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US aromatics truck and rail market prices for toluene and xylene are expected to be stable to weaker in the second quarter. The truck and rail market was being pressured lower, though, as barge spot prices for toluene and mixed xylene (MX) were on the decline alongside thin demand and balanced to slightly long supply positions.
The expected decline is based on expectations for the barge spot market, which can typically influence the truck and rail market.
Overall, market expectations for the spring have been mixed. Some trade sources have said demand from blenders ahead of the summer driving season will be thin, while others have said the gasoline market and energy futures could firm in the summer and support aromatics prices as well.
Meanwhile, hexane, mineral spirits high and low, and varnish makers and paints (VM&P) markets are expected to see prices up as demand increases from the paints and coatings sector and the construction sector.
Updated to mid-April 2014
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