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Xylenes mixed-xylenes Europe Transcript
The ICIS European Mixed Xylene report gives a spot price range and is published on a weekly basis.
The range reflects deals done on that particular week but in the absence of any deals, that range is set using the lowest bid and highest offer. The report also touches upon downstream demand in the solvents sector and highlights developments in the Paraxylene and Orthoxlene market.
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European mixed xylenes (MX) prices saw some upward movement from mid-August into September, with the market buoyed by continued bullishness in the US. However, the upturn was short-lived amid unclear sentiment downstream and macroeconomic woes. European MX pricing saw a steady downturn from September through October, with some aggressive selling in the distribution market weighing down on barge numbers.
Weak pricing in both Asia and the US meant that there was no global support for the European market in Q4, while European offtake has been limited by poor margins with downstream paraxylene (PX) and orthoxylene (OX). In October, prices fell below $1,200/tonne FOB Rotterdam, with bearish US sentiment having a negative impact, although European numbers did resist a lot of the downward pressure into November.
With a firm euro against the dollar and healthy demand from the distribution sector, this has helped domestic pricing offset global losses. Balanced availability in Europe is helping keep some of the downward pressure off sellers in November.
Updated to mid-November 2013
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