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Updated to Q3 2015
Northwest European naphtha cargo spot prices fell sharply during the third quarter of 2015, and in line with movements in upstream ICE Brent crude oil futures.
On 1 July, average naphtha prices stood at $512/tonne CIF (cost, insurance, freight) NWE (northwest Europe) and decreased from then on until late August.
Prices then rebounded slightly, but then went on to trade stably through September.
Petrochemical demand for naphtha was high on strong cracker margins in Europe and Asia. Demand was deemed to be better in the Mediterranean compared with the north of the continent, where a couple of major cracker turnarounds were taking place.
Naphtha exports to Asia picked up massively in September on the back of low freight rates and refinery turnarounds in Asia, which reduced naphtha supply in the region.
Nonetheless, traders were closely watching the Chinese market as it was gripped by a stock market crash in the third quarter and faced questions over its future economic growth.
A slump in China’s economic growth could lead to reduced naphtha exports to the region. Naphtha is used widely in Asia to make plastics, which get converted to consumer items that are then exported back to Europe during the Christmas season.
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