague the market. A Celanese exec said VAM plants are operating at about 70% globally, with no shortage of material. As an example, the shutdown of two VAM plants in Europe were announced in the quarter, with lower-cost imports from the US cited as a competitive pressure.
US VAM production rose 14% in the third quarter of 2013 from the same period in 2012, according to data from the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). The year-on-year gain reflected sizable US VAM export increases during the quarter, primarily from greater shipments to Europe.
In trade, US VAM exports in August soared 58% year on year on increased shipments to Europe, especially Belgium, according to data from the US International Trade Commission (ITC). Shipments to Belgium - the largest destination – and to Italy more than doubled.
Updated to mid-November 2013
The ICIS US Gulf (USG) toluene report has two main price quotes. It has a price quote for nitration-grade toluene and commercial-grade toluene. Nitration grade is typically the most active, as opposed to the commercial-grade market.
Commercial-grade toluene will usually run at a discount.
We cover all bases when it comes to getting our information; we talk to producers, buyers, brokers and traders.
We try to get as many people to talk to us as we can. That really helps us in being as accurate as we can, so that our customers have access to a reliable source of information.
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