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Whether you buy or sell Products or related products, you need to know about the prices and the factors driving the prices in the global Products market as they happen. Our network of price reporters throughout Asia, Europe and the US provide key local insights. We collate this intelligence into daily and weekly price reports, ensuring you have the up-to-date information you need at all times.
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The daily Products report is a global report focusing mainly on processes mainly in Asia, US, and Europe. This allows our customers to really compare how prices are different between the different regions.
It may also be used to identify key market trends in the US. In addition the report allows our customers to find possible arbitrage opportunities.
For example, if Asia has stronger demand for a product such as naphtha, then that product, which is being made in the US could be shipped to Asia to help fill demand.
The report allows you to see the premiums and discounts in a product, and therefore you can determine the supply and demand issues in the region for this specific product
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Products: Market overview
Asian jet-kerosene prices are expected to be influenced by the winter weather and import requirements from refiners in Japan. Supply is expected to tighten towards the end of the first quarter when Asian refineries enter the maintenance season.
Asia’s naphtha prices are likely to firm in the first quarter owing to strong cracking demand, which is in turn being bolstered by healthy petrochemical margins.
Demand for refined products remains sluggish in Europe, amid weak economic growth. Gasoline exports to the US are expected to be low, pulling down blending demand for naphtha along with it. Europe is short on gasoil and diesel and reliant on exports from the US and Russia, and this trend is expected to continue
For the first quarter of 2014, US gasoline prices may not reach the highs seen in 2013 as increased production rates and a greater influence from bearish crude oil prices will heavily influence the commodity.
US gasoline prices usually peak in the second quarter when many refineries are down during maintenance season before demand picks up ahead of summer.
US naphtha buying interest from Europe and Asia has sent cargoes overseas, leaving US buyers with few options. However, demand for naphtha in the US remains low, alongside weaker gasoline.
Updated to mid-Jan 2014
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