The ICIS Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) Report is published weekly in Asia and Europe

  • Spot price assessments are provided for the key China market, the Indian market as well as information on monthly contract settlements in China and Taiwan
  • CFR China Main Port (CMP) spot quotation is an important benchmark in the industry and is split into two categories to reflect anti-dumping duties
  • The PTA market is highly dependent on feedstock paraxylene (PX) and as such the weekly updates are for FD NWE monthly contract prices for PTA and for PX
  • The data is assessed using ICIS intelligence about upstream and downstream markets, including logistics, seasonal variance and historical data

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Purified Terephthalic Acid Methodology – 23 December 2015


This is the ICIS pricing methodology for purified terephthalic acid (PTA). ICIS quotes PTA in Europe, Asia-Pacific (including the Chinese domestic market) and the USA. ICIS continuously develops, reviews and revises its methodologies in consultation with industry participants. Previous versions of this methodology can be found under Archived Documents. To find out more, please see PTA […]

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