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Updated to Q4 2016
In October the market was relatively strong, and the price fluctuated at a high level. In November market demand was acceptable. In December the market continued to rise.
In October, supply improved over the previous period, although the demand of oil blenders weakened. Overall, demand was still relatively strong. The high crude oil price inspired market confidence, and the price was firmer.
In November, supply and demand kept stable. The price was affected by crude oil and commodity futures, and the toluene market was mixed. At the beginning of December, due to the OPEC agreement to curb oil production, crude oil and commodity futures soared, and the market continued to rise and reached the highest position this year.
The ICIS publishes a range of reports covering the Chinese toluene market including a weekly BTX report and a monthly and annual report.
Our information is gathered from an extensive network of sources including producers, traders and buyers. And our published prices are used and accepted as a reference for spot and contract negotiations.
The weekly BTX China report focuses on price discovery in east China and for import arrivals and provides the Friday price close assessment. The report also provides information on intra-week market prices, transactions, the supply-demand situation and an insight into the inventories of producers, traders and down-stream producers.
The ICIS monthly China toluene report, builds on this further leveraging our market experience to provide customers with more in-depth data, commentary and analysis. In addition to a comprehensive monthly price monitor looking up and down the product chain we provide analysis of toluene imports, arbitrage opportunities and downstream demand. A monthly production review and forecast, pricing outlook and sector-specific news completes the picture.
With over 10 years’ of experience of tracking the Chinese toluene market, customers value the clarity ICIS’ toluene China reports bring. It helps them make better business decisions.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Toluene. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
Our time series of pricing data enable you to build and model trends, to get a view of where markets might be heading. The data service includes charting functionality, allowing you to chart and download multiple data series for manipulation in your own internal models. You can also export data to Excel via the ICIS dashboard service.
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