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ICIS produces a weekly Ethylbenzene report which contains a spot range for free on board North West Europe prices.
Because most of the aromatics players in the region are integrated, spot business for ethylbenzene is fairly uncommon so the price assessments we do are based on what the feedstocks are doing.
The report takes both the current spot levels for benzene and styrene into account as well as the monthly ethylene contract price and the Dollar to Euro exchange rate and formulates the cost of ethylbenzene production.
So, this way you are able to determine whether the EB route for styrene production is financially viable depending on where prices for ethylene, benzene and styrene are.
The report also offers weekly commentary on those products, production news or any general information about what is driving the market. It is a widely read report by our subscribers who find it useful because it allows them to gauge the economics of the market on a week to week basis.
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Updated to Q4 2016
European ethyl benzene (EB) production economics saw some erosion over the course of September, with styrene numbers dropping due to weak demand and ample regional supply amid the arrival of US imports. By the end of the month and into October 2016, the benzene/styrene spread had weakened to around the $200/tonne mark as styrene dropped below $900/tonne, but the dynamic quickly changed as the fourth quarter unfolded.
Benzene spot numbers continued to ease lower in October, but there was some recovery on styrene due to some US production outages and the clearing out of some regional length in Europe. This supported healthy EB/SM (styrene monomer) economics into November, and the benzene/styrene spread continued to widen.
Benzene prices started to trend higher in November but remained below $700/tonne, while styrene spot levels closed in on the $1,100/tonne mark in line with some bullishness in Asia. The recent spike in December benzene prices has narrowed the spread slightly, but styrene prices in Europe have held above $1,100/tonne following an unplanned outage in Europe.
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