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Updated to Q4 2016
Asian isomer-grade xylene spot prices were largely higher quarter on quarter due to gains in the upstream crude markets and tight October and November supply.
Spot availability was curtailed by a spate of plant maintenance in Japan and South Korea between September and November.
In Japan, JX Nippon, Cosmo Oil and Idemitsu Kosan had shut their plants for a routine overhaul within a similar time frame.
Supply was disrupted by a technical issue at Taiwan's CPC Corp’s No 4 cracker in Linyuan which prompted the producer to shut its aromatics unit at the same location for maintenance in October. The producer also shut its No 6 aromatics unit for scheduled maintenance of 40-45 days on 1-2 October, in line with their upstream facilities, to repair damages sustained during Typhoon Meranti.
South Korea’s S-Oil’s two reformers and toluene disproportionate process (TDP) units were shut for maintenance from September to end-October. SK Global Chemicals (SKGC) had shut its aromatics unit in Incheon as well at around same time.
Demand was largely firm as some Chinese end-users acknowledged that rising prices in the domestic market against a backdrop of maintenance and low aromatics output, had encouraged them to seek regional cargoes.
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