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Updated to Q3 2017
US paraxylene (PX) supply was heard to be steady throughout most of the quarter until September, when Hurricane Harvey knocked nearly half of US production offline. Selective toluene disproportionation units (STDPs), which produce a PX-rich stream of mixed xylenes (MX), have been heard not to be running because of strong demand to blend toluene into gasoline instead.
Prices for PX began to rise even before Hurricane Harvey. After the storm, an increase in PX imports was seen to the US east coast.
Updated to Q3 2017
Prior to Hurricane Harvey, no supply issues were heard in the market. However, the storm caused two plants to cease production temporarily. Both are back up.
Demand for OX to make phthalic anhydride (PA) was heard to be stable for most of the quarter despite the peak demand season. PA producers did not indicate that they had any issues in obtaining raw material following Hurricane Harvey.
The paraxylene (PX) report is a weekly snapshot of the market. There are two price ranges in the ICIS report for US Gulf (USG) PX.
The first is the contract price that is settled between major buyers and sellers every month.
The other range is the spot price, which is assessed on a free-on-board (FOB) basis and can move around from week to week.
ICIS talks to US suppliers about production issues and we also talk to buyers about trends in demand.
Additionally, traders, exporters and other consumers of this report are consulted to get relevant feedback on what is happening in the market.
The ICIS PX report is a timely and relevant publication for USG information.
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