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Updated to Q2 2017
US vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) domestic contracts and spot export prices rose in Q2
US toluene prices weakened during the second quarter, with spot prices for nitration-grade material dropping to the lowest levels seen since late 2016 towards the end of the quarter.
Margins for toluene disproportionation (TDP) units remained healthy throughout most of the quarter as toluene and benzene prices both weakened, although some sources commented near the end of the quarter that TDP operating rates were being reduced a bit owing to limited export opportunities for downstream paraxylene (PX).
Disappointing US gasoline demand numbers during the start of the traditional summer high season weighed down on toluene prices, especially towards the end of the quarter.
Oil prices also softened near the end of the second quarter as ongoing oversupply concerns brought NYMEX oil futures back down towards the $45/bbl threshold.
The ICIS US Gulf (USG) toluene report has two main price quotes. It has a price quote for nitration-grade toluene and commercial-grade toluene. Nitration grade is typically the most active, as opposed to the commercial-grade market.
Commercial-grade toluene will usually run at a discount.
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