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Updated to Q2 2017
The price of dimethyl terephthalate (DMT) decreased in April and May 2017, after being stable or increasing prices since September 2016.
The value of the product is calculated using upstream paraxylene (PX) monthly settlements and feedstock methanol quarterly contracts.
Methanol spot prices in the second quarter of 2017 were depressed by Asian values, with Chinese developments continuing to be a major influence on Europe’s market. The spot crash left the market in an unusual position regarding contract prices, as the strong second-quarter European Contract Price (ECP) was very high in comparison with spot values by the end of the quarter.
The European PX market saw three consecutive split settlements for the ECP, all heading lower in the second quarter of 2017. The well-supplied market and downward trend in Asian prices saw PX monthly contract prices fall.
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