The largest volume aromatic petrochemical used in industrial processing worldwide

Daily updates on global benzene markets

Rapidly changing market dynamics are a constant reality for buyers, sellers and traders of benzene who must closely track highly active markets in the US, Europe, Asia-Pacific and China. This high demand petrochemical is extracted from crude oil for industrial use, so markets also react quickly to even the smallest fluctuations in oil prices. To make solid and lucrative trades, multiple factors must be monitored constantly, so when opportunities occur, they are acted on straight away.

In such a fast-paced environment, access to accurate information in real time is essential. By collating and reporting back on the latest news, validated pricing data for spot and contract business, and deep-dive expert analysis, our experts provide analytics and forecasts to act swiftly and with confidence.




Around the clock, our benzene team keeps a close eye on individual market movements, trends and the factors impacting change at a local and regional level. This powerful combination of accurate pricing, key market intelligence, and timely insight drives fast and profitable decisions.

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Assess future price movements, benchmark against competitors and set robust trading positions that protect your margins and sustain profitability. Enter negotiations with total confidence.

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Details of prices, margins, capacity, supply and demand for the next 18 months – all in a single report. Available across commodities, this simple format helps you understand the market quickly.

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